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Do we close the borders?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Almost_Famous, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    We could hire those Canadian fisherman who beat the seals. Instead they could stand at border and crack anyone over the head like their a baby seal if they try and cross.
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Now that's what takes courage, eh boys?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good, Boom. Now you are thinking of solutions instead of just being angry and impotent.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Some of us are apparently scary, ya know :p
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe a burka would help.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    And it was Timothy, wasn't it? Jeffrey Dahmer, though ...
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Jeffrey Tambor?
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Have you been talking to 21, Ace? :D
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Y'all just want our oil now. And unfettered access to Alaska. You bastards.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It's going to take outside the box thinking to put a stop to this.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Nah, I'm really quite cuddly ... you just have to get past the intimidating bravado ...
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Why am I not surprised my point flew over your head like a David Wright home run ball...

    There is no such thing as a "typical terrorist." Anyone who believes that one specific group is responsible for all of the terror in the world is ignorant. If we focus solely on Islamic terrorists, we ignore the Italian mob, the Japanese mob, the Russian mob, South American gangs and the IRA. Those groups have been known to kill innocents, too.

    Before we wage war on terrorism, we have to understand the mentality that causes someone to join such a group. They live in abject poverty, have no access to money, no chance to educate and better themselves. The terrorist groups play on their fears and manipulate people into committing unspeakable atrocities. History proves this to be true.

    As a country, we're not much better. During the Cold War, we gave OBL and Middle East weapons to fight the dirty Communists and each other. OBL and his merry band of mountain men defeated the Russians and Iran and Iraq spent the better part of a decade destroying each other. Who was left standing as the superpower? Why, the United States of America.

    It was almost too easy to predict.

    Thousands living without any chance of a better life began to believe that we manipulated them into doing our dirty work. And maybe we had. So the resentment grew. OBL and other terrorist leaders preyed on those beliefs and the World Trade Center was twice attacked. The USS Cole was bombed. Buses in London were bombed. Countless other attacks took place.

    The way we win the war on terrorism is to win the hearts and minds of the people in the Middle East. Schooling. Training. Jobs. We're a global economy. We're a fucking superpower. We can and should do more than what we have.
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