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re: Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 13:58

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Submitted by plusaf (United States), Jan 25, 2008 at 00:47

again, well-put, Jason.

many years ago, during another one of the "end-of-the-US-economic-world-dominance" periods, Japan was buying up US land left and right. They bought one of the most esteemed golf courses in the world.... Pebble Beach, on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

Japan was going to take over the world financially. They were going to become the dominant world power. Books like "The Japan That Can Say NO" [to "demands from the US or the West"] were extremely popular, especially among the left-wing ultraliberals in the US.

what happened?

Japan screwed up their own economy so badly right after that, that for many years they tried to pull out of it with bank interest rates that were virtually ZERO for borrowing, if not below zero with enhancements! it didn't work. it took them at least a decade to recover.

HARRAK and his ilk will never see the parallels, and that's good, because it will be to their detriment.

in the meantime, whenever you're tempted to feel any sorrow for the woes of the "poor" Muslims, take a few clicks on my page at http://www.plusaf.com/soapbox/hezbollah.htm and look at how "oppressed" they are "by us."

when the media showed the cheering in the streets after the WTC Towers came down on 09.11.01, there weren't any limos driving cheering people around, there were people in rags in the streets cheering.

did their "win" change their situation in life? i doubt it.... they're probably still the same people in the same rags, hoping to cheer again at some "win" over the "nasty westerners."

HARRAK has a lot to learn about us.

good writing, Jason!

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