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Submitted by J. Aranov (United States), Nov 12, 2008 at 13:34

Mr. Pipes, your analysis of the situation RE the 'Palestinians' is 100% correct.
Anybody who speaks about the, quote "peace process", unquote, is either
a liar, a fool, or both.

There is no such thing as the "peace process". It has no more existence than
a unicorn, which exists only in fantasies.
What DOES exist, however, is a "war process". The war of Islam, Islamists,
'Palestinians', and their allies against Jews, Christians, the West, and all of non-
-Muslim mankind, was, and is, constant and never-ending. It has existed for more
than a thousand years, and will not end tomorrow, regardless of any delusional,
fantastical "negotiations". The war continues, by any and all means, both subtle
and overt. If we do not acknowledge the existence of this war, we will lose it.

'Negotiations' and the phony 'peace process' are but two more techniques Muslims
use in this war, to gain advantage for their side. Participating in these shams does
us no good, and in fact does a lot of harm, and kills a lot of civilians. Condaleeza
Rice, and others of similar mind, are blind and deaf to this simple truth, because it
does not fit their preconceptions; they simply do not want to believe it.

You are also correct that the only way to end this war, is for the losing side to
surrender. The Muslim side has lost all of its wars, and it should, rightly,
surrender. However, Islamic doctrine can't conceive of surrender, so the only
two options remaining that will result in victory for our side, is killing a huge number of
them [ethically unacceptable to us]; or, to CONTAIN the Muslim world and its aggressive
tendencies. Normally, Muslim societies are backward, poor, ignorant, and powerless,
relative to the West.

This is still true, EXCEPT for the oil factor, which has given them
power and untold wealth they would not otherwise have. We need to work hard--very,
very, very hard--to remove this 'oil weapon' from their arsenal. Once it is removed, we
will be in a much better position to dictate terms to them, and not the other way around.
And you are correct about that, too.

My only difference with you, is that you think that a Manhattan-project-type of program
will get us free of their energy blackmail. This may not be as easily achieved as you think.
There are some implacable laws of physics, thermodynamics, and economics, that limit what
can be achieved here. Nevertheless, there is still much that CAN be done on this front, and
we need to start on it, yesterday. That "cheap foreign oil" that was talked about in the '70's
is starting to get awful damned expensive.
Please keep up the good work.

-JA, Boston, MA


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Your analysis [444 words]J. AranovNov 12, 2008 13:34142803
here's an idea [300 words]D. parsonNov 16, 2008 15:22142803
What a pity. [25 words]kmanNov 11, 2008 22:49142757
WAR WITH ISRAEL [42 words]NOAH ISSACS RAVI GOPALNov 11, 2008 06:27142704
India [211 words]Peter mondailNov 17, 2008 04:40142704
"Our" one way..." - ?? [151 words]kmanNov 10, 2008 15:03142628
PLO Acknowledges: Still At war with Israel [183 words]DebbieNov 1, 2008 11:22141732
Why this Irish Man is wearing a Palestinian Keffiyeh ? Is he waging a Intifada in UK ? [70 words]RepublicanNov 2, 2008 22:23141732
Why this Irish Man is wearing A Palestinian Keffiyeh- is he Waging an Infitada in UK- Republican [125 words]DebbieNov 3, 2008 21:34141732
You are a friend indeed [43 words]kmanNov 4, 2008 17:30141732
Truces must be honored [19 words]joe six-packNov 7, 2008 22:19141732
Please Do Some Research Before Posting Anything Online. [88 words]GeorgeDec 14, 2009 14:49141732
Because it's his right [17 words]JagoJan 20, 2011 11:47141732
PLO Acknowledges: Still at war with Israel [143 words]AnneOct 31, 2008 17:43141671
What a horror story, eh? [107 words]kmanNov 4, 2008 00:28141671
What a Horror Story, Eh [203 words]AnneNov 4, 2008 15:53141671
PLO Still Argues Terrorist Acts are Legitimate Acts of War: Plus ca change... [227 words]Adam of Royal OakOct 31, 2008 14:58141655
A Conclusion That Should Follow? [329 words]Ron ThompsonOct 30, 2008 18:29141555
From PLO to Rashid Khalidi to Barack Obama [55 words]Anatoly TsaliovichOct 30, 2008 16:50141526
The Morality of Terror [205 words]Edward HalperOct 29, 2008 15:19141340
PLO finally acklnowledged the obvious!!! [128 words]JaladhiOct 29, 2008 14:57141335
Excellent points Jaladhi [29 words]DevasahayamNov 4, 2008 09:52141335
loss [66 words]John ackroidNov 17, 2008 04:43141335
P.L.O. & radical islam is "at war" with the whole world. [115 words]Phil GreendOct 29, 2008 14:49141333
Obama will realise dreams of Osama... [77 words]Indian FriendNov 3, 2008 12:13141333
The Middle East peace process is a big and profitable business [302 words]Ken BesigOct 29, 2008 14:06141323
Ken Besig, Middle East Process [265 words]InfidelOct 30, 2008 15:47141323
RE: PLO Acks. [104 words]kmanNov 4, 2008 16:49141323
Never [66 words]yuval Brandstetter MDOct 29, 2008 06:45141292
I can only imagine what will Obama bring to suffering Middle East ... [120 words]MikeOct 29, 2008 00:38141274
PLO Still at War With Israel [60 words]Mary WhiteOct 28, 2008 20:03141255
Obama Praised Rashid Khalidi in 2003 [76 words]Ivan DragoOct 28, 2008 19:00141251
P L O STILL AT WAR WITH ISRAEL [39 words]ELIEOct 28, 2008 18:20141246
Is the American Government Complicit in Murder? [81 words]Paul EidelbergOct 28, 2008 18:18141245
General Petraeus--Strong [196 words]ZentristOct 28, 2008 20:42141245
Non omnes qui habemt citharam sunt citharoedi [125 words]Rebecca MouldsOct 28, 2008 18:17141244
When will they see? [150 words]Stuart TeichOct 28, 2008 18:00141242
Crimes [10 words]Francesco MangasciàOct 28, 2008 17:31141240
Islam is @war with Infidels [20 words]skmillerOct 28, 2008 17:00141238
Eternal truth about Islam!! [53 words]JaladhiOct 29, 2008 11:18141238
skmiller [99 words]InfidelOct 29, 2008 14:54141238
infidel [9 words]btilly`Nov 2, 2008 18:41141238
Kafer and Mushrek [115 words]sTsNov 5, 2008 03:53141238
sTs [86 words]kmanNov 6, 2008 17:22141238
A palestinian who lost his property in 1948 [285 words]MarwanNov 7, 2008 00:00141238
sTs [103 words]btilly`Nov 8, 2008 18:18141238
Religion [230 words]John MyersNov 16, 2008 16:26141238
correction btilly [213 words]John stevensNov 16, 2008 16:34141238
truce [22 words]PeterNov 16, 2008 16:42141238
sTs, Allah forgives Muslims [29 words]InfidelNov 17, 2008 15:30141238
"... all religions have blood ..." [175 words]kmanNov 17, 2008 22:59141238
better than going to hell [29 words]sTsNov 18, 2008 02:09141238
kman [72 words]JohnNov 18, 2008 17:19141238
preacher [93 words]HellboyzNov 18, 2008 17:25141238
How dare? [246 words]kmanNov 18, 2008 22:57141238
You make it so easy ... [466 words]kmanNov 18, 2008 23:20141238
john stevens [146 words]btilly`Nov 27, 2008 12:11141238
john myers [73 words]btillyNov 27, 2008 12:16141238
peter truce [3 words]btilly`Nov 27, 2008 12:18141238
KMAN [142 words]btilly`Dec 5, 2008 21:10141238
Yes, much blood let in the "name"of all religions ... [736 words]kmanDec 6, 2008 18:49141238
Allah Forgives Muslims- response to Infidel [138 words]Anne A.Jan 15, 2009 12:04141238

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