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A tongue in cheek theory on how to defeat the Islamic terrorists

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Submitted by amendment9 (United States), Nov 10, 2009 at 16:50

A tongue in cheek theory on how to defeat the Islamic terrorists.

That old Arabic expression, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", would appear to apply here in two precisely opposite and absurd ways: 1) Jihadists are apoplectic that "infidel" Americans would dare kill Muslims. The Sunni thinks: "How DARE the infidel has the chutzpah to kill Shiites. Only I, a Sunni, should be killing Shiites." The Shiite thinks: "How DARE the infidel has the chutzpah to kill Sunni. Only I, a Shiite, should be killing Sunni." Now here are the iterations on the …enemy of my enemy…:

Logic would dictate as follows:

Shitte thinks: "The enemy of my Sunni enemy – the American Infidel – is my friend !! I should side with the Americans.

Sunni thinks: "The enemy of my Shitte enemy – the American Infidel – is my friend !! I should side with the Americans.

However, in another iteration, logic dictates THIS:

Shitte thinks: "The enemy of my infidel American enemy – the Sunni – is my friend !! I should side with the Sunni.

Sunni thinks: "The enemy of my infidel American enemy – the Shiite – is my friend !! I should side with the Shitte.

Results:

Shittes should side with Sunni AND with American infidels.

Sunni should side with Shittes AND with American infidels.

Result: Peace on earth and good will toward men.

Unfortunately, the more likely scenario is that such beautiful logic would actually cause the brains of both Sunni and Shittes to explode, like the computer in Star Trek that was defeated by Mr. Spock's logic and whose circuits went up in smoke:

NOW, the rest of earth can truly live in peace with the evil minds of both Sunni and Shiites destroyed.

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