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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Feb 17, 2010 at 02:00

Hi GIK,

Hi Mate. I would like to answer some of your questions.

A few questions for you, Mr Bannerjee. Which particular Islamic republic were you talking about?

My Answer >>> I did mean the Islamic republic of Iran in this case. With stupid leaders like Bush and Palin as enemies in charge of USA who needs friends ? Bush got rid of Saddam and the Taliban. He made it easy for the Islamic republic. Bush also gave Israel a green light to attack Lebanon in 2006 which was also helpful for Hezbollah in the end.

The myth that the USA is the 'great satan' - is not really shared by anyone outside the Islamic world except for some tinpot dictators, seeking a scapegoat to deflect the attention from their own inadequate abilities to govern their own populations properly.

My Answer >>> I do like to know why you call the US " a great satan" a myth. Look at the last 200 years of American existence. Extermination of the native Americans , Atlantic slave trade , Hiroshima and Nagasaki , overthrowing the secualr Mossadeq govt. in Iran , Vietnam , backing the brutal dictatorships in the Muslim world as well as throughout the rest of the world and now Iraq and Guantanamo bay. I tell you mate if doing these above mentioned workd does not merit to be satanic then I do like to know from you what merits "satanic" ?

Indeed much of the world hates US not inly the Muslim world. Even in countries as far as Bollivia to Europe like France, Britain people hate US.

And I must tell you that how brilliantly the US people govern thenmselves. Ohhhh.. That is why you are in huge deficits. That is why you are loosing your men in large numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Come on mate US people do elect leaders like Bush who will not even think about coming to pollitics in much of the civilized world.

Things have moved on since the 1950's - Russia is no longer America's 'enemy'. Russia and the US have more in common than say either of those two countries and India. Race and religion two obvious examples. Similarly with the EU states. The EU would not attack the USA - too many ties - even you must be aware that Americans - as well as for the most part being directly descended from European peoples have a huge number of European immigrants and their 2nd and 3rd generations after WW2.

My Answer >>>>> Boss 1989 is a long way back. Putin's Russia is increasingly getting anti-US. example How Putin kicked the ass of your pro-US dictator Sakashvilli in Georgia. I tell you one thing the Russians hate the US presence in the balkans as well as in places like Poland and much of the eastern europe.If the US losses more men , money and men in Afghanistan( as it is lossing currently) , leaders in Cremlin will be jumping in joy.

I would love to know what the US and Russians have in common , that you mentioned.

As per as Europe is concerned look whatever immigrants went to US to colonize the Americas is history. People in Europe do not care a lot about it. Europeans particualrly the British and the French do detest the Americans a lot. Example watch the protests every US move in middle east brings out in Europe. As per as trade ties between Europe and US is concerned well trade ties go up and down with times. It does not mean that you cannot do business with whom you detest.

The only wild card is China - but being the good business people they are and having such a heightened sense of self-interest - they are not going to relish losing some of their best customers.

My Answer >>>>> Chinese are nice peoples but they also like when the see US go deeper into deficits and they also love to see the US fail in Afghanistan.

So, despite the rivalries between the big powers , you're pretty much on your own though together with the rest of the Islamic world in wishing ill upon the nation and people of the USA.

My Answer >>>>> If the Muslims are true to their belief and faith then they do not need any allies. Remember US has been pounding the Muslims since 9/11. Who has lost more ? US is in a huge deficit with financial bankruptcy on the cards. US prestige and US capitalism as well as US democracy is facing questions to which it does not have any answer for the moment.

But this is to be expected with so many muslims leading such ignorant, miserable lives, unable to comprehend why their societies are at the bottom of the heap and always looking for someone to blame.

My Answer >>>> I accept that there are huge problems like the lack of unity and freedom of thought among Muslims. I do not blame the US for all the problems with the Muslim world.

The politics of envy.

My Answer >>>>> I do not envy the US . Why should I ? The US is in huge financial troubles as well as fighting two unwinnable wars and looking for another unwinnable one in Iran. Do you agree with me mate ?

Why don't you blame allah instead?

My Answer >>>>> Muslims should thank Allah for whatever he gives us. Even the US presence in the Muslims world is a blessing in disguise I believe. This helps Muslims to spread Islam among US troops as well as US population in general. What do you think mate ?

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