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Submitted by dogagas (Canada), Mar 9, 2010 at 04:23

I dont think you understand man. Most muslims operate under a mechanism of defensive jihad, meaning if america escalates its occupation of Muslim lands, attacks on Americans will escalate. However, very few Muslims are proponents of Offensive Jihad, and even people like Bin Laden would not have risen up to the Americans if they had not established military bases in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf war. In fact, bin Laden worked with the Americans right up to that point, and it was only the deployment of half a million troops into Saudi taht caused him to oppose the US. Therefore Palin and Bachman are only supporting policies that will lead to endless, bloody, monumental wars and many American casualties.

As for the minority that does beleive in Offensive Jihad, as in fighting disbelievers until they atre dhimmis, they are usually held down by thier local regimes and Americans do not need to worry. Look at Saddam Hussiens Iraq, anyone who spoke of offensive Jihad was killed, and there was never any anti American activity happening there. THen the Americans decided to occupy and now there are American casualties regularly. Its just not worth it.

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