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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Sep 1, 2011 at 21:18

Frankly, while the only good thing I can say about Qaddafi is that he looks as if he might be the bastard son of Harpo or Chico Marx, I never supported the intervention on behalf of the rebels. My guess is that when the rebels pull a government together, it will be the same sort of dreary apostate-hunting, tyrannical, and vindictive tyranny that Qaddafi's government was. We've seen the Tunisians assault one of the last functioning Jewish communities in the Islamic world and increased persecution of the Copts in Egypt. My guess is that a couple more "Arab Spring" successes will go far to make Islamophobia respectable in all non-Muslim lands.

The Muslim world lacks a doctrine of original sin, so it has no reason to suspect too much power concentrated in one man's hands; also, it will never ask "Where did we go wrong?" but will always asked "Who did this to us? The JOOOOOOOOOOZ!" (or, maybe after they throw Israel into the Med and create yet another slum surrounded by desert in Falastin, they'll blames the Christians).


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1"That foul legacy" [447 words]IanusMar 24, 2012 14:37194735
1Why Qaddaffi? [445 words]ZeenaOct 21, 2011 02:35190231
Separating our hearts from our minds [108 words]Robert WOct 23, 2011 02:58190231
1Qaddhafi was a lesser evil for Israel [116 words]IanusMar 5, 2012 14:33190231
3LIBYA BEFORE THE MURDEROUS US/NATO INVASION [280 words]BARBFSep 13, 2011 08:52189302
1Assessing Qadaffi [251 words]sufi imdad ali soomroSep 5, 2011 06:56189118
crimes against humanity [207 words]moSep 11, 2011 08:28189118
What does "ugly" have to do with it? [44 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Paul RothbergSep 2, 2011 17:12189034
2What comes next query [179 words]Peter HerzSep 1, 2011 21:18189020
Oil prices [351 words]Boris ScheinAug 31, 2011 12:23188988
7The problem with Qaddafi is not that he is a bastard but that he is not "our" bastard. [764 words]IanusAug 30, 2011 17:13188973
THE COMPLACENCY OF THE WORLD AND THE LIBYAN POPULATION [156 words]JACQUES HADIDAAug 30, 2011 12:37188962
2Libyan rebellion was instigated by meddlesome Western powers [173 words]BamagujeSep 8, 2011 14:20188962
3Good article, one glaring error. [78 words]
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Ian McVayAug 30, 2011 08:03188957
1another glaring error [48 words]AdvocatusAug 31, 2011 10:35188957
1Another error [15 words]Peter HerzSep 3, 2011 13:48188957
Another error [13 words]AdvocatusSep 8, 2011 01:45188957
Did I count wrong? [14 words]Peter HerzSep 9, 2011 22:23188957
Ananda [56 words]AdvocatusSep 12, 2011 01:31188957

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