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fear is the path to war

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Submitted by Selami Zorlu (United Kingdom), Sep 29, 2011 at 05:51

Most comments on here let themselves be dominated by fear. A hostile Islamic lake and so on... Ridiculous. You understand nothing of the revolution in the Arab street. These people resent the West not for religion or cultural differences, but because the West was considerably wealthier then them for two centuries. Now they too want to prosper, live the virtues of a functioning welfare system, enjoy the cheap borrowing on plastic, and so on. Is it that difficult to understand? Or is it rather a desire to simply see them as your inferiors who should always stay poor? No one, I repeat, no one prefers war to prospering under trade. Open your eyes!

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