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The Arab Spring? What Arab spring! Syria and the future!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more, Jan 5, 2019 at 12:18

Dr Pipes,

President Trump was quoted as defending the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Here is the meltdown of CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/politics/trump-cabinet-meeting-afghanistan-soviet-union/index.html

Well, here is the time-line that would explain what Mr Trump is saying:

1. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was created in 1928 The aim was to spread Islam eithe in peace or through war!

2. In 1948 a member of the MB assassinated the prime minster of Egypt el-Noqrashi

3. The Egyptian revolution was in 1952

4. Nasser wanted to recognize Israel in exchange for peace and this was in 1954. He also alerted both Israel and the US to the dangers of radical Islam and the MB. However, the Gaza attack ended any hope for peace. And Nasser was correct after all the MB tried to assassinate him.

5. Nasser turned to Russia to buy arms and he made it clear that he wants peace not war. He also alerted the Russians to the real danger of radical Islam and that it should be confronted and defeated and it is only a matter of time before the West and Russia face the same enemy.

6. Russia has a far superior way of studying the "others" And indeed they have very fine Arabic speakers and students of the Arab culture and Islam that are loyal Russians! Not unlike a certain convert to Islam who was in charge of one of our intelligence agencies!

7. In 1979 Russia helped the communist regime in Afghanistan in their fight against المجاهدين or al-Mujahideen (later to be known as al-Taliban) or Muslim holy warriors!

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/08/the-soviet-war-in-afghanistan-1979-1989/100786/

However, both President Reagan and the State Department were still living in 1950's and the "Soviet threat" delusion. Not realizing the serious threat is radical Islam, Reagan decided to help a bunch of "holy warriors." And we can see on the internet pictures of Jamal Khashoqji holding a rocket launcher in Afghanistan and even Dan Rather of CBS dressed as an Afghani Mujahid. And Russia lost the war in Afghanistan and radical Islam won and Nasser was correct again.

The US should have supported Russia in the defeat of radical Muslims in Afghanistan

The real enemy of the West in the 1950's and now is radical Islam and not Russia

I'm afraid to say that Trump was correct

Now what does this have to do with Syria?

Bashar al-Assad and Russia are doing the fighting and the losers will be radical Muslims and the winners will be the poor black and white Americans that could die in such a conflict or even worse return with PTSD and physical impairments


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The Arab Spring? What Arab spring! Syria and the future! [432 words]dhimmi no moreJan 5, 2019 12:18246983
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