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Submitted by Sully (United States), Dec 26, 2005 at 16:14

You wrote ""To Sully: I guess these so-called "moderates" would only be moderate to someone like you. Their suggestions sound quite radical to the rest of us. Bomb Mecca at the height of the Haj? Just goes to show how immoral you and your friends are. Maybe the rest of the world should consider bombing Washington D.C. on July 4 in retaliation for all the US crimes mentioned above""

I was pointing out that in allowing their radical fringe to attack the US and even cheering such attacks the so called moderate Muslim population is playing with fire.

The US also plays with fire when it intervenes overseas, which is why I've always been something of an isolationist except when there is a clear cut case of national interest involved. We now see clearly, for instance, that Muslims gave us precisely no credit for our ill advised intervention to protect the Kosovo Muslims.

As to whether the rest of the world should consider bombing Washington, DC, I have no doubt that many in the world are actively considering precisely that; and I also have no doubt that the US reaction to such an act would not be a pleasant thing to consider later in ethics and morality seminars - which gets us back again to the point I was making which you so obtusely missed.
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