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Response for Badr- the proverb of the stupid and the proud

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Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Mar 9, 2006 at 13:23

Badr, maybe Iraq will be meeting point of civilizations. I love to see that in what can be called a cohabitation of spheres of influence. That means in an environment of peace and business, Iran can have an influence on the political players in Iraq the same like the USA, Syria and Turkey.

I do not mention Kuwait, Wahabi Arabia and Jordan because they are fully melted in the American orbit. Old Europe also has proven to be just blabbing like the Infidel. This may be too idealistic; but the realistic way of forseeing the situation there is not like that unfortunatly. The USA pressures Iran on the Nuke issue and Israel want to play with the fire..Pressure from The USA on Syria through lebanon..in any case, there will be a War I guess of interest -not of religions- in Iraq. The USA will lose in the same way USSR lost in Afghanistan. The west is going to start a war where the decision to end it belongs to someone else. There is going to be an other Vietname in Iraq, after Iraq it will be Afghanistan if Iran handles the anti-plane missiles to its subjects. The winner will be radical Islam...the loser will be Dick Cheney and his tribe.

There is a little bit of hope that they reach an agreement with Iran. But they are too proud to recognize it as a major power in the middle east. But there is a proverb saying that there are two people who never learn, the stupid does not learn because of intellectual difficulties and the proud who refuses to take knowledge from others and recognize the fact he is ignorant. America and Old Europe prefer not to give up pride and act ignorant.

I admit there was some zigzaging in my response Badr, but I believe Middle Easterners (based on you name) understand each other..

My hope is that Iraq becomes a meeting point for different cultures. A shared cake by the East and West and wealthy country where people have minimum living standards and dignity..
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