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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Apr 6, 2006 at 04:38

You will note that 'Extremely Innocent' is anything but - certainly if his quotation of partial, rather than whole, sentences is anything to go by. Very naughty. Hind Samy's work seems to have been an inspiration for this chap. Rather than

"I hope that every American reading this takes pride in the fact that they can invade a country"

the complete sentence actually read:

"I hope that every American reading this takes pride in the fact that they can invade a country yet do so causing fewer than than half of the casualties that have been recorded and in such comparatively small numbers."
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Submitted by Extremely Innocent, Apr 5, 2006 at 17:24
I would also suggest you do not speak in the name of everyone, because not everyone sees things the way you seem to.
Yes, WE in the West are blinded by OUR media, this is a fact, and the sooner WE all wake up the better

----Speak for everyone else? I wouldn't dare as this appears to be your exclusive right. Or are you using the royal prerogative in your usage of the word 'we'?

However, given the overwhelming 'Islam is a religion of peace' position adopted by the media in The West, as a whole, the second remark is inadvertently apposite despite the fact that it is clearly intended to mean the opposite. Stock cliches are great but if even slightly misapplied can easily backfire. Do not mistake a cliche for insight. Try some independent thought. It may hurt for a while but you'll eventually get the hang of it. Hopefully.
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Submitted by Extremely Innocent, Apr 5, 2006 at 17:24
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." - Goering

- I believe that this quotation is on page one of the Religious Fanaticism for Dummies manual.

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Submitted by Extremely Innocent, Apr 5, 2006 at 17:24
Mark my words, while we are involved in this mess, other countries are making their bid as the new emerging super powers. Our foreign policies will only result in our downfall. Our efforts would be better spent on building our economy.

- Other Super Powers? Good for them! You may be paranoid about emerging rival economies, Extremely Innocent, but more than one Super Power is exactly what the world needs. Worry less about your bank account, stop being blinded by the media, try some independent thinking, read a few history books, and you'll be a much happier person.

Oh, and go easy with the cliches. If you have to use them try not to use ones that apply equally to BOTH sides of the debate as it only bogs things down! It's so much easier if you have a point to make.
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