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Submitted by Daisy (United States), Aug 8, 2006 at 21:23

You say, "Even when you are seeing the whole picture about what is going wrong, you still want to focus on arabs"

And you, Faisal, want to leave Arab culpability/responsibility completely out of the picture. " And you say, Always problems arise when we force things on other nations .."

Perhaps (although sometimes the problems have been 'good problems' .. i.e. the defeat by the free world of the Nazi regime in Germany .. a Nazi empire with which, I'm sure you must know, Arabs were strongly allied ) But taking you at your word - in that case, the Arabs ought not to employ their evil agenda - which is the genocide of Israelis euphemistically expressed as "pushing Israel into the sea." This would most certainly constitute a 'bad problem'.

The crux of the difficulty I have in understanding or respecting the Arab/Muslim culture lies in the devaluation of directness and the total avoidance of introspection or self-criticism (which leads one to direct accountability/responsibility) practiced by your culture. There seems to be such a deep level of insecurity within the Arab psyche ... as if meeting anyone half way or as if moving even a short distance away from xenophobia was a character defect instead of a mark of strong character.

The main and greatest difficulty I have in holding out any sort of hope that the world can negotiate it's way through such vastly different cultures as the Judeo-Christian and the Muslim-Arab is the stated intention on the part of the Muslim-Arab world to destroy Israel, the USA and the rest of the free world in favor of tyrannical mullah induced stagnancy and regression.

You operate under a delusion, Faisal, when you claim that Arabs "give all the resources to the western part ?" What? You just give the oil away? Wow. And here I was under the impression the West developed the technology to drill for the oil .. and that the rest of the world PAYS Arabs for the oil. This is called commercial trade .. and don't tell me the Arabs don't know a few things about trade Faisal! There is no reason to dwell in confusion: The Arabs want the payoffs of Capitalism without any of the obligations. And that is a Big Problem. Finally, You ask: " Is it to accept that state of Israel ?" Yes, Faisal; exactly. Israel is real, it's legitimate and it's here to stay. Do not resist reality .. that sort of resistance only brings suffering. Acceptance of reality brings peace.

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