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It truly is about Oil

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Submitted by Jeff (United Kingdom), Nov 15, 2006 at 16:08

Oil is the instrument of expansion that the islamic civilization needs to expand.

With Billions of dollars at their disposal to spread their creed by fair means or foul.

All civilizations need an Instrument of expansion. The West's was the industrial revolution.....theirs is the oil revenue.

Carroll Quigley in a book called "The Evolution of civilizations" predicted the progress of any civilization that has ever existed in 7 stages, back in the 1940's

1. Mixture
Out of the mixture of cultures has come a new culture, with the opportunity to become a civilization

2. Gestation
the new civilization defines what it is and is not)

3. Expansion
Once a civilization has a functioning instrument of expansion, it will begin to grow. increases in production of goods, population, geographic extent, knowledge

4. Age of Conflict
Eventually all instruments become institutions. Once this process has occurred to a substantial degree to a civilization's instrument of expansion, the civilization enters an age of conflict. This period is marked by four trends:

a decline in the rate of expansion
an increase in class conflicts, especially in the core
an increase in imperialistic wars
an increase in irrationality and general pessimism

5. Universal Empire

6. Decay
Once it becomes clear that the bulk of a civilization's wealth has been used up, the decline is usually mercifully swift. "Mercifully," because this is a period of great distress.

During this time, as recognition of the civilization's poverty spreads, the standard of living falls quickly. Law and order break down. Civil unrest sparks protests, some of which turn violent. Taxes cannot be collected, and other forms of public service such as military service (and military actions themselves) are resisted. Property cannot be protected except (if at all) by force. Personal violence becomes a daily occurrence. Trade fails, as fraud can no longer be punished. Town life fails; basic survival needs force people into the country where they can grow food, and the "middle class" disappears. Religious revivals sweep the land. The medical technology that sustains life becomes difficult or impossible to obtain, resulting in high rates of infant mortality and shortened lifespans. Finally, literacy itself fails.


7. Invasion
Although geographical or other features may allow a civilization to remain in a period of decay for many years, eventually it falls prey to forces of one or more external cultures. Whether by military occupation or political annexation, or simply by incorporation through settlement, invasion at some point destroys what was once a civilization. The mixture of old and new cultures may produce a new culture, forming Stage 1 of what will become a new civilization, or it may not. But the old civilization is gone.

Cortes did for the original Mexicans with only 554 men. We have got 30 million moslems in Europe. Please America don't let this happen to you.

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