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Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?
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Submitted by BOMO ALBERT-OGUARA (Nigeria), Apr 8, 2008 at 15:17

I came across Samuel Huttington"s treatise in the wake of 9/11 and the poignancy of the subject hit me.I rather would say that what happened on that day was a time bomb waiting to happen for mankind to see the iniquities of the ages bearing fruit in our time. I cast my mind back to the injustices of old as perpetrated by the two religions at the height of their power and glory. I talk about the crusades and the jihads. No not a clash of civilisation, but a competition for space in world shrinking in ideological purity, corrupted by the rapacious materialism and decedence of the west and anachrony of a race frozen in the religious zealotry of an era gone by but being longed for .

Throw in Mr Bin Ladden, a creation of mighty America, once upon a time and we begin to see the clear picture. No doubt 9/11 changed the world and it changed America whether it was for good or bad we may never know, for the answer lies in the belly of time. For as long as America thrashes in all directions for superpower angradisement so will she incur the wrath of the little ants of this world. The knows to respect the red ant knowing that if it gets into ass, size dont matter in the fight. The concept of asymetrical warfare, makes the competition fair .Vietnam taught what the little man accomplish with strategy and commitment.By demonising Islam, we miss the point. There are bad guys on both sides of the opinion divide. The lesson of life remains this: never make a small man look small, nor powerless. Give him space, give him his due, his respect, his humanity. Deny him all these, you lose your peace.


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