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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Nov 30, 2004 at 19:56

Mr. Wolf makes some wild statements without substantiation.

Here is what he wrote "How many of you know that millions of Muslims around the world fought to defeat Communism from Egypt to Indonesia? Subsequently millions of Muslims laid down their lives to defeat Communism on the behalf of America including defeating the Soviets in Afghanistan. ".

Afghanistan never fought Soviet communism; they fought Soviet occupation, just like they are now fighting US Occupation. US helped them fight Soviet occupation with arms, money, and communications, though the motive of US was simply to stop expansion of communism. US fought communism in Vietnam; no muslim country sent any soldiers to Vietnam. US fought communism in Korea; did any muslim country send any soldiers to Korea?. What was the contribution of Indonesia to the fight against Communism? None. They killed their own people (about 500,000) on the recommendation of US, whether those people were communists or not; all Indonesia did was to be a stooge for US -- not a laudable situation that a respectable country to be proud of. How did Egypt fight communism? Egypt was never under kind of communist threat; rather Nasser was considered a socialist (not a communist) and was disliked by US. The only muslim country which became marxist was Yemen, which imploded on its own and switched to whatever format of system it has now (hard to categorise exactly what that is).

Don't think that people are ignorant that they will accept any wild statements. If you have any substantiation, let us hear them.
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