69 million page views

When someone mistakes woods as trees

Reader comment on item: Friendless in the Middle East
in response to reader comment: You are a perfect example of not seeing the woods for the trees.

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 19, 2011 at 04:49

"The Muslim world, with over 1.5 billion followers only has produced 8 Nobel prizes for sciences"

My Answer -- > Well progress in science does not stand for anything. How many scholars in Islamic history have been produced by the Western countries ?Well despite producing so many scientists , it is the Western countries who are at the top of producing green house gases so appearently the adavancement of sciences does not amount too much in terms of human rights advancements. The West may be at the top of Nobel prizes but at the same time it is also at the top of killing most number of innocent peoples through UAV-s.Well if someone like Barack Obama can got nobel and get away with nobel prizes then the nobel prize appearently does not amount much in terms of advancing humanity.

"Australia has 14 Universities in the Top 500 with only a population of 22 million!"

My Answer --- > So what ??? You may have all the big universities but you can not be considered as a sovereign nation. Even as I write this post , Mr. Obama is busy sending more marines to Australia and Australians are more than happy grovelling before that Mr. Obama. Whatever number of Universities you have , you cannot change the fact that you are a country with no sovereignity. Your previous leaders sacrifised the lives of innocents at Gallipoli and now you want to sacrifise the lives of innocent Australians to satisfy your masters in Wasington.

Let me ask you this simple question , what purpose exactly did these Australians achieve by fighting and dying for the allies in the last two World wars and what purpose are your "leaders" fulfilling by grovelling before Mr. Obama. There is no enemy for Australia in the political horizon so why can you not become a sovereign nation ? And if you are not a sovereign nation , then what is the use of having so many Universities , after all ???

Iran may not be having too many universities or too many so-called "economic growth" but at least they can attest that they are a sovereign nation which no Australian can.

"The oil industry that produces the vast bulk of wealth of the Arabs, is virtually fully manned by foreigners."

My Answer ---> All the problems of the West Asian region arises because of the Western lust after the natural resources of the region. You know what , you Westerners impose governments like the Saudis and Shahs and the Bahraini tyrants on innocent democracy-loving people of the region and that is why people like Al-Qaida come into being.

The coming into being of the Islamic republic of Iran , is solely because of the US overthrowal of the nationalist Mossadegh regime and imposing of the Shah regime on the populace of Iran. So the fact remains that ultimately it is the foreigners who with their malevolent influences bring about all the problems in the region.

Another point here to add. I can fairly predict that the Arabs will be able to produce vibrant economies and democracies if you Westerners live them alone for this century. Please live them alone.

Talking about the wealth of Arabs being manned by the foreigners , you must understand that the vast amount of goods that you see in Western stores is made in China and now even the all-powerful EU is begging China for cash. So who is exactly dependent upon foreigners ?


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)