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I think I give up, Ianus

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jun 28, 2012 at 15:52

Hello Ianus,

You say: The difference between me and them is that I mean what I say and I can't ever hope to get a US visa to acquire any material advantages from what I say while the Moslems lie to you.They hate all you stand for saying the opposite in the spirit of their taqiya. ...And you see no method in this madness?

Is this the root of your problem then? That you feel slighted and ignored by US powers that be and that they are two faced in not acknowledging the Armenian Genocide and support Islamic regimes and Muslim causes? Well of course I agree with you in principle. How many times do I have to repeat it. I am not misled nor naive and I have already told you that my perspective is always shaped by the way that the US has dealt with Israel over the years. I could have had the same bitterness as you seeing how Israel has been bullied and betrayed and lost precious lives due to US or other west policies (and not to compare or belittle these losses at all) . But I say again that we must look forward. I have the hope that after 9/11 the US has become more aware, or to state it more cynically, the people are more aware and therefore the politicians are to curry votes. That is how it works, when enough people make a stink, politicians are forced to address issues.

But I grow weary of defending the US to you, warts and all. I agree with all of your facts and I am very disillusioned about the past actions as you are. But I am more concerned at this time with what is coming, regardless of whose fault it is, was or will be. Regardless of the mistakes, travesties and misalliances. Regardless of what petrodollars have done to our politics and policies. Regardless of it all, there must be hope that Islamism will be combated and defeated before it is able to establish enough voting majorities to alter post 9.11 policies. Politics has always made strange bedfellows and I do not have to like any of them but use them to address a common enemy who at this time is top priority in shaping our future.

I respect your opinions and your facts and I will never defend what should not be defended, but you are still focusing on past transgressions rather than presenting what plans you have for the future. I might assume you want a return to Russian hegemony from the gaps in your statements.

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