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protection zone needed in Syria.

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in response to reader comment: I must warn you: I have a second degree Bible Belt!

Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'Ullah (Australia), Apr 11, 2016 at 02:22

"When Jesus talked about our "loving our neighbor", then, he wasn't talking about forcing others to accept new neighbors: "

Good point. Also - in the parable of the Good Samaritan - the 'Samaritan for all intents and purposes was a foreigner to the unfortunate victim. He looked after the guy by fixing him up as best he could and paying for him to stay in an inn for a few days until he could get back on his feet. n.b. - he didn't invite him back to his house.

So it should be with the genuine Syrian refugees - they should be 'put up' in a UN protected and administered 'no fly' zone in any large part of Syria near the coast. As ISIS/Al Nusra are decimated - they then go and rebuild - as 60+ year old guys are already doing to their houses in Palmyra. Of course what will happen soon enough when the smoke clears is these Syrian victims of tribalism and islam will be going cap in hand to the EU/UN/USA looking for money to rebuild what they themselves destroyed.


" An archeologist might determine that a set of remains, for instance, "died around age 40"; but he hasn't concluded this from any external time reference:"

Couldn't they tell from the amount of radioactive Cesium etc in the bones? It is taken in with food - at a reasonably constant rate from traces in food in any locale. So you'd expect the skeleton of a 900 year old to have roughly 13 times the amount as the skeleton of 70 year old who died say 20 years ago in the same region.

"...How are things holding up, down under? I could see myself living there again, with my family"
When I weigh it all up - quite nicely. Everyone has pretty good cars, good wages, good environment, lots of sun, good food, free healthcare unless you earn over $55k, relatively stable government, limited gun crime (on account of limited guns and jail time for having one with no lawful excuse)....plus any distraction you could ever want is available.
All things considered, it's not a bad sandbar to be stuck on.


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