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Whoa; Not So Fast

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Submitted by Jerry (United States), Jul 21, 2016 at 16:13

A fact re the Soviet Union that's not being considered here. Finances. USSR was experiencing severe financial woes long before it suddenly bellied up.
Can you imagine the "what if?" Russia today is exporting oil, building, and until sanctions hit, doing quite well. We'd be much closer to war w/o sanctions. Mr Putin has modernized his armed forces and won't stop. This time, it's the USA that's experiencing pains.

So long as Islam has money, oil money, and gutless neighbors like the EU, it will do what it wants. Corrupt, take, rape, kill, pillage, convert, and kill some more. What's left? Targets for the next Khan.
Setbacks to Islam must be severe. Enough to drive religion and the state into divorce. Enough to drive society and religion into divorce. When that happens, and only then, that's when the real "peaceful" side to islam comes alive. The Rx for that is a devastating military loss. Unfortunately, today it's the former that's thriving.

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