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Submitted by Ray Exley (United States), Aug 27, 2016 at 16:48

Dear Daniel:

You may not remember me, but we have written to each other in the past.

I hope this note finds you well.

I hope you are right and I think you are about learning Arabic.

I can not understand the thinking that anything from the middle east will dominate the west. This is because the middle east (culture and impact on the rest of the world) exists only because the west believes in rights for individuals, something that most of the middle east does not understand. And, it is the truely Western world view is the only reason that the nonsense in the Arabic world is tolerated. But, Western attitudes can change, and I think they should with respect to the behavior of the Saudis, who while living off the largess of the West, funds the Wahhabi's and anyone else who will make trouble for the West.

The do this partly because the are afraid of ta negative reaction to them staying in power from the backward elements in their societies. But, the greater reason generally the leadership of the Arab world believes the backward world views which the Wahhabi believe and spread. The one exception seems to be the King of Jordan.

Regardless, the elite of the oil funded Arab societies have an obligation to not support the reactionary elements in their world, and to do their best to suppress them. And, they should start by cutting off the funding that they very generously provide the Wahhabis and similar backward elements. When the elite of the oil kingdoms fail to suppress the negative elements in their countries then they no long deserve our support, and we should start removing them, and taking away the wealth we have given them, for the oil that they have been lucky enough to be born near which is their only source of legitimacy.

They have no greater claim to the source of their wealth than does any other person in the world, and when they fail to live like civilized human beings and stop supporting the killers and fanatics in their midst they should be treated as what they are, they have not value in this world, and should be removed from power, and if necessary killed along with the terrorists they allow to grown in their midst.

I don't understand why our Western governments seem unable to put enough pressure on the Arab leaders still supporting the terrorists, to cause the leaders to cooperate and suppress the killers in their midst as we have all of the cards, except apparently we don't have courage in our leaders.

But, maybe after a few hundred more terrorist attacks such as 9-11, Paris, etc, etc. the effeminate leaders in the West will be replaced with some that have a backbone made of stronger stuff than the rubber which seems to be the strongest material in the current Western leaders backbones.

I hope better Western leadership appears soon, as the problem gets larger the longer it is not suppressed effectively, as is not occurring now. .

Yours
Ray E

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