RJ, you never stop showing your true colours.
Arab culture fosters Jewhating, anti-semitism, anti-Americanism, and of course anti-Western sentiments. Is it not reasonalbe to say that the West is more advanced than them?
Your full of shit. Really, you are. You, being an Arab, would know that, right RJ
? Arab culture does not foster it, people who are part of the Arab culture practice hatred towards America and Israel
, those who have caused them harm. Why is it they dont hate Europe? What is your theory behind that?
Well if you feel that Israel isn't culturally advanced, then by your logic, America isn't either. So if you feel that way, fine, but at least apply the standard to both countries. I, for one, think that America is the most advanced culturally in the world. And in the Middle East, using the standard I hold the United States to, Israel is the most advanced culturally.
That is because every person has his own culture, there is nothing called one culture is more advanced than another. A culture is something unique, whether it is in America, Palestine, Israel or wherever. You cannot say ones culture is more advanced than another - that is known as racism. They used to think the same in South Africa, RJ
, glad to know you think the same way.
Do you consider any culture that is East of Russia and Turkey less advanced than yours?
Indeed! Israel is an extension of US power; They are a crucial element in the region. US power should be unmatched and Israel helps ensure that.
Why should it be unmatched? What gives America the divine right to be able to be unmatched?
Local media reports suggested assassination of a political figure may have been the objective.
Hmmm, Israel has never assassinated a political figure, right RJ
? They're swatting them like flies in the West Bank and Gaza, why should it be surprising they hit them in Lebanon (if they are behind the attack).
If you are referring to what he said of "Lebanon being the Paris of the Middle east", that was in 1 or 2 Lebanese guys' profiles here on a.net, he probably remebered that and wrote it.
Actually, its the nickname for Beirut in the Middle East, as it has been for over 50 years.
Aww, DLKAPA, it's nice to see friends sticking up for friends. Now seeing that you put no thought into what BA told you to write, maybe you should rethink that one. Beiruit was the Paris of the Middle East 40 years ago, before the Muslims started a civil war.
You are so goddamn racist, it scares me. RJ
, do you even know the history behind the Lebanese civil war? Dont run your mouth about what you dont understand or know about, you little prick.
Well It might not be Paris of the Middle East anymore. But Lebanon has really turned it self to a tourist magnet. And personally I think that is really great for Lebanon. Especially after what they have been going thru.
Dont worry, the city has not lost its title. Downtown Beirut is still one of the most beautiful places in the Middle East, and Beirut is one of my favourite cities in the world. So much to do, and so beautiful. Too bad our resident Extremist hasnt visited it, it would teach him a thing or two about what to say when talking about Lebanon, because at least hed learn something.
It is a slap in the face to the Iraqis, Afghanistanis, and Palestinians working towards building a democracy today.
Why is it a slap in the face? Iraqis are walking towards democracy one car bomb at a time, eh RJ
? It is not a slap in anyones face, because Lebanon is a democracy whether you like it or not.
Oh, and free elections in a country that is a fear society is a hypocritical statement. It is impossible to have free elections in a country that is fundamentally not free--I'm willing to bet that you were one of those who thought the USSR had free elections too, right?
Fear society? Fundamentally not free? My God, I really am scared of the American education system now.
There is a fundamental difference between two free democracies (the US and Israel) responding to terrorists attacks, and terrorists whose sole intenet is to murder civilians. If you fail to see this difference, then I don't know what to tell you.
No, the fundamental difference is simple:
Israel wants to do something, they have an excellent excuse: they are terrorists, we are responding. They killed us in the settlements we built on their land, throw in a bit about them being anti-Semetic, and there you have it, the world will swallow it and shut up, and allow Israel to do one thing.
The Palestinians on the other hand, when bombing a settlement (which is not wrong whether you like it or not: it is illegal, and on land that does not belong to them) or when responding to an attack on civilans, are automatically labelled freedom hating crazy Muslim Palestinian terrorists who want nothing but to destroy Israel and they should be killed. So what if Israel is occupying them? Its necissary of their secuirty, right?
"The greatest threat to knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."