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This article relates how Muslim vigilantes in Baghdad are raiding Christian oriented businesses and organizations and basically telling them to 'be more Muslim or get the hell out of our country'.
I hate to say it but I think we're in over our head again. This time in Iraq.
I'm thinking more and more that, aside from our own societal problems those people in the Middle East are even more fucked up.
They're never going to embrace democracy. The Muslim religion is not a religion of peace or, for that matter prosperity, for anybody except the ruling elite. If it wasn't for the oil in the Middle East, they'd all still be nothing but camel jockeys.
We need to get the hell out of there and tell'em all to just do whatever they want and we'll just deal with you the way the old 'Yankee traders' used to. Cash for everything. We could do that if our own country hadn't exported 99% of it's productive capacity to third world nations (who don't really appreciate it).
I'll tell you where all these problems started too....
With big, multinational corporations and multinational banking. Actually the bankers are at least 51% to blame. They're the ones who encourage international business deals.....they make their money when money flows back and forth. They make money either way. Sometimes both ways.
Countries as big as the US, Russia, China, and a few others really don't need all these petty little dictators and local gangsters. 'We've' got a lot more to gain by working with each other than trying to 'help' these other people who for the most part are simply incapable of comprehending a truly democratic, capitalistic mindset.
If 'we' used the abilities we have, we wouldn't even need their friggin' oil. But it's big businesses, corporations, and the international banking cartel that encourages the preservation of the 'status quo' because it's the system that makes them the most money.
Sometimes I think it's a disgrace what mankind has to show for all it's time on this planet. We should be out explorng the galexy and the universe........not squabbling down here.
Fuck'em all.......clear enough? :-)