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Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:49 PM

 

Who is more of a threat to the West? Iran, Isis, or Saudi Arabia?


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Iran
1 (6%)
Isis
2 (13%)
Saudi Arabia
8 (50%)
All of em are equally theatening!
0 (0%)
Saudi Arabia is Isis and it is the biggest threat.
2 (13%)
None/Other/Explain
3 (19%)
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Reply Who is more of a threat to the West? Iran, Isis, or Saudi Arabia? (Original post)
betterdemsonly Jan 2016 OP
Shandris Jan 2016 #1
davidpdx Jan 2016 #11
AngryAmish Jan 2016 #2
betterdemsonly Jan 2016 #3
Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #4
onehandle Jan 2016 #5
craigmatic Jan 2016 #6
melman Jan 2016 #13
world wide wally Jan 2016 #7
lpbk2713 Jan 2016 #8
mrdmk Jan 2016 #9
AZ Progressive Jan 2016 #10
betterdemsonly Jan 2016 #14
Ichingcarpenter Jan 2016 #12

Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:55 PM

1. I'm going to be the martyr here and say ISIS, but not for the reason one supposes.

 

Rather, their 'new methods' of fighting will inform a whole new generation of fighters. SA is mainly older-style fighting. A little help to Yemen could clean their clock in short order, but you know we'll never do that.

Iran isn't our enemy, realistically. They may be Israel's enemy, but so long as they're not killing each other, that isn't our problem. Yes, they do have some terror cells, but much like SA, it's more older-style stuff. ISIS is informed.

As I see it, there are currently two powerful laws fighting for dominance. Law 1: Fourth generational warfare is the most powerful we've ever known. And Law 2: Fourth generational warfare is only good until someone decides to try third. Meaning that social media is all-powerful until the weapons come out. But ISIS is trying to blend those into a superlaw, and that's something we're not equipped to deal with, should it actually become even remotely powerful.

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Response to Shandris (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 05:02 AM

11. I think ISIS because they have the potential to topple governments

Syria is a mess because there are so many different parties involved, but ISIS is the one going around blowing things up.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:56 PM

2. The West.

 

Do we defend it? And why?


Show your work.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:58 PM

3. If I had thought about it I would have said "Western Citizens," not "the West" but it sounds clunky.

 

I am worried about the safety of citizens most of all. I realize in academic circles "the West" is a Euphemism for the power elite, not ordinary people.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:59 PM

4. Saudibis Irabinis!


http://fatalbert.wikia.com/wiki/Mushmouth

Wait, scratch that, Bill Cosby is.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 11:08 PM

5. Bush was off one country when he found a scapegoat for 9/11.

Slightly south, dumbfuck.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 11:25 PM

6. none of them. they're at war witnh each other.

 

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 07:57 AM

13. Only with each other? How do you explain the massacre in Paris?

 

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 11:28 PM

7. Republicans

Not meant as a joke. Remember that part about all enemies; foreign AND domestic?

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:17 AM

8. Faux News




The propaganda ministry of the GOP.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:37 AM

9. Voted None/Other/Explain


I believe it is climate change. If we can deal with that, then we can deal with these people with a self serving power agenda.

That said, Saudi Arabia does throw money around just enough to keep others in the area from moving forward in a positive direction. Saudi Arabia is the worst at mucking up the works and needs to be called upon it. They have been caught too many times by those paying attention. Then again if we deal with climate change in a positive direction, Saudi Arabia will not have the money or the power to throw around.

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 04:03 AM

10. Uh, this is not something a Democrat should want to talk about

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Response to AZ Progressive (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 02:15 PM

14. Great Link. I will look for this documentary on my roku. n/t

 

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Response to betterdemsonly (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 06:11 AM

12. Other ... The international banking system

they control the debt, arm dealings transactions, of all parties involved including the US

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