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Old 07-19-2006, 06:13 PM   #61
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calling this "WWIII" is nothing short of hysteria at this point.

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Point is we're at the beginning stages.
There will be an ebb and flow of fighting terror in the coming years but make no mistake we are on the verge of a preciptious struggle that will last for many many decades.

You may gleefully ignore these observations, wring your hands of them, or bury your collective heads in the sand.

There will come a day when one can no longer deny what is unfolding before our eyes.

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WW3?

no.

a broader Shiite vs. Sunni war across the Muslim Middle East?

quite possibly.

start using alternative energy sources now.
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More like World War IV.


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Old 07-19-2006, 06:28 PM   #64
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PM in about 75 years and we will discuss this further.

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You may gleefully ignore these observations, wring your hands of them, or bury your collective heads in the sand.
Or we can live our lives and live in the world that exists and continue to hold out some hope that things can change for the better, and continue to do some small things in our daily lives to try to make it better-and some bigger things such as voting for change. I prefer that to fatalistic visions and dire predictions of doom.

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Point is we're at the beginning stages.
There will be an ebb and flow of fighting terror in the coming years
But diamond, doesn't that sound a lot more like the Cold War than a so-called World War III? I can tell you there was no "ebb and flow" in either of the last two World Wars.
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Or we can live our lives and live in the world that exists and continue to hold out some hope that things can change for the better, and continue to do some small things in our daily lives to try to make it better-and some bigger things such as voting for change. I prefer that to fatalistic visions and dire predictions of doom.
You don't sit around and hope that the world changes for you, you change it yourself if you EVER want anything to get better. If every country that supposedly hoped for a better world continued to "hold out some hope that things can change for the better" instead of beng proactive they'd most likely be ruled by governmants who have no interest in the greater good by today.
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If only we could live by that on a broader scale.

Fear (or crisis porn - I like that term as well) is a pervasive industry used increasing numbers of groups and interests.
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PM in about 75 years and we will discuss this further.

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But diamond, doesn't that sound a lot more like the Cold War than a so-called World War III? I can tell you there was no "ebb and flow" in either of the last two World Wars.
This World War will be unlike the 2 previous.
It will be a world at war with itself, thus making it a world wide conflict.

I think the *only * reason the world hasn't sunk into a full scale chaotic world war is because of the prayers and faith of a few ppl, and I'm concerned that it may not be enough, as ppl are becoming more coarse, more hard hearted and self absorbed.

I hoping I'm wrong, I truly do.

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I think the *only * reason the world hasn't sunk into a full scale chaotic world war is because of the prayers and faith of a few ppl, and I'm concerned that it may not be enough, as ppl are becoming more coarse, more hard hearted and self absorbed.
I find this analysis to be very faulty, the prayers and faith of a few people for peace have absolutely no effect on the outcome whatsoever as prayer simply doesn't work and the prayers and faith of others who believe in apocalyptic prophecy, theological supremacism and their right to kill unbelievers is the source of this situation. WW3 is the enlightened open society against reactionary religious forces.

This strange war is bimodal, it's either peace or limited military action on one side punctuated by relatively small terrorist attacks with the potential for more major strikes and the demanded response. Such a situation will never end as long as the knowledge to create weapons of mass destruction exists or the demented will of the religios fanatic has so much appeal.
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I think the *only * reason the world hasn't sunk into a full scale chaotic world war is because of the prayers and faith of a few ppl, and I'm concerned that it may not be enough, as ppl are becoming more coarse, more hard hearted and self absorbed.

I hoping I'm wrong, I truly do.

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Dang, all my prayers really mean nothing at all?
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I find this analysis to be very faulty, the prayers and faith of a few people for peace have absolutely no effect on the outcome whatsoever as prayer simply doesn't work and the prayers and faith of others who believe in apocalyptic prophecy, theological supremacism and their right to kill unbelievers is the source of this situation. WW3 is the enlightened open society against reactionary religious forces.

Well, of course you'd find this analysis faulty. You don't believe in prayer and you believe that praying people are a deteriment to enlightened society. First you have to convince him that prayer doesn't work. And from both ends of the spectrum, telling people that they are idiots doesn't usually change their minds (lest we forget the beleaguered atheism thread).

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This strange war is bimodal, it's either peace or limited military action on one side punctuated by relatively small terrorist attacks with the potential for more major strikes and the demanded response.
Again, this sounds like Cold War II to me.

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Such a situation will never end as long as the knowledge to create weapons of mass destruction exists or the demented will of the religios fanatic has so much appeal.
So just so we're clear. You believe that if there was no more religion then there would be no more war?
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