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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Axis of Evil?

Who are the 'axis of evil', and if they're so evil, why are they so busy NOT being evil? Iran has attacked no one, and if you include their war with Iraq in the 80's, Iraq was encouraged and supported by the US; Nth Korea hasn't attacked anyone in 50 years; Iraq attacked Kuwait 17 years ago and, again, had US support.

Who are the countries in this world today that are attacking other countries? Which countries in this world are clear and present threats to the sovereignty of other countries?

Come on. Someone tell me what action has been taken by any other country in the world against any other country, in the past 10 years. In the past 6 years. Anyone?

Which countries are realistically and apparently the greatest threat to any other country in the world today?

Posted on 5/30/2006 06:04:00 PM Backlinks

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Anonymous Emelie said...

Well, there are a few wars going on in the world, but I can see where you're going with this... :-)

There aren't that many great pages listing current wars, but here's one;

I'm not sure an invasion would scare me as much as, say, wanting just to kill all inhabitants in a country. Or the ones visiting it.
Like the terror attacks in Egypt or Algeria.

5/30/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous lee pletzers said...

>>>>Which countries in this world are clear and present threats to the sovereignty of other countries?

Nth korea --> Japan (hate/hate relationship. Nth Korea had kidnapped many Japanese. Japan is having a major trouble trying to get them back)

China --> Japan (Red Army--wouldn't you want revenge?)

5/30/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Moghal said...

The problem you're not addressing here, and it's the same problem, frankly, that the Americans, British and others aren't addressing, is that nations go to war, but religions are off-limits to anything that might be considered a criticism.

Militant Muslims, as a cohesive but distributed group, have declared an intent to go to war against, frankly, anyone that doesn't want to tow the line of their ridiculous superstitions.

I don't agree with how the response has been organised - or disorganised, perhaps - but I think claiming 'America/Britain/'The West' are the only people invading' is an over-simplification.

5/31/2006 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Howard said...

Emelie, thanks for that link. Interesting stuff.

Lee, I don't see any military actiosn occurring right now between Nth Korea and Japan, or China and Japan. I do understand where you're coming from, but my comment is related to an invasion of a sovereign nation.

Moghal, as per above, rhetoric doesn't make an invasion. What some extreme Muslims have said means nothing unless we see Muslim nations invading other nations to eliminate whatever it is they want to eliminate.

My point is that it seems the only countries in the world who are actually assaulting other countries in a major way are the UK and the US.

5/31/2006 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Moghal said...

We think as nations - Muslim extremists either don't recognise the boundaries we work by in any realistic way, or they simply use them as a tool to divide up their 'enemies'.

There have been assaults - and will continue to be assaults - by this para-Muslim organisation: 9/11 is the most obvious, but off the top of my head there is the 7/7 bombings of London, the Spanish train bombings...

I dispute the justification of the response, I question the mentality of anyone that thinks this 'war' is going to be won with guns, anyone that states their war is against a particular nation when no nation is claiming responsibility, but I don't for a minute deny that this is a response.

6/01/2006 08:16:00 PM  

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