- Mar 23, 2006
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mikhail said:Im not sure to tell the truth if you look at turkey its a far more moderate country that has took on alot of western ideas.Many turks drink and women can wear western clothes.
Informative said:We could have done a lot more to further democracy in the middle east by simply taking the same trillions we are spending to make war and creating an annual gugenheim award where we hand $100 Billion out to the middle eastern nations that were the best role models like Turkey and the rest would all slit one anothers throats to win the next years awards.
The UN could do what it does best and be the Miss Universe contest judges who decide who the winners are each year and hand out the cash with a handy package of bandaids, peanut butter and fruit chews.
The fact remains that going to war with them simply continues to engage them in the love hate relationships they have with themselves. I've never met a people who love to kill themselves as much as the Arabs except perhaps for the rich self-centered American youth who think someone will care and remember them if they kill themselves. The only difference is how many people the average American takes with them when they shoot a bunch of semi-random bystanders and then turn the gun on themselves.
What America needs to learn how to do a LOT better is indifference. This is the true opposite of affection. We need to learn to show our disdain for them and their way of life by giving gifts to their neighbors who we like and completely ignoring them as if they did not exist. THAT would show them the error of their ways a lot better than giving them a new mission in life. Hating us and teaching them how cool it can be to chant death to America in unison.
Gardener said:Are you somehow under the impression that Turkey is an Arab country?