tonyexpress said:Hezbollah needs to go. Supported by Iran and Syria and a cancerous cell within the Country of Lebanon.
Research the history, geography and culture of the day from the above and then take some moments to ponder the term "Greater Israel". Then think about all that is taking place in the area described in the above verse and if you were an average Arab, what would you be thinking right now? Sometimes just standing in the shoes of the other average fella does tend to throw a different perspective on things.On that day, God made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river the Euphrates. The land of the Kenites, Kenizites, Kadmonites; the Chitties, Perizites, Refaim; the Emorites, Canaanites, Giga****es and Yevusites." - Genesis 15:18-21
Not sure I'm understanding you correctly but if the other shoes are those of a terrorist group, than no thanks.wkmac said:What is the Arab thinking right now?
Sometimes just standing in the shoes of the other average fella does tend to throw a different perspective on things.
tonyexpress said:Not sure I'm understanding you correctly but if the other shoes are those of a terrorist group, than no thanks.
wkmac said in original post: if you were an average Arab, what would you be thinking right now?
Mac, you are absolutley correct in your assesment that noone will ever come close to understanding the problems in the Middle East through watching the nightly news. Or reading the Op-ed pages for that matter.wkmac said:I don't consider the terrorist groups the average arab so I hope that clarifies the question I asked. You can't look at the TV news today and totally understand the events of the Middle East. You have to read about the history, culture and even geography to even get a clue as to what is happening and even that is a tall order. I'm still reading and trying to understand the Sunni and Shi'a and so far the best I can compare to would be Baptist and Methodist or maybe Protestant and Catholic and even with that I'm still not sure I got it right. Here's something to consider in the mix.
Al Queda: Sunni
Iraq: Shi'a majority, Sunni ruled via Baathist party and Saddam
Hezbollah: Lebonese Shi'a, inspired by Komenni
Hamas: Palastinian Sunni
I won't go so far as to say this is completely authoritative but it's at the least a peek at what we're dealing with.
Historical Shi'a-Sunni relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are many factors that total the sum of what we see and I'm not convinced we've seen all the equation from all sides yet so that we can understand the answer being given to us.