Quote: Originally Posted by talloola
I'm sure Iran wouldn't attack in a nuclear way,BUT we have been shown so many 'crazy' news clips of islamic demonstrations, that make them appear completely CRAZY, and it
leaves us with the impression that they would stop at nothing, and haven't got the intelligence to reason logically, and that they always act emotionally and irrationally and
do everything in a bloodthirsty manner, chopping off heads, etc., and I along with many
others believe they would do ANYTHING. They believe that the next life is the important
life and this one means nothing, hence, suicide bombers, so why wouldn't they go that
far, so that they can go to the next life, and finish us off, and, oh yeah, the virgin thing,
I mean, , is it 72? After the first 10 or so, wouldn't a good man wish for a knowledgable experienced woman.
I agree that different cultures can look bizarre and even scary but let's leave the xenophobia aside for a moment and examine the situation more logically. I already made a case for why they wouldn't overtly start a war, say by dropping a nuke on Israel, and pointed out that they haven't yet acted aggressively.
Now let's take your argument for a moment and flip it around. How do they see us, the west?
They see us parading our women around half naked, they see shows like South Park, they see Brittney Spears losing her mind, etc... they surely must wonder at our sanity. We look like a godless society completely engrossed in every depravity possible.
They watched as the USA invaded Iraq with a premise based on lies and deceptions. Now that the truth is out what has happened to Bush - nothing! This was something that happened to their neighbors. Surely this looks crazy beyond words and scares the piss out of them - if it doesn't, it should.
They were originally offered nuclear technology under Ford by Chaney. They have every legal right to pursue this technology and cooperate with the IAEA, but now, for some strange reason the west is hell bent on them not getting the technology - when they were the first to try and help them get it! How nuts must that seem? Does Israel comply with IAEA standards? No. So what's the big deal they must wonder?
They have watched India and Pakistan gain nuclear technology with help from the west. How strange that must look when those countries do act aggressively!
They see the USA screaming about freedom but they incarcerate more of their citizens then any other country on earth! They even lock up children! How are they supposed to respond when we claim Iran is too harsh? It must seem very strange to say the least. Now the USA tortures people and says it doesn't, they say Iran is worse!?!? Huh?
They see the US president claiming he is on a mission from god and even talks to him! That's completely nuts!
They see Christians supporting Israel because they want Jesus to return. They want it so badly that they don't care one bit how Israel actually behaves. How do you think that looks - crazy? You bet.
The list of absurdities goes on and on... and they have every reason to suspect we're all complete lunatics every bit as much as you do that they are.
Xenophobia is a two way street. We look, and with very good reasons, to be completely mad to them too.
We (Canada and Canadians) need to leave paranoid knee jerk reactions behind and get Iran and the USA talking if there is going to be any hope of averting another senseless war. This one, in all probability, is going to envelope the globe.
Last edited by Scott Free; Feb 7th, 2008 at 02:18 AM..