"I don't know where Ali Mahdi stands on this one" Seems pretty clear he stands for the destruction of Israel, which for me renders any other of his opinions not worth taking seriously."
Hitler had actually said once that children were teh future of Germany. Now are you going to dismiss that just because of who said it?
As far as I'm concerned, I just want a solution to the Middle East. If it simply means respecting UN resolutions and having both an Israel and a Palestine, so be it. If Jews could live in a peaceful Palestine, then great. In the end it's just too complicated, so I won't worry about the details. But certainly Zionism has got to go, and if ultra-orthodox jews can help, then so much the better.
Not that I have any particular feelings for Israel one way or another, but destroying countries doesn't seem to be a useful solution to anything. That'd just create a Jewish version of Hamas and the PLO, and things would remain pretty much as they are.
That's the Ottoman Empire, by the way, not Automan. That can't possibly be a typo; I wonder if you've actually seen that written down before. Whaddya think, it was an empire of mechanics and used car salesmen?
You'd be surprised at my typos. I sometimes need to type in IPA, and often in Roman letters. I read and type in English, French, Pinyin and Esperanto regularly. They all have different rules for spelling and pronunciation. So when I'm just typing casually and quickly as opposed to work, as I do in forums, I'll make the strangest typos as you might have already witnessed in many of my previous posts. But I'll be careful next time. Sorry.