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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,729
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Counterterrorism in America (Heather Hurlburt & David Schanzer)

@deflectors:

I correctly reiterated the earliest reports of the beheading and setting afire of a Sunni cleric from Iraq by the Associated Press. That report mistakenly named the 'Taliban' as the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,729
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Counterterrorism in America (Heather Hurlburt & David Schanzer)

@opposable_crumbs,

OK, according to you Americans DESERVE to have their heads cut off.

NOT!

You know absolutely nothing about the world. Period.

(MY Dad WWII vet; High School with David...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,729
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Counterterrorism in America (Heather Hurlburt & David Schanzer)

@Winspur,

Your effort to equate crazy Ugandan Christians (or even Christians from Florida) with the worldwide Islamofacist agenda is a specious argument which fails.

We have a problem. You...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,729
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Counterterrorism in America (Heather Hurlburt & David Schanzer)

The NYTimes reports that a Sunni Cleric in Iraq has just been beheaded and set afire. This is purposefully savage, intimidating, and primitive behavior, probably by Taliban. What we must focus on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,687
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Science Saturday: Awesome Feats We Haven't Achieved

One of the problems I have with this davilog is that Horgan, and to some extent Johnson, don't seem to be reading the original literature, but are rather commenting on secondary sources. That is,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-23-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,975
Posted By Bert gold
Implications for Foreign Influence

I have not had time to read the opinions.

Something poorly explored is the influence of American subsidiaries of Foreign corporations.

As China gains influence, it is not clear why they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-08-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

@cognitive madisonian: I agree with the argument that BHO has led a sheltered existence. I would like to know more about his involvement with drugs at Occi and Columbia, the beginnings of his...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

It seems to me that there is another possibility than that BHO intentionally lied during the campaign and is now being a hypocrite: It is that he has seen Washington and that he cannot fight it, so...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Clash of the Civilized (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

There is no strength to "international law". It is not recognized internationally and it is not law. It is just a way for strong nations to prey on the weak, and it justifies the prosecution of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Robert Wright is a moron

Hitchens is also a moral relativist and it hurts his case. Both of these guys don't understand how often they are pointing at the other like two jealous schoolkids who each have the bigger Christmas...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Robert Wright is a moron

I'm confident that I am very far to the left of glennd1, yet, I find Wright a moron in this dialogue also.

I'm quite familiar with Wright, having read several of his books and many columns.
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Clash of the Civilized (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

I expect this kind of stupidity many times until it is realized that international law is not law at all: It is lawlessness.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Clash of the Civilized (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

Robert Wright's argument is specious. In a schoolyard, when a bully hits you, you do not weigh the consequences of hitting back. Robert Wright should recount his schoolyard experiences to us. I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Worldwise: Understanding Identity in the Muslim World (Amit Pandya & James Pinkerton)

Afghanistan completely fell apart in 2001 with the blowing up of the Buddahs:
http://www.rferl.org/content/Article/1067101.html

Amit fails to understand that the blowing up of the Buddahs over...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Worldwise: Understanding Identity in the Muslim World (Amit Pandya & James Pinkerton)

At about 16:30-21:00 Amit explains that Iranians (Persians) can get more empathy from the Arabs if only they hate Jews (are anti-Zionist) enough. Yes, that's it: Unite the arab world against Jews. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,778
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Israel's Future

This video is jus so much foolishness. Hamas insists today that it will not recognize Israel under any circumstances. Meanwhile, conservative Kinesset member, Avigdor Lieberman, agrees to evacuate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: The ‘Oldest Hatred’

You demonstrate a lack of civility and politeness. I have not been impolite to you.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: The ‘Oldest Hatred’

I agree to disagree.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: The ‘Oldest Hatred’

The assertion that there is no homegrown antisemitism in France is just nonsense. I have experienced it myself, personally, on a trip to Bordeaux in the recent past.

My name and appearance are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Slippery Issues

The post that they "think" is awesome is where clay mish.. writes that the past does not matter; only the present, and that it is awful that Gazans can't see their relatives who live in other places,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-12-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,916
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Special Gaza Edition

It would be a wise choice to back Iran if the US were a totalitarian state.

Or maybe Saudi Arabia.

But, aside from selling arms to the Israelis and telling them what they can't do, we DO back...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-11-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Slippery Issues

NYTimes has written, nearly simultaneous with me, that the 2 state solution may be dead and that Egypt and Jordan are afraid they may be forced to absorb the Palestinian populations.

Something...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Slippery Issues

claymisher explains:

"Hamas poses no existential threat to Israel."

This is his assertion. I fundamentally dispute it.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-11-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Slippery Issues

Try not to forget the experience of Daniel Pearl.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-11-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,242
Posted By Bert gold
Re: Slippery Issues

Moshe Dyan sketched a red line through a map at the close of the 1967 conflict that provided a defensible Armistice Line. There were a few uncertainties even in that sketch. The Sinai has since...
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