Gary Smith wrote:

> With the Arab/Islam idealeology, which I've tried to study closely since
> before Reagan sent our Marines into Lebanon, I've learned that the only
> thing they understand is supreme, ruthless force. Anything less is turned
> into a martyr's paradise. Iran doesn't invade Iraq, because they know
> Hussein will happily use bio-chem warfare; or Syria's occupation of
> Lebanon.

Do you know the history of Lebanon? Do you know how it came to be created? If
you've studied Syria's history you probably know about Hama, which is a pretty
good example of being pretty ruthless, to say the least, but do you know why
al-Assad did what he did there?

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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