From news article:
From news article:
Guy is obviusly very naive about his foreign policy. If the Islamic holy cities were to be attacked, that would spell a huge disaster. I mean Al-Qaeda is already succefully using the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions to recuit more people, and if the Islamic holy cities were to be attacked, I can tell you would have a pissed of abotu a billion muslims, and thats, not a good thing.
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If I remember correctly, it was an off-hand comment made on some AM talk radio station some time ago. And he was talking about retaliation to a nuclear or similarly large scale attack on the U.S.
That begs the interesting question of how much destruction will cause people to relinquish their superstition and what, if any, specific destructive events would do the job.
In a nuclear scenario, the option may exist to do so much damage that the superstitious collapse in despair.
The holiest institution of our nation, far more centralized and, probably more important to us (or minimally to the Priestly families at the time) than Mecca is to the Muslims. Certainly Medina... which more than anything has to do with their strong proscription against any whiff of idolatry. They have the Haj as a one time event during each year. The Temple operated 24/7/365. There was even a special religious economy built around the Temple. And at times it contended with the government in it's political power. There, also, weren't many secular Jews back then like there are both Muslims by birth and Jews today, that wouldn't give a hoot one way or another.
In the same vein, the Zoroastrians are still kicking, having all their sacred places decimated, having moved their ever burning flame to India. Hinduism is still around, even though the Moguls pretty much destroyed everything Hindu that they could at one time or another. The Buddhist greatest stronghold was what is today Pakistan and Afghanistan (remember the statues the Talies demolished a few years back?)... well even though they were always more diversified than centralized, most of their cultural assets went down the drain pretty much the same time as the Hindus. Both rebuilt readily. Finally, let us not forget Mao's Cultural Revolution, or Stalins destruction of most religious practice in the communist block... there are still Chinese that practice Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and the rest... same with the Russians, religion is resurgent there.
There are plenty of precedents that will tell you that destroying religious sites will not end the religions/cultures associated with them.
"We got that covered. It's prophecied that the Kaaba will be destroyed before the end."
Maybe the road to progress and truth is to facilitate the Apocalypse so we have a clear winner and can be rid of the others.
If the "end" is /deity's will there is no reason to object to the process, atheists excepted.
you and other mohammads have always underestimated decency as a sign of weakness as there is no concept of decency or love in islam.
keep dreamin mohamad. first slowly and now rapidly about two billions christians, a billion hindus, millions of buddhists, jews, sikhs, jains, zorostarians are all now harboring a deep-seated contempt and loathing of all things mohammad and islam. your day will come, when the rest of the civilizized world is no longer bothered to hold itself in shackles.
then your mecca and medina will become radioactive parking lots for the next 10K yrs. heck, i'd even donate money to raise a freakin pig farm there. and a necessary corollary to that will be the expulsion of all mohammads from every decent country in the world. that will limit the ability of you mohammads to inflict any terrorist damage, and your war-making capabilities are laughable.
Peaceful Arab is exactly correct. What is now a fight against the extremists would quickly become a fight against ALL Muslims should Mecca and Medina be destroyed. If you think Israel would survive that, you are naive.
The ONLY circumstances in which I would nuke Mecca and Medina would be if Israel had been nuked and was about to be destroyed forever (i.e. the Samson Option).
"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither, let my tongue cleave to my palate if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy." (Ps. 137: 5-7)"
"Any generation in which the Temple is not built, it is as if it had been destroyed in their times" (Yerushalmi, Yoma 1a).
'The ONLY circumstances in which I would nuke Mecca and Medina would be if Israel had been nuked and was about to be destroyed forever (i.e. the Samson Option)."
Population centers should be targeted in that case, since the enemy in a cultural war IS the population. If Israel gets nuked that greenlights obliterating every enemy you can reach with a warhead. The anger of people who no longer exist becomes irrelevant, and their demise an object lesson to the rest.
Second-strike is why Israel should build more submarines, and the missiles thereon should be able to reach Pakistan.
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