I'm curious why you say that? I see everyday brave Americans heading over to the middle east to wage war on the Taliban. America now is waging war. I don't think that is fair to say these brave people are any less brave than those in 1944.It is a shame that the America of 2001 doesn't have the balls of the America of 1944...
Please don't disappoint me and tell me what I have forgotten....that is an assumption....coming from a Juris Doctorate of all people.....As Quoted By Mulder....I understand exactly what you are saying... You forget that for several years the war in Europe raged and the US endured hostilities against it without entering the war--not until Pearl Harbor. . So my point is I don't think we are acting any differently now then we did then.
But this is also a different time period with different considerations. We have world support for the current war with the Taliban and absent sending in ground troops (which will come soon)...
Mulder....my friend....you didn't really think I would give you that much......did you???As Quoted By Mulder....What more do you think we should be doing?
From a religious perspective, the Shahada,(martyr) is "the greatest hope in this world" for a Muslim. The martyr earns eternal glory by "dying for the sake of Allah," and is rewarded with eternal life next to his Lord, in accordance with the Koranic verse that opens each installment of the newspaper biographies: "Do not consider those who are slain in the cause of Allah, as dead. Indeed, they are living by their Lord." This statement underpins the martyr's world view: "strive for death and you will receive life."
The Taliban, described the seven rewards the Martyr earns according to Islamic tradition: "From the moment the first drop of his blood is spilled [by the enemy, the martyr] does not feel the pains of the injury and is absolved of all his [bad] deeds; he sees his seat in Paradise; he is saved from the torture of the grave; he is saved from the fear of Day of Judgment; he marries [seventy beautiful] black-eyed [women]; he is an advocate for seventy of his relatives [to reach paradise]; and he earns the Crown of Glory, whose precious stone is better than all this world and everything in it."
The operations of the martyrs are described as noble, heroic deeds carried out against not only soldiers but also against innocent civilians: women, children and the elderly. The Taliban stresses that these were legitimate operations and not terrorism: "We will continue with our resistance for the sake of freedom. We are not terrorists, but we have to respond with force, in order to frighten the enemies of Allah and our enemies - the plunderers of our land and rights. We have love in our hearts towards mankind that is enough to turn the land into a scene of love, peace and justice."
In western eyes, an individual who chooses to commit martyrdom, in order to kill others, is considered a deranged, irrational fanatic. By viewing it in this way analysts underestimate the calculated ideological nature and social framework in which this phenomenon takes place. As this review demonstrates, the Taliban individuals who choose to commit martyrdom adhere to a rigid, highly developed ideological structure whose irrationality lies in its original assumptions. Hence, the choice to commit martyrdom is not motivated by poverty or mental desperation. Rather, it is an act with deep ideological motivations. Moreover, there exists a social and religious framework which, in laying the foundations for a climate of martyrdom, continures to produce an ongoing supply of future suicide bombers.
Yes, we are HARMONIOUS on this issue.....But SOONER is PREFERABLE than LATER!!As Quoted By Mulder.....BTW JH--you and I agree that Hussein and Arafat should be removed from power--all in good time, my friend, all in good time!
There must be "Clouds In Your Coffee".....I will work on a better presentation for you in answering/replying to your/this inquiry!..As Quoted By Mulder.....in response to you're position that it should being doing more but without saying what your position is.
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