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WWIV and American Professors

Reader comment on: World War IV

Submitted by Rafi (United States), Jan 9, 2008 09:26

Those of us who were in college during the Viet-Nam War remember the numerous petitions against the War alleging all kinds of war crimes and misdeeds of the US and President Johnson and employing vile and nasty words. The signers were members of the professorate, viturally none of whom were expert in the topics they opposed. They would have been truly shocked and offended had someone outside their fields of expertise used such broad and inexact language to discuss their particular baliwick. But, when it comes to politics, everyone is an expert.

There are very serious issues to be discussed, such as Iran's desire to get a nuclear bomb and a delivery system, when there appears to be no apparent threat on the horizon to the Islamic Republic. There needs to be discussed the growing desire to see the green flag of Islam flying not only over the MidEast, but, also those lands "lost" to Christianity between 1492 and 1922, in Southern Europe, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. And, also, the apparent growth within the Muslim world to see the entire world live under a reconstituted Caliphate. These are not fictions; rather, these are ideas being widely discussed within the Muslim world. And, in a world which contains more than 1.2 billion adherents, even a small percentage makes for a significant critical mass.


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