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AsIAm posted this thread...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

There has been a huge rise in violence in the middle east. An American ambassador was killed. The Taliban tried to kidnap Prince Henry. We just had the anniversary of 9/11.  Soldiers are dying. This all concerns me. But what scares me most is that NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT! Not on here, not on fb, not Obama, not Democrats, not Republicans.... Why is it so silent? Where's the outrage? The horror? The call for blood or peace or tears or something? I really don't care what you think should be done. Then you get into the kinds of issues where people refuse to change their minds, and that's not even worth it.  My question is, why the silence?

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Because most of us can't remember the last time there was any kind of widespread stability in the Middle East, and the outbreak of even more tumult isn't new or shocking. Plus, like you said, people usually refuse to change their minds on some topics, and we're sick of debating it. (When was the last time you saw a g.ay marriage thread?)

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AsIAm replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

So true. But it would be nice to see some sort of reaction. Not just here, but anywhere. 

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Dynamo replied...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I don't want to discuss the reason, coz it is quite apparent, but I can tell you, this is momentous.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Dynamo- Care to elaborate? I'd be interested to hear your reaction to this as a non-American (and a Muslim).

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Whiplash24 replied...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Some part of it probably has to deal with the upcoming election. One wrong decision either makes Obama very popular, or Romney gets a lot more voters. Plus, I think its because we have lived with soldiers dying and people being killed for the past 11 years in the Middle East. One ambassador is worth more than all the soldiers and civilans killed in the past 11 years? I feel very sorry for the ambassador and his family, but he took that risk going into office. We all know the phrase,"Don't kill me, I'm just a messenger." Doubt these guys did.
What is there left to talk about, that hasn't already been said? 

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Breece6 replied...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 6:09 am

The official statement is that the terrorists were responding to a youtube video called "The innocence of Muhammad" where someone was portraying Muhammad as a womanizer and a corrupt man.  
French schools are being shut down all over Muslim countries because a magazine in Paris portrayed Muhammad in p.ornographic and offensive poses.  
I don't buy the whole "religious zealots" thing with Al Queda anyways, I think it's all politically motivated myself.

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AlidaHope replied...
Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

We're silent because we too are scared of the outcomes from the unsettles disputes. No one knows what to say or they are too scared to say it. We don't want to say something that will cause more anger or violance, but I agree that this isn't working well either.
I don't like being silent. I think we the people have the right to stand up for what we believe in and not just stand by watching our nation fall, get distoyed, or watch out loved ones die for a reason unknown. 
Being silent about the issue is just as bad, if not the same, as not doing anything at all to help. I'm tired of sitting by and watching what this world is coming to. I don't want to fight anymore, I want peace. I want my children to know they are safe and live in a safe place instead of going to bed in terror thinking about the horror that lies elsewhere. I don't want to raise children knowing that there might be a chance of pain caused to them.
I don't want to be scared anymore. I don't want to be silent. I have my beliefs, as they may be different from your's, but I think we should at least do something rather than just watch the world get burned down into nothing by it's own people for no reason other than we cannot agree on simpke things.
Why  the violence? Why the pain?

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Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Breece6 you're right about the offical statement about the youtube video but it was later revealed that it was actually a coverup and that wasn't and/or isn't why the embassy was attacked it's actually a planned terrorist attack.  The embassy called America for help but was told, "I'm sorry but you're on your own for this own," and because of that the ambassador was killed.

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Mystiecub replied...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Because the U.S. isn't used to being attacked on her own land, which is why 9/11 gained so much publicity so quickly.
...and quite frankly...because the President really has very little to no power...Congress is only interested in lining its pockets.

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Freedoms_Guard replied...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Mystie, what do you mean the U.S. isn't(wasn't) being attacked on her own land.  The embassy is US soil, therefore an attack on it should be an act of war.  There seriously needs to be an investigation because the embassy did call for help and the only people came to help were the ex-SEALs who were disobeying orders by going to help.  Somebody told people not to go help.

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human6 replied...
Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

freedom: evidence? 

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Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

What I find shocking is that, even after it came out that our soldiers asked repeatedly to be allowed to go help the ones ebing attacked, we didn't let them. Those men didn't need to die, they could have been saved. But the governmetn ignored them, and let them die. And then America votes the one who refused to send help as president again. 

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For_The_Glory replied...
Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Evidence for what, Human?

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