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Modern Crusades

#1
This might seem a bit overly simplistic, however,
Is the current 'war on terror'
just a new way of telling the public that we're off to bash the Muslim's cos we don't like/know/understand their culture.
And recent events in London and Barcelona are just the justification for re-starting the middle age crusades , albeit with heavy armour and air-superiority?
 
#2
Simplistic perhaps, but true in a way, especially from the US perspective, since Dubbya said God told him to do it, and as such it is now his sacred duty....:roll:
 
#3
Just after GW1, a couple of US jurno's published a book, in fact it was a bloody large book very long and detailed, called....... CRUSADE.

At the time I was young and innocent(ish) and thought it all a load of tosh, I will dig it out, for IIRC it was all about the coming US crusade on the east, gain oil and wealth, lose pain in the bum middle-eastern countries and control the centre of the world!

I still believe that a key factor in Op Iraqi Freedom was to gain a good sized force bang in the centre of the Oil producing countries.

Also there isnt a country anywhere that can not be hit by land based US airpower now.
 
#6
Darthspud,
The book's title is "Crusade - The Untold Story of the Gulf War" by Rick Atkinson. Published in the UK by Harper Collins.
 

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