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Saturday Lecture Series: The Decline of Christians in The Middle East

by coldwarrior ( 58 Comments › )
Filed under History, Middle East, Open thread, Politics, Religion, saturday lecture series at June 8th, 2013 - 8:30 am

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58 Responses to “Saturday Lecture Series: The Decline of Christians in The Middle East”
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  1. Da_Beerfreak
    1 | June 8, 2013 8:40 am

    Ethnic cleansing is islam’s simple answer to multiculturalism.

    Convert or die…


  2. 2 | June 8, 2013 9:11 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    You’ll notice that ethnic cleansing is OK when it is done by Muslims. It is not OK when it is done against Muslims. It really like our military have become Janissaries for the Caliphate. Sure, we are killing Jihadis in Afghanistan, but we are arming them in Syria and Libya. Our foreign policy is insane, and it will get worse with Powers and Rice moving up in the world. Obama has put together the worst foreign policy team America has ever fielded. I believe that is deliberate.


  3. rain of lead
    3 | June 8, 2013 9:12 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    morning Fist.

    fuck it
    let it burn


  4. 4 | June 8, 2013 9:24 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Of course it’s deliberate! أوباما wants us all to chant The Muslim National Anthem™!


  5. 5 | June 8, 2013 9:24 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Morning! I’m OK with moving the civilized people out of the so-called Muslim lands. I’d get them all out of there. Less collateral damage when we bomb the barbarians that way.


  6. RIX
    6 | June 8, 2013 9:26 am

    Obama has put together the worst foreign policy team America has ever fielded. I believe that is deliberate.@ Iron Fist:

    He does it because he can. He does “In your face appointments”
    And he smugly has fun with us. Look at the stupid “White” men
    he surrounds himself with, Kerry, Biden, Hagel, etc.


  7. rain of lead
    7 | June 8, 2013 9:26 am

    meanwhile…

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/zimmerman-prosecutions-voice-expert-admits-this-is-not-really-good-evidence/

    ABC Speech Expert Suggests Zimmerman the Screamer “by significant margin”

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    3

    Two big developments took place yesterday:

    1. An Exemplar of Trayvon Martin Speaking Was Obtained by ABC News

    2. At the Frye Hearing the voice experts for the prosecution were examined, and they didn’t do well

    Today the state attorney presented two of its expert witnesses on speech recognition and speaker identification to the court as part of the ongoing Frye hearing to determine whether their testimony should be admissible at trial. Having listened to both appearances live (-stream), my overwhelming perception is that it was a disastrous day for the prosecution on this issue, and the outcome will only be worse if either of these “experts” is put in front of a jury.


  8. Da_Beerfreak
    8 | June 8, 2013 9:31 am

    Obama’s foreign policy plan is a simple one to:
    1.) Elevate America’s Enemies.
    2.) Depress America’s Friends.
    3.) Ensure that America is hated and mistrusted by all.


  9. RIX
    9 | June 8, 2013 9:38 am

    @ rain of lead:
    In the Zimmerman Case there will just be dueling
    experts in the voice recognition area. It would just
    probably be a wash
    There were no charges originally brought, for lack
    of merit.
    This is a political prosecution, in my view.


  10. waldensianspirit
    10 | June 8, 2013 9:41 am

    @ rain of lead:
    1) Lots of Bloomberg grammar speak eh


  11. 11 | June 8, 2013 9:42 am

    @ rain of lead:

    They still have to find Zimmerman guilty. He is guilty of bing a White Hispanic. That is all he needs to be guilty of. Race trumps everythin, these days. It makes the days of Jim Crow look tame by comparison. And that is what Obama and his ilk want. They want Jim Crow in reverse, where you are judged by the color of your skin exclusively, and Black is right and privileged and white is wrong and oppressed. I think people are going to get tired of that, eventually.


  12. rain of lead
    12 | June 8, 2013 9:43 am

    @ RIX:

    oh without a doubt it is political
    if this is of interest to you here is a link to a blog that is doing THE BEST reporting on the Z-man trial

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/


  13. 13 | June 8, 2013 9:44 am

    RIX wrote:

    This is a political prosecution, in my view.

    It is definately a political prosecution. Martin was a thug who attacked the wrong person. Zimmerman is guilty of being white, and of having acted in self-defense, two things that the Left absolutely hates.


  14. RIX
    14 | June 8, 2013 9:59 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    This is a political prosecution, in my view.

    It is definately a political prosecution. Martin was a thug who attacked the wrong person. Zimmerman is guilty of being white, and of having acted in self-defense, two things that the Left absolutely hates.

    In news reports, Zimmerman is always described in
    negative terms “Self appointed”neighborhood watch.
    Martin on the other hand is usually just described
    as a “teen.’
    This should never have gone to trial, but the race
    industry got involved & the prosecutor is out to
    make a name.


  15. RIX
    15 | June 8, 2013 10:04 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ RIX:

    oh without a doubt it is political
    if this is of interest to you here is a link to a blog that is doing THE BEST reporting on the Z-man trial

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/

    Thanks


  16. rain of lead
    16 | June 8, 2013 10:06 am

    to be filed under “huh, who knew?”

    NSA Whistleblower: Obama Took Down General Petraeus By Using Illegal Surveillance (Video)

    William Binney, whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades, said the David Petraeus sex scandal was most likely exposed using illegal surveillance of his e-mail


  17. RIX
    17 | June 8, 2013 10:08 am

    This borders on unbelievable, Obama is blaming employers
    for the rising cost of health care.
    See the employers must have deliberately increased their
    own costs, so that they could pass more costs on to
    the employees.
    Yeah, that’s it.


  18. RIX
    18 | June 8, 2013 10:20 am

    Chris Matthews, thy delusion knows no bounds. In a month where the veritable pileup of scandals resembles anespecially bad freeway car accident–indeed, on the heels of the PRISM revelation–Matthews maintains that President Obama is as close to a perfect person as we’ve seen, potentially since Christ. Behold unrighteous indignation, taken to an illogical extreme:
    HT Weasel ippers

    This is a love triangle with Obama, Matthews & Christie.


  19. 19 | June 8, 2013 10:22 am

    RIX wrote:

    In news reports, Zimmerman is always described in
    negative terms “Self appointed”neighborhood watch.
    Martin on the other hand is usually just described
    as a “teen.’
    This should never have gone to trial, but the race
    industry got involved & the prosecutor is out to
    make a name.

    Even if Zimmerman wins this thing legally, he’s gonna lose the media trial. He’s destined be the poster boy for the old axiom “life just isn’t fair”.


  20. 20 | June 8, 2013 10:23 am

    RIX wrote:

    This is a love triangle with Obama, Matthews & Christie.

    Ewwww. Cool it with the mental images, RIX!


  21. rain of lead
    21 | June 8, 2013 10:32 am

    you know…..
    when Alex Jones starts to make sense…it truly is the end times


  22. 22 | June 8, 2013 10:49 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    you know…..
    when Alex Jones starts to make sense…it truly is the end times

    I’ve noticed that. The “black helicopter crowd” is entering the mainstream and largely becoming vindicated.


  23. 23 | June 8, 2013 10:57 am

    @ MacDuff:
    Yeah, we know they are reading our email. What’s next? FEMA death camps?


  24. 24 | June 8, 2013 11:04 am

    @ RIX:

    What have I missed on Obama blaming employers for the cost increases?


  25. 25 | June 8, 2013 11:11 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    Yeah, we know they are reading our email. What’s next? FEMA death camps?

    Having just completed my 60th lap around the sun, my new personal axiom is “never say never”.


  26. RIX
    26 | June 8, 2013 11:14 am

    Even if Zimmerman wins this thing legally, he’s gonna lose the media trial. He’s destined be the poster boy for the old axiom “life just isn’t fair”.
    @ MacDuff:

    Zimmerman’s life is pretty much ruined.
    But, if he was a “guilty as sin” lefty like Bill
    Ayers, it would just be career move.


  27. RIX
    27 | June 8, 2013 11:15 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    This is a love triangle with Obama, Matthews & Christie.

    Ewwww. Cool it with the mental images, RIX!

    Sorry man, I lost my head.
    Think about beer!


  28. 28 | June 8, 2013 11:17 am

    RIX wrote:

    Sorry man, I lost my head.
    Think about beer!

    Mmmmmm…beer……

    Ok, I’m good!


  29. RIX
    29 | June 8, 2013 11:17 am

    mfhorn wrote:

    @ RIX:

    What have I missed on Obama blaming employers for the cost increases?

    FNC had a clip on this morning of Obama speaking yesterday.
    In it he blamed employers for the increase in health care
    costs.
    I assume that he was in California.


  30. RIX
    30 | June 8, 2013 11:18 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    Sorry man, I lost my head.
    Think about beer!

    Mmmmmm…beer……

    Ok, I’m good!

    Yeah, I knew that I had to talk you down.
    The image is just too heinous.


  31. 31 | June 8, 2013 11:27 am

    RIX wrote:

    This borders on unbelievable, Obama is blaming employers
    for the rising cost of health care.
    See the employers must have deliberately increased their
    own costs, so that they could pass more costs on to
    the employees.
    Yeah, that’s it.

    Sorry, nothing remotely unbelievable about it at all.

    Why are some people so damned stupid?

    They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type.” Reassuring the public that their phones aren’t bugged when their e-mails can be watched in progress is highly nuanced indeed. Beyond that, no serious critic of data-mining is claiming that it amounts to wiretapping. The criticism is that (a) the bits of data collected from phone records can reveal more than the average person might think, and (b) the slippery slope is real when it comes to surveillance. PRISM is proof enough of that. No one’s listening to your phone calls yet, but give the public a few years to get used to this latest intrusion. Maybe they’ll be more open to that possibility down the road, especially as terrorists get more ambitious.

    Which one of you does not understand what the bolded section of that passage means? Ok, I’m waiting….

    Let me spell it out to you if you aren’t bright enough to get it on your own. In order for anyone to “watch your ideas form as you type” the US Government or some other entity has to have software on your computer that allows them to monitor what you are doing.

    When you are writing an e-mail, it is on your computer until you send it to your email server. If you are writing an article for a website or blog or even commenting on a forum or blog, again, what you are writing is on your computer until you submit it.

    In other words, PRISM is a direct straight up violation of your 4th and 5th amendment constitutional rights.


  32. 32 | June 8, 2013 11:30 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    Sorry man, I lost my head.
    Think about beer!
    Mmmmmm…beer……
    Ok, I’m good!

    88 bottles of beer IRS Agents on in the wall hall… Oh my :shock:


  33. RIX
    33 | June 8, 2013 11:41 am

    @ doriangrey:
    What is unbeievabl is that Obama is asserting that
    employers deliberately increased their own health care
    costs , so that they could punish mployees by passing on
    the costs.
    BHO is childish, but his supporters buy it.


  34. RIX
    34 | June 8, 2013 11:59 am

    Time for a bike ride.
    If I see a seriously obese guy on the path
    with a pony tail, I’ll say hi for everybody.


  35. 35 | June 8, 2013 12:01 pm

    RIX wrote:

    BHO is childish, but his supporters buy it.

    No, he is not childish, it is foolish to think that he is, what you are seeing is nothing short of pure Marxism. Obama is a hardcore Marxist, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.


  36. 36 | June 8, 2013 12:51 pm

    In the Summer of 1982 for about 2 months, Lebanon was restored to being a Christian Country thanks to Israel.

    Then the US forced Israel to back off and leave the Lebanese Maronite hanging. Ask any Maronite and they will tell you the US takes orders from the Muslims.

    In 1990, Poppy Bush allowed Syria to crush the final Christian resistance. Since then Hezbollah has run the show.

    Watch this interview, for a few weeks the Israelis and Maronites had restored Lebanon to its rightful owners.


  37. 37 | June 8, 2013 12:54 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I cry when I see this interview. Lebanese Christians actually took up arms to defend themselves. They did not rant and rave. They actually fought and where backstabbed by fellow Christians.

    So were the Serbs.


  38. Guggi
    38 | June 8, 2013 1:02 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Rodan:

    I cry when I see this interview. Lebanese Christians actually took up arms to defend themselves. They did not rant and rave. They actually fought and where backstabbed by fellow Christians.

    So were the Serbs.

    One Name: Aoun.


  39. yenta-fada
    39 | June 8, 2013 1:16 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    1) Lots of Bloomberg grammar speak eh

    Only the grammarians will be allowed to have grammar.


  40. 40 | June 8, 2013 1:19 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Very true. He fought the Syrians and is now traitor.


  41. yenta-fada
    41 | June 8, 2013 1:21 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    I cry when I see this interview. Lebanese Christians actually took up arms to defend themselves. They did not rant and rave. They actually fought and where backstabbed by fellow Christians.
    So were the Serbs.

    If the NYT doesn’t report it, it’s not news./ (or, even worse, Jon Stewart)


  42. yenta-fada
    42 | June 8, 2013 1:22 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    BHO is childish, but his supporters buy it.
    No, he is not childish, it is foolish to think that he is, what you are seeing is nothing short of pure Marxism. Obama is a hardcore Marxist, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.

    Can’t he be both?


  43. RIX
    43 | June 8, 2013 1:24 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    BHO is childish, but his supporters buy it.

    No, he is not childish, it is foolish to think that he is, what you are seeing is nothing short of pure Marxism. Obama is a hardcore Marxist, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.

    I think both are true.


  44. RIX
    44 | June 8, 2013 1:25 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    BHO is childish, but his supporters buy it.
    No, he is not childish, it is foolish to think that he is, what you are seeing is nothing short of pure Marxism. Obama is a hardcore Marxist, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.

    Can’t he be both?

    I’ll take it, yes!


  45. RIX
    45 | June 8, 2013 1:29 pm

    @ Rodan:
    Under the Christians, Beruit was considered the Paris
    of the Middle East.
    Under Muslim control it has become a hell hole.


  46. yenta-fada
    46 | June 8, 2013 1:30 pm

    @ RIX:

    The motto at michellesmirror is “If you can’t say something nice about someone, then come over here and sit beside me.” :-)


  47. yenta-fada
    47 | June 8, 2013 1:30 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Under the Christians, Beruit was considered the Paris
    of the Middle East.
    Under Muslim control it has become a hell hole.

    Even Paris isn’t Paris these days.


  48. RIX
    48 | June 8, 2013 1:33 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    @ RIX:

    The motto at michellesmirror is “If you can’t say something nice about someone, then come over here and sit beside me.”

    That’s funny.
    I”ll also go with, Will Rogers never met Obama.


  49. RIX
    49 | June 8, 2013 1:34 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Under the Christians, Beruit was considered the Paris
    of the Middle East.
    Under Muslim control it has become a hell hole.

    Even Paris isn’t Paris these days.

    No, but Londonstan & Dearbonstan are becoming sister cities.


  50. 50 | June 8, 2013 1:37 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    NY Times, the apologists for Stalin and Hitler. They have never changed.


  51. 51 | June 8, 2013 1:38 pm

    @ RIX:

    There are more Lebanese Christians in Europe, America and Latin America than in Lebanon. Its a tragedy.


  52. RIX
    52 | June 8, 2013 1:41 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ RIX:

    There are more Lebanese Christians in Europe, America and Latin America than in Lebanon. Its a tragedy.

    Dan shame.


  53. RIX
    53 | June 8, 2013 1:42 pm

    See ya later.


  54. yenta-fada
    54 | June 8, 2013 1:48 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    NY Times, the apologists for Stalin and Hitler. They have never changed.

    Can you now understand how the Jews in Germany, Poland, etc. got on those trains under Hitler? Sadly, I watch the similarities.


  55. Alberta Oil Peon
    55 | June 9, 2013 12:00 pm

    @ RIX:
    Neighborhood Watch folks are always “self-appointed”, in that they volunteer. Nobody drafts them into it.

    And thugs like Trayvon are volunteers, too. He had a choice, he didn’t have to be a thug.


  56. RIX
    56 | June 9, 2013 12:28 pm

    Alberta Oil Peon wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Neighborhood Watch folks are always “self-appointed”, in that they volunteer. Nobody drafts them into it.

    And thugs like Trayvon are volunteers, too. He had a choice, he didn’t have to be a thug.

    They smear Zimmerman & try to cover up what a little
    thug Trayvon was.
    He was always in trouble & was suspended from
    school for contents of his backpack, jewelry, weed &
    burglar tools.


  57. 57 | June 9, 2013 1:11 pm

    @ RIX:
    But he was black! Remember, a greatan said he had a dream that children would be judged by the color of ther skin, not the content of their character. Obama is the ultimate end of this. The way he injected himself into this was a scandal, but everyone took it as normal.


  58. RIX
    58 | June 9, 2013 1:29 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:
    But he was black! Remember, a greatan said he had a dream that children would be judged by the color of ther skin, not the content of their character. Obama is the ultimate end of this. The way he injected himself into this was a scandal, but everyone took it as normal.

    He injected himself in the incident with that goofy black
    Professor in Boston & the police.
    He admitted that he didn’t have the facts , but still
    said, “The police acted stupidly.”
    it’s all race, all time with this guy.


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