72 Virgins

by Mr. Fish on September 21, 2012 · 7 comments

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zap September 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Henri

I appreciate hearing from you. The philosophical question of assuming a purely doctrinair trade driven non-interventionism would seem to imply some bleak sacrifices.

Perhaps this is a difficult contingency to conceptualize for an American.
Carrying the geopolitical footprint of perhaps, New Zealand as our domestic circumstance is hemorrhaging would be attractive for economic purposes.

Would be novel anyway to keep our name out of people’s mouth for a single news cycle when it comes to undesired military posturing and so forth.

Interestingly, the sterile hypothetical of an agnostic trade-based orientation in Sino-Sudanese relations hardly exists

Amnesty International http://tinyurl.com/8n5a8uh

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M Henri Day September 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

Well, zap, my answer would be that the issue is hardly one of China and no questions asked on the one side and the USA being concerned with «human rights» and «democracy», but rather that the claims of the latter (nota bene, the government, not that of ordinary residents) are pure and simple hypocrisy – a proposition which I maintain is more than demonstrated by the evidence available. Given this fact – as I maintain it is – I far prefer the Chinese position of non-interference. But perhaps you believe that the Chinese «sucking oil from Sudan» (a more neutral description might perhaps be «China purchasing oil from Sudan at market prices») is a far greater crime than the interminable US wars of aggression in say, Southwest and Central Asia (which you, perhaps, might regard as interventions in order to promote «human rights» and «democracy»). The Nürnberg Criteria, however, would not agree….

Henri

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Boxcar's lovely wife September 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Way to push it just to the edge, Mr. Fish.

Thankfully for Glenn there is no hell. Nor heaven above.

Darn good thing those virgins are clearly from one of the many Christian Sects or the Middle East would explode all over again just like it has with very little provocation; except a few nudges from religious fanatics and Imperialists for over 4000 years. I wonder which cartoon or blasphemous work of art started it all. (totally rhetorical)

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Glenn September 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thank you for your comments BLW.

Especially about the “little” nudge.

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zap September 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

wryly insightful and abstruse.. Much truth there but the West obsesses over itself a prime mover in this sense I think perhaps at some folly.

Respectfully wonder whether the readers here would find it an improvement if US foreign policy assumed the agnostic posture of China – driven primarily by trade with no guise of human rights… as in sucking oil from Sudan no questions asked ?

“In our society, a woman without a husband or brothers is a dead woman,” http://tinyurl.com/8u42tws

Where is involvement an iteration of cultural imperialism vs. one of deontology?

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Glenn September 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Seventy-two really old virgins, past their use-by date, is my idea of hell.

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kozandaishi September 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

When there is nowhere
that you have determined
to call your own,
then no matter where you go
you are always going home.
̶ Muso Soseki (1275-1351)

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