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Created by Joe Listo on 02/26/12 5:17 PM -

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Quran-Burning in Afghanistan (Joe Listo, Brazil, 02/26/12 5:17 pm)

I am surprised Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (26 February) stated she is not in the habit of responding to individual attacks. She always responds to attacks, ad hominem or not, as long as she can make a point in the direction that the US is responsible for all the sins of the world. I am not digressing here. This is a fact, and all WAISers have to do is read her posts.

I thank Soraya for her advice for me to read her posts with an open mind. Her posts are crystal clear to me. However, I cannot refrain from thinking in accordance with my ideology because in doing so I would be betraying the very foundations I believe in. In that sense, Soraya and I are not too far apart. She always states her feelings towards the US, the difference being what she feels and what I feel.

Do we have to be mathematically accurate in a free Forum such as WAIS? I believe we do not and most of the time we can not, because WAISers express their opinions based on a number of different sources and these sources frequently produce different results on the same subject. I did not mention that my personal poll on attitudes towards the US was accurate, but sampling opinions of people around the world can reflect an overall and true feeling in relation to the researched subject. In the small universe of my polling, I was not able to detect the intense anti-American sentiment Soraya continually alludes to, except in the Middle East.

Again, when the GOP candidates state an opinion different from what Soraya would like to hear, she contends they are not "sane." In her view, except for Ron Paul, the other candidates want to take office to incite violence, encourage terrorism, start wars and kill more people, and violate international laws. No less. I follow the presidential candidates as close as distance permits, and yet I do not read them in the light Soraya does. I wonder how those sadistic candidates stand a chance against Ron Paul.

Although I have done extensive reading throughout my life, Soraya believes that if I read more about all the "bad things" the US did to the world perhaps I could see the US in a different, more negative light. On the contrary, I can guarantee her that nothing on the face of the Earth will change my opinion and allegiance to the US.

JE comments:  Greetings to all from Delaware--Small Wonder, America's corporate HQ, land of tax-free shopping.  During my long drive eastward a lot of posts have joined the queue.  I'll do what I can to catch up with them tomorrow.

For now, I think Joe Listo and Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich have stated their cases.  I've greatly enjoyed the time I've spent with Soraya and Joe, and I can assure them that if and when they could actually meet, they would like each other.  Really.  WAISers are like that--at times antagonistic on the Forum, but in person we're all one happy family...really.


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