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Tobacco company execs should be publicly flogged.
The guy was 83. Most people who don't smoke die before then.
Tribesmen and various empires have been fighting over that area for centuries. If we left the place alone, it would be just as unstable.
The same could be said for every square inch of the earth yet we've managed to create very large and powerful countries. The oil wealth in the Middle East may be just the thing that one or two nations need to overcome the other factions and create a large stable influential nation rivaling the US, or China.
There is no peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Middle East.
Perhaps that was the goal all along. An unstable Middle East can't get organized enough to become a significant threat to the west.
not saying I trust republicans, either. I trust them even less. but my faith in democrats is at zero and so I'd prefer we scrub the whole R and D party system
You're lack of faith is disturbing. Now all we need is another Sandy Hook to get the Democrats attacking the 2nd amendment and Republicans attacking abortion and that'll scare you and everyone else back into a two party frenzy.
people have to be fucking morons to think that NO reaction is going to (or should) occur if they do stupid shit like this
No they don't. It isn't stupid. It is, in fact, stupid that the bomb squad wastes their time with these.