19th November 2009

“Europe struggled for five centuries to banish religion and superstition from political and social life, making a lot of sacrifices along the way. We must make this hard and hazardous journey ourselves [in Iran]. There are no chains harder than the chains of religion and tradition.”

Anon.

4 Responses to “19th November 2009”

  1. tech Says:

    Iran bussiness is not mine. We all need to BUT OUT.

  2. Brian Delrosario Says:

    Good luck with that. That’s probably harder than getting vegans to try roast beef.

  3. Chris Says:

    If there are forces for secularization in Iran they are not terribly visible but I say to them, Godspeed. It seems likely that Iran will have nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future. That possibility alone makes what goes on there the business of the west. Atomic weapons in the hands of death cults ought to scare any thinking person.

    Has not the Muslim world demonstrated that they have absolutely no trouble finding people that not only have no fear of death but welcome it? What’s more, these addled sociopaths think that by taking as many infidels with them as possible they will get a better station in heaven.

  4. Brian Delrosario Says:

    Hey, great point, Chris. Nuclear arms in the hands of extremists (religious or not) concerns us all. What to do? Can it really be that hard to hunt down these bad men?

    I considered applying to a PMC after my time in the military. The private sector really does do it better, even security. It would be like pirate hunting off the coast of Somalia. Screw these bastards, no one will miss them. Security contracting seems like lots of fun, lots of trigger time on real breathing targets, and a great income. Seems like a good answer to me. I don’t see why it gets such a bad wrap.