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Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by brahmos_ii, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    for some fool who doesn't live in his own insecure country proves how insecure you feel. if i am wrong correct me buddy. don't lose your bullocks over that.
    i guess i named the countries and what population over there practices. use your eyes to read about that and talk to me runt.
     
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    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    It has nothing to do with insecurity,im in my country every month(at least a couple of days).
    Do you really think that after 40 years with terrorist attacks,Turks can be afraid of it?
    I was in Van(a big city in the South East,google it) just last month for two days,you think anyone who is afraid would go there?
    You become immune to it,people go on with their daily lives,if it happens it happens,nobody gives a sh!t.
    I used my eyes and you generalized,instead of that,you could have named the Muslims who cant live in co-existance in Islam,namely the Arab Muslims and countries under their influence.
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i said that before. i said that countries outside of western and arab influence are different. post number 36 read it again bro. you did not get me there.
     
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    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    Yes i have read it and i also read the last sentence(no co-existence in Islam).
    Just know that religion is never the problem,only the people are and its always about power,nothing else.
    What if the GCC countries and Iran under the Mullah regime wouldnt have oil and gas?
    Lesser problems in the Muslim world.
     
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    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    isnt idol worshipping is punishable offence in Islam by Death
    (your words, today, somewhere else:butcher:)
     
  6. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    without oil those countries would actually be poor desert countries with no power. let me clarify i am only against radical elements in islam and muslim world and infact in any religion. those elements get blinded by power which they got from their money accumulated by their oil sales. they actually find reasons to engage in conflict with others.
     
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    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    My words,where?



    ''In Quran we are commanded not to divide ourselves into sects. Thus dividing our religion into sects is against God's command. Those who divide into sects are termed as idol worshippers, and not members of God's religion.''

    Those who divide themselves into sects do not belong with you. Their judgment rests with GOD, then He will inform them of everything they had done.

    You shall submit to Him, reverence Him, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and - whatever you do - do not ever fall into idol worship.
    (Do not fall in idol worship,) like those who divide their religion into sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.


    Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, due to jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the later generations who inherited the scripture are full of doubts.

    ''We learn from above that dividing religion into sects is akin to falling into idol worship, an unforgivable sin (if maintained to death). It doesn't matter what a person calls his or her sect, it is not authorized by God. God condemns all sects.''
     
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    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    So am i.
     
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    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    yes this is it
    sounds terrible
    BTW is the punishment is death or the condition is idol worship till death?
     
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    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    No death,believing in sects until you die is a sin in the eyes of god.
    Its about the sects,there are no sects in Islam so,all these so called Muslims are in fact living in sin according to the Quran.
     
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    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    nah, i m not talking abt muslims.
    Its just that Islam gives "believers" so much liberty to kill non muslims specially Dharmic people.
    killing muslims is somewhat tricky. you have to first declare one Non muslim/less pure muslim and only then its Halal to kill
    just like goats
     
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    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Islam doesn't give liberty to anyone to punish anyone. What Islam says is that it is upto Allah to punish anyone and a common man is not in a position to judge another persons action. People have been misguided by the so called Muslims who use religion to exert power, In reality this is what the religion condemns. If a Muslim thinks that he's getting Heaven by hurting or killing someone, hes in for a surprise.

    Go through the picture and ask yourself if ISIS is following Islam or using Islam? A person who uses religion to misguide people into doing wrong thing is not a Muslim. Every act of these so called terrorists is an act of sin and merely saying 'Alahu Akbar' or expecting it will please Almighty is just a delusion.

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    P.S: Not interested in religious education, so last post on this topic.

    Good Day!
     
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    Miss Me? Russian Ballistic Missile Submarine BS-64 is Back After 16 Years Away

    VIDEOCLUB 18:00 27.12.2016Get short URL 0 1272100 The Soviet-designed nuclear-powered submarine BS-64 Podmoskovye was refurbished as a research vessel, and is now undergoing sea trials in the White Sea in the country's north. The boat was removed from active service in 1999 to be refitted by 2002. However, the repairs were delayed by 15 years due to lack of funds. But in 2015 the work was resumed and now the submarine is ready for its new life as a proud member of the Russian Northern Fleet.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201612271049037823-bs-64-is-back/

     
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    By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Lin Noueihed | WASHINGTON/CAIRO

    Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.

    The U.S. and diplomatic officials said any such Russian deployment might be part of a bid to support Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback with an attack on March 3 by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports controlled by his forces.

    The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States has observed what appeared to be Russian special operations forces and drones at Sidi Barrani, about 60 miles (100 km) from the Egypt-Libya border.

    Egyptian security sources offered more detail, describing a 22-member Russian special forces unit, but declined to discuss its mission. They added that Russia also used another Egyptian base farther east in Marsa Matrouh in early February.

    The apparent Russian deployments have not been previously reported.

    The Russian defense ministry did not immediately provide comment on Monday and Egypt denied the presence of any Russian contingent on its soil.

    "There is no foreign soldier from any foreign country on Egyptian soil. This is a matter of sovereignty," Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said.

    The U.S. military declined comment. U.S. intelligence on Russian military activities is often complicated by its use of contractors or forces without uniforms, officials say.

    Russian military aircraft flew about six military units to Marsa Matrouh before the aircraft continued to Libya about 10 days later, the Egyptian sources said.

    Reuters could not independently verify any presence of Russian special forces and drones or military aircraft in Egypt.

    Mohamed Manfour, commander of Benina air base near Benghazi, denied that Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) had received military assistance from the Russian state or from Russian military contractors, and said there were no Russian forces or bases in eastern Libya.


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    General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), leaves after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

    Several Western countries, including the U.S., have sent special operations forces and military advisors into Libya over the past two years. The U.S. military also carried out air strikes to support a successful Libyan campaign last year to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the city of Sirte.

    Questions about Russia's role in north Africa coincide with growing concerns in Washington about Moscow's intentions in oil-rich Libya, which has become a patchwork of rival fiefdoms in the aftermath of a 2011 NATO-backed uprising against the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was a client of the former Soviet Union.

    The U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is in a deadlock with Haftar, and Russian officials have met with both sides in recent months. Moscow appears prepared to back up its public diplomatic support for Haftar even though Western governments were already irked at Russia's intervention in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad.


    A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until February in a part of Libya that is under Haftar's control, the head of the firm that hired the contractors told Reuters.

    The top U.S. military commander overseeing troops in Africa, Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, told the U.S. Senate last week that Russia was trying to exert influence in Libya to strengthen its leverage over whoever ultimately holds power.

    "They're working to influence that," Waldhauser told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

    Asked whether it was in the U.S. interest to let that happen, Waldhauser said: "It is not."



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    One U.S. intelligence official said Russia's aim in Libya appeared to be an effort to "regain a toe-hold where the Soviet Union once had an ally in Gaddafi."

    "At the same time, as in Syria, they appear to be trying to limit their military involvement and apply enough to force some resolution but not enough to leave them owning the problem," the official added, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

    Russia's courting of Haftar, who tends to brand his armed rivals as Islamist extremists and who some Libyans see as the strongman their country needs after years of instability, has prompted others to draw parallels with Syria, another longtime Soviet client.

    Asked by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham whether Russia was trying to do in Libya what it did in Syria, Waldhauser said: "Yes, that's a good way to characterize it."

    A Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Russia was looking to back Haftar, although its initial focus would likely be on Libya's "oil crescent."

    "It is pretty clear the Egyptians are facilitating Russian engagement in Libya by allowing them to use these bases. There are supposedly training exercises taking place there at present," the diplomat said.

    Egypt has been trying to persuade the Russians to resume flights to Egypt, which have been suspended since a Russian plane carrying 224 people from the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg was brought down by a bomb in October 2015. The attack was claimed by an Islamic State branch that operates out of northern Sinai.

    Russia says that its primary objective in the Middle East is to contain the spread of violent Islamist groups.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pledged this month to help unify Libya and foster dialogue when he met the leader of the U.N.-backed government, Fayez Seraj.

    Russia, meanwhile, is also deepening its relations with Egypt, which had ties to the Soviet Union from 1956 to 1972.

    The two countries held joint military exercises - something the U.S. and Egypt did regularly until 2011 - for the first time in October.

    Russia's Izvestia newspaper said in October that Moscow was in talks to open or lease an airbase in Egypt. Egypt's state-owned Al Ahram newspaper, however, quoted the presidential spokesman as saying Egypt would not allow foreign bases.

    The Egyptian sources said there was no official agreement on the Russian use of Egyptian bases. There were, however, intensive consultations over the situation in Libya.

    Egypt is worried about chaos spreading from its western neighbor and it has hosted a flurry of diplomatic meetings between leaders of the east and west in recent months.




    (Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali in Washington and Lin Noueihed in Cairo; additional reporting by John Walcott in Washington, Ahmed Mohammed Hassan in Cairo, Maria Tsvetkova and Christian Lowe in Moscow, Ayman al-Warfalli in Benghazi, Aidan Lewis in Tunis; editing by Grant McCool)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-libya-exclusive-idUSKBN16K2RY
     
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his officials to seal an agreement which will, in effect, incorporate the armed forces of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region into the Russian military's command structure.

    Georgia condemned the move, which is likely to spark accusations from its Western allies that the Kremlin is absorbing the breakaway region into Russia by stealth, even though under international law it is part of Georgia's sovereign territory.

    Moscow has de facto controlled South Ossetia, a sliver of mainly mountainous land in the northeast of Georgia, for years. But it has, on paper at least, treated South Ossetia as a separate state, not part of Russia.

    According to the text of the draft agreement that Putin ordered his officials to conclude, the separatists will adopt new operating procedures for their armed forces which will be subject to approval by Moscow, and the forces' structure and objectives will be determined in agreement with Russia.

    The agreement also states that members of the South Ossetian armed forces can transfer to serve as Russian soldiers on a Russian military base in South Ossetia. The separatists will shrink their own armed forces by the number of servicemen employed at the Russian base.

    On Tuesday, the Kremlin issued an order signed by Putin instructing the Russian defense and foreign ministries to work with the separatists to conclude and sign the agreement.

    Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said in a statement: "Any agreement between the Russian Federation and de-facto leadership (of South Ossetia) is illegitimate."

    "Such steps are not aimed at protecting peace and are impeding peaceful process, which is necessary for the conflict resolution," he said.


    After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, South Ossetia broke away from Georgia in a war. In August 2008, Russia sent in troops, saying it was protecting civilians in South Ossetia from attack by Georgian forces.

    Georgia, backed by the United States and European Union, said the Russian operation was a naked land grab.

    After a brief war, Russia recognized South Ossetia as an independent state. Only a handful of other states recognize it as a state.

    Russia's critics say the war in South Ossetia was a dress rehearsal by Russia for its annexation in 2014 of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, and its support for separatist fighters in the eastern Ukrainian Donbass region.



    (Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Additional reporting by Margarita Antidze; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova and Christian Lowe; Editing by Alison Williams)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-georgia-army-idUSKBN16L1XQ

    Along expected lines, Russia has acted. In the aftermath of Trump's election, Russia has shown a renewed energy in consolidating it's hold over regions of it's interest.
     
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