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Disagreeable

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Why am I not surprised that this "Christian" man advocates the murder of another human being for political purposes? Link below; my emphasis.

"Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."
"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club."
"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050823/ap_on_re_us/robertson_assassination
 

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It seems to me that Pat is twenty years behind the times as usual. Communism is a failed experiment if there ever was one. The scary part is some people actually think this man has something worthwhile to say. All I can say is he sure is no Billy Graham.
 

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While I'm not sure where Chavis falls on the communist socialist, aganda, it is clear he plans on staying in office for a long time, in light of that, the current Robertson policy to assainate him should be put on hold to see if chavis can moderate abit and re-instil stability to his country, or if he becomes a world menice like Saddam. , But how to proceed aludes most,

Chavis like many "dictators" in the making, attempt to lift the poor, as to later control them ( Saddam is a example) yet attempts by this nation to engage and ally with them are later ridiculed as "supporting" dicatators (saddam again is an example). and looking at history, even Disagreeable would have shot Saddam. How should we as a country deal with Chavis, is not clear, but then again in world politics little is,

what is clear is that chavis is seeking Nuclear power ( when his country holds large oil wealth, and has vast Hydro electric capabiliies). is seeking to align with Cuba (but who really cares about them) and Iran, which should be of modest concern...
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=2743
( I found a real liberal link to back up popular opinion on Chavis )

so how to proceed, shake hands with a maturing dictator, (and have the photo later shown as "proof" we armed him,) or speak out against him, and set a wait and see course?

Dis your Quick to see the problem, now how about "real discussion" and solutions?

or would you prefer to continue to "attack" and see all sides "entrenched" in defending opinions?
 

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Well, Disagreeable, I'd be willing to bet you are against capital punishment in any form. Sometimes by "dispatching" one mean nasty outright bad person, many innocent lives can be saved. If someone has a reputation as a murderer or rapist, get rid of them, and life will be better for law-abiding good citizens. If "bad eggs" of this ilk get arrested, for heck sakes don't turn them loose on the streets again, because they will just go back to their old ways.

Pat Robertson perhaps has more common sense than is being attributed to him. He realizes that by assassinating this individual, many innocent and law-abiding lives will be saved in the long run.
 

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As a Christian evangelist Robertson has strayed far from stating the good news. That is, proclaiming the main Biblical principle that Christ died for us sinners. Biblical Christianity isn't about applying force.

He'd do more good if he stayed the course.
 

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I hope you all realize that I wasn't sticking up for what Pat Robertson has said. The reality of the situation is that he let his common sense get in the way of good judgement. There is a fine line.

Sometimes the best approach is to "shoot first and ask questions later."
 

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Soapweed said:
Well, Disagreeable, I'd be willing to bet you are against capital punishment in any form. Sometimes by "dispatching" one mean nasty outright bad person, many innocent lives can be saved. If someone has a reputation as a murderer or rapist, get rid of them, and life will be better for law-abiding good citizens. If "bad eggs" of this ilk get arrested, for heck sakes don't turn them loose on the streets again, because they will just go back to their old ways.

Pat Robertson perhaps has more common sense than is being attributed to him. He realizes that by assassinating this individual, many innocent and law-abiding lives will be saved in the long run.

Well, Soapweed, old Pat is backing off this statement pretty hard today. He says he was misinterpreted by the media. But, like Rush's bashing of Gold Star Mom Cindy Sheehan, what he said is on the record via video tape. The only people who buy his backtracking are his staunch followers who will believe most anything he says, no matter how foolish.
 

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Democrats and Disagreeable-type people never fail to amaze me. They get shivers down their spineless backs at the mere mention of the word "assassinate" but a much more cruel word like "abortion" is something for which they completely stand. They have no qualms about aborting (killing) a helpless harmless potentially loveable little baby because it is "inconvenient". But then they shudder at the thought of capital punishment when it comes to a known murderer or rapist. Where is the logic?

If someone had "assassinated" Hitler ahead of time, think of how much better off the world would have been.
 

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Dis, were you outraged at the calls from the far left to assassinate Bush? I believe a book was even written.
 

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