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2003-01-20 Axis of Evil
U.S. units on hunt to track Saddam
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-01-20 09:50 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [328 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Time to finish the Crusades !
Posted by Anonymous 2003-01-20 10:53:02||   2003-01-20 10:53:02|| Front Page Top

#2 This is literally bringing it back home. The Assassins were a secret society of Muslims formed arount 1090 AD in the area which is now Iran, I believe, at the time of the Crusades. What a great way to commemorate the accomplishments and legacy of such an influential group in world history..........
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-01-20 14:02:49||   2003-01-20 14:02:49|| Front Page Top

#3 The real interesting story is that the Mongols first, circa 1256, conquered Afghanistan [check] which had suffered decades of anarchy, then destroyed the Assassins in a two year campaign [check], and then went on to incorporate Baghdad [in the 'to do' box] into their empire as the Ilkhanate. This included the execution of the ruler of Baghdad, rolled in a rug and trampled to death [actually a Mongol demonstration of respect]. No other army in the period could come close in skill and effectiveness to that of the Khan. It appears we've seen this story somewhere else.
Posted by Don  2003-01-20 16:29:55||   2003-01-20 16:29:55|| Front Page Top

#4 But lets hope that the Americans don't all stay and convert to Islam after conquering Baghdad like the Mongols did.
Posted by Paul 2003-01-21 01:06:16||   2003-01-21 01:06:16|| Front Page Top

#5 The crusades are far from over if Iraq falls. Jerusalem must be secure of Saracen influence.
Posted by Ptah  2003-01-21 10:17:10||   2003-01-21 10:17:10|| Front Page Top

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