A Civil War by Any Other Name ...

What's the definition of a civil war? According this article in the New York Times, the "scholarly" definition of a civil war has 2 main criteria:

The first says that the warring groups must be from the same country and fighting for control of the political center, control over a separatist state or to force a major change in policy. The second says that at least 1,000 people must have been killed in total, with at least 100 from each side.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said that Iraq is, indeed, in a civil war. President Bush said no, and in a rare agreement, former President Jimmy Carter agreed with him (or at least he said "not yet").

Iraqis, on the other hand, said "whatever you call it, we're scared." What do you think?


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Dear oh dear

Expand your minds guys - the best thing about this site is that it carrys a selection of posts on different topics - things that you might not be aware of otherwise...

On a personal note i think that it is quite "neat" that somebody is bringing it to my attention that the influential members of our global society are trying to write history in such a way that would lead future generations to beleive that the west had little or nothing to do with the decimation of a country not to mention some of the atrocious acts that have been carried out in the name of our society - it has to be said that there was nothing "civil" about the leveling of Felluga by the allied troops....

heres a suggestion for all of you whiners out there - why dont you log onto the tomy website for some light entertainment!!!

Keep going Alex your doing a fine job.
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Man what's with all the emo people? Skip over an entry you don't like and go cry in a corner.

I think politics have the right to be here just like anything else, Alex. Your blog, you post what you want. I'll still read it even if a post or two doesn't interest me.
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It's hilarious how Neatorama is quibbling over semantics just like out in the real world.

Is it "civil war" or not?
Is it okay to call the story of the Nativity a "myth"?
What about the "theory" of evolution?
Is it "neat" or not"?

I think the tub that Bush holds in this cartoon shoulr read "Iraqi style". "Iraq" is a noun, not an adjective.
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Once again, to all you whiners: If you don't like the post, skip over it! It's as simple as that. I'm so sick of people trying to control the direction of this website. The direction that Alex's website takes is up to Alex. Why does it have to always be about left versus right? Why can't it, for once, be about right versus wrong?

To sum: I'll never complain about a post, because I have a mouse, with a wheel no less, and with a mere flick of my finger I'll simply roll on down to the next post.
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