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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrioten View Post
    We have a saying in Sweden, ensam är stark, alone is strong, and I think it is better to fight your own battles without having to depend on people you barely know or have few things in common with. To rely on strangers to back you up in a potentially critical situation is not a sound strategy. In that case, it is better to go the extra mile yourself and eliminating the element of chance.

    It also depends on whether this "friendship" will result in your side having to make any concessions on your part, to satisfy your temporary ally. If there are any such concessions to be made, and they are deemed too great a sacrifice compared to the benefits gained from uniting under the same banner, then the answer is of course no, the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. On the other hand, if you cannot go at it alone and if this cooperation is founded solemnly on a basis of fighting the common enemy, without any catches or demands attached, then the answer is yes.
    This is my view. "Alone is strong" has always seemed an excellent attitude to me - and any necessary alliances with those who aren't your friends should be treated with the utmost caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrioten View Post
    We have a saying in Sweden, ensam är stark, alone is strong, and I think it is better to fight your own battles without having to depend on people you barely know or have few things in common with.
    I must say that is a very peculiar saying. My experience tells me the opposite is true. Are there many gangs in Sweden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    I must say that is a very peculiar saying. My experience tells me the opposite is true. Are there many gangs in Sweden?
    I took "alone" to mean us (a group of like minded individuals) alone, rather than an individual alone. I suppose there could be different interpretations.

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    The enemy of your enemy can be your friend. It depends on how blind you are to your environment and how misled you have been by your true enemy.
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    War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. - Ambrose Bierce

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    I don´t agree to the saying "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

    I´d prefer to say "The enemy of my enemy is not an enemy as long as my enemy hasn´t lost". But what happens afterwards is unclear. There isn´t only "friend" or "enemy", there can also be a neutral status. The acient Romans had a good saying: "Si vis pacem para bellum" ("If you want peace, prepare for war")

    Having allies is good but a country should always have means to self-defence in the own backhand. For the case of the cases. *g*

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    I don't think so. A concrete example are the Muslims. They are the enemy of the Jews, but they aren't our friends. They too immigrate to Germanic lands and want all sort of privileges. The enemy of my enemy can even by my enemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    I don't think so. A concrete example are the Muslims. They are the enemy of the Jews, but they aren't our friends. They too immigrate to Germanic lands and want all sort of privileges. The enemy of my enemy can even by my enemy.
    I was thinking the exact same thing before I read your post

    This 'Enemy of My Enemy' theory is somewhat ideologically dangerous as it may lead to paradoxical hybrids such as Nazi-muslims (), National-bolshevists and so on.



    I had been among the first to advocate such 'unholly alliances' in the past, until I saw the natural consequences. So, better not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    I don't think so. A concrete example are the Muslims. They are the enemy of the Jews, but they aren't our friends. They too immigrate to Germanic lands and want all sort of privileges. The enemy of my enemy can even by my enemy.
    I disagree. Jews, or whatever you would like to call those in control, have encouraged them to come to our lands so that we are both distracted. Divide and conquer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysium View Post
    I disagree. Jews, or whatever you would like to call those in control, have encouraged them to come to our lands so that we are both distracted. Divide and conquer.
    How do you explain the Ottoman Empire? Muslims wanted to conquer Europe long before they disputed with the Jews over Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysium View Post
    I disagree. Jews, or whatever you would like to call those in control, have encouraged them to come to our lands so that we are both distracted. Divide and conquer.
    NONSENSE. This philosophy that Muslims are a "lesser evil" is unfounded. Islam is an expansionist religion by definition. Read the Qu'ran and you'll see it for yourself. Islam means submission. The Muslims want to submit the "unbelievers", they believe in Jihad. The mosques are signs of their domination in our countries.

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