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Old 10.07.2015, 21:54
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An older but always relevant article from The Atlantic on Daesh (BTW we should stop referring to them as a "state", which they're not):

What ISIS really wants

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Yes, that appeared on the BBC website at the time too. Very interesting article that the powers that be should be reading and probably aren't.
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Old 11.07.2015, 00:27
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Re: Islamic State

Meanwhile.... US designates Tunisia as major non-NATO allies. The status hasn't a so great track record (Afghanistan, Egypt, Bahrain)
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Old 02.08.2015, 22:52
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Re: Islamic State

It is a murky world.

Taliban have finally announced their leader Mullah Omar is dead; died two years ago!

In the small print it is said he died in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan; same country that was hosting Bin Laden. One wonders exactly how many top terrorists our Western ally Pakistan is protecting/hosting?
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Nauseating!!!
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/wo...rape.html?_r=0

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Re: Islamic State

Absolutely! People would label them animals, but animals don't behave like that, only humans treat other humans like this. Just thugs using religion to promote their own sick world view.

If they want to turn the clock back, it's a pity they don't do the same with the weapons they use. Funny, how it's okay to use modern stuff to achieve your ancient and outdated goal. Hypocrits too it seems.

Unfortunately, no one is doing enough to defeat them. Like it or not, an armed, multi-country force on the ground is ultimately the only way we're going to get rid of them. Only by taking back their "caliphate state", destroying it completely, will it prove to them that their leaders were wrong and God is not on their side.
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Old 14.08.2015, 09:58
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The worst aspect is that so many FEmale Teenagers in the west feel attracted by those criminals
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Old 14.08.2015, 10:08
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I doubt there are that many overall. It's just that the media like to go on and on when they catch a story.
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I doubt there are that many overall. It's just that the media like to go on and on when they catch a story.

Difficult to tell, but Police Folks fear the worst
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Old 15.08.2015, 10:40
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Re: Islamic State

Comes from the top down.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33941913

If it's okay for the leader to commit rape it's okay for the rest of us.

Still, these sorts of atrocities tend to be the norm in all war situations so IS isn't alone in this. It's been happening for centuries in all countries when one conquers another. First thing to do is rape your opponents' women. IS is only different in saying their perverted beliefs make it okay.
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Old 17.08.2015, 09:23
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Meanwhile.... US designates Tunisia as major non-NATO allies. The status hasn't a so great track record (Afghanistan, Egypt, Bahrain)

King Mohammed VI and Abdelaziz Bouteflika and President as-Sisi and King Abdullah al Hussein and Dr Bashar al-Assad in conjunction with their Russian ally will overcome but need some time. Looks as if Germany and the USA are withdrawing their support for President Erdogan
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Old 17.08.2015, 09:56
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Comes from the top down.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33941913

If it's okay for the leader to commit rape it's okay for the rest of us.

Still, these sorts of atrocities tend to be the norm in all war situations so IS isn't alone in this. It's been happening for centuries in all countries when one conquers another. First thing to do is rape your opponents' women. IS is only different in saying their perverted beliefs make it okay.

Raping and pillaging by marauding soldiers is nothing new. These here are sanctified by their religion, ritualised and being done as prayer. This isn't the "same 'ol" kind of thing.
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Old 17.08.2015, 10:22
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Raping and pillaging by marauding soldiers is nothing new. These here are sanctified by their religion, ritualised and being done as prayer. This isn't the "same 'ol" kind of thing.
It sounds to me like bookending of the evil act i.e. "Forgive me Lord for what I am about to do"...... "Forgive me Lord for what I have done"
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Old 17.08.2015, 11:29
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It sounds to me like bookending of the evil act i.e. "Forgive me Lord for what I am about to do"...... "Forgive me Lord for what I have done"
If it were only so. But this describes a rape ritual as ibadah, a form of worship.

NYTimes: ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape
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Re: Islamic State

Could only be in the Daily Mail! " 16 ISIS fighters who contracted HIV from two Moroccan sex slaves are ordered to become suicide bombers"
Link here.

From the same source;- the virus is prevalent in ISIS because a large number of fighters 'are drug addicts or have criminal backgrounds' and disease spreads quickly because the extremists frequently swap wives and sex slaves.
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Re: Islamic State

Went through the respective charade by Obama and Putin in UN General Assembly yesterday and with regards to Syrian crisis I go with Putin. Strengthen millitarily and logistically the only force that is on ground fighting the IS menace. Toppling Assad now will do more damage a la Iraq vis a vis Saddam.
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Old 29.09.2015, 11:39
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Went through the respective charade by Obama and Putin in UN General Assembly yesterday and with regards to Syrian crisis I go with Putin. Strengthen millitarily and logistically the only force that is on ground fighting the IS menace. Toppling Assad now will do more damage a la Iraq vis a vis Saddam.
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Of course the only military solution is boots on the ground; the Americans will not stand for their boys dying again on some foreign field to support some obscure policy.


Consequently the Russians are the only solution because they can send their boys in and completely ignore public opinion (if they even admit their boys are there).


Estimates of ISIS fighters in Syria are up to 50,000 plus who knows how many fighters in other groups. The Russians will have to put in overwhelming military numbers to defeat this; they really have opened Pandora's box


About "Toppling Assad now will do more damage a la Iraq vis a vis Saddam" Too late, the Genie is out of the bottle and Syria can never be put back together.
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About "Toppling Assad now will do more damage a la Iraq vis a vis Saddam" Too late, the Genie is out of the bottle and Syria can never be put back together.
The same was said about Egypt.. i.e. the people have tasted revolution and freedom, there is no way they would accept another military dictator, draconian laws and a permanent state of emergency.

Not that I am saying the Egyptian military has been as ruthless as the Syrian one, however Egypt hasn't had to deal with an armed insurgency and tourist jihadis from Europe getting in the way.
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The same was said about Egypt.. i.e. the people have tasted revolution and freedom, there is no way they would accept another military dictator, draconian laws and a permanent state of emergency.

Not that I am saying the Egyptian military has been as ruthless as the Syrian one, however Egypt hasn't had to deal with an armed insurgency and tourist jihadis from Europe getting in the way.
I don't think its over yet for Egypt.

Just because things are quiet on the surface doesn't mean that everybody has gone home and accepted the status quo.
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But Egypt has a functioning economy and society. there are remote areas the government can't control, but there is impression of stability, no? I don't get the sense the majority of Egyptians would choose radicalism, especially seeing what Syria looks like now.

But then perhaps Merkel inspires them with hopes they might end up in Germany.

Tunisia is doing relatively well, no? What works there and can the approach work elsewhere?
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Tunisia is doing relatively well, no? What works there and can the approach work elsewhere?
It worked there because there was little outside interference in their affairs. They didn't have the Russians, Iranians, Gulf States, Turkey, Europe and the US fighting a proxy war on their soil.
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