Comments on: Life is harsh under Islamic State. But what’s the alternative? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-152608 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:24:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-152608 Abandon Islam. It’s bunk.

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By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-142381 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-142381 The alternative for the locals is to kill the clergy that preach the ideas behind the Islamic State. If they send their kids to pro-jihad schools and go to such clergy. They asked for what they got.

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By: carlmartel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-138124 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:20:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-138124 Most people overlook the fact that Sunni Arab Muslims in the Middle East have not had a victorious army since Lawrence of Arabia in WW1, 100 years ago. Their borders were drawn by Britain and France. They lost to Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982. Saddam Hussein built the biggest Sunni-led armed forces, marched them into Iran, lost to Iran’s Shia militias, and lost in 1991 and 2003. Afghans and Pakistanis were the main force against the Soviets. Civil war between Iraq’s Shia regime and Sunni rebels gave Islamic State the chance to lead fanatical fighters to victories that appeared swift and decisive. They gave some pride to Sunni Arabs despite Islamic State’s brutality. This has led Sunni Arabs from other lands to join Islamic State because Sunni Arabs want to win a war after 100 years.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-137778 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:27:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-137778 In general, this is a fairly gullible and docile group of people (what remains of the Muslim world). The smart muslims already left the muslim world. Think about all the smart muslims you know. You probably know them in America or Europe.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-137528 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:05:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-137528 The alternative is what has been occurring for thousands of years: Those oppressed with store up their anger and weapons and one day kill the leaders and followers of the oppressor, Deusch.

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By: SaveRMiddle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-137223 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-137223 Global Terrorism will remain forever both concentrated and scattered throughout this planet. Among other factors, the human need “to belong” will always exist. i.e: Gangs

The US can’t even conquer that within.

[The number of homicides in Chicago usually hovers between 300 and 400 a year. Most of the victims are shot, although beatings and stabbings contribute to the figure. As of Nov. 9, there have been 347 murders in the city this year, down from 364 at the same point last year. There have been 1,792 shooting incidents, up from 1,642 at the same time last year. The Chicago Police Department points to the drop in murders as a victory, but that number conceals the hundreds of additional people whose lives are irrevocably damaged by gun violence. Some of those wounded by bullets live by the gun themselves and brazenly wear their scars with pride.]

http://projects.aljazeera.com/2014/chica go-homicides/ortiz_photos.html

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-132506 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:22:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-132506 A well thought out and logical article. It has provoked perhaps the only post by brotherkenny4 I can agree with.

Most people won’t “fight” for a perfect world. They only fight to reduce the misery in their personal loves to a level they deem “acceptable” and sustainable.

So dreams always lost to a “least-worse” alternative. Humanity DOES have a very “dark side” that is in all of us, including the so-called “civilized”.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-132448 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:53:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-132448 There is no fixing lands where the people are members of a religious cult. It matters not who leads as they will always be religious fanatics and cruel besides. We make the mistake of believing that this is not what the people want. We may find a few people who don’t like the cruel religious leaders but they are a real minority. If the majority of the people really wanted change there would be change. We see much regime change in the middle east but the leaders end up still being religious fanatics. As often as the regime changes happen, it seems implausible that if the majority of people wanted reasonable governance there wouldn’t at least be a few stable and benevolent governments that would arise. We are intellectual dishonest when we don’t admit that religious people like pain and feel guilt for those things that could be considered joys in life. And, worse than that, they want us all to join them in suffering through the self inflicted pain. You see, in a rational world devoid of cruel leaders, things get pretty boring for the pain and adrenalin junkies. I suppose if we were to admit these things about the people of the middle east then we might have to admit them about ourselves too. So, onward we go with pain and destruction so that we don’t offend the people who believe in imaginary beings in the sky.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/09/life-is-harsh-under-islamic-state-but-whats-the-alternative/#comment-132439 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:43:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37815#comment-132439 “Life is harsh under Islamic State. But what’s the alternative?”

Death apparently. Arm the Kurds.

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