Comments on: Why Islamic State’s brand of horror works so well Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: paintcan Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:29:21 +0000 As barbarous as ISIL is there were many comments in these pages for over ten years that were just as barbarous.

There are no “good guys” now – they are all criminal and all are compromised one way or anther.

ISIL could easily be seen as the Khmer Rouge of the Middle East and that madness appeared because the US bombed the Cambodians into temporary insanity.

The fact that 14 years of continued warfare, and that blatantly corrupt governments were installed with US help and flooded with cash and bribery, is being rejected by the ME. The fact that ISIL only gets stronger should argue that the US should never have set foot in the ME. The more that is thrown at them the stronger they get.

What else could you expect? You don’t need Freudian psychology to explain the violence. Think biology instead.

By: MaskOfZero Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:18:15 +0000 ISIL’s brand of horror only works to unite every country against them.

That is not a good strategy. That is not a winning strategy.

The success of ISIL in Iraq is more due to the schism between Shi’ites and Sunnis than to the ‘horror’ of their methods.

ISIL fighters behave like children–vicious children, but children nevertheless. The author and other commentators like to ascribe some deep strategic thought to ISIL when the simple explanation is they are brutal extremists only doing what brutal extremists naturally do: murder.

You don’t see many articles talking about how many ISIL fighters have been killed so far–just like you never heard about how many Iraqi’s died in the last war–only US and civilian casualties.

Iraq and Syria are like poison honey–attracting Muslim radicals from around the world to the terrorist killing fields. Every day ISIL fighters are dying. The US and its allies are prepared for the long-term extermination of ISIL–and they have the resources to accomplish ISIL’s demise.

So when the article above talks about how ISIL’s tactic of ‘horror’ is ‘working’, I have to wonder how deeply the author considered the issue.

By: Curmudgeon Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:11:58 +0000 >>“I am the danger,” quips Walter White to his wife Skylar in a striking episode of the TV series Breaking Bad.

Huh? What does this mean? I have never seen Breaking Bad, whatever that is, and don’t understand anything about the context to which you refer. I just think you’re making this up for the purpose of an op-ed.

By: sage1945 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:34:10 +0000 Fascinating how state terrorism is celebrated and rouge terrorist are demonized. The French and US genocide in Vietnam is just an historical body count, with maybe a mild oops thrown in. Movies, the most popular form of entertainment on the planet is drenched in blood and gore. Religion is at the helm of this madness, but evolution has failed to cure the epidemic.

By: T.L. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:03:37 +0000 The author is as sick as his writing. There’s nothing just about acts of violence, no matter how they’re performed.

By: cautious123 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:34:45 +0000 Some Americans feel even more disgust with Obama’s drone killing of civilians and Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians. There are no “good” guys in these wars.

By: cautious123 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:34:42 +0000 Some Americans feel even more disgust with Obama’s drone killing of civilians and Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians. There are no “good” guys in these wars.

By: cautious123 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:31:33 +0000 All of these points can be applied to the US military and its tactics of dehumanizing the enemy, creating hatred for Muslims in the minds of recruits, fostering an environment of super machoism, and sabotaging critical questioning by infiltrating the ranks with fundamentalist Christianity. Yes, that’s the face of the US overseas.

By: ochar Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:35:34 +0000 Responding to the title:
To act saying NO is easier than saying yes.
Build is more difficult and requires intelligence, to destroy ……… what follows depends on how we are using our brain

By: SamuelReich Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:05:23 +0000 People must see the need group action and believe that might does not make right or they will always try to put their own monster in charge of their place. Which means they will suffer every other one’s monster as well as their own.

It is beginning of political reason to seek seek leaders that will look to support actions that have been shown to actually work for the good of the majority without hurting many others.