Comments on: Breaking a decades-long trend, the world gets more violent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/ 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/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-608104 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:07:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-608104 AYeshuratnam explains: “ISIS can be decimated when foot soldiers encounter them directly on the battle field.”

Good. Then sign up and go there. Enlist your kids too. You guys have fun with all that. Enjoy Syria.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-607855 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:51:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-607855 The world did not get more violent. Muslims got more violent. Let’s be be very clear where the problem is. Or else you fix the wrong thing, the wrong way. Muslims are the problem, because they do not self-police adequately. Their clerics are too busy chasing down cartoonists, and not busy enough chasing down Boko Haram.

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By: Yowser http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-591293 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:30:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-591293 It would have been helpful to see the author’s thoughts on how much overpopulation is a cause of increasing rivalries.

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By: PaulRSchmidt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-576097 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:32:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-576097 It’s hard to escape the awkward detail that many of the countries with the highest death tolls are those where the U.S. has bailed out.

There. Fixed that for ya.

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By: noneofdabove http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-574663 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-574663 Common denominators are Islam + U.S. involvement.

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By: ochun005 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-565256 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:27:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-565256 “Sure, the US is involved, but not a cause.” Seriously? Our creating the hell hole that is Iraq right now played no part in creating the environment in which Isis was created and has gained a steady source of recruits?

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By: bobd999 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-563967 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:09:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-563967 It’s also hard to escape the awkward detail that the highest death tolls from fires are those where firefighters have made the strongest effort to shape events.

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By: segesta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-563798 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:58:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-563798 Sure, the US is involved, but not a cause. The USA happens to be the largest and most influential country in history. The US is “involved” in nearly every political or business decision made worldwide. It’s like saying that tall people are a cause of basketball.

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By: WBillR http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-563773 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:51:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-563773 Two million people, many of them children, die each year of malaria in the developing world, numbers which skyrocketed since DDT was outlawed. Over a hundred million now. But don’t worry — white yuppies can feel smug, so all is well. Nobody they know. Nothing to see here, move on, folks.

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By: Celebrim42 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/breaking-a-decades-long-trend-the-world-gets-more-violent/#comment-563772 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:51:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38840#comment-563772 Some people made the mistake of thinking the Pax America represented a natural inevitable trend.

People thought Rome was eternal too.

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