Comments on: Islamic State has become an existential threat to the West http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1119797 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:33:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1119797 If Daesh is actually doing the work of God, then why do their latrines in Raqqa have pages of the Koran being used for toilet paper? This is disrespectful to use the Koran in such ways. Daesh is apostate army of asses.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1119741 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:11:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1119741 Daesh is an apostate mob. I saw a Daesh soldier urinating on a Koran, while his friend drew a naked Mohammed as war graffiti on a Toyota truck.

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By: ITrebor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1119169 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1119169 Our greatest vulnerability is to an Electro-Magnetic Pulse, which can be created by exploding a high-altitude nuclear bomb. The result would be to take out our entire electrical grid for 1-10 years. The resulting disruption and social chaos could kill millions. We are totally unprepared for this event. http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense  /commentary/2015/08/18/time-refocus-emp -threat/31915021/

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By: SAM786 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118900 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:11:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118900 They are not even Muslims , they r making Muslims ashamed & defending , Even Prophet Mohammad (SAW) 35 sayings that there will “Khawarjis” (People expelled from Islam) b/c of there wrong interpetions & intentions to use Islam for their own purpose , they will be the “dogs of hell” . This is not islam which These terrorist doing , what is need of the time is to educate the people of Arab , education is the only solution to eradicate these barbaric organisations.

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By: SAM786 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118893 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:55:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118893 Jhon Lloyed every knows , who’s buying oil from ISIS, Who s giving Arms to ISIS ? Who com they use social networks frequently but can’t traced.??

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By: EverywhereOnce http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118888 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:25:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118888 The U.S. dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan and last I checked Japan still exists.

ISIS is a threat and a threat that should be taken seriously. But they are not an “existential” threat. A bigger threat is that we’ll over-react to high-profile but small probability risks and create more problems than we solve.

It’s worth remembering (or knowing) that the wars conducted in response to the 9/11 attacks cost twice as many American lives as the attacks themselves. In toppling mid-east strongmen we also created the conditions that allowed ISIS to metastasize. As a result of our overreaction to Al Qaeda, we now face a more virulent and well funded adversary.

Maybe the lesson here is: first do no harm.

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By: Bohonk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118875 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:41:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118875 Funny that everything I’m hearing from the Left about dealing with Assad sounds remarkably similar to what I heard a decade ago about dealing with Saddam.

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By: beaufoxworth http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118853 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:39:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118853 Surely this is the stupidest 1050 words ever compiled in the English language. They’re going to nuke, cyber attack, and recruit against us….to death? America has a GDP of 17 trillion dollars, 11 aircraft carriers, thousands of nuclear weapons…ISIS is no more an existential threat than Switzerland or Mozambique.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118847 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:22:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118847 Existential threat? No, real, continuing, and growing threat coupled with official and media complicity.

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By: jpipersson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/18/islamic-state-has-become-a-existential-threat-to-the-west/#comment-1118844 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:16:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44918#comment-1118844 This is laughable. Does Mr. Lloyd know what the word “existential” means? An estimated 200,000 Syrians have been killed since the civil war began out of a population of 23 million. That’s almost 1 percent. It would be as if 3 million people were killed in the US. And western countries whine in fear when 10 or 100 are killed. That many are killed every day in Syria, South Sudan, or Congo.

Americans are afraid to bring 100 possible terrorists from Guantanamo to high security prisons in the US. We always react just like ISIS or al Quada want us to. We look pitiful. It’s embarrassing.

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