Isis Unstoppable?

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BoogieMonster (February 25, 2015, 09:52:53 AM):
Actually many South African's are going over there to fight for Isis. So they may actually be doing us a favour of sorts.
cr1t (February 25, 2015, 10:13:42 AM):
Carpet bombing.... It may not be PC or humanitarian but it would be effective.

Well it's seems each time the west gets involved in the middle east it makes things worse.
So better to stay out of it, I think. Also I think the west at this point is more worried with
Russia than the middle east. Isis is not affecting the oil price so there is no real concern.
Hermes (February 25, 2015, 12:45:22 PM):
The days are over when you could spread your religion at sword point. It's not exactly like they are winning hearts and minds in most of the world.

Islam is doing exactly that: spreading their religion at sword point, and with alarming success. Several research sites confirm the growth of Islam. They are not out to win hearts and minds - if one acts with enough brutality, there is no need for it. History abounds with examples. On the battle field, being armed with a sword is substantially preferable to a pen.
brianvds (February 25, 2015, 16:24:29 PM):
The days are over when you could spread your religion at sword point. It's not exactly like they are winning hearts and minds in most of the world.

Islam is doing exactly that: spreading their religion at sword point, and with alarming success. Several research sites confirm the growth of Islam. They are not out to win hearts and minds - if one acts with enough brutality, there is no need for it. History abounds with examples. On the battle field, being armed with a sword is substantially preferable to a pen.

Yes, but I don't think they will successfully invade South Africa. And that kind of regime carries the seeds of its own destruction within it.
Brian (February 26, 2015, 10:52:39 AM):
In MHO, give ISIS its state and even Boko Haram: In that way they become an independent entity that can be more easily controlled and isolated rather than the amorphous ghosts murdering innocents. Of course this may encourage even further balkanisation, but if you consider the manner in which political borders have historically been defined, drawing new borders should be be an option instead of the killing. Indeed, after WW2 General McArthur decided unilaterally to lump Eritrea together with Ethiopia...this resulted in 2 wars; one lasting 30 years and the last another 3; thousands dead, two economies ruined. History repeats itself.

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