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originally posted by: chrismarco
Was the two men that were beheaded a horrible act, of course. Is it shocking that someone from a jihadist group committed the atrocity, it shouldn't be.
As far as I'm concerned you go to some third world country to work with Ebola patients than chances are you will die and the same goes for a journalist working in a some war torn area...all kinds of bad things can happen. I'm not outraged at this point but surprised the President has not put a block on any American's going overseas to cover these events but I understand that these particular people have been held captive for a year or two +. Oddly I don't ever recall hearing about Americans taken hostage but maybe I just was not paying attention.
Sorry if I sound insensitive but most don't feel outraged when a cop is shot/murdered because they know just as the cop know that it comes with the territory..it's awful but not shocking...
originally posted by: buster2010
If the President were to put a block stopping reporters from going into these areas then people will start crying freedom of the press because a fraction of Americans get off on the blood and war. But you are right if these people want to go into these dangerous areas then they are putting their life at risk of their own free will.
After the American people put their foot and and said no about going into Syria the war mongers who profit from these wars got pissed about it and had to come up with another way to get America to go into Syria. So now we have some rag tag group that was suddenly able to be able to take over anything they please so now there is a "threat" to America that we will have to fight against.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Mankind has always had to deal with the excesses of its maddest, and most barbaric members, but this bunch seem to be taking things further than any of the groups which came together to spawn them. Their rampant xenophobia is on a par with that of the Nazis, and their lust for bloody sacrifice and murder puts one in mind of the mighty Vlad the Impaler. This is a combination which needs addressing. As I have stated before though, in my opinion the application of a traditional military assault on this organisation would be about as much use as a chocolate firefighting outfit, in the middle of a fire tornado.