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originally posted by: daaskapital
a reply to: voyger2
Yes, there's no doubt that IS has killed Westerners. I can see how that may go against their very own ideology of first uniting all Muslims before drawing themselves into another battle with non-Muslims. That said, perhaps the beheadings were used in a purely defensive manner, meaning that IS' intention was not to wage war with the West, but to halt any international response to their activities. (..)
announced that he will authorise targeted strikes against Islamist militant convoys in northern Iraq if they threaten US facilities and personnel there (..)
He said US intervention was justified by the threat and a request for support from the Iraqi government. However, he said US troops would be not be sent back to Iraq.
Mr Obama said the US would act "carefully and responsibly to prevent an act of genocide".
“15-20 days before the airstrikes, (ISIL) buildings were evacuated, and fighters then mixed in with the local population”.
Nothing has changed in the BIG picture, really, since the first Gulf War.
In September 2012, Rushdie expressed doubt that The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness"
“You can’t parody Islam, says Palin: Monty Python star believes religious sensitivities have increased so much it would be impossible to make Life of Brian today,”
originally posted by: Restricted
"Why aren't ISIS and Al-Qaeda attacking Israel?"
Because Israel will nuke their a**es and hound them to the ends of the earth. Something the US hasn't figured out yet.