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originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: FlyingFox
Looking at the aftermath, people are scared. And trapped.
Retaliation is now necessary.
But against who?
ISIS hides behind civilians.
originally posted by: darkbake
ISIS is taking advantage of things like the unstable political situation in the Middle-East to grow their territory and they are very resistant to the air campaign due to being like cockroaches. Their political ideology is to expand, and they probably have their eye on Europe. To do this, they immigrate into Europe and then set off chains of terrorist attacks to destabilize the regions. Because they attack civilians instead of military they have an easy time winning against their chosen targets, and because they don't expect to live through an attack, they don't have to worry much... then the next round of recruits, fueled by political ideology, comes in and attacks again... meanwhile, they set up Mosques and begin expanding the Sharia Law.
I don't comprehend the strategic value of IS attacking outside their boarders.