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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
a reply to: avriel
It's probably not worth the effort to explain it to you since you've already made up your mind. No ma and pa didn't inform me about socialism. Pa was too busy hiring guys in the community and getting them trained in skills like arc welding.
originally posted by: darkbake
It isn't a welfare state because people are getting paid to work in the ISIS military. Is our military a welfare state? No, it's a job. The same thing applies here. Still, it is an interesting angle.
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: eisegesis
It sounds like they should be really, really, really, really (to borrow a linguistic technique from my son) easy to defeat. Mostly just mercenaries, with money being their only tie to the organization. Not shared values or belief in a cause, just a couple hundred bucks.
originally posted by: CranialSponge
So basically what this is telling us is that ISIS has a bottomless pit of funds rolling in...
Which leads us to the question of "Where could such large amounts of endless funds be coming from ?"
In my mind, the obvious answer to this question would be central banks and transnational corporations since those entities are the main players around the world with neverending funds flowing in on any given day.
Exactly. Thank you. Sometimes I'm not so sure why people are so opposed to trying to humanize their enemy. To me, I see trying to understand the reasons people do what they do can help us take measures to make sure that those things don't happen anymore. Clearly just blowing each other up isn't getting us anywhere. There has to be a better answer, and we'll never figure it out if we refuse to even TRY to understand our enemies.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
I've got to be honest - the hypocrisy and dishonestly is sometimes more than I can stand. All people are capable of doing horrible things if their circumstances become unbearable and inescapable