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I am impressed with your knowledge of history, things I would never know.
...But with you knowledge, what is your solution? Is there one?
ISIS Defectors Reveal Disillusionment
LONDON — A small but growing number of defectors from the Islamic State are risking reprisals and imprisonment to speak out about their disillusionment with the extremist group, according to a research organization that tracks former and current militants.
The Islamic State considers defectors as apostates, and most of the hundreds thought to have left the group have gone into hiding.
But 58 defectors, nine of them from Western Europe and Australia, have gone public with their testimonies since last year, according to a report to be published Monday by the International Center for the Study for Radicalization at King’s College London.
According to the report, some of the defectors said they disapproved of the Islamic State’s hostility to other Sunni rebel groups that opposed President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and its indiscriminate killings of civilians and hostages. Others grew weary of what they saw as favoritism and mistreatment by commanders, or were disappointed that the life of a militant was far less exciting, or lucrative, than they had imagined. Two left after they found out that they had been selected as suicide bombers.
The researchers urged governments to give defectors more incentives to speak out so that their narratives could be used to dissuade potential recruits. The 58 defectors, seven of them women, spoke on separate occasions to various news organizations, including The New York Times, and the report compiles their testimony while providing context and analysis.
originally posted by: skyeagle409
a reply to: wildb
What profits? The wars in Afghanistan and iraq will eventually cost the United States trillions of dollars.
US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to Cost $6 trillion
The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach as high as $6 trillion dollars – or $75,000 for every household in America – a new study from Harvard University has found.
That doesn't sound like a good profit margin by anyone's standards.
Yes, even I can see that this is going to last longer than I will. Which makes me feel very sad, after other events of the day. I like the changing heart approach. I am a fan of treating others as you would want to be treated. That is all I can do.
German Air Force Training Center, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
The German Air Force has been training its aircrews in the United States since 1958. This training took place on various bases throughout the states before it was moved to Holloman Air Force Base, NM, in 1992.
Thank you for you thought provoking comments.
The profits are for the US MIC arms makers, Dick Cheney's god friends
10 Most Notorious Arms Dealers in Modern History
The arms industry is a truly global phenomenon. Guns, ammunition and other larger weaponry mean big business all over the world, and where there’s money to be made there will always be a corrupt or criminal element looking to capitalize on the market. The following men were or are masters at the gun game — shady figures who have traveled far and wide trafficking and distributing arms for cold hard cash while attempting to stay one step ahead of the authorities and their business rivals. What follows are the ten most notorious arms dealers in modern history.
After all, just 200 years ago, blacks were slaves and under constant attack by 'KKK' terrorist in the United States, but now, the President of the United States is a black man."
did some research on this to find out which company was the biggest arms producer. Anyway, I have concluded it is hopeless. With all that money to be made, we are and will be a warrior society. A real eye opener. What does world care what grandmothers think.
US drone pilots reveal how they target insurgents
Colonel D Scott Brenton kills insurgents in Afghanistan from an office 7,000 miles away in suburban Syracuse, New York.
Contrary to popular belief, though, the US Air Force officer says piloting a remote-controlled drone gives him a dramatically more intimate connection with his targets than he ever had when he was piloting an F-16 fighter plane and dropping guided bombs from 20,000 feet.