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Could we stay on topic? It'd be downright embarrassing to see another Mod have to come in and do a clean up.
2014 Darwin Award nominees.
This will require a lot of virgins. Supposedly each jihadist gets 72 virgins when they die. They might have to start recruiting from Catholic girl's high schools.
reply to post by dragonridr
I hear what you're saying and I used to wonder and try to really understand that. I really try and look at things from the perspective of others, even when those positions can be extreme. That one? I can't fathom.
As you note, if it's for a specific cause and purpose at that moment? Yeah...maybe. One thing I recall hearing a Navy SEAL say after 9/11 was that their side weren't alone in having people willing to die for their beliefs, and that's true enough I'd say. Dying well and throwing one's life away are two radically different things tho..and that is where I lose any ability to see their side.
Committing suicide to murder others, when that will change nothing but adding a story to a newspaper back page and perhaps, a note in history books for events on a given day ...just seems like the ultimate waste. Yet, they're doing it on a regular basis. I guess it's one of many aspects we may never understand about those we fight and who fight us. Perhaps another reason to break off when possible and not return to this fight. We can't win what we can't even understand the other sides motivations to.
well i guess im a bit different i figure the fight needs to be won. You cant allow people who are willing to kill women and children to continue without a fight.