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Experts Warn of Terror
Blowback from Iraq Airstrikes

Time Magazine, by Michael Crowley

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/10/2014 8:40:51 PM

The American airstrikes against a militant group in Iraq could motivate the fighters to retaliate with terror attacks against U.S. civilians, experts warn. (Snip) ISIS has long threatened America openly. In June the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned Americans that “soon enough, you will be in direct confrontation [with us].” Last week a spokesman for the group vowed that “we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” Despite that bombastic rhetoric, ISIS has thus far been consumed with its fights in Iraq and Syria, and with capturing territory to form an Islamic caliphate. But counterterrorism officials

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ISIS is not likely to join hands and sing Kumbaya, as liberals expected.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/10/2014 8:46:50 PM     (No. 9960861)

Like they weren´t going to anyway.

Idiots. The "flag of Allah" was raised in the White House in January, 2009.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/10/2014 8:50:06 PM     (No. 9960862)

Time is connected to all the best ´experts´. Coincidentally, they all happen to be Time employees, too. That makes it easier to contact them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/10/2014 8:50:23 PM     (No. 9960863)

They will come for us anyway..
Time to take the gloves off.
Time to recognize the Islamists within our own government- Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and their supporters like Abedin.
Why else did Obama start his faux presidency with a speech in Cairo and invite banned Muslim Brotherhood?
He started all this downward destruction and chaos and now he holidays in exclusive MV as people are slaughtered and enslaved by his Islamist allies.
Ironic that dem blacks still talk about slavery from 150 years ago - when the Islamists allies are doing it NOW.
Obama lit the match.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/10/2014 8:54:40 PM     (No. 9960864)

If there were no airstrikes, then what? Time is consumed by idiots.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/10/2014 9:01:14 PM     (No. 9960869)

At Patheos, Elizabeth Scalia had an article yesterday entitled "The West Lacks One Essential Tool to Defeat ISIS."

She referred to the quote in the NY TImes by Ambassador Ryan Crocker: “This is evil incarnate.”

[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/middleeast/a-return-to-action.html]

Scalia writes:

Western culture has become staunchly secular humanist, and believes itself to have figured everything out; there are no longer “things seen and unseen”, there are only things which science has not yet explained. And this is why, as Crocker said, “we don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well.”

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/10/2014 9:01:29 PM     (No. 9960870)

Blowback indeed - if the American people get engaged on terrorism, Holder will be busier than a one-eyed cat watching two rat holes trying to corral the US citizenry´s response.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/10/2014 9:09:32 PM     (No. 9960875)

For all I care, these "experts" should just load their BVDs, crawl into their hidey-holes, cover their heads with dirt, and die. In ISIL (Islamic State) we are faced with perhaps the most brutal enemies since biblical times, barbarians who seek to make sex slaves of women and behead the rest of us.

What should be done? Kill these people then desecrate their bodies with pork (spiritually deadly Jehannum particles). Do it over and over until all their warriors are in the lake of fire barbequeing. Do it without apology, and promise to do it again as often as necessary. We can fight dirty, too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 8/10/2014 9:11:10 PM     (No. 9960877)

I hope they hold off until we have adult supervision in the White House again (and we have enough military left to do something).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/10/2014 9:30:48 PM     (No. 9960890)

FTA: “I don’t think this changes [ISIS´s] calculus,” says Aaron Zelin of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “They are likely planning attacks whether the US conducts targeted air strikes or not. We shouldn’t have reactionary policy when it comes to [ISIS] anyway — why would we let them continue to grow just because they aren’t attacking us now?”

“In my opinion,” Zelin says, “we should destroy them as soon as possible.”




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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/10/2014 9:43:38 PM     (No. 9960900)

No war is ever won by compassion. When dealing with zealots such as the Muslims, the attack must be consistent and brutal. The desire for Jihad must be beaten out of the Muslims, by any means necessary, period. Until the West recognizes this, many will die unnecessarily.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/10/2014 10:07:09 PM     (No. 9960916)

We´re never going to crush and win diddly squat until EVERYONE stops with the Religion of Peace crapola.

Has a religion ever been outlawed? Destroy their mosques and outlaw their clerics.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/10/2014 10:09:44 PM     (No. 9960917)

I think one of modern man´s greatest mistakes is the belief that we can control everything. We do have the ability to corral many things, but control not so much. And we certainly don´t have the ability here in America to control other peoples or nations. Our president definitely doesn´t understand this. He believed the press and the hype and the throngs who listened to his speeches. He believed that they believed (and perhaps they did) that he could control things. He can´t, and he certainly knows it now. That´s why is so dangerous to us. He is on the run and there is nowhere for him to run.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: saguni, 8/10/2014 10:11:31 PM     (No. 9960918)

Islam is a complete theo-political system of government in direct conflict with "our" (actually any) form of elected representative republic. Man elected government can not compete with what "god" ordained.

Its enforcement is through Sharia Law, much of which is only implied in the Quran, the Sunnah and "tradition" that is passed down verbally.

Islam is an enforced patrifocal society, which has organizational discrimination against women, gays, non-believers, and especially apostates. Wealthy older men can "buy" many wives, poorer young men turn to armies of jihadis as they can´t find a wife of their own and have to "settle" for the dream of a wife in heaven.

Islam is as brutal today as it was prior to the Crusades, which were a much delayed defensive reaction to violent expansion accomplished by forced "conversions" by the sword, brutal rapes, enslaving vanquished peoples, and drug-fueled assassins (the very word comes from the hashish many of them used).

Islam has always ordered believers to lie to any "infidel" and has always promised a coming World Wide Caliphate where Islam will rule, no matter how unlikely the prospect.

There can be no expectation of peaceful compromise with a people who fully believe r conception of "god" promises (present tense) them the world if they are only cruel enough to kill everyone who doesn´t beg to join them. This is who they are.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 8/10/2014 11:03:36 PM     (No. 9960947)

Neville Chamberlain would have approved of Time Magazine´s blather.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: dvc, 8/10/2014 11:52:12 PM     (No. 9960975)

It is clear that one of the root mental disabilities of liberals is an inability to actually believe that there are fundamentally evil people. Their world view is that criminals and other socialpaths are just misguided, or mentally ill (and repairable!) or "had a bad childhood", etc.

Endless excuses to avoid the inescapable reality that some people are actually evil. We did not try to come to an understanding with the Nazis and it appears that these Islamic jihadis make the Nazis seem like highly civilized people. People failed to read Hitler´s book, and now our leader fail to read (and believe) the Koran, Islam´s book.

Reading Islam´s own texts, they say that they intend to convert or kill everyone on the planet if they can. At least some of them are taking that mission seriously, events show.

As much as we may wish it (and everyone hopes to avoid a war) it does not seem possible to coexist with these barbarians.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 8/10/2014 11:56:57 PM     (No. 9960977)

"...It is clear that one of the root mental disabilities of liberals is an inability to actually believe that there are fundamentally evil people..."

I dunno. Everytime they look in a mirror [every 5 seconds for a lot of them it seems] they see a fundamentally stupid appeaser. So the group sickness idea is known to them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/11/2014 12:38:49 AM     (No. 9960995)

Gosh oh golly, the Jihadis are really going to dislike us now.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/11/2014 1:45:43 AM     (No. 9961019)

Will this be another PC war with rubber bullets ? In a real war, someone wins and someone loses.

Knowing the state of affairs at the border, why are their heads still so far up there ?
Ebola is not all that can walk across the borer.

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