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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    I’m still wondering what the countries surrounding ISIS think should be done, and especially what they are doing.
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    Is Fox “news” reporting anything about that?

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 3 months ago

    @braindead08

    Watch, maybe you’ll get educated.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @braindead08

    I suppose going to mid-Eastern websites would be a great start.
    Do you read Turkish or Arabic? (I don’t) That would be better than depending on the English language websites (of which there are quite a few and a couple which are reliable).


    Until then, search out articles. to find out how some of these countries are reacting to Western criticism.


    Or how Turkey, much like some Western countries that initially supported Syrian rebel fighter groups, are now remorseful,


    Or read/watch Al-Jazeera America.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @sw10mm

    Hmm, no, one might be entertained but not educated.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 3 months ago

    @braindead08

    Well, I didn’t hear this on FOX, but reportedly, there’s been a clash between ISIS and Iran’s revolutionary guards.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Maybe we ought to let them fight it out. I would think the surrounding countries would have some skin in the game.

  7. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago

    @braindead08

    Excluding Saudi, they’d like to see IS totally eliminated. Saudi is conflicted, because IS is really a Saudi group. IS is founded in militant Wahhabi. And that’s a Saudi thing, because it is the road ibn Saud took to power. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/analyses/wahhabism.html

    http://www.fsmitha.com/h2/ch17arab.html

    Understand clearly that these guys are hyper ultra “we made it up” conservative Muslim. Example: they tear down grave markers because visiting a grave is “worshipping the dead”. Get outside Wahhabism and you don’t find much of that, inside it and it’s dominate thought.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @old1953

    I was listening to a BBC radio show which focused on urban Saudis’ opinions regarding ISIS: it isn’t favourable.

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    “I would think the surrounding countries would have some skin in the game.”


    Indeed they do. Learn some Arabic, Farsi or Turkish and go read their news.

  10. nlkilpat

    nlkilpat said, 3 months ago

    Good discussion here, mostly.

    Iran – Shia, IS / KSA Wahhabi Sunni

    It is remarkable just how much the Shia <> Sunni situation is costing the rest of the world over the last century or so.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    There are more than two sides in the Middle East. The Saudis are Wahabbis, which is the truest form of Islam. The Wahabbi sect believes the most important bit of Islam is the Divine Right of Kings, especially the King who is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Islam is, obviously, whatever the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques says it it. This is the sect the US leadership strongly supports (they pay excellent baksheesh, and they deserve the full support of the US since they’ve already paid for it). Every Sunni Head of State is related to the Wahabbis, even if they disagree about minor details: all agree that good Muslims MUST agree with the Divine Right of Kings, Sultans, Emirs, and Sheikhs.


    A different sect is that of IS which says EVERY so-called Muslim Head of State is NOT a true Muslim, but an infidel who rules in ways that go completely against true Islam. Right now, IS says al-Baghdadi is the only true leader of all Muslims. It’s not clear how many Muslims agree with IS, since they’re scattered all over the world. Saudi would like to see IS exterminated if they ever leave Syria, where they are supposed to do the initial cleansing, after which there will only be a few members of IS left for the US to finish off and hand all of Syria over to Saudi Arabia. The Brotherhood is related to IS, since they agree that all the current Muslim leaders (except for the Sheikh of Qatar) are heinous heretics who are not practising TRVE Islam (but they aren’t sure al-Baghdadi is the true leader of all Islam).


    Then there are the Shi’a, who believe in the Divine Right of Ayatollahs. Both the Wahabbis and the IS hate this sect.


    Finally, there are the Baath who are secular Muslims who are vehemently opposed to imposing Sharia if that hurts GDP. Because they are secular, they had no objections to the atheist fiends who ran the USSR. Bush, jr eradicated the Baath party in Iraq, but there is still a Baath party in Syria. Islamists all hate the Baath, as does the US since they are all puppets of the USSR.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 3 months ago

    @braindead08

    Who is doing something?Iran?Turkey?Jordan?Egypt?Saudi Arabia?Russia?Wait they are busy in the Ukraine.So really there is nothing to report.See whats on MSNBC.

  13. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 3 months ago

    @denis1112

    What you’re NOT going to try to get a hate-Obama screed out of this?
    Yer slipping, den.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Going back to 1923 and Mobil Oil essentially “creating” Saudi Arabia, it might be our most “devilish” deal the U.S. ever made in the Middle East.


    I’m not so sure if the most radical “Christian” sects here, just backing the Jews so Jesus can catch a bus and destroy anyone who doesn’t accept him, and the nuttier of HIS followers, wouldn’t lead to stocks, dunking chairs, and flaming faggots under everyone’s feet if they don’t “submit” once they got control. They’re working on it…

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 3 months ago

    All too often people scream about social iniquities, but when the topic is social responsibility all you hear are crickets.

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