Nick Anderson by Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    Copy rats created by media coverage?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 23 hours ago

    Nice try Nick Obama………
    Islamic Terrorism is the real threat despite your attempts to pretend it’s not.

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 23 hours ago

    Lone wolf?
    Lots of “lone wolves” out there.
    It’s one war.
    All these lone wolves are fighting for a common cause.

    Anderson looks like Stonewall Jackson who wanted to fight the Civil War with pikes.
    Or the French who wanted a WW1 Maginot Line to stop WW2 Germans.

    In recent centuries wars have been fought by nation-states & kings. This isn’t that. So the current war is not recognized.

    In very recent times the West has decided religion is not worth fighting for. So the current war is not recognized.

    These “lone wolves” go where ever they can to engage the infidel. That is why you see Africans fighting in Afghanistan, Chechnyan bombing Boston. The loyalty is to the ideology & the troops are not 1 organized army.

    Just because this war defies yesterday’s rules does not mean it is not a war.

    One lone wolf? No. One long war.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 22 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    "In very recent times the West has decided religion is not worth fighting for.


    “Not fighting for”.
    “for” ? The West has a particular religion to fight for? I wonder which that should be…then there’s the “other” religion.
    We’re getting closer…this ONE war he keeps banging on about.


    Guy’s a crusader.


    I can see he feels like he is fighting a brave battle to enlighten us all:
    “Beware! The enemy is nigh!”


    Reminds me of the types who stand on street corners with signs or a megaphone. He ‘gets it’, oh why don’t we?
    What bugs me most is that he might be a “contractor” out in East Africa with a “missionary zeal” and purpose, and he’s a libertarian, nogal.3 things that make my eyes roll the most. Ugly Americans, brrr.

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 20 hours ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    I’m not saying we should fight over religion.
    I’m saying we must recognize that the enemy is.
    Bush’s claim that all people everywhere have a burning desire in their heart for freedom is pure psychological projection.

    Quit projecting motives on others that would be the motives that would motivate someone rooted in your culture.

    The Ft Hood killer tells us it is jihad. We insist it is workplace violence. We insist he is the same kind of crazy as when USPS workers go “postal” or young white boys shoot up schools.

    It isn’t. Take people at their word. For all the talk of “multi-culturalism”, there is very little attempt to let others be ‘Other’.
    Valuing other cultures does not mean imputing them with your own cultural values. That is an insult. Honour what they believe. They aren’t lone wolves. They don’t claim to be.

    We have separated out church & state, for which I am grateful. Their system integrates the 2.

    They (not all Muslims; the Violent Jihadists) believe you are an infidel who must submit or die. The ‘lone wolf’ in Ottawa, Quebec, Boston, Ft. Hood aren’t lone wolves. They run in the same pack. They simply don’t have a central command. (Again, a projection of how we think wars need to be fought.) We may not want to fight over religion, but we are being fought over a religious/political combined ideology. “The enemy gets a vote”.

    Don’t expect to win without, as Sun Tzu said, knowing the enemy.

  6. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 19 hours ago

    With the Internet, Islam can reach their brothers throughout the world, 24/7, recruit, train and embolden them to kill innocents for their “cause”.
    Thank you Georgie, Dick, and Exxon-Mobil!

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 18 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Dude, his point totally went over your head. He’s not saying it’s not a problem.

  8. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Randomly shoot someone and get yourself killed? We really need to fund our mental health programs decently.

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 16 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    That isn’t what this cartoon is about at all!! You need to see someone about that Obamaderangment syndrome.

  10. ODon

    ODon said, about 15 hours ago

    And Oklahoma City was…

  11. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    If you really believe that it is religious fervor that drives the jihadists, then I have a bridge to sell you. The religion is their excuse, not their reason. Their reason is the desire for power and control of their world. Religion is the tool (as it has been for so many societies) to manage the masses.

  12. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    There is also a strong desire for fame and notoriety in a lot of these loons. They know they will die in the end, that’s why a lot of them shoot themselves, but in their twisted logic they think they will become “Folk Heroes”, kind of like Bonnie and Clyde.

  13. ironic eggbeater

    ironic eggbeater said, about 13 hours ago

    Everyone wants to get a sense of agency, a sense that what they think matters and what they do has an impact. Let’s try to provide opportunities to do that in a positive way. Yeah, that is dreamin’, but even a few less such incidents would be an improvement.

  14. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 13 hours ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Martens,
    You are a perfect example of looking at it through your cultural lenses.
    Religion & power & politics is not just joined at the hip, its deeply integrated. it’s no more just power in our western sense of the word than it is Bush’d idea that everyone desires freedom.
    Power is a big big part of their religion. I listen to Allahu Akbar (God is Great) sung from the local mosques 5 times a day. That is their core doctrine. (Similar to Christians’ “God is Love”.) The word Islam means “submission”.
    You’re right it’s about power. You’re wrong to separate Mosque & State.

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 12 hours ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Actually Al Gore, after all he invented the internet.

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