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Robert Ariail

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  1. Tim Gilley

    Tim Gilley said, 1 day ago

    Noticed he didn’t include the Arabic script on the ISIS flag.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, 1 day ago

    Noticed he only sees bombing Daesh as the only solution.
    Mind you, that’s also the policies of France(!), UK, Russia…

  3. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, 1 day ago

    That’s because there are no better ideas…

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 1 day ago

    “All they want is our submission or our corpses.”

    Your post (sort of) reminds me of southern, redneck bars. Stop in at one sometime where you’re not known. They may allow you to have one beer, but next comes harassment and you find yourself in a confrontation. Those who accosted you are not interested in negotiation no matter how friendly you may seem. They are interested only in beating on your face and no amount of talk will convince them that they shouldn’t beat on your face.

  5. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, 1 day ago


    And the only way to deal with them is to whup their @$$…

  6. superposition

    superposition said, 1 day ago

    Making martyrs only plays into their propaganda. Killing an idea is not easy, but, ridicule is a weapon that has often worked on other insane ideologies.

  7. fatchance

    fatchance said, 1 day ago

    How many of “these people” do you know? You seem pretty confident of your opinions if they are based only on propaganda.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 1 day ago

    “……They’re not interested in “solutions”. All they want is our submission or our corpses….”
    I wonder if what they want is foreigners out of their country trying to steal their resources and controlling their way of life?

  9. Larry

    Larry said, 1 day ago

    The enemy here is the religion. The only effective weapon will be education.

  10. smiley

    smiley GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago


    “I wonder if what they want is foreigners out of their country trying to steal their resources and controlling their way of life?” Then why are they in OUR countries and trying to control OUR ways of life!!!! Are you sniffing something?

  11. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 1 day ago

    To late, the black tide is unleashed
    Mission Accomplished!

  12. ODon

    ODon said, 1 day ago


    “They” are in our country and trying to control our way of life?

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, 1 day ago


    “I wonder if what they want is foreigners out of their country trying to steal their resources and controlling their way of life?”

    I feel that if those were truly their interests, they would not be beheading and slaughtering residents of the territories that they have come to dominate.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    I don’t claim to be an expert, but I suspect that this is no simple situation with just one cause or reason or motivation. It certainly seems that one thing that’s going on is more or less religious, depending on how you define religion; there’s a conflict within Islam, or probably a number of different conflicts. And some of this conflict has involved religious extremism. Personally, I don’t like any religion much, but I can get along with religious moderates of all types that I’ve known, including Muslims. Religious extremists of all types are just trouble.

    Contributing to this extremism is the problem of modernity, or post-modernity. The world is changing very quickly, and not always in good ways. Many people find it hard to find meaning in the modern world. One response to these changes is rejection. In the long run, I don’t think that’s going to work. Modernity, or post-modernity, is simply too strong to stop. One hopes we can make it more human. But even if extremist rejection is likely to fail in the long term, in the short term it can be very troublesome.

    And added to all this is the history of colonialism, post-colonialism, and neocolonialism. The US in particular has found it very hard to understand why the people of the world don’t love us for dominating them, determining their governments (aka “nation building”) and taking their resources. We’re just doing it for their good, donchaknow.

    All this is a very toxic soup. (Add in the difficulties that will likely be caused by climate change.) A military response looks attractive in the short term, but most likely in the long term it will just make things worse. The other approaches seem to require accepting some level of conflict and even terrorism for a while, and a lot of people just aren’t willing to do that. I can understand their feelings. Terror is terrible, and it’s understandable that many people will want to hit back. But what if hitting back only makes the situation worse?

    Hard thoughts for hard times.

  15. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 1 day ago


    Ji2m said, “That’s because there are no better ideas…”
    Well, there is one.
    Get the hail out of their countries and they’ll stop trying to drive you out of their countries.

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