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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 9 days ago

    that’s his logic

  2. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, 9 days ago

    People without futures are easy recruits for religious extremists. That’s just as true in the Middle East as it is in Middle America. But right wing blowhards would rather ignore this reality and re fight the crusades of the Middle Ages expecting different results.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 days ago

    “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis
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    Any guesses which ‘news team’ will carrying its broadcasts 24/7?

  4. ODon

    ODon said, 8 days ago

    Education and opportunity provide a better world.
    Sure is slow going…

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 days ago

    If it weren’t for over a thousand years of tribal and religious warfare in the middle east, I would find the “jobs” thing a lot more believable. As it is, it strikes me as just another excuse to justify the extremist’s actions.

  6. Frank

    Frank said, 8 days ago

    1. The way things are in this country it could be any one or group, not just the Christians.

    2. This country is divided and getting more so everyday.

    3. Everyone wants what they want no matter what, this leads to where this country is going. Down the toilet.

    4. Change can be good, both policies that changes the idea of good and bad to what ever feels good do it – that is a bad thing.

    5. Remember we are in a country that says we are free, even if it does not feel like it sometimes. Like when I can’t have it my way. Wait I just make a law so I can have my way even if its wrong for 99% of the people, no one will care about that will they?

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @mikefive

    “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”

  8. logicalone

    logicalone said, 8 days ago

    @AlnicoV

    Talk about ignoring reality. The house is on fire and you want to talk about getting new appliances.

  9. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, 8 days ago

    @mikefive

    You appear to be swallowing the republicans’ partisan misinformation and justifying their ignorance of the reality you speak of in your very first sentence. The difference is Obama is addressing the root cause of the problem, even if he’s clueless or getting it wrong, but the republicans are totally clueless, ignorant of reality and history and you are supporting them. All they are doing is spewing hate and either refusing to support or propose solutions or unaware of any need to do anything except bash the President. That is not what we expect from you Mike. Yes, thousands of years of tribal and religious warfare leads to the brutality we see in the Middle East and that will not change overnight, if at all. However just as AlnicoV pointed out, when you throw in lack of opportunity you just fuel the fire even more. What is more appealing, sitting at home with no job and no way to support your family or going off to fight and getting a stipend for your efforts? If these people had jobs, a life, roots and something beyond killing to live for, they might not resort to the violence you see in people who have lost hope.
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    There will always be examples to disprove the rule, but who is more likely to steal to survive, the person with no money, no income, no hope or the person with a comfortable income and a home? The person with nothing has nothing to lose and therefore no reason not to resort to radical, extreme actions. The person with something to lose is more likely to try and protect it than throw it all away by fighting with ISIS / ISIL / IS.
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    While I don’t think jobs are the only answer to the problems with ISIS / ISIL / IS it is hard for anyone with the ability to think critically to say that they aren’t part of the solution.
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    As for the tribal and religious warfare, on GoComics here we (not you and I) have discussions regularly regarding Native Americans. Didn’t Native American tribes fight with each other regularly but don’t any longe? We have references to the Crusades and the Inquisition. All examples of religious and tribal warfare that eventually ended.
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    However I do not think Obama’s recognition of the lack of opportunities leading to the radicalization of some fighters as being justification of the extremists actions. Unless of course you want to believe the right-wing HATE Obama propaganda. Acknowledging a contributing factor is not the same as excusing the negative effects of that and other factors not enumerated. He may be wrong and he may be clueless to the real underlying factors causing the behavior of some to join the fight, but at least he’s trying. All the republicans are doing is squabbling, name calling, misinforming and obstructing, yet again. So long as they can spew their HATE Obama rhetoric they won’t do anything else.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 8 days ago

    It was the French police who first pointed out that, after their initial investigations of the Charlie Hebo killings, most of the muslims in France who have, or are suspected of potential terrorist threat, are unemployed, have been in trouble with the law before, then fall prey to a radical Imam, and BINGO! Terrorist. Neither they, or the Pres, is saying that unemployment is the only cause. They are only saying that unemployment, dissaffection and alienation are contributing factors.
    And if economic conditions continue down the path they are trodding here in America, we may experience more home-grown threats ourselves, and not just from Muslims.

  11. r2varney

    r2varney said, 8 days ago

    Odd how getting a job in one county will not stop radicalization.. and yet, in the slums of America it is the only thing that works.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 days ago

    @Frank

    See, relative conservatives can indeed make good posts. Congradulations!!

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @SizeofaPea

    The difference is Obama is addressing the root cause of the problem,
    quick look over there, I Obama not a failure.. right root cause is Obama! If he had not bugged out ISIS would not even be a JV team but a little league team. But Obama did bug out and now our once Ally are paying the cost.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    @SizeofaPea

    when you throw in lack of opportunity you just fuel the fire even more. What is more appealing, sitting at home with no job and no way to support your family or going off to fight and "
    empty argument, there are a lot who dropped the job they once had to go fight. Plus ISIS has a billion dollar war chest to use. French converts wanted to go home becuase they were doing meanless jobs in the name of ISIS
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11268208/Jihadists-in-Syria-write-home-to-France-My-iPod-is-broken.-I-want-to-come-back.html

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 days ago

    But ISIS is giving them jobs..

    In a series of letters seen by Le Figaro newspaper, some of the 376 French currently fighting in Syria have begged for advice on how to return. Others have complained that, rather than participating in a noble battle, they have been acting as jihadi dogsbodies.
    “I’ve basically done nothing except hand out clothes and food,” wrote one, who wants to return from Aleppo. “I also help clean weapons and transport dead bodies from the front. Winter’s arrived here. It’s begun to get really hard.”
    Another writes: “I’m fed up. They make me do the washing up.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11268208/Jihadists-in-Syria-write-home-to-France-My-iPod-is-broken.-I-want-to-come-back.html

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