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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 1 day ago

    …here we go, scare the folks silly first.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, 1 day ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    It is not unreasonable to be very concerned about the IS in Syria and Iraq. Those people have been denounced by even prominent Islamic clerics and Al Qaeda.

  3. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Really? If you do not worship Allah in their particular fashion, they will literally behead you, crucify you, or just outright shoot you in the head. And they want to bring it to the streets of Great Britain and the United States.

    You really ought to look into their actions:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/29/world/meast/syria-reported-crucifixions/

    Just google “ISIS crucifixions” and you can all the stories and photos in all the detail that you want.

    These people want what they want, and will stop at nothing to get it. And they heavily and actively recruit foreign nationals – not a leap of faith to expect them to go back from whence they came. To die in the fight for Allah is awesome to them.

  4. opednance

    opednance said, 1 day ago

    @DaSharkie

    The reason that ISIS exists is because the Bush administration kept warning about the “mushroom cloud” (Rice), Axis of Evil (Bush), and imminent threat (Rumsfeld, McLellan, Bush) – the threat part was denied by Bush admin in 2004 despite the numerous quotes you can find. They wanted war in Iraq despite the warnings given by the 1992 Sec of State that predicted the current chaos explaining why the US didn’t remove Saddam then. It is a shame that VP Cheney didn’t listen to Sec of State Cheney.
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    Fear is being used to get people to agree to a militarized US and make people think spying is OK.
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    While the bogus ‘orange alerts’ stopped after the 2004 election (funny how that happened), fear was and is still used by the government to get people to ignore the fact that NOTHING is being done to benefit PEOPLE (unless you count corps at PEOPLE).

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @mikefive

    All true. But I still don’t like giving them so much publicity. This figure has become iconic and is feeding their sense of power. (Hey, made you look!! kind of power.) In fact, they are really not that many or that powerful in spite of the images they have been so successful spreading through the social media.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 1 day ago

    Great recruiting poster. Thousands of young people from Europe and America had joined up by last June, and this latest well-designed ad campaign must be bringing in lots more.

  7. opednance

    opednance said, 1 day ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    I think we need to treat mass murderers and terrorists the same way. Ignore them and focus on the victims by celebrating their lives that were cut short.
    Look at Elliot Rodger and his YouTube video titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution”

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 23 hours ago

    @mikefive

    This cartoon is hyperbole at its finest.

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    BTW, adding up Michael’s figures above gets us up to just under 3500 people…wow, what an intimidating army that is…let’s all go hide under the bed to escape them.
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    FWIW many of the atrocities apparently are done by the foreign recruits, as the local jihadists don’t want to do that kind of thing…maybe they have a better idea of what will play on Main Street of the Mideast than the foreigners. I’d guess that the whole movement is unstable and will eventually implode, but of course, they’ll do a lot of damage before that happens, but not probably to a degree to destabilize governments that are not already somewhat shaky.

  10. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 20 hours ago

    Recruitment poster:
    Are you bored with video games? Join ISIL and play for real. We have the best selection of war toys that American can supply. Join us now, your place or ours.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    Michael wme: speaking of “recruiting” and that U.S. total of 70 gang members joining that jolly band of ISIL (ISIS, IS, whatever), how many tattoos of tears are added to gang members in the U.S., yearly, monthly, weekly, or daily to represent folks they’ve killed to join their peers?? How many kids are killed annually while sitting on their porches, or sleeping in their beds by drive-by shootings, all over the country, not just in much-maligned Chicago?? (Miami IS deadlier btw as far as your odds of getting offed-it’s called “statistics”.)


    We’re supposed to fear: Column A; ISIS, Ebola, Al Qaeda, meteors, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, bears, cougars, bats with rabies, wolves, coyotes, mosquitos, Iran, etc, the list of idiot fears is almost endless, but in Column B are; drunk drivers, texting drivers, gang members, pet dogs, bees, and drunken spouses. Those in Column B kill far more Americans, every year, than have ever been killed by those “well known” terrors making up column A.


    Are the crazies in ISIS and “Islamic terror groups” a problem? Yes, but those actually hear at home, like just Jeffery Dahmer, Charlie Manson, or dozens of other serial or mass murderers represent a far greater danger.


    Oh, right, we’re also now supposed to fear the very cops we hire to CATCH our local crazies and lock them up. Is there reason to get rid of bad cops and bad citizens? Yes, but where lies the line of rational solutions, and thought in America?


    It’s really getting depressing.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    OR, just give a 9-year old girl and Uzi, stand back, and get blown away. (and that was her “instructor”!) Even hunter safety is smart enough to wait til the kids are 12, and doesn’t give ’em automatic weapons…

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