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Full Portent of ISIS in the Larger Scheme Remains to be Seen

Reader comment on item: ISIS Attacks the West

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 26, 2015 at 15:48

The Title (ISIS Attacks on the West) is sufficient to the discussion of Dr Pipes topic here, but for this reader, is but a glance to a much larger scope of questioning of just exactly what anyone expects will be achieved by ISIS/ISIL/IS model without the larger and broader demonstration of power mongering displayed towards the Middle East. ISIS/ISIL/IS threats and displays of terror in the United States are, by this perspective, taunts. They are intended to evoke certain responses, of which in the current tenor of thinking in the current American Adminitrative Chief Eecutive's office, the American citizenry will not be expecting: hence Garland.

That being said, it is seen the older American posture of 'taking the fight to the enemy' is not being followed; but instead, the invitation given by the current American Administrative Chief Executive is to bring it on here. The evidence is overwhelming to those who know what to look for. But who's looking?

As long as the battle remains focused on imagery, the true objectives remain hidden in demagoguery and ISIS/ISIL/IS remains the current foil. Correctly observed, they are dangerous, but not the most dangerous. Just ask Syria.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Fooled No More [164 words]Michael KerjmanJul 7, 2015 14:37224074
The most significant thing you ever wrote! [63 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DrRJPJun 3, 2015 12:17223660
2The Saudi Sheikh Saad al-Atiq tells Muslims to kill Christians and al-'Alawiyuun (the Alwaties) and al-Rawafid (the Shia) and yes al-Yahood! [108 words]dhimmi no moreMay 26, 2015 18:04223533
Full Portent of ISIS in the Larger Scheme Remains to be Seen [194 words]M. ToveyMay 26, 2015 15:48223529
Inciting hate is itself criminalizable [54 words]AtleMay 26, 2015 08:49223523
Lessons About State-sponsorship of Terrorism [195 words]AlexMay 23, 2015 19:31223494
2The rule of mosques and Tablighees should be examined [90 words]dhimmi no moreMay 23, 2015 06:28223488
Iranian self immolation-----in the cofffin of hatred [45 words]George BailinMay 22, 2015 22:25223481
BEHEADING IN OKLAHOMA CITY INSPIRED BY ISIS? [125 words]FX MEANEYMay 22, 2015 21:42223480
mission-type tactics [89 words]mythMay 22, 2015 20:52223479
3Offensive, unprovoked jihad attacks are mandatory in islam [238 words]Uncle VladdiMay 22, 2015 19:48223476
1Irrelevant categorization [76 words]Uncle VladdiMay 22, 2015 19:45223475
This attack was more than well planned!!! [84 words]irving katzMay 22, 2015 14:47223472
1Islam is a political army not a religion [39 words]D.RSMay 22, 2015 13:47223470
query [12 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Bruce BirnbergMay 22, 2015 11:19223467

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