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The Moment of Momentum for the Islamic State - When Will It Stop

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 20, 2014 at 15:46

The [Big a Devils] post suggests many things to contemplate; but nothing new is to be understood here. The implementation of the term [fantacist(sp)] provides a clue that leads one to believe that any who questions the integrity of ISIL(ISIS-Islamic State) and their intentions are somehow misinformed by an underestimation of just exactly who and what the legions of the Islamic State are. Apparently, the graphic nature of the acts being perpetrated upon whoever gets in their way are not yet convincing enough of their true nature for some, even as the act of acquiescence to ISIL is not merely required, but demanded to their specific satisfaction.

Does the 'peace seeking' world actually understand what is at stake when regarding how this next major transformation of the fundamentalist Islamists' attempts to acquire world domination is affecting the very principles of peace and how it is not going to be settled by any imagination of the United Nations?

Seriously, there is truth to the mishandling of almost all the issues facing the Middle East; and not reading the motions towards or against the Islamic State correctly may, indeed, be pivotal.

Part of the confusion is not reading the central issue of just exactly what the Islamic State represents in the future of the Middle East, leaving for the moment, what they potentially might mean for the global community. TO call the IS 'terrorist' in their demeanor is putting it mildly; they need terror and its bestiality, and its diatribe, or no one would listen to them. That is why those of the Muslim world that do not meet their self-imposed version of Islam are called apostate. All others are at minimum, 'kaffir,' if not worse, in their worldview.

To misunderstand the dialogue of what is at stake as the Islamic State continues its transformative venting of hostilities on their own and others is to fall prey to the same misunderstanding of why the representatives of the formerly most powerful world agency (the West) cannot seem to find the formula of peace in a time when the greatest of all wars is raising itself upon the near term horizon of the future. Just exactly what is it going to take to quell the rage that is the Middle East?

One clue might be to listen to the key point in the previous reader's post: [The Islamic State is not something you can relegate to the dustbin of history as with other civilisations……..]. This might have been a valid point, were it not for one reason: all civilizations that used the same tactics that the Islamic State is using now, are, in fact, lost lessons of history; for which of them exist today?

Again, just exactly what is it going to take to quell the rage that is the Middle East? The simple answer is: truth. But like Colonel Nathan Jessup said, we say to the world: you can't handle the truth. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

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