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The 'Hell' of Israel is better than the 'Paradise' of ISIS

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Nov 11, 2014 at 10:51

http://ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2014/11/state8655.htm

"I was one of the people who hated [Nouri al-Maliki's] army, but now I would like the Iraqi army to come back," he says. "People in Mosul would welcome them. Anybody would be better than Isis, even the Israelis. We are dying."

Dr. Pipes - it seems that there's an Arab cultural trait of only looking only at the upside of situations and not taking into account other options, such as things getting worse. The unrealistic optimism of Palestinians to destroy Israel and voting in Hamas seems strikingly similar to the unrealistic optimism that some Iraqi Sunnis had when ISIS rolled into town.

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