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Reader comment on item: I Give Up: There Is No Terrorism, There Are No Terrorists
in response to reader comment: Propaganda at Its Finest Hour of Delusion - Terrorism by Any Other Name Still Terrorises

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 15, 2015 at 02:19

Hi, Tovey. You said,

If any are still in a hash-haze frame of mind that there was/is no terror being meted out to the otherwise peaceful villages being taught lessons of not minding Islam in the fundamentalist mindset, then what shall we say of a world society that believed its own lies so well that when the time comes for them to beg mercy, none is left.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I would guess you're against the state of confusion the world is in. I was going to respond to something in the OP, when I saw your post. The OP statement I was going to comment on was:

Otherwise the Turkish public will applaud when IS militants are apprehended but will not know that most of them are released a short time later.

My comment on that, is that since Turkey doesn't count IS as an enemy, or even as a terrorist group, it is essentially on the side of IS. Turkey is so much in bed with the obnoxious Jihadists, it might not be improper to consider them to be a clandestine arm of the Turkish military. Turkey has never fought ISIS, and actively aids it at every turn. Strategically, they both serve identical interests. The only difference between the two, is that Turkey is an internationally recognized government, whereas IS is simply a military gone berzerk.

Morocco seems to be in the same league as Turkey:

Since the release of Abdelkarim Chadli, a hard-line Salafist convicted on terrorism charges in 2003, and other Salafist jihadists from prison in 2011, it appears that the Moroccan government has embarked on a quiet campaign to integrate Salafist theorists into the nation's political life.
-- http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/morocco-salafist-sheikhs-regime-isis.html#ixzz3fw75rLAF

Of course, Qatar belongs in this group -- along with Jihadist groups such as Ansar al Sharia, Boko Haram and others who have sworn allegience to the Caliphate.

The big news of today, of course, is the "Peace in Our Time" duo of the Greece bailout agreement and the Iran-Iran nuclear agreement. In both cases, reality has been mythologized and pushed off into the near future. Obama & Co are betting that the time of reckoning won't happen until after January, 2017.

It's 82°F in my room, and I can't think anymore.

Shalom shalom.

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