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Reader comment on item: Deciphering the Trump and Erdo─čan Foreign Policies

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Sep 6, 2017 at 22:50

Greetings Dr. Pipes.

"I don't even want ISIS to disappear because, horrid as it is, it holds off Iranian expansion, which is yet more threatening"

Your above support of ISIS actually justify Iranian support for Hezbollah or Hamas. If you consider both ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorists then why not you and Israel oppose all these groups ?

Just supporting ISIS as they fight Hezbollah is not the right way I believe to fight terror.

What is your view on this ?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

First, I don't use the word terrorist and don't even know what it refers to anymore.

Second, my argument has nothing to do with morality. ISIS, Hizbullah, and the Islamic Republic of Iran are all morally horrifying. But the latter two are far more dangerous than ISIS.

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