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the trap of over-abstractions

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Aug 20, 2022 at 20:02

David, I would rephrase your larger point that the US government and the wider Western World get distracted by over-abstractions where the concrete and the obvious is sufficient. Your language seems to fall into the same trap of over-abstractions. "highlighting the danger" sounds like a euphemism to me. Salman fighting for his life in the ICU is well beyond the word "danger". I have a feeling you would advocate military retaliation against Iran rather than some obscure "highlighting", right? I certainly would. What I see is this: State-Islam from Iran is fighting a real war in the West with the help of muslim volunteers.

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