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Is ISIS defeated?   Africa and the Middle East

Started 11/10/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 49777 views.
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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/10/17

Islamic State routed from Iraq after government forces retake areas along Syrian border

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi forces have driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.

Key points:

  • Iraq has ended the war against Islamic State after it captured a third of Iraq's territory three years ago
  • Last month Iraqi forces captured the last remaining town under Islamic State control
  • Iraq's Prime Minister says Islamic State was defeated through the unity of the nation

The Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under IS control along the border with Syria, state television quoted Mr Abadi as telling an Arab media conference in Baghdad.

Several squadrons of Iraqi helicopters flew over Baghdad carrying Iraqi flags at noon, in an apparent rehearsal for a victory parade that Iraq is planning to hold in the coming days.

Members of Iraqi forces make a "V" sign as they arrive to take part in a victory celebration.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-10/islamic-state-completely-defeated-in-iraq,-pm-says/9243664

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So who takes over next?

bml00

From: bml00

12/16/17

Terrorists are like mushrooms, you cut their heads off and they grow somewhere else. BM

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/16/17

Hi BM!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! 

There is one thing that always bothers me about the whole mess.

When terrorists attack the west we reply with a rallying cry "You will not win!"  "You will not change our way of life!"  

I do it, too.

But if terrorists with bombs will not sway us, then surely allied forces with bombs will not sway them.

I guess the plan is to wipe everyone out so there is no one left to attack anyone.

Until the next generation...

bml00

From: bml00

12/17/17

Terrorism is changing your life , it is changing the attitude of everybody there are now more armed police and secret service everywhere , your every move, your every mail is monitored for any given word believed to be suspicious , malls and stations are now more patrolled and it will get worse .

The terrorists are the kamikaze pilots of yesterday , they belief in their death , the more they can kill the greater their glory .

They wont win simply because there are not enough of them , if their numbers were sufficient they would bring mayhem.

ISIL will lay low and regroup, they are all over the Middle East , North Africa and Asia with cells everywhere

Fear them , never ever underestimate them and stay vigilant

BM

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/17/17

The Taliban have definitely been known to just wait out the "invasion" and take back territory when the forces pull out.

You can't stop dissent from occurring inside the private homes of people.

That is why the war needs to be fought on an ideological front.  I don't mean saying "your religion is stupid", I mean holding IS accountable for the human rights atrocities committed against Muslims.

Also, Myanmar needs serious world attention.  It's not helping that genocide is happening right now and no one is speaking up about it.

bml00

From: bml00

12/18/17

President Obama gave the date for withdrawal of the troops , a wise strategy if you in the Taliban .

I am not sure how to fight radicalism , everybody has a good idea but none of them have gained traction , if you believe being nice to people and telling them where they are going wrong is going to help be my guest, for Christmas I can send you a large R

bml00

From: bml00

12/18/17

You apparently dont have an edit ability once I sent the mail , I sent it unfinished

President Obama gave the date for withdrawal of the troops , a wise strategy if you in the Taliban .

I am not sure how to fight radicalism , everybody has a good idea but none of them have gained traction , if you believe being nice to people and telling them where they are going wrong is going to help be my guest, for Christmas I can send you a large Rock to bang your head against .

The few times in History when insurgents were beaten was when the otherside became utterly ruthless , if we are to fight wars with one hand tied then why fight or lose men believing we can fight according to moral or ethical codes the otherside see as weakness

BM

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/19/17

Hey BM.

How are you viewing my forum?  If it is Zeta, then there is a drop box beside the reply button.

If you prefer to view in classic there should be a way to do so, but I am not sure how.  Others here will know.

As to my Christmas rock (opal, please - they're pretty), I feel that the only change that could have any chance of working would have to come from within.

There are people who were involved with terror cells who woke up and left.  Now they help de-radicalize others.

The Imams and elders, too, must take on the extremely difficult role of preaching a better message.  Most do, but it just takes one fundie nutsack cleric with a full mosque to do a lot of damage.

bml00

From: bml00

12/19/17

If young people are not fully intergrated into their host society , they then start to live on the fringes and it will create resentment, this is where the cannon fodder of radicalism is to be found.

Within European Muslims , most have found their niche within their their hosts society but some cant and wont , that is where the work has to be done

BM

Dan (DANCULBERSON)

From: Dan (DANCULBERSON)

12/19/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...

If you prefer to view in classic there should be a way to do so, but I am not sure how.

If you are in classic mode (which I recommend), it depends on whether you want to edit your message before or after posting it. After I write a message, I always "Preview" it, and then if I want to change something, I click on "Revise" and change something before posting it. If I have already posted a message and want to edit something in my own post, I click on the gear symbol next to "Reply," and it gives the author of the post the ability to "Edit" it, before "Apply"ing the change.

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