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Response to Aerows (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 10:41 PM

21. There is a difference here

There is documented proof of the Islamic State's atrocities. I do believe there is a group of Muslim extremists who have militarily captured some key areas of Syria and Iraq, and who are conducting genocide against people who do not accept their distorted and violent vision of Islam.

I believe that, left unchecked, they will consolidate their power and grow in strength and capacity, with their numbers growing through a combination of willing volunteers and terrified conscripts. I believe that, absent the normal controls of diplomacy and self-preservation, they will ultimately trigger a HUGE war that may go nuclear.

They don't want to throw babies out of incubators. They want to behead them because their parents are Shia, Chaldean, Yazidi, whatever other than them.

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