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Response to cali (Reply #62)

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 01:44 PM

67. Once again, you are wrong

 

We didn't create "all the problems in the Middle East". While we certainly created some, we didn't create all of them and there is nothing to say that without the US the Middle East still wouldn't have problems with Islamic fundamentalism. Even if you say that the Taliban are partly the fault of the US, Mujahedin were fighting the Soviets before we got involved. We didnt create the Mujahedin, we helped them, that's true. That's not the same as creating them. We don't know that the Mujahedin wouldnt have eventually defeated the Soviets without us.

From the very beginning, your agenda is in your way. It's all about the bad US. You can't even start evaluating the threat from ISIS without falling all over yourself about the US.

And yes, you conveniently skirted what I said. And you did it AGAIN with this last message. You still didnt address the threat from ISIS.

I'm wrong that ISIS is an Al Qaeda offshoot? Hmmm:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/06/opinion/nazer-west-isis/
Can the West live with 'brutal' al Qaeda offshoot ISIS?
By Fahad Nazer, Special for CNN
updated 12:33 PM EDT, Wed August 6, 2014

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/iraq-j11.html
Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS captures Mosul from Iraqi government forces
By Barry Grey, World Socialist Website
11 June 2014

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/01/economist-explains-12
The Economist explains
What ISIS, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, really wants
Jan 20th 2014, 23:50 by S.B. | CAIRO

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/11/isis-too-extreme-al-qaida-terror-jihadi
Who are Isis? A terror group too extreme even for al-Qaida
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has a reputation for being even more brutal than the main jihadi group of inspiration
Mark Tran, UK Guardian

So that's four major media sources, one socialist (WSWS), one progressive (The UK Guardian), one Liberal (The Economist) and one mainstream (CNN) that all see it like I do, that ISIS is an Al Qaeda offshoot.

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