WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    horizon360:

    " ISIS videos always show captives dressed in GITMO orange enemy-combatant boiler suits. GITMO orange is a Bush color which ISIS uses as symbolic way of conveying their message of a ruthless revenge for the U.S. led War On Terror which Bush misguidedly initiated "

    ...and the mass-murder of Yazidi men, and taking Yazidi women as sex slaves, that is also a response to Bush? What the heck do the Yazidis have to do with GWB?

    " NATO command air raids on Libya obliterating thousands of civilians just to put down one aging man (Muammar Gaddafi) "

    It was Sunni extremists, aka Al Quaeda, who fought and killed Gaddafi. Obama and Cameron played airforce for them. If anything, should ISIS not be grateful for that?

    " blaming Islam and blaming Obama just shows a willful denial and ignorance of historical causation and responsibility. "

    ISIS proudly refers to Koranic verses, has Allah on its flag, calls itself the the Islamic state, implements Shariah, and invites muslims from all over the world to join them. And all that has nothing to do with Islam?

    Dare I say your arguments are a wee bit confused?

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    WilliB

    AKBFan:

    " MSNBC? Who watches that c++p? Still think that the catalyst for all of the mess in the Middle East was the ousting of Saddam. the other stuff followed. "

    No, the ousting of Saddam, for which there actually some good reasons (do you seriously support his genocide of the Kurds, the only people in the region who give shelter to Yazidis and Christians??) did not necessarily lead to this.

    Yes, Bush messed up by sending in Bremer who disolved the Iraqi armee and allowed the Shias to establish their regime.

    But it was Obama who destroyed the stable Gadaffi regime, tried to impose the Muslim Brotherhood on Egypt, and is trying to destroy the stable Assad regime.

    How do some people manage to keep a gigantic blind spot on Obamas actions in this drama?

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    WilliB

    AKBFan:

    " I am sure, heartfelt. but surely you cannot believe that the Middle East (and indeed the Maghreb) are better now (since the US upset the balance of power across the Arab world) than they were before the US invasion of Iraq? "

    No, but is CERTAINLY is not better now than before the US-bombing of Gaddafi in Libya, and the US support for Sunni radicals in Tunesia, Egypt, and Syria?

    You can harp on the mistakes of Bush all day long, but it is Obama with his support for the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East who is responsible for the current disaster with ISIS.

    You can bet your MSNBC subscription that with Gaddafi and Assad still in control, there would be no Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

    Posted in: Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

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    WilliB

    strangerland:

    " It's not that the west has eased up - everyone other than the extremists thinks that the extremists are a poison and need to be eliminated. But many people are recognizing that painting all Muslims with the same brush, that they are all extremists, does no one any favors, and is unacceptable discrimination. "

    This confused thinking is at the root of the West`s problem. In order to prove how nice we are and avoid discrimination at all costs, we are blanking out "islam" from islamic extremism, which in turn prevents us from doing anything meaningful. The excuse of "all muslims" is a red herring of course. Most muslims have not choice in being that, because under islamic law they are born as muslims and leaving the religion is impossible. It is like avoiding discussion about the Juche ideeology in order to avoid discriminating against "all North Koreans". Will we ever wake up? The radical islam practised in the Islamic State IS based on islamic teaching, and it IS an problem of islam.

    " It's only the racists who equate this to easing up on the extremists. "

    That is another favourite red herring. Islami is an ideology, not a race. The Chechen jihadis in Syria are lilly white, as are all the Western converts, some of whom are busy beheading American journalists. Can we stop falling for this silly "race" card already?

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    WilliB

    Regardless of how stupid the instructor was, what is the reason for letting 9-year old girls shoot Uzis anyway? I don´t get it.

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    WilliB

    The Islamic State is on a roll, heads arolling and minorities are being exterminated, and Obama et al STILL want to support the Sunni jihadi rebels against Assad. It is infuriating and stunning at the same time.

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    WilliB

    Now the Chinese Politbureau wants to tell Australia`s government what to buy and not to buy? I hope the Australians have a clear answer to that.

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    WilliB

    Stuart Haywart:

    " This is Israel's largest "land grab" in thirty years. And again, they will need to destroy many MORE olive groves to build these illegal settlements. "

    How wrong can one be on how many levels? If this is the "largest land grab", it should tell you something. 50 hectares is very little; the equivalent of one small farm. And 50 hectares is a fraction of what Israel gave to Hamas when they removed all settlements in Gazah unilaterally... i.e. Hamas offered and gave nothing for it. Only victory cries and more rockets.

    Next: Nothing has been "grabbed". This is unclaimed and unused land, and if muslim Arabs can prove ownership, they are invited to do so.

    Next: There are not "olive groves", as any look at the photos can tell you. This is unused land.

    Why do people keep falling for the Arab muslim narrative?

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    WilliB

    Just for reference, when Israel pulled out of Gazah, they forcibly removed all Israeli citizens there and gave their land to Hamas. Did they get peace for it? No.... only more rockets and aggression.

    I agree that the current move feeds into the simplistic narrative that the Arab jihad against Israel is somehow about "land". But the narrative itself is wrong. The only land deal which could satsify the Hamas/PLO is one that involves the very existance of Israel.

    Posted in: U.S. urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

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    WilliB

    Maybe it would, but the article writer seems to have missed that for the last few years, we have had global cooling. Talk about a rethorical question!

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    WilliB

    Cancelling citizenship would be the right thing to do, but I don´t think Cameron will pull through with it. I predict he will surrender to PC pressure and instead invent some kind of "re-education" aka welfare plus councelling program for these murderers. Just wait for it.

    Posted in: British PM Cameron says passports could be seized to fight terrorism

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    WilliB

    Laguna:

    " Obama's refusal to arm any group in these conflicts - against vehement opposition of such as McCain - was also correct. "

    Reality check: Obama bombed the the hell out of Libya and supplied the Libian "resistance" (aka Al Quaeda aka ISIS) with arms. Which, together with with Gaddafis weaponry, now find their way to islamist terrorists all around the area, including Syria. Plus, Obama armed the so-called "vetted rebsle" in Syira with "non-military packages" including night-vision equipment, all of which find their way to ISIS and Al Nusra.

    And McCain is not president, so spare us that excuse.

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    WilliB

    " Using this method, Mousseau et al have found both the number of birds and the variety of species drop off as radiation levels rise, "

    Strange that in the closed zone of Chernoby, where radiation levels are exponentially higher, the exact OPPOSITE is the case... the area has become a nature paradise.

    Dare I guess that the computer models concocted by the good researcher, working for the completele unbiased (ahem) "Chernobyl and Fukushima Research Initiative" has something to do with that?

    Posted in: New research suggests even low-level radiation in Fukushima negatively impacting wildlife

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    WilliB

    I wonder when they will join the ISIS Caliphate.

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    WilliB

    I think that is a 4-wheeled vehicle, not a 3-wheeler.

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    WilliB

    Weird, just weird.

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    WilliB

    Bonestructure:

    " But, then, I also have a much larger plastic figure of Godzilla, so that probably says nothing about me lol. "

    Just wait til they tell you that Godzilla is not an,,, err,,. godzilla.

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    WilliB

    lubracasi:

    " '... how it's done.' usually involves the massacre of hundreds of innocent people from what I've seen on the news "

    ,,,and all these "hundreds of innocent people" were put there by Hamas to act as human shields for Hamas rockets and tunnels. And of course every Hamas terrorist, once dead, immediately becomes an "innocent civilian", and the news crews gobble that tale up and feed it to you.

    In the event, once ISIS has control of southern Syria, then yes you will see them attacking Israel too. The "news" will then have to decide if their bias against Israel is big enough to root even for ISIS, which so far the most despicable bunch of islamists we have seen yet.

    Posted in: Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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    WilliB

    The Saudi king is right in that the jihadis will target Europe and the US (of course they are doing that already), but the source of the warning is pretty ironic, seeing that the Saudis have been funding Wahabi preachers and mosques all over the globe for decades.... in effect he is warning about his own creation.

    Posted in: Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

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    WilliB

    "Broken man living on dreams"?? The guy is a fool who thought he can impress his otaku friends by playing war games in a real, brutal, war zone. If they let him go, good. If the Japanese government spends my taxes to buy him back from AL Quaeda aka ISIS, I want my money back.

    Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

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