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The Islamic state

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by brogdale, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    A rare report from within the world's newest state...



    "I say "caliphate"...you say "established"!

    'kinnel; can't see their tourist industry taking off very quickly.
     
  2. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

  3. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    There were 5 Vice News videos posted on the Iraq thread. I watched them, a bit too much beheading for my liking, and as one might expect it seems women don't feature in IS's thinking much.
     
  4. Wolfie Smith

    Wolfie Smith Sociable Worker

    They may well be displaying a level of brutalism unseen much since the days of the Genghis Khan or Nazi Germany, but they probably do have a point about Sykes-Picot. More and more I think that global capitalism is leading us all into distopia. The West carved up the world to suit it's own ends and of course some other people are well fucked off about it. Can't we try and wean ourselves off our dependence on Middle-Eastern oil? That may entail not driving our stupid cars around so much or something, but surely that is better than the alternative?
     
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  5. Humberto

    Humberto stir up the righteous

    We live in the crucible. In fact we all do. If only there was someone or something worth getting behind. What is wrong that there isn't?
     
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  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Oil? Wtf has oil to do with isis?
     
  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i think wolfie is saying were it not for oil the west wouldnt have a century of trampling over the region, creating false borders, spreading death and destruction, and in turn creating a reactive radicalism that has today lead to the IS.
     
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i must say they should revisit their policies on the arts and heritage
     
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  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I suppose the French invaded Egypt for the oil a century before it was discovered. There are more things than oil in this world. Reducing the middle east to oil is a handy way to go wrong.
     
  10. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    True, but it is certainly the case that concerns for the exploitation, security and strategic importance of the region's oil reserves have been the predominant driver of imperialist policy, interference and military action for well over a century. The resentment fuelled by such metropolitan hegemony is obviously one pillar of the impetus underpinning militant Islamism.
     
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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    at least the trains run on time
     
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  12. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Napoleon went to Egypt as part of a geopolitical game being played with the British Empire.
     
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    what, roll doubles and go to the eastern mediterranean with a big army?
     
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  14. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    I'm thinking that folk like the alcohol sellers shown in the IS gaol might well require that the state looks at work-related re-training grants...unless they just behead them.
     
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  15. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    risky
     
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  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Wow thanks for that.
     
  17. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Who needs oil when the Rosetta Stone is up for grabs?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Look and learn!:D
     
  19. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    well, the IS's internal communications have just got more vunerable, the UK is operating the RAF RC-135 'Rivet Joint' Signals Intelligence aircraft over Northern Iraq. based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

    however, no one on the beach at Akrotiri has seen any big, black, glider-looking aircraft with very small USAF markings take off and land there, oh no indeed...

    personally, from what i see of the IS - even adding a good pinch of salt to the media diet - they are an enemy, an implacable, serious enemy of humanity (in any of the definitions of the word), and i'd take the view that fighting them, rolling them up and utterly destroying them is nothing less than an absolute duty for anyone who wants to call themselves civilised, or humane, or who professes any concern whatsoever for those under them or near them. no ifs, buts or maybe's - i don't care what caused them, or facilitated them, i just see a group deliberately impose the most frightening, barbaric, murderous conditions on utterly innocent, defenceless people.
     
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  20. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Could substitute the word capitalists for IS, and the analysis would still work?
     
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  21. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    Seems to be their answer to most things. Caught worshipping another God - beheading. Caught selling alcohol - beheading. Caught wearing a loud shirt in a built up area during the hours of darkness - beheading. Walking around with an offensive wife etc...
     
  22. tendril

    tendril And?

    well, the population of the world is nearing it's upper limit as far as numbers are concerned :hmm:
     
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  23. quiquaquo

    quiquaquo Well-Known Member

    To give the old Caliphate its due there was a railway all the way to Madina before the West intervened, fact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hejaz_Railway
     
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  24. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    Funding/training IS from Saudi/Kuwait/Qatar?
     
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  25. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Ian Duncan Smith might get ideas ...
     
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  26. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    u r Mr Rabbit AICMFP
     
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  27. Really?

    The IS legal system does have the advantage of simplicity
     
  28. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    The IS legal system does have the advantage of simplicity[/QUOTE]

    Aye, simply eradicate the opposition.
     
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  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i hear cameron's trying to get hold of the is immigration minister to find out how he's reduced inward immigration to a trickle in the last two months
     
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  30. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    Tbf those big black aircraft have not been flying from akortiri for years.
    We asked the non exsisting americans if they were CIA they were very cagey.
    So we said only want to ask you one question?
    Whats that
    Who offed jfk :D
     
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