Rage does stuff to people. Takes a somewhat reasonable person and gets them to do horrible things.
Originally Posted by tea drinker
That is moronic-logic, they are not joining the IS because US air-strikes drove them there. The only people that join IS are people that support the IS. That would be like the French Resistance in WWII joining the Nazis because the US/allies were bombing the Nazis too much... Oh wait, that didn't happen because they didn't sympathize/support/like the Nazis one bit.
Originally Posted by partisan1975
The ones that go off and join these 'types' do it all on their own accord. Now the 'growing resentment over US-led military action' is about the only thing that is true here, but it still doesn't change the fact that many in that region sympathize/support IS for what it is. Regardless of US strikes.
Indeed, they just needed a driving force or better to say, an excuse. We won't forget how they pleaded for U.S not to bomb Al-Nusra strongholds in northern Syria at the beginning of the strikes, but only one month later, Nusra paid the favor by kicking them out of their own strongholds in Idlib. Those idiots thought only because Nusra is more focused on fighting Assad, then it's all okay to team up with them and that Nusra still doesn't see them as 'infidel moderates'. They are all the same to me now.
Originally Posted by KillerBD
Update on Nubl an AlZahra: Reports that Al-Nusra has executed all 4 members of a Shia family they abducted last night from Zahraa. Except this, last night seems to have been a success for defenders of the towns, since they only lost one fighter, while Al-Nusra retreated after leaving dozens dead.
Also, there is a picture from a Nusra terrorist held captive by defenders of the city, taken during last night's attack, since his face is a bit smashed up, it wouldn't be appropriate to put it here. Hope they teach him a good lesson.
It just shows the ideology of FSA scum is not all that different from that of ISIS scum.
Originally Posted by KillerBD
FSA Logic: "America does not support us with weapons so we will misbehave and become radicalized jihadis"
"ISIS fights SAA, America fights ISIS. Therefore we fight SAA and America"
Amazing that some in the West think that only if they helped those "poor souls in FSA, they'd not be desperate enough to become jihadis"
If those FSA were truly Secular and believed in a non sectarian Syria, they would never consider joining forces with ISIS and Nusra, even if they (FSA) did not like Assad.
It sure does Hollis, given enough vengeful/righteous rage you can make people do unimaginable things. But my criteria for this goes far beyond a few bombs dropped on ISIS. If these groups are joining IS en masse, this is more than one guy's anger and there's a serious credibilty problem here.
Originally Posted by Hollis
meanwhile, look at what the cat dragged in:
Derry man Eamon Bradley remanded in custody charged with attending weapons and explosives training camp in Syria
A Londonderry man charged with receiving weapons training from opposition forces in the Syrian civil war has told police he was involved in battles against both Islamic State and the government regime, a court has heard
More recently he was connected through social media with the Islamic Front, Syria/Islamic Army and Muhammed Islamic Movement.
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