Taipion wrote:Have not heard of this in the news yet.
I always wonder what they actually gain from this though.
I didn't used to think much of it, as there is only a small chance that myself or my family would be involved. But lately I must admit I've begun thinking things like NOT taking a vacation to Europe because I'm less likely to be attacked in my own home. If they can successfully affect the lives of those they hate in a negative way (especially a way that makes people feel fear or terror), then they are "winning", right?
Define: "winning" (no Charly please ^^)
I can see that an intend would be, to strike fear in the hearts of their "enemies", to, for instance, stop them from influencing them and their countries for whatever reason.
But the result is the exact opposite.
Think of Afghanistan.
The Taliban were in nice, firm control of the whole place until they decided to "attack" murica, even though they were so nice as to plan a precise operation like that to strike at a time where there were the least possible casualties, could have been 50k or so instead, no one really noticed their niceness.
I suddenly think of "wag the dog" anytime I think of Afghanistan, it's just that hillarious.
Now, I don't know what ISIS is trying to achieve with terrorism, they should thank murica for totally destabilizing the area, otherwise ISIS would not even exist.
Starting with invading Iraque in Operation Iraqui Liberation or so, justifying their invasion with knowingly and intentionally faked evidence for weapons of mass destruction.
And then replacing one cruel despot and a few deaths per day with outright hell.
And then secretary John Kerry said, after Russia took Crimea, that a superpower in the 21st century must not invade foreign countries with arms and under false pretenses.
When I heard that, I fell of my chair, had not have a laugh as good as this in quite a while.
But I am getting off the point here, sorry.
So the thing is, they want to kill all heretics, sure, why not, that's as good a reason as any.
And they want to spread their religion, noted.
And they want to drive out western influence off their territory, sure.
But all I can see is the exact opposite due to the effects of terrorism, it seems to be weakening them, rather than doing anything for them.
Not to even speak of working for them, in a way that they would gain something from it, which would bring in "revenue" and allow them to continue or even expand their "business".
Or did I overlook something?
Is their any real value they get off this?