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Old 03-19-2016, 09:55 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Shuckle View Post
We have to stop them.
Why? To me, the US/Western powers engaging with them is exactly what the IS wants- they need us interfering in Middle Eastern affairs to create the collateral damage and news reel films that enable them to recruit. If we were to essentially blockade/isolate them instead, suddenly they become much less of a threat. They lose out on recruits at home and abroad, their sphere of influence is curtailed and they'll eventually burn themselves out. The idea that we need to be policing the world is a very dangerous one that leads to huge deficits and has been a key factor in stressing our relationships with allies in the past. The best thing we can do is take refugees and encourage other nations to do the same and simply contain the IS, rather than engage them in what essentially becomes a hydra head-chopping competition.
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