ISIS is claiming credit for the suicide bombing committed by one ignorant, self-loathing, hateful wretch who decided to take out as many people with him — or her — as possible in Baghdad this weekend, killing more than 120 innocent people. Yes, another scumbag couldn’t bear the thought of anybody else being happy if he (or she) wasn’t.
That essentially defines what ISIS is all about for the average moron who joins up, while money, no doubt, is the bottom line for those shrewd, evil men at the top of that particular gung hill.
But terrorist attacks are about the only type of “victory” ISIS can claim these days, and it’s not even certain that ISIS had anything at all to do with the attack in Iraq, while authorities in Bangladesh are already saying the attack there on Friday — which killed more than 20 — was not related to ISIS, even though it claimed credit. But we all know that ISIS is desperate to claim “victory” for any blood drawn around the world — if you prick your thumb in a rose garden, ISIS will claim credit for it.
There is not much the world can do to protect itself from lone-wolf attacks committed by brainwashed morons or groups of morons who have no hope for a better future other than twisted supernatural fantasies that somehow make them believe killing innocent people will bring them rewards in the afterlife. I could digress for a moment and explain that committing such acts will only bring the murderers unimaginable horror in the afterlife, but I’ll talk about that some other time. (Occultists know of what I speak.)
Sadly, the world is becoming all too blasé about lone-wolf or wolf-pack suicide attacks, especially when they are committed in non-Western nations. For example, where is the outrage today by people in Canada, the United States, Britain, France and so many other countries over the Iraq killings this weekend? Yes, the attack is making headlines in the West, but how many vigils will be held in Western cities for the victims in Baghdad?
Even the suicide attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando a few weeks ago is fading from our collective memory, as life goes on with full understanding that there probably will be many more such attacks in the West to come.
Such is the world we live in today, where individual, deluded malcontents are able to commit mass atrocities with relative ease — and get their 15 minutes of what they might feel is fame, and which is, in fact, infamy. Indeed, the media attention is probably a major motivator for suicide attackers and for those who seduce them into committing such terrible acts. Perhaps our best hope is that we will become so blasé about such incidents that they eventually won’t draw any headlines at all, denying the attackers — and ISIS — any publicity.
Thus, claims of “victory” by ISIS won’t be heard by anyone.
Two things are for certain: ISIS will be defeated in the near future. But lone-wolf attacks are here to stay for the foreseeable future.
You have described the “lone wolves” fairly accurately. Or in simple terms, psycho losers who don’t even have the gumption to do their sick acts without claiming/getting sanction from “religion.” And you have also hit it right on the nail in pointing out that ISIS/DAESH will claim credit for anything and everything like that, because they are desperately trying to look strong as their “Caliphate” gradually gets rolled up from both ends.
One thing I somewhat disagree is your being down on the “blasé” response. In fact, by not getting worked up and focusing on these attacks, we pull some of the sting and desirability out of them. Imagine if there were such attacks, and they were not reported or acknowledged. What point to them then for ISIS/DAESH, or even for the individual psycho losers.
I would just take Syria and drop the A-bomb. I believe it is called “cauterization”. They did it to Japan; and I know why. Thing is, Japan is getting to ready to re-arm. This is a scary thing. China + Russia have something to do with it. Prayers are necessary because the 7 Seals are rapidly being depleted. “row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily merrily, Life is but a dream ..” %@
Sounds like a Trump supporter. Just nuke ’em, consequences be damned.
If the US dropped a nuke on Syria – there would be many hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and their families would hate the US even more that they already do. How many friendly countries would be downwind of the fallout and turned into enemies? It’s also a violation of violation of international law and may trigger a response from the Warsaw Pact since Russia has a navy base in Syria. How many thousands of US residents from the Middle East would swear revenge on the US government? You want WW-III, then elect Trump as president and get this kind of moronic response from someone with his finger on the trigger.
Moronic idea. With apologies to morons.
No kidding? Another Trumpism: “btw folks, the only guys that are left are the guys with bombs and bullets. So what’s the problem? I’ll make a deal with Vlad”. What friendly countries? Israel? Iran? Iraq? Apology excepted