Destruction of ISIS by any means that can be imagined might lay the basis for something worse, as has been happening quite regularly with military intervention. The state system in the region imposed by French and British imperial might after World War I, with little concern for the populations under their control, is unraveling.
Giroux: The seeds of terrorism do not lie simply in ideological fundamentalism; they also lie in conditions of oppression, war, racism, poverty, the abandonment of entire generations of Palestinian youth, the dictatorships that stifle young people in the Middle East and the racist assaults on Black youth in urban centers in the United States.
Gosztola | Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Paris Attacks and Response of Western Countries
Muhawesh: Those [attacks] that took place in Beirut, Baghdad, Turkey, and, of course, against the Russian airliner. They made the news barely and, if they did, for example, when ISIS attacked southern Beirut, the media dehumanized the entire population by calling it a Hezbollah stronghold.
Hedges: All the major candidates for president, including Bernie Sanders, along with a media that is a shameless echo chamber for the elites, embrace endless war. Lost are the art of diplomacy, the ability to read the cultural, political, linguistic and religious landscape of those we dominate by force,
Lindorff: 10: If the US provides funds to organizations inside another country, which then organize protests, marches and bloody assaults, and ultimately drive the elected government out of office, as the US did in Ukraine, is that subversion? Objective answer: Yes US media answer: No
VIDEO | Glen Greenwald: “Submissive” Media’s Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating, Parts I, 2
Discussion of media fearmongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. "Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Western leaders exploit that attack to do more wars," Greenwald says.