2014 October 30 Thursday
Strong Caliphate Brand Pulls In Foreign Fighters

Why are thousands of Muslim men heading to Syria to become Jihadist fighters? They want what we are all conditioned to want: Instant gratification by consuming a strong brand.

When we try and figure out: what is different about this foreign fighter foe? What separates this conflict from Afghanistan, from Somalia, from Bosnia? asked Andrew McCabe, assistant director in charge of the FBIs Washington field office.

To me, the instant appeal of participating in the caliphate thats happening now, I think that resonates with our young people.

"Our" young people? Mr. McCabe needs to create some emotional distance between himself and the enemies of our society. His comments are emblematic of a thinking disorder common in Western societies in this era.

Think about how stupid it is for Western leaders to want to impede the flow of Jihadists from Western nations to the ISIS/Daesh caliphate in Syria and Iraq. These Jihadists are people who we do not want living in our midst. When I say "we" I mean people who are not fools, politically correct fools, credentialed fools, and elected fools.

The Daesh Caliphate brand is really more opportunity than threat to Western nations. Their real security threats are the Islamic fundamentalists who live in their borders, not the ones who live in the Middle East. Anything lure that will pull the fundamentalists out of north America, Europe and Australia ought to be considered on its merits. A jihadist in Syria won't shoot up the Canadian parliament or blow up London subway cars or harass Western women walking down the street in Paris, Amsterdam, or Bonn.

If the Jihadists concentrate in Syria and then concentrate even further on the outskirts of Kobani (at the time that I type this supposedly 3000 Daesh fighters are around Kobani) then air strikes and peshmerga supplied with mortars, artillery, and anti-tank weapons can kill them. So large scale movement of Jihadists to Syria is a feature of the Caliphate that we should applaud and encourage.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2014 October 30 08:46 PM 


Comments
Wolf-Dog said at October 31, 2014 6:06 AM:

Actually, most people in the world, not just Muslims but also Jews, Christians and others, are fence sitters, in the sense that they first want to wait and remain neutral until they can figure out who the winner will be, and as soon as they think they know who is stronger, then they enthusiastically participate.

Previously, Al Qaeda failed to attain its original goal of gaining control of the Saudi Oil fields, which would have been the first step towards the construction of the new Caliphate, but ISIS is showing some signs of succeeding in this area where Al Qaeda failed: Now that the ISIS Caliphate is making millions of dollars per day from oil smuggling (they only control a few oil fields in Iraq and perhaps some in Syria) and the taxation of the large population that they already control, this obviously attracts a lot more new members than the original Al Qaeda. This is the reason thousands of new jihadis are flocking to Syria and Iraq, as the Caliphate already has more significant funds to manage its operations than Al Qaeda (plus some symbolic territory). But on this occasion, it is important to note that if the jihadis do manage to start a revolution in Saudi Arabia and take over the Saudi oil fields, then it is guaranteed that millions of new jihadis will join the Caliphate. And if the Caliphate convinces its people that they invented a secret weapon that the world has not yet seen to defeat the west, this will attract a hundred million participants instead of a few million.

Wolf-Dog said at October 31, 2014 6:07 AM:

Actually, most people in the world, not just Muslims but also Jews, Christians and others, are fence sitters, in the sense that they first want to wait and remain neutral until they can figure out who the winner will be, and as soon as they think they know who is stronger, then they enthusiastically participate.

Previously, Al Qaeda failed to attain its original goal of gaining control of the Saudi Oil fields, which would have been the first step towards the construction of the new Caliphate, but ISIS is showing some signs of succeeding in this area where Al Qaeda failed: Now that the ISIS Caliphate is making millions of dollars per day from oil smuggling (they only control a few oil fields in Iraq and perhaps some in Syria) and the taxation of the large population that they already control, this obviously attracts a lot more new members than the original Al Qaeda. This is the reason thousands of new jihadis are flocking to Syria and Iraq, as the Caliphate already has more significant funds to manage its operations than Al Qaeda (plus some symbolic territory). But on this occasion, it is important to note that if the jihadis do manage to start a revolution in Saudi Arabia and take over the Saudi oil fields, then it is guaranteed that millions of new jihadis will join the Caliphate. And if the Caliphate convinces its people that they invented a secret weapon that the world has not yet seen to defeat the west, this will attract a hundred million participants instead of a few millions.

Jim said at October 31, 2014 6:07 AM:

Brilliant observation. Western countries should launch an advertising campaign encouraging all Moslems in the West to go to the Middle East to fight infidels there. Just don't let them come back.


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