- Jul 19, 2012
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Afghanistan: Taliban vs government and foreign advisors
- Algeria: Islamic Radicals vs Algerian government
- Balkans: Islamic radicals vs government (fairly quiet now, some sporadic activity)
- Central Asia: Rare Islamic radical attacks.
- Congo: Mired in deadly chaos with domestic and foreign gangs roaming the country.
- Pakistan: Conflict with Islamic radicals
- Iran: Iran vs the Western World
- Iraq: At war with ISIS
- Israel: At war with Islamic radicals
- Kurdish Lands: At war with ISIS, Turkey, et al.
- Lybia: Islamic radicals vs. moderates
- Mali: Sporadic Islamic radical attacks in the South
- Mexico: Drug cartel violence is a problem but people are more concerned about corruption
- Nigeria: Islamic radicals vs the government
- Sudan: Islamic radicals vs the government
- Syria: Islamic radicals vs the government
- Yemen: Islamic radicals vs the government
So 15 of 17 conflicts involve aggressive Muslim radicals. The US is involved in only 3 of them by my count.
It's sort of like Chicago, where the vast majority of the city can go along just fine even while inner city men are shooting each other. The world takes no notice of the above conflicts except with they affect a common interest, i.e., oil production.
Of interest is those areas no longer on this list, such as Somalia and Indonesia, where Islamic radicals have been crushed and there is peace. So it is possible with determination to get rid of the radicals and have peace, but crushing the radicals seems to be the only way. Peace treaties never hold.
Also of note is the pernicious role of the Saudis, who continue to attempt to sell their violent and intolerant brand of Islam all over the world.
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