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November 19th, 2015


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03:30 am - Saddened By Hate and The Love of War
While the attacks on Paris were horrible, I see much of the reaction as equally so - plans to turn back refugees from the horrors going on in Syria (including support for this vile idea by more than a few centrist Democrats). Even more so, the automatic answer to such events being more bombing and attacks, as if killing even more people, most of whom are just as innocent as the original victims somehow "evens the score" rather than being just as horrible as the recent terrible event. I'm especially troubled that the Russian recommendation to eliminate Daesh is to treat it like they dealt with Chechen rebels (massive attacks on civilians and killing the families of suspected rebels) is now being at least considered.

When the Iraq War was going on, I listened to Tori Amos' album Scarlet's Walk incessantly, now I'm listening to Jordan Reyne's excellent album Passenger, especially this song, which is particularly appropriate (the spoken word bit in the middle is quotes from a journalist who helped liberate the concentration camps after WWII).


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From:slothman
Date:November 19th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Especially since Daesh made it clear that they want an overreaction that will make it easier for them to recruit people to their cause. They’ve made it clear what their tune is; we shouldn’t dance to it.

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