Friday, September 16, 2016

ISIS Head of Propaganda Killed in an Airstrike in Raqqah

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Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/16/494273529/airstrike-kills-senior-isis-leader-u-s-says-dr-wail-was-minister-of-information

Summary: The pentagon has recently confirmed that the ISIS head of propaganda, Dr. Wa'il, was killed in a coalition airstrike near the ISIS capital Raqqah, Syria.  Wa'il was the ISIS leader who oversaw all of the torture and execution videos.  He was also the minister of information for ISIS.  He was a prominent member in the ISIS organization.  This information came out weeks after ISIS said that their propaganda leader was killed in Aleppo.

Connection.  This story connects back to the Afghanistan war.  This connects because when the U.S. first went into Afghanistan, they had trouble organizing the government.  It was described as a trap to any country who tried to control it.  We still see the effects of this trap in stories such as these.

Do you think that peace in the middle east is acheivable.

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  1. I believe that peace is achievable in any area such as the Middle East, but in reality, it is much harder in this area. The Middle East experiences so many wars that it is very hard to approach the people there and negotiate something with them. It is full of radicals that are willing to die because of their creed and belief system. We can only hope that conditions in the Middle East will improve so that the people there will be willing to accept foreign influence and support and also be stable enough to focus on other conflicts like politics and the economy.

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    1. Since you think that peace is achievable, but hard, how long do you think it will take for peace to achieved in the middle east, if ever?

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  2. While I do think peace will be eventually be achieved in the Middle East, unfortunately I think that it will take much longer to get to that point. Like Carlo said about the radicals that live there, people can be very set in there ways and unwilling to listen to outsiders and at this point it's just a vicious circle of deaths and unfortunate events.

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  3. Peace is something that can be achieved anywhere, but it just depends on your definition of peace. Many people have their own ideas of what peace looks like, and that idea changes with every group of people and individual. Because of this reason, I agree with Carlo that it will be very difficult to achieve peace in areas such as the middle east. But if we can come to a comprise of what to do with minimal violence, then a universal peace can be achieved.

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  4. I believe that complete peace is difficult to achieve anywhere in the world, as there are constantly different controversies and tensions in every place in the world. I believe that it's even more difficult to achieve peace in the Middle East, due to historical conflicts and arguments and the current terrorism issues; however, I believe that peace and tranquility can be more omnipresent in the world itself and especially in the Middle East. If more people work together to solve the issues of peace and safety in the area and spread awareness about it, then there would be more people willing to help improve and change the area to make it become more peaceful.

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  5. Although peace is a reward, there are different thoughts and differences in ones own mindset. I think that peace can be a little bit more noticed as an economy. If people work together and figure things out as 1 country, less conflict would occur.

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  6. True and genuine peace can never be achieved. The safest country to live in at the moment is currently Iceland, yet they still have a murder rate of 0.002 percent. The United States's murder rate is over thrice that of Iceland's. Just from understanding the crime rates in the safest countries in the world, we can infer that countries such as the ones in the middle east where constant violence breaks out will most likely never achieve true peace.

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    1. So then do you think that the governments in the middle east can bring down the murder rate closer to that pf the US? Do you think that The middle east can get significantly closer to peace than now?

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  7. I don't think there will be peace in the middle east anytime soon bc there are so many conflicting religions and territorial differences that peace is far off to our current and past states.

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