It’s clear that President Obama is the chief architect of his strategy and that he ignored the advice of knowledgeable people. It’s also clear to me that President Obama was and is assisted by an exceptional competent team of specialists, especially the military and the secret services, who could mostly handle the profoundly unrealistic objectives. Also it’s clear that the tireless efforts of his remarkable diplomatic team to try to implement his unrealistic policy is highly regarded for their efforts. Thanks to the efforts of those dedicated professionals, the White House is still in one peace and the US is safe … for now.
Each day there are multiple terror attacks, causing many to die and are maimed for life. Streams of refugees are headed to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. Climate changes all over the world are getting more dire and causes hardship. Incompetent governments, especially those in Europe and the US, allowing terrorism, refugees and clime changes to happen without care of the threats to their citizens. This is a first part of the 2 articles about the global problems and what to do about it.
The connection between Islam and Islamic extremism is clear already when you read the title ISLAMIC Extremism, not? Is it mainstream or an extreme version of Islam? No, it’s mainstream.
The brutal killings in Paris come on top of the downing of a Russian airliner in Sinai, the bombing of a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut and an attack against Kurds in Ankara. About 500 people have been killed in the past few weeks, and many more injured. Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the first three, and is suspected of the fourth. Since September 2014, ISIS has performed at least 26 attacks, resulting in more then 875 killed, 14 different countries, 8 countries are Middle Eastern (57%) and 6 western countries (43%). And those numbers are not complete; the number of people who have perished because of terror outside the borders of Syria and Iraq is much higher.
Islam split into its Sunni and Shi’ite branches during a war over the succession to the leadership of the faith in the generation that followed the Prophet Mohammad’s death in 632. The hadith, or sayings of the prophet and his companions, have been handed down orally over the centuries and are the most important sources of authority in Islam after the Quran itself. Many date back to those medieval battlefields in what are now Syria and Iraq, where the two main Islamic sects took shape.