EA’s Political WorldView Podcast: The “Pray for Paris” and “War with ISIS” Edition

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PHOTO: A “Pray for Paris” display at the French Consulate in New York (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


This week’s Political WorldView podcast is devoted to an analysis of developments after the Islamic State’s attacks in Beirut, Paris, and possibly the Sinai Peninsula more than a week ago.

Regulars Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas are joined by University of Birmingham colleague Marco Vieira to ask about the most effective political and military steps to take at home and abroad, wondering whether a “culture of fear” will lead to hostility — for example, against refugees — undermining the effort.

In between the two parts of the discussion, there are the Numbers of the Week to move from Brazil to India to the US.

See also Syria & Iraq Audio Analysis: The Right Way to Fight the Islamic State
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    • “”David Cameron called the unanimous UN decision an “important moment”. He said he would build the case for air strikes in Syria, adding that Britain “cannot expect others to shoulder the burdens and risks of protecting this country””.

      As long as Russia continues demolishing the international principle of state order by Putin supporting a syrian mass murderer the West have no choice than to intervene itself.

  1. “Pray for Paris”

    The best answer came from Paris itself:
    “Thanks for the sympathy. But the world does not need more but less religiosity.”

    • Apart from the oil, the difference is that the Saudi government, and prosperous Saudis, try to spread Islam by building mosques, endowing University departments, and other “soft” methods.

      This seems more acceptable than the use of explosives and machine guns.

      Obviously both the Saudi regime and ISIS are firm believers in Sharia Law. But both ISIS and Al Qaeda are sworn enemies of the Saudi royal family, and if either conquered Arabia, the Sauds would all be killed. One justification for this is the Sauds’ alliance with the USA.

  2. Now, now, kiddies.

    Your regime change goals have failed, and now you will have to understand that the vast majority of Syrian people despise the US support for terrorist rebels.

    You are despised in Syria.

    Bye bye terrorists.

    • “A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate vaginally, but sodomising the child is acceptable. If a man does penetrate and damage the child then, he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl will not count as one of his four permanent wives and the man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister… It is better for a girl to marry at such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband’s house, rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven”

      “A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, but selling the meat to a neighbouring village is reasonable”
      Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini “Tahrirolvasyleh”, fourth edition, Qom, Iran, 1990

  3. Joke of the Day
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    “”Russia’s anti-terror cooperation may lead to easing of Western sanctions”” russian regime propaganda organ said.

    If Russians can`t remember why Putin gets the sanctions (war at ukraine, annexation of Krim)
    there wan`t be even the slightest chance to get anything lifted.

  4. Edition only possible answer to Russians
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    Last year during the russian intervention into parts of East Ukraine the number of Ukraine troops was something like 6.000.

    Today are under the command of Kiev 250.000 soldiers.

  5. Putin does no longer trust his own officials.
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    Russia: Bill calls for ban on foreign Internet services for civil servants.

    Next step will be that Putin puts its own officials into exile.

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