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  •  But even Chechen (4+ / 0-)
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    Islamicism of the radical version is fueled by a strong streak of nationalism, or at least nationalist resentment.

    If that's what it is.  It could also just be a home-grown form of the radicalization of an alienated and isolated male that got funneled in this direction.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:31:39 AM PDT

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    •  The hate was strong (0+ / 0-)

      It came from somewhere close... I'm going with the father.

      The old man has supposedly threatened Armageddon if his youngest son is killed. Who knows if those words were actually how he said it... reported by ABC.

      And, in the deeper analysis of all this... your points may be quite applicable. It's the Wahhabi movement that has grown within these communities. Is it a function of the alienated male? Does anyone outside of the foreign policy realm even think about this?

      For the immediate future, the point to learn in all of this is the effectiveness of small nonstate actors in warfare.

      You do not spend a nation's entire wealth and march your army to a land war in Asia... attacking an innocent nation in the process... as george w bush did in reaction to Bin Laden.

      And, you can bet this incident will be a helluva recruiting tool for the fundamentalists of all stripes and persuasions.

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:28:43 AM PDT

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