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Phyllis Bennis on Taking On ISIS

World  (tags: Phyllis Bennis, Institute For Policy Studies, ISIS, Daesh, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Iran, Russia, foreign affairs, drone attacks )

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Analysis from progressive policy experts on issues of global concern eliminating the threat of ISIS will require the US to shift from drone attacks and airstrikes to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS as the lesser of two evils


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 12:09 pm
Excellent analysis.
Shared over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 3:48 pm
having troubles here today. The "do no harm" philosophy is golden...would that we could implement it! Most of the world would agree. hillary does not.

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Tuesday July 12, 2016, 3:55 pm
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Animae C (508)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 5:59 pm
And there it is, from an expert.... hillary the warmonger!!


Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 10:14 pm
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❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
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Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 2:59 am
I totally agree with her analysis,you may remove Deash from Syria and Iraq ut that wont stop the terror.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 1:06 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 1:22 pm
Excellent video. Thanks for sharing.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 1:40 pm
America could EASILY start ending WAR, by removing ITSELF from other countries.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 1:55 pm
Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
I have read articles written by Bennis before and have totally agreed with her message.
I also believe that Darren stated it very well quite succinctly above.
(Yeah, still having bad tech issues here, too).

And, I believe that the reason this doesn't get more attention is because we're still feeling the effects of the Bush Regime that smashed to the ground anyone who spoke out against war. We are basically traitors if we want to stop the drone bombings or military funding. We are un-patriotic and anti-American. It hasn't changed much, unfortunately, in the past 15 years---and I am very angry and frustrated personally.
But, I will not stop speaking out against it either.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 1:59 pm
Neither will I Lois....

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Wednesday July 13, 2016, 7:59 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 9:51 pm
I agree with Darren's comments. Excellent analysis Thanks Dandelion

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 3:17 am
I so agree with Darren

Brenda P (125)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 4:30 am
I can't send green stars either!!!!!!

Mandi T (367)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 12:26 pm
TY Sheryl

Janet B (0)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 1:00 pm

Donna G (42)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 4:37 pm
I have often said that the War on Terror is no more effective than the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty. Fighting terrorism in the manner that the US government chooses to do it only creates more terrorists. This is one of many reasons why I will not support Hillary Clinton for President.

Bryan S (105)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 8:06 pm
"If you're killing them instead of ISIS killing them, you're not doing any good."

Thanks Sheryl for the video. Phyllis Bennis does a great job of explaining things and i'll look for her book on this subject. She has a few books out called "A Primer" about various subjects that are good reads for relatively short and straightforward information. I have "Ending the Iraq War," but don't know how many she's written in that series.

Anyway, it's sad that this common sense and humane advice (which of course has always been known) can't be followed.
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