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“Give me liberty or give me death” -Patrick Henry

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

A link regarding ISIS and the Yazidi people:

Hussein said his emirs, or local Islamic State commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted. “Young men need this,” Hussein told Reuters in an interview after a Kurdish counter-terrorism agent removed a black hood from his head. “This is normal.”

A different prisoner stated that his life would have been at stake if he hadn’t joined the terrorist organization:

“He said he and his brother joined Islamic State because otherwise, as state employees, they would have been killed by the group.” – http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-mosul-prisoners-idUKKBN15W1MY

It is not normal for all terrorist groups however to use horrific methods of torture or rape as ISIS/daesh. Many such groups have learned that less extreme violence leads to less resistance from international forces.: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-abrahms-isis-smart-terrorist-20161106-story.html

And a link about global trade and the enrichment of developed nations. They may donate to the developing nation but the amount of resources and profit moving out of the developed nations on average is more than the amount that is donated by developed nations.

“Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.”

– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924) [link]

Globalization has value in sharing skills and cultural innovations, however it should not be purchased at the expense of indigenous people located around the world.

Investing in wind and solar energy can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end the need to rely on Middle East oil or environmentally risky projects using fracking techniques or tar sands. ISIS needs to be stopped by a large international boots on the ground force that sticks around long enough for locals to point out who isn’t a local and who might be harboring a Yazidi person as a captive wife or slave or one who as a boy was captured and was forced into acting as part of a terrorist group.

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