Strategies To Defeat ISIS
Following last week’s deadly Paris attacks and numerous other violent incidents perpetrated by the terror group ISIS, many governments and populations worldwide are wondering how we can eliminate this threat. Here are some strategies to defeat the Islamic State:
Publish a long-form article detailing the challenges involved in fighting an enemy that does not value human life
Refuse to appear terrorized by this constant, worldwide threat of violence and death
Organize a coup, leaving the U.S. free to prop up the ISIS leader of their choice
Spend $1.7 trillion
Attempt to compromise with our adversary by meeting them halfway on their demand to spill the blood of all apostates
Stop flow of new ISIS recruits from West by encouraging disaffected youth to join violent extremist groups back home
Maybe draw them out to sea?
Simply coordinate with our allies on a comprehensive strategy that targets ISIS militants while limiting civilian casualties, while simultaneously addressing the longstanding socioeconomic struggles that drive young Arab men to embrace radicalism, reaching out to liberal and moderate factions within Syria, and addressing our own prejudices that galvanize support for terror around the Islamic world
Train and arm somebody else’s kids to go over there and shoot them
IS terrorists threaten Australian revenge attacks
THE bloodthirsty monsters of ­Islamic State have threatened revenge attacks in Australia.
In a vile new propaganda video, IS leaders are filmed gloating over he 129 deaths in Paris and swearing vengeance against all nations uniting to punish them.
They praise their “brothers” who have planned or launched terrorist attacks in Australia, and call for supporters worldwide to “fight the infidels”.
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, senior IS propagandist, promises violence “worse and more bitter” than Paris, including in Australia.
Referring to IS massacres and plots over the past year, he says: “You have seen what one Muslim has done to Canada and its infidel parliament, and what our brothers have done in France, Australia and Belgium. There are many more like them who have killed, ran over others and terrorised until we have seen the crusaders’ ­armies go on alert in Australia, Canada and Belgium.”
“May Allah bless them all and rewarding with goodness on behalf of Islam,” al-Adnani says, ­according to a translation obtained by the Herald Sun.
“We promise, God willing, to continue to keep them in a situation of panic and horror, fear and loss of security, and what is coming is worse and more bitter, God willing.”
The video does not name teen terrorist Numan Haider — who stabbed two counter-terror police outside Endeavour Hills police station last year — but IS has previously claimed credit for his attack.
The video was released by a group based in northern Iraq called Wilayah Kirkuk and included several armed fighters ranting about attacking other countries that were bombing IS. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s,” one fighter said.
“By God, as we struck France in the centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its centre in Washington.”
It came as CIA director John Brennan warned the attacks in Paris were likely not a “one-off event” and he expected IS was plotting more terrorist attacks.
“Security and intelligence services right now are working feverishly to see what else they can do in terms of uncovering it,” Mr Brennan said.
“(The Paris attack) was not something done in a matter of days. This is something that was carefully and deliberately planned over the course of several months in terms of whether they had the operatives, the weapons, explosives, suicide belts.
“I would anticipate that this is not the only operation IS has in the pipeline.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry has described IS militants as “psychopathic monsters”.
Mr Kerry, in Paris for talks with President Hollande, said the US stood “shoulder to shoulder” with France.
Meanwhile, the first Syrian refugee family have arrived in Australia as part of a plan to resettle 12,000 people fleeing the crisis.
The family of five from the Syrian city of Homs were living in a refugee camp in Jordan for several years but had their application fast-tracked as the mother is seven months pregnant.
In a statement, the father thanked the Australian Government for giving his family “a chance at happiness”.
 Londoners Congregate to Show Solidarity With France
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve vowed to begin shutting down mosques which preach hatred, after almost 130 people were killed in a series of extremist attacks in Paris.
Cazeneuve stated Sunday he would begin the "dissolution of mosques where hate is preached," as quoted by Le Figaro newspaper.
According to the minister, the state of emergency announced in the country would allow to "attack preachers of hate" more rapidly.
On Friday night, eight extremists wearing explosive belts attacked several venues across Paris, killing 129 people and injuring over 350 at restaurants, the Bataclan concert hall and in the vicinity of the Stade de France stadium. Responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State.
In June, Cazeneuve stated that some 40 foreign imams had been deported from France for preaching hatred in the past three years.
Sisi has called NATO member countries to take part in Libyan reconciliation
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has called Britain and other NATO member countries to take part in reconciliation of the political situation in Libya, the Telegraph newspaper reported Tuesday.
“We must support all efforts to help the Libyan people and the Libyan economy. We need to stop the flow of funds and weapons and foreign fighters to the extremists. All the members of Nato – including Britain – who took part in the mission to overthrow Gaddafi need to give their help," Sisi said in an interview with the Telegraph.
According to Sisi, NATO's mission in Libya was not completed, therefore, Libya was left without necessary leadership.
Libya has been in a state of turmoil since early 2011 after the Arab Spring protests led to a civil war and the overthrow of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi following a US-led military mission.
The country has been ruled by the two rival governments: the internationally recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress.
In early July, political parties and the internationally recognized parliament of Libya signed a framework agreement in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, distributing powers in the country.
Israel hints at air force cooperation with Jordan, Egypt
Israeli fighter pilots recently trained with Arab counterparts in the United States, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday, referring to a joint exercise that a U.S. official described as involving Jordanian planes.
The remarks by Yaalon followed Israel's disclosure that its air force helped locate a Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Egyptian Sinai on Saturday - both rare departures from a policy of keeping Israeli-Arab military cooperation under wraps.
Bruised by an Iranian nuclear deal with world powers that it had lobbied against, and hoping to skirt deadlocked Palestinian peace talks through wider regional engagement, Israel has been hinting it enjoys burgeoning secret ties with some Arab powers.
In a speech, Yaalon alluded to Israel finding common cause with countries opposed to Iran and its allies such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.

Mentioning Israel's participation in "Red Flag", a U.S.-hosted air force exercise in July, Yaalon said: "There were Arab pilots there too, and pilots from the various branches of the United States military and other countries."
He did not elaborate. But a U.S. official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Jordan took part in Red Flag, sending warplanes that flew out with Israel's jets and refuelled from an Israeli tanker over the Atlantic Ocean.
Last month, Israel hosted a follow-up exercise, "Blue Flag", saying U.S., Polish, Greek and unspecified other air forces had taken part.
Asked whether Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, was among the Blue Flag participants, Israeli military spokesmen declined to comment.
Jordanian officials also declined comment on both drills.
On Saturday, after a Russian passenger jet crashed in the Egyptian Sinai, the Israeli military issued a statement saying it had "assisted with aerial surveillance" to locate the plane.
This help was provided with an Israeli spotter aircraft, an Israeli military officer told Reuters without elaborating.
Asked about Israel's statements, an Egyptian security source said no Israeli spotter aircraft entered Egypt's airspace. That met scepticism from one Israeli aerospace expert, Uzi Rubin, given the crash site's distance from the Israel-Egypt border.
"That part of Sinai is very hilly and a good 100 km (62 miles) from Israel, so if we have the means to surveil it from the border, it would be a feat that I would doff my hat to," said Rubin, a former consultant for Israel's Defense Ministry.
Egypt and Israel made peace in 1979 and in recent years have stepped up security cooperation over the Sinai desert, where Islamist insurgents operate. But relations with Israel remain unpopular among many Egyptians, as they do among Jordanians.
Raif Badawi awarded 2015 Sakharov Prize
The European Union's top human rights prize was awarded
Thursday to a persecuted 31-year-old Saudi blogger arrested more than three years ago for his criticism of the oil-rich Gulf Arab kingdom.
The announcement was received with a standing ovation at the European Parliament assembly in Strasbourg, France.
"I urge the king of Saudi Arabia to free him, so he can accept the prize," European Parliament President Martin Schulz said.
Badawi co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network. He was arrested in June 2012 under cybercrime provisions and a judge ordered the website shut down after it criticized Saudi Arabia's religious police.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam; he received 50 public lashes in January before being suspended on health grounds.
Earlier this year he was the recipient of a Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech award which his wife, Ensaf Haidar, accepted on his behalf.
The award choice has received accolades by rights defenders who took to Twitter to laud the jury's choice.
"Europe cannot stay silent anymore when individuals face torture or death merely for expressing their ideas in Saudi Arabia," said Green EU parliamentarian Tamas Meszerics, whose political group had been among those who nominated Badawi for the prize.
The other two nominees were Boris Nemtsov , a former deputy prime minister turned critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was assassinated in February.
The Democratic Opposition in Venezuela, a coalition opposing the oil-rich South American country's ruling party, was also nominated. It has seen several members detained or placed under house arrest.
Previous winners of the Sakharov Prize include Nobel Peace Prize laureates Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Nelson Mandela, the late South African leader.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was established by the European Parliament in 1988. It is awarded to individuals found to have made exceptional contributions to human rights and is meant to draw attention in particular to rights violations around the globe.


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