Before I start this article, I just want to say that there will be no jokes, I am not going to make light on this topic and the amount of people that have died, see I do have a heart. This is an odd topic for me to cover as I avoid reading the news as much as possible, please take this with a pinch of salt. Nothing you see below is fact, it is just my way of getting a conversation going and any input into this subject would be greatly appreciated. If we can start a discussion rather than an argument that would be great.
Right with that out of the way, I want to discuss Isis and their plan. Their plan is to scare people, to bring on fear and recruit because of this fear. This is what I believe it to be anyway. I watched a video in which a news anchor was speaking about this and he said that by allowing this fear to grow, the recruits would also grow. He also said that Isis are most likely not doing all these attacks themselves, they are simply taking credit for them to grow the fear. They do not have the funds or the reach to do all of these attacks, which are getting far too common for my liking.
This brings me on to my next point, if they are just simply taking credit and they (and our media) are just saying that it is them then perhaps they are not terrorist attacks at all, perhaps they are not even connected at all. I don’t like to use the phrase, lone gunman, but perhaps that’s what these people are. Social media has given us an insight into this by devilling into the reasons and causes behind the attacks, now, of course, you have to take social media with as big of a pinch of salt as this article, but you have to do that with the news as well, the news channels are all fighting for the highest ratings rather than just telling us the news, so they could say anything to get those ratings.
What we need to do is take a look at the level of lone gunman attacks and terrorist attacks in the past few years, if one is going down and the other is rising (one certainly is) then perhaps Isis taking credit for all this isn’t as far-fetched an idea as first thought and perhaps these people are just lone gunman fed up with this system and the spreading of the fear (and the rage) is working.
I am going to leave this article there, please let me know your thoughts in the comments and share this to keep the conversation alive. This is more about starting a conversation and seeing where it leads than facts today but I hope you found it interesting anyway.