You still going with it? The West is not concerned to spread democracy and freedom. Only nominally, but their real actions are nothing of the sort. I gave you two examples above, that you did not care to respond to. As with all nations that ever start an armed conflict, the “Western” nations only serve their own interests.
“Th3y H4t3 Us F0r 0ur Fr33d0m”
Jihadism starts primarily from the indignation that starts with the wars the West wages on the Middle East. This is why these extreme ideologies can get traction. Otherwise they would be largely ignored, as they were before the 80’s. If jihadists were directly fighting every kind of democracy, freedom and secularism, why are they not targeting Eastern Europe and Latin America? Why is it only the West + Russia? You still haven’t answered this important question.
First, I actually agreed with this, in case you didn’t notice. But I was talking about fighters in the frontline. How can the average Syrian citizen expect to be anything but a regular cannon fodder in a clash between armed operatives?
Second, your posts seem to imply that it would be easy for these people to participate in a war. That kind of thinking is only shared by those who either have never experienced a war or have no intention of finding out what one is like. It’s not nearly that easy, and you need to be willing to sacrifice everything in your life.
I guess you’ll be oblivious to this until a bomb falls in your house and kills half of your family or severely wounds them. And then, when you’ll have to take care of people with severed limbs and psychological breakdown, without a house, food, water, electricity, and hospital attention, maybe you’ll understand what these people go through.
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One single soldier or militia can’t do anything, which has been my point all along. The point is using a fighting force composed of thousands in any regular, irregular or guerrilla army.
An army is the active fighting force of the interests of the state they represent. As long as states and militant forces have interests in the matters of others that can only be taken by the means of violence, militaries around the world will be mantained.