Thursday, 18 August 2016

There is never a time to talk to Daesh

Owen Smith seems to have been reading my old posts. At one time, I felt that the organisation which then saw itself as the new caliphate could be negotiated with. At least, the Sunni tribal leaders who were attracted to ISIL as a defence against the perceived threat from Shia forces could have been given concrete reassurances and turned away from violent revolution. However, that was before I learned of ISIL/ISIS (now known by everyone outside the BBC and Saudi Arabia as Daesh) embarking on its gruesome and barbarous career, putting itself beyond civilised discussion.

Nobody should be lending the leaders of Daesh any shred of credibility.

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