In the FBI's latest sting, catching a young couple who planned to spend their honey moon in the Islamic State (ISIS). Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, and Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, conspired to get married, so that they could travel to
and ultimately Syria,
under the guise of the trip being their honeymoon.
But the real question is: did they really plan this from the start or was this an FBI sting in which they were enticed?
And lets not forget that the Middle-east is full of mercenaries from the
mostly fighting with the Kurds. Our government doesn't mind US citizens
fighting among foreign armies as long as they are allies. That is probably why past
Prez. Ronald Reagan let US
mercenaries fight along the Nicaraguan Contras or the military of South Africa.
Also, while this was described as a terrorist incident, it really wasn't. They never planned to plant a bomb where it could kill innocent civilians. They were planning to take part in actual combat where their opponents would be armed.
In an article called "New faces of terror," by CBS News, the said; "The young people joining violent terrorist organizations -- like
and al-Shabab -- hail from all different walks of life and are very rarely what
But notice they use the term "violent terrorist organizations." Well ISIS has taken part in its share of violent acts, but not that much different from the strafing and bombing from both the US and such client states as Saudi Arabia.
It has been reported in the news that the parents of these too young people have been cooperating with the FBI and authorities. That makes me wonder if these parents realize the FBI will use anything and everything to see that these two young people never see day light again. They will not help the parents or their kids. They are out to score brownie points with political hacks and their backers who want to see any and all opposition to the great
empire destroyed and destroyed completely.
So for all the talk of family values from the right-wing politicians, mostly Republican, we can see how hollow that really is. Most people have more faith in their government than their own children.
- សតិវ អតុ
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