(09-03-2014, 03:54 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-03-2014, 03:46 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: Yes, radical religious Islamics, from what I can ascertain.
Quote: The organisation has gained most of its financing from smuggling, extortion and other crime.
In Syria, the group has gained cashflows from oilfields and smuggling £21m of antiquities from the country.
They've also reportedly extorted taxes from businesses in Mosul, Iraq, netting millions a month.
Control and power will always be shifting from government to people, from people to government, from government to radical religious groups, etc.
What would you have world leaders do - not get involved and let the horrific atrocities be committed? To me, this is just a group bent on control and power, using radical Islamic teachings as their (mis)guide.
There may well be agendae involved when world leaders act, then again humanitarian reasons may also be involved, why can't there be both?