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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday January 15 2015, @05:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the schadenfreude dept.

The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper — which often takes a nationalistic tone — dismissed the weekend's huge marches in Paris and elsewhere as "painkillers" that cannot halt the intensifying "clash of civilizations".

http://mg.co.za/article/2015-01-13-west-facing-payback-for-colonialism-china-paper

[Related]: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/901536.shtml

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @01:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @01:57PM (#135105)

    If the Maliki government in Iraq had not been absolutely incompetent and corrupt, and the Assad government in Syria hadn't gotten itself into a civil war, ISIS would never have become as powerful as it is.

    There is more to it than that. Unilaterally dismissing the baathist government after we invaded Iraq was pure hubris. All those trained administrators who were only operating within the parameters of Sadam's society and not committing crimes themselves were key to keeping shit together. Without them, shit fell apart.

    Putting baathist military into prison along with al qaeda prisoners was also one of the worst ideas ever since it brought together skills and fanaticism both with a grudge against the new government whoever might have been running it.

    We really created a perfect storm of myopic stupidity over there.

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Friday January 16 2015, @07:52AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 16 2015, @07:52AM (#135310) Journal

    Putting baathist military into prison along with al qaeda prisoners was also one of the worst ideas ever since it brought together skills and fanaticism both with a grudge against the new government whoever might have been running it.

    And for others wondering what this means, apparently ISIS was just an alliance of several "also ran" militias until they started incorporating former Ba'athists into their logistics and chain of command.