'Australian government should be favourable to 'uncontroversial' Afghanistan troop request'? Why should we send more citizens to die for no reason other than...
Kim Beazley (Former Australian defence minister and ambassador to the United States) says government should be favourable to 'uncontroversial' Afghanistan troop request,
SMH, Fergus Hunter, 12-5-2017
'uncontroversial' Afghanistan troop request?
Why should we send more citizens to die for no reason other than to hold to a lie the 'moderate' peaceful and law abiding of a culture-religion are not responsible for the continuing violence-terror in Afghanistan, and even our own streets, against Other and even their own?
A lie underwriting policy which means there is only ever a lull between declared victory of 'eradication' of the cultural 'few' threat and the inevitable resumption of violence as the so called 'moderate' peaceful and law abiding of a culture-religion create more of the 'few' to start once again.
"Religious thought does not exist in a vacuum; it both shapes politics and is shaped by politics."
Understanding Japan: A Cultural History, Professor Mark J. Ravina, Emory University, 2015
""Since the first Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary teams entered Afghanistan in November 2001, 2,350 service members have given their lives and almost $900 billion in taxpayers' money has been spent. Meanwhile, the country is less politically stable and less secure from all forms of insurgent and criminal predation," writes CFR's Micah Zenko." Being Honest About U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan, by Micah Zenko, February 9, 2017
“At worst, if terrorism is indeed rooted in the political pathologies of many Muslim societies, then military victories may not stay won unless those pathologies are cured – something that might take more energy and resources than this strategy would provide.”
Trump and Terrorism, US strategy after ISIS, Hal Brands and Peter Feaver, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2017
Taliban Take an Afghan District, Sangin, That Many Marines Died to Keep, NYT, TAIMOOR SHAH and ROD NORDLAND, MARCH 23, 2017
"Religions, especially, historically as well as currently, are recognized to be chronically implicated in this discord and violence, directed at those beyond their artificially defined boundaries of theological doctrine, and, as often, towards those claiming common religious identities but who have fragmented into sectarian factions and conflict (Mlodinow 2012, 164).
Those of us with an eye towards history—or even towards current events—know that any simple congruence of religion and prosociality has never been the case."
Pro-and assortative-sociality in the formation and maintenance of religious groups, LH Martin, D Wiebe, 2016
"Without the ceaseless pulsating heartbeat of our "categorization engine, we would understand nothing around us, could not reason in any form whatever, could not communicate to anyone else, and would have no basis on which to take any action. ....
every culture constantly, although tacitly, reinforces the impression that words are simply automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities"
SURFACES AND ESSENCES, ANALOGY AS THE FUEL AND FIRE OF THINKING, Douglass Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander, 2013
Our current political/social elites dangerous ignorant policy=Our brave soldiers-citizens have suffered and died in Muslim cultural created battlefields to enable the same culture to continue to deliver the same at home and abroad. To continue, Why?
"The use of force and violence is more commonplace and prevalent in some families, communities, religions, cultural/ethnic groups and societies based on the views and values about adult prerogatives with children espoused. They may also be based upon the sociopathy of the perpetrators."
Treatment of Complex Trauma Courtois/Ford @2016
"Culture, of course, is related to violence in general and not only to structural violence. For example, culture influences the determination of "thresholds" which pressure on a person must overcome in order to move that person from being controllable, or even positive, to being negative (that is, into violence)."
The Culture of Violence, Chp 3. On the relationship between violence and culture - Galtung's concept
"It is very clear what I mean, which is that there is a violent, radical, fanatical, nihilistic interpretation of Islam by a faction … within the Muslim community that is our enemy, and that has to be defeated."
“Although religious hostilities affect countries throughout the world experience, Muslim-majority countries consistently have higher levels of a range of religious hostilities than other countries and by wide margins. For instance, Muslim-majority countries are more than three times more likely than other countries to have religion-related war, terror or sectarian violence, ...”
Pew Research 2012
France Doesn't Know What to Do With the 17000 People It Labels Potential Terrorists, The Intercept, Dorothée Thiénot, May 6 2017
"The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia's capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country's religious tolerance.
He was accused of insulting Islam by referring to a verse in the Koran during a campaign speech."
Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy, BBC, 9-5-2017
"Jakarta. As the panel of five judges delivered the verdict condemning Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday (09/05), they cited firebrand Islamist Rizieq Shihab as a Koranic authority.
Imprisoned twice for inciting violence, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) had until recently occupied the fringe of Indonesian society; his followers are regarded as thuggish vigilantes with a penchant for extremism and extortion.
His recognition by the court as a venerable Islamic theologian — and the court's verdict itself — highlights the rising influence of Islamist groups in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country but one with a multi-religious constitution and a tradition of tolerance."
Blasphemy Verdict Sinks Jakarta Governor, Elevates Islamic Hardliner, Reuters, 18-5-2017
1,000 people vs 100,000 Muslims Tell me once again how it is only the 'few' extremist Muslims=terror against and political/social subjugation of Other
"Footscray Park (Australia), at the back of Flemington Racecourse on 17 July 2015...
“I just heard music and chanting ... Koranic verses that were against Westerners.”
Mr Hewitt said the verses were about “unbelievers” or kaffir, and that they broadly said “if you don’t follow Allah ... you shouldn’t be alive.”
He said the verses also made reference to defeating the Westerners.
They are currently facing a committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, charged with making preparations for incursions into foreign countries to engage in hostile activities."
‘Tinny terror’ court hearing gets underway in Melbourne, The Australian, PIA AKERMAN, May 15, 2017
"The Budget reveals ASIO’s work was set “against a steadily worsening overall security and operational environment”, notably from extremists with Australian passports looking to return home to the country and those that never left but were inspired by events overseas to carry out attacks."
Budget 2017: ASIO can no longer guarantee safety from ‘generation of extremists’ Charles Miranda, News Corp Australia Network, May 9, 2017
Sending more citizens to their deaths, grief and mental anguish born of such an insane policy of pretending the Islamic/Muslim culture is not the very source of the evil which confronts our soldiers overseas, citizens at home, and sending more citizens will in anyway resolve the cultural war being played out right across the globe, when the very Muslim combatants in the war zones outside our borders and inside them come directly from so called Muslim 'moderate' peaceful and law abiding families, communities and institutions, who exist even in our own Australian-French-US-British-Belgian-German-.... neighborhoods, has to be determined as a gross betrayal and in the end such actions perpetrated by policy makers against their own citizens must not be forgotten nor excused, if we are to prevent such dangerous idiocy recurring so easily in the future.
“But there is another side to the ISIS menace, hidden in the most familiar of places: American cities and suburbs, where recruits live among unsuspecting relatives and neighbors, communicating with the terror group through social media.
...American law enforcement officials estimate that roughly 250 Americans have tried to join IS. Most of them never left the United States, raising fears of more homegrown attacks like the one in December in San Bernardino, California. ”
The Americans: 15 Who Left the United States to Join ISIS, by RICHARD ENGEL, BEN PLESSER, TRACY CONNOR and JON SCHUPPE
"unsuspecting" possibly for some, for who sees in their own cultural imbued predjudice the seeds of terror-genocide - rather than justified and authorised response to Others existence, yet Muslim culpability remains as the justification and authority for such actions of terror-genocide can be clearly identified in the Islamic/Muslim codex (text and exemplar (messianic) template) and in the symbols-words and actions carried out by those the Muslim 'moderate' peaceful and law abiding create and sustain.
“We .. see families not simply as behavioural systems, but as social structures organised around deeply tacit, and in part culturally rooted beliefs about the nature of language and the social world – beliefs that are themselves maintained in significant measure through patterns of familial communication (Applegate and Delia, 1980; Bernstein, 1974; Gecas, 1979; Grotevant, 1989; Lepper, 1983; Levine, 1989)
Most significantly, families (and parents within them) play a large role in imparting a logic – parallel to an economic theory, if you will – of how the social system works: of what social knowledge the child needs to acquire and how social knowledge, once acquired, can and should be used.”
Parental belief systems: The psychological consequences for children, (Sigel, McGillicuddy-DeLisi, & Goodnow, 2014)
"A large body of research implicates families ("relatives") in the development and prevention of aggressive and violent behavior."
Family Influences on Aggression and Violence, Aggression and Violence: A Social Psychological Perspective, Labella, Madelyn H, Masten, Ann S, 2016
'uncontroversial'. No more citizen-soldiers sacrificed to a lie.
Change the Architect and Builder or Change Nothing.
To whom it may concern: Time for a Royal Commission to determine if it is possible for the Islamic/Muslim culture to ‘reconcile itself with modernity' so as to prevent terror-genocide against Other cultures