1. Arab, Persian, Middle Eastern, whatever. We will just use ISLAMIC REGIME STATES for your understanding capabilities. 2. vitriolic, not vitrolic. And yes I will use a "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose" in my words because language permits it to push importance of dialogue. 3. Their so called "faith" has recently caused more death and destruction over the earth and all in the name of G-D. How sad is men and their uses of religion. All cultures have faith in something, they just use it more peacefully then Islam and its leaders. Yes, christianity is historically worse, but the past is the past and today is the present. 4. Tell that to your ISLAMIC REGIME STATE brothers. 5.You talk about underestimating and then talk of how the USA is over extended in Iraq. Do you know the size of the US military? If the USA were united under strong leadership then the whole war and how hard it is faught would show these militants a side that is much less tolerant.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
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