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Savagery. The Saudis - and those aid, abet and arm them - have a lot to answer for.

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"That's my boy!"???

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Australia has an arrest warrant out for Sharrouf, who has also been pictured posing with severed heads. Officials have said up to 150 Australians are fighting alongside militants overseas, mostly in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS is a terrorist group that is more organized with tons of weapons. It is regrettable many young innocent ones are recruited and enticed to become a terrorist to kill. They are fighting for a wrong cause in humanity; genocide.

I believe there is an error in this article. There are currently 40,000 ISIS in Syria and 10,000 in Iraq.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/09/world/meast/iraq-isis-recruit/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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Khaled Sharrouf? Doesn't sound like an Ozzie name to me,,, got to love immigration.

Moderator: There is no such thing as an Ozzie name. Please refrain from posting remarks like this.

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Ummm.

The US and Australian have been supporting, funding and arming the Syrian rebellion for the last 3 years.

Without this support from the Saudis and the West (Australia included), the Syrian Army would have crushed these guys years ago and we wouldn't have this problem now.

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1979 and the Soviets invade Afghanistan. The CIA train and arm the Mujahideen, who eventually defeat Moscow's finest. Result: Taliban. Fast forward to the civil war in Syria and once again the Western allies train and arm the rebels, thus creating another terrorist organisation. When are our leaders going to learn to let the Middle East fight its own dirty little wars? We created the conditions that allowed an organisation like IS to exist and flourish.

Job done in Iraq? Yeah, looks like it.

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It's all ok, nothing a few bombings in Iraq for a week or so won't cure.

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Thunderbird2, yes, that history lesson has yet to be learned.

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@Burning Bush: You speak the uncomfortable truth, thats why the thumb downs.

The West has been playing a zero sum game in Syria for some time. They have ensured that nobody is able to win and the result is a stalemate which does not help anybody.

The bombing raids on ISIS is too little, I hope its not too late.

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What the hell are Syrians doing in Australia or Australians (my guess of Syrian decent) doing fighting these wars in Syria, Iraq etc...?? And we still have idiots clamoring for GUANTANAMO illegal prisions in Cuba (but run by the USA) to be closed??? When we have ANIMALS not only cutting off the heads of soldiers but giving it to their KIDS to show off and post on TWITTER???!!! Bastards like these need to be hunted down and blow up into many bloody pieces!! We can pray for PEACE but these evil bastard terrorists need to be ZAPPED and ASAP!!

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The Sad truth of Australia is it will become United States of ISIS as France, UK, Belgium and some EU nations. Unlike others, Au has only 23 millions people. When " that is my boys" grown up with extremist elements, that small nation will be overwhelmed by home grown jihadists.

Richard I ( Richard the lion heart) of England tried to counter the unstoppable genocide back in Crusade war. He failed. PM Tony Abbot is nowhere strong and brave enough as Richard III. Unlikely he will be successful too.

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Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian man who fled to Syria last year and is now an IS fighter

I would now regard him as a citizen of IS, and not an Australian anymore.

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There was a lot of pressure on Obama to arm the Syrian rebels early on, especially by those on the right, however, Obama didn't give in. After seeing what's happening now, I'm thankful Obama didn't give in by providing weapons to these people.

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Elbuda Mexicano, be very careful what you say, your country is in the brink of another middle east in the Americas

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After seeing what's happening now, I'm thankful Obama didn't give in by providing weapons to these people.

Sorry, but those were not the people we were trying to support near the beginning of the civil war in Syria. It is because of the failure of the world to support the moderates in Syria against the dictator Assad that the extreme elements prevailed and flourished. And I am not on the right by any means.

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Obama didn't give in.

Oh yes he did.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-begins-weapons-delivery-to-syrian-rebels/2013/09/11/9fcf2ed8-1b0c-11e3-a628-7e6dde8f889d_story.html

Most crucially, the US gave the rebels extremely advanced scramble proof radio that neither the Iraqis, Syrians nor even Americans can intercept nor scramble. These radios are what makes ISIS such a potent fighting force. Without these radios that the CIA provided, ISIS would not be able to coordinate nor fight in a cohesive manner, which means they'd be cannon fodder for any half-ass army.

ISIS didn't (and couldn't) have bought these radios from the local Yamada Denki, they got them from Obama's weapons delivery program.

It is because of the failure of the world to support the moderates in Syria

Sorry but "moderate" people don't walk around with machine guns and shoot people.

The "moderate" rebels won in Libya against Qadadi, with NATO's help of course, how did that turn out?

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@Yogi Zuna

That's true, but doesn't it become kind of a slippery slope when the US starts scattering weapons about to various militant factions they deem as moderate? The US hopes the weapons end up in the hands of the people they prefer or favor, but who's to say that these weapons won't end up in the hands of people like IS militants. I'm thinking about Putin's support of the Ukraine separatists and the downing of the Malaysian flight as I type this. It is a mess either way you look at it. Darned if you do and darned if you don't.

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We can't even let the Middle East fend for itself now with a clear conscience. We invaded Iraq - what we see now is a result of that. We toppled Gadafi... and Libya is a cess pit of death and destruction. We tried to topple Assad through the back door... that was an epic fail. When the last troops leave Afghanistan it will be like firing the starting pistol... it too will return to a no-holds barred death zone.

It's not even just the Middle East - Russia is arming rebels there and you have a situation like every other civil war, with civvies being diced in the crossfire.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 (unless you're American - you still have a three year wait for that)... and it seems all we've learned is how to make better weapons.

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I've seen this photo but with the severed head blocked out from view, the boy is wearing a blue T-shirt.

Another photo shows 6 severed heads lined up on the ground. These Islamists are sick...

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Yogi Zuna: Sorry, but those were not the people we were trying to support near the beginning of the civil war in Syria. It is because of the failure of the world to support the moderates in Syria against the dictator Assad that the extreme elements prevailed and flourished. And I am not on the right by any means.

I think you'll find that threads like these mostly involve people from rich countries pointing the finger at each other for their own political gain.

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So the West - and especially the UN - should do nothing while genocide takes place throughout the Middle East?

Stormcrow is right - "Darned if you do and darned if you don't". Except if you don't do anything the eventual outcome is certain - genocide and a base for terrorism to spread all over the planet. If you do attempt to influence the situation there is at least a chance to affect the outcome more favorable towards peace. Going by what the West has done in the past you know only what did happen - you don't know what did not happen. The assumption is somehow made that the situation was made worse and not better. I do not buy that argument - at least not in all cases. When you see people throughout the Muslim world cheering in the streets on 9/11 I don't assume it is because of what the US has done. It is more a result of what the Muslim world has become.

If indeed Obama is helping the rebels in Syria now then he missed his opportunity and is directly supporting ISIS. Even Hillary Clinton is now openly criticizing Obama int he press for not helping at the beginning when more moderate forces were converting from street protestors into armed opponents of the Assad regime.

Obama has proven indecisive and slow to take action when conditions are favorable. That is why he is getting taken advantage of by tyrants and terrorists the world over. If China is going to do anything really aggressive in East Asia, they have 2.5 years left to do it.

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any country or group of people who define themselves by their religion are an abomination on the future plight of humanity. May they be wiped off the face of the earth speedily as possible and reason prevail.

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I think Obama arming the Kurds is a good start toward getting rid of ISIS.

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By the time the free world will understand what Israel already understood, it will be too late

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He wasn't alone and there are many home grown Jihadists in Australia. Politicians are afraid to speak against Muslim and Islam religion Europe, UK and Australia. This guy living on disability pension in Australia and now showing up as able-bodied Islamist Jihad fighter along with his sons in Iraq and Syria. He abused the Government social welfare system and he is dangerous to Australian society and world society. Muslim never should allow to migrant to Westernized country. They don't like your culture but they like your free education system and social welfare system. Most of Muslim women never work and Muslim family only eager to get Government family assistance rather than paying Tax. They don't accept host nation culture and respect our religion. Why should Europe, Australia and other Westernized country like Japan accept Muslim immigrants in their country? Japanese politicians should not be naive about Muslim rooting in Japan and Japanese women need to thoroughly check how many wives their bridegroom already taken in his country.

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Thats the risk of imigration, people dont change when they come in your country , they bring their own manners, mostly bad ones, and thats something that Japan need to avoid ,bdw, I live in Europe , in region where muslims are majority ( Bosnia ) and I can say that people here are becoming more and more radical, not to mention that some of them joined the ranks of ISIS, and even some of Bosnian immigrants in Austria joined their ranks, but the most stunning was the story of two teen Bosnian females, ages 15 and 16, that lived in Austria, decided that they want to go in Syria , http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2607735/The-poster-girls-jihad-Interpol-searches-two-Austrian-teens-Syria-fighting-Islamic-rebels.html and you can see them posing with AKB-47 .

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Kobuta chan - Don't worry - Japan gov. already understood this problem long time ago. Japan is now the 2nd most non-Islam-friendly country in the world.

They understood what Israel realized as well while the western world is failing to understand.

Rest of the western world is busy getting money and contracts from slaves dictatorship - Qatar that not only funds ISIS and Hamas but also most of the west's top Universities, research inst., Arts, media and culture.

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@the true

Elbuda Mexicano, be very careful what you say, your country is in the brink of another middle east in the Americas

I was just about to say the same thing and their violence is on par and equally and violently matched.

@mongolll

By the time the free world will understand what Israel already understood, it will be too late

Exactly, what gets me is that how all the media in many countries, Australia and Japan don't really show the hardcore brutal reality of what these people do. Everyone should watch a few ISIS video, there is nothing like it, it is not only a wake up to what we are all facing, but it gives you an insight of worse atrocities to come. Disgusting and revolting they are, but just reporting and NOT showing the video just doesn't give the people that field of vision they need to fully comprehend the dire situation.

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bass4funk - I think its too non politically correct for most western to watch so its not allowed even talk about the real threat.

just type 'shoebat' in google and you'll see reality right in front of you

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I agree that President Obama is too slow to react in critical situations, and then of course things start getting out of hand by the time he responds. He could be living in fear of making mistakes and ending up like Bush with his bad reputation. The Middle East is a mess and will stay a mess for a very long time, but is doing nothing really an option at this point? And do not forget that Mr. Putin helped to build the Islamic State with his stubborn support of Mr.Assad in Syria from the beginning of the revolution when the overwhelming majority of the citizens wanted him to go. Then of course the rest is history and radicals took over.

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