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Will Paris attacks succeed in their objectives?

melian          16 November 2015 03:14 PM


After the attack on French and American peacekeepers in Lebanon in 1983, the French and the U.S. governments ordered token retaliatory airstrikes and then withdrew their soldiers from Lebanon. Will the recent attacks in Paris follow a similar scenario?



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ChristianKl 19 November 2015 02:04 PM
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The objective of the attack is to Western groundtroups into the Syria. That's because the Koran calls for them defeating Western troops at Dabiq. Actually defeating the Western troops will likely be the part of the plan that fails.


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is4junk 16 November 2015 05:40 PM
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I'd guess ISIL's objectives were
1) increased propaganda and get more recruits (check, but they hoped for more)
2) prove there is a cost to the West's pinprick attacks (check)

The French bombing response are still pinpricks - so far.


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VoiceOfRa 18 November 2015 09:27 PM
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Also:

3) Use fear to decrease the amount of Europeans willing to openly criticize Islam. (Well, this was working with the murder of Theo van Gogh and the Danish Mohammad cartoons, but now it appears to be backfiring)



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is4junk 30 November 2015 06:38 PM
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Is it really backfiring? Islamists do make attempts even if sometimes they fail. The media in the West is pretty cowardly.

    Rushdie - not yet successful
    Pam Geller - attempt made
    Charlie Hebdo - check
    Van Gogh - check

I also wonder if the recent Paris Attacks also included proselytizing but it wasn't reported.


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ChristianKl 1 December 2015 06:25 AM
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Why do you think that's a major goal? And a goal of whom specifically?

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ChristianKl 19 November 2015 02:31 PM
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Neither of those were done by ISIS.

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