Skip to comments.[National Geographic} Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq
Posted on 12/04/2017 11:46:37 AM PST by Zakeet
Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq
Across rural Iraq and Syria, farmers, officials, and village elders tell similar stories of desperate farmhands swapping backhoes for assault rifles. Already battered by decades of shoddy environmental policies, which had hobbled agriculture and impoverished its dependents, these men were in no state to navigate the extra challenges of climate change. And so when ISIS came along, propelled in large part by sectarian grievances and religious fanaticism, many of the most environmentally damaged Sunni Arab villages quickly emerged as some of the deep-pocketed jihadists foremost recruiting grounds.
We could have world peace if you selfish Freepers would give up your SUVs and pickup trucks!
This kind of garbage is why I stopped getting their once fine magazine after almost 40 years subscription.
OK. So it’s American greed that caused ISIS. Not a hateful ideology. Well, I’m happy I haven’t renewed National Geographic for awhile.
So what causes Russian interference again?
WOW, who knew, so ISIS is just another NGO working against globull warming!!!
More excuses for ISIS than Hillary has for losing.
The only time I opened up this stupid publication was in high school when I did my term paper about giraffes. Other than that, it’s like Rolling Stone magazine...paper filler to line the bottom of bird cages and oil spills when replacing engine oil in your car.
So we’ve come from Dummy’s “climate change is the greatest threat the US faces, greater than terrorism” to “climate change causes terrorism.”
I guess it’s hard to guilt people into driving econoboxes while they’re getting run over by moving trucks.
So Man Made Global Warming is the cause of terrorism.
That’s a thin branch.
I used to look at National Geographic as a kid because you could see naked boobies on the jungle pictures. Since then it is no longer useful for anything.
Another AGW article that totally nails it!!!
No wonder National Geo is totally rocking subscription-wise!!
Do I REALLY need a sarc tag?
As Marie Harf so carefully explained little more than 2 years ago, the root cause of the rise in terrorist groups like ISIS is a lack of good jobs.
Climate Change....what DOESN’T it cause?
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