thefunnyadventuretimes whispered: whats isis?

this is a really sad question because iut’s been all across the news for the past month and little posts here and there have popped up across tumblr but how do you not know? honestly, how do you not know?

they’re a terrorist cell that believes in salafism, a (worldwide) caliphate (which is an islamic empire), and anti-non-sunni groups. they used to be a subgroup of al-qaeda but al-qaeda was like ‘ummm wtf y’all too extreme y’all need to chill’. they’ve been around since 2004 but only recently they’ve become a strong arm.

their current leader is abu bakr al-baghdadi who was trained by the CIA and mossad after being smuggled out of jail. after bin laden was killed in 2011 he promised retaliation on a world-wide scale and delivered on his promise. that year was when the syrian civil war began and ISIS emerged as a driving force behind “”“revolutionaries”“” collaborating with the group al-nusra, another very dangerous terrorist group. then later on, they broke away from al-nusra and started a “rebirth” of the group.

ISIS has been funded by the US, saudi arabia, jordan, all the big arab states and majority of the western powers for years.

ISIS is notorious for its unimaginable brutality. they behead men, women, and children; they literally crucify assyrian christians or anyone with whom they don’t agree; they abduct children and brainwash them into becoming fighters; they rape and sell women and young girls as young as like 8-9 years old in the sex markets; they execute minorities and bury them in mass graves with some of them being still alive; they desecrate holy places (they converted a centuries old armenian church into their headquarters, they destroyed the tombs of many prophets, etc). they have no morality.

what is even worse is that their propaganda videos actually WORK. they convey their message of “cleaning up” the middle east to create an even more “purer” islam as some type of film where they are the heroes and they get applauded by people in the street after some victory. and this actually works to some degree. lots of muslims from abroad, especially recent reverts who are feeble/susceptible into believing this because they’re still new to the religion and don’t know what is right and what is wrong, decide to pack everything up and go to al-raqqah to take an oath and fight for them. they’re recruiting people with important degrees in things like engineering, law, medicine, biotechnology, etc which is even MORE dangerous because they’re educated people who can create things.

they’ve displaced millions. recently they took over the city of mosul where a bunch of indigenous assyrian christians live. they executed 1700 shia students. they executed 550 yezidi men and buried them in a mass grave with some of them still alive. they abducted about 700 yezidi kurdish women and sold them to the sex markets. they cut off water supplies to the turkmen town of amerli. they crucified 5 kurdish men in rojava (syria) for being affiliated with YPG, a kurdish militia force.

they’re damn terrifying and it’s sad to see that y’all who say you’re up-to-date with things that are happening in the world have no idea what this is. thefunnyadventuretimes

but honestly if you’re not directly affected by isis, especially if you’re a conservative, please don’t try to get into arguments with people on the internet. it’ll just make you look bad because they’ll just see you as someone with an excuse of using weapons.

i appreciate it but let me/us do the talking. you just reblog and do whatever.

Anonymous whispered: How do you think the ISIS situation should be handled? I know Germany just recently gave a bunch of weapons to the Kurds in Iraq, do you think this is a responsible approach?

whitepeoplemakemesick:

r3druger:

whitepeoplemakemesick:

r3druger:

mintsmintsmints:

kchikurdi:

whitepeoplemakemesick:

I think there’s something to be said about how foreign intervention is treated as a foregone conclusion in middle eastern issues (and also how those acts of intervention are always co opted to serve western colonialist purposes. I think it’s kind of pointless for anyone in western society to encourage any sort of action outside of any humanitarian assistance they can give to the Kurds and other people in need.

Oh, yeah, because nothing but food and bandaids will stop ISIS dead in their tracks.

Because hoping the ISIS problem will go away is gonna prevent my people and Other minorities from being slaughtered like cattle and paraded around on pikes?
Yeah fuck that.
Blow ISIS fuckers to the 7th circle of hell where they belong

Okay yeah but my point was that white Americans/Europeans shouldn’t be the ones talking about that because they usually fuck things up. If you as a Kurd believe that a certain type of aid would be beneficial that is a very valid viewpoint and I wasn’t directing that post at you.

Seriously? Blaming Americans/ Europeans?
This is a completely separate issue,
It’s not a fight of NATO vs the world of anyone else. It’s a fight between innocent people being slaughtered by a military regime who shows absolutely no mercy.
It’s not a matter of “white people messing shit up.”
This is an act of Genocide. Islamic extremists looking to annihilate anyone who is nt of the same religion.
Food and water are necessary, yes, but these people are in dire need of arms to defend themselves.
letting them be slaughtered like cattle is NOT in my definition of “help.”

Yeah because Americans and Europeans know what’s best for the rest of the world and that ideology has worked so well thus far. You know only millions of people dead or displaced in the last 15 years (ignoring the centuries of colonialist oppression)

okay sure let’s add a potential 45 million kurds and 370 million arabs and 800,000 assyrians and 3 million armenians and more and more people dead and thousands maybe millions displaced and forced to become refugees in europe or america or south america, anywhere, due to isis all because some anti-imperialist americans think keeping the US on a chain to prevent more oppression overseas is more important than saving innocents at the hands of terrorists.

how humanist of you. 10/10 wow please focus on domestic issues other than international ones because you’ve clearly shown how dedicated you are to preventing oppression.

also: surprise surprise, the US hasn’t done shit for the kurds except taking all the credit for what kurdish and iraqi forces have done so please. go away. stop talking.

champagnegrandpa:

w-jin:

gunblr:

What a badass kid. “12/08/2014 — Sinjar mountains, Iraq — Runak Bapir Gherib, 14 y.o. from Shengar makes her way down the mountain after 7 days. She is with her mother and sister (in the back) waiting for a car to drive them away. She took the gun from Shengar to protect her family. YPG also gave weapons to the people who wanted to fight, but it has been impossible to verify whether this weapon was given to her by YPG or family members.”
#ISIS #gunblr #Iraq #girlpower #igmilitia #RunakBapirGherib #Yezidi #calguns #ak47

Mashallah

Ppl will mention anything like what food she ate for breakfast but not mention the word kurdish

gunblr hey asshole why don’t you mention she’s kurdish and lives in kurdistan instead of iraq to stop maneuvering across all of this. damn I’m tired of internet revolutionaries.

m4zlum:

The Turkish media ridicule on the self-produced tanks of the Kurdish people’s defense units YPG. They forget that 49 Turkish state officials are still in captivity of IS/ISIS. The “second strongest” force of Turkey can not free their own citizens. They can’t destroy (despite great technology and equipment!) a guerrilla movement for 40 years.

m4zlum:

 Qamishlo, Kurdistan

arabic speakers: look at the tags of the post i just reblogged about the ministry of energy.

tranquille96:

Really!!??? they want to give the oil ministry to the kurds what the hell

lmao ok

bijikurdistan:

YPG: 2 villages liberated in Cezaa, 10 ISIS terrorists killed in Kobani

Anonymous whispered: How do you think the ISIS situation should be handled? I know Germany just recently gave a bunch of weapons to the Kurds in Iraq, do you think this is a responsible approach?

whitepeoplemakemesick:

I think there’s something to be said about how foreign intervention is treated as a foregone conclusion in middle eastern issues (and also how those acts of intervention are always co opted to serve western colonialist purposes. I think it’s kind of pointless for anyone in western society to encourage any sort of action outside of any humanitarian assistance they can give to the Kurds and other people in need.

m4zlum:

 Qamishlo, Kurdistan

kchikurdi:

if you quote or source rudaw news, i will not take you seriously. rudaw news is very partisan and has been linked back to turkey.

yesterday they aired a segment where they interviewed a bunch of community leaders. one of them was a salafi kurd. he said all the yezidi that ISIS killed “are in hell now”. what type of pro-kurd news agency airs things like that? not a credible one.

rudaw also let’s european journalists write editorials and each article they hand out is very anti-kurdish independence and they always somehow make it seem like the reason kurds are in whatever mess they’re in is because of themselves and no one else.

yungmao whispered: my apologies for referring to Kurds living in Iraq as "Iraqi Kurds", is there a more appropriate term? (Eastern Kurdistan?) I guess what I'm trying to get is it's a bit of a sticky situation when the U.S., an imperialist power, gets involved with world affairs. For example, in Ukraine right now, the U.S. is supporting the Kiev regime, and obviously fascist element. However, Russia is supporting the eastern Ukranians, and Russia is clearly an emerging imperialist power.

russia’s imperialist power has never left dude. still that’s a hard thing to do because both sides are very messed up. the ukranian separatists are just people who believe in awful things. don’t get involved with it because america and russia are involved. honestly just oppose this because this is putting many pro-peace ukranians in danger of a very bad war. but this blog isn’t about ukraine so I’m going to stop talking.

and yes you really do need to research about who the kurds are and their history because you are very misinformed. you’re not the only misinformed internet socialist or whatever who has tried to chime in on this subject.

the proper term for kurds is just kurd. eastern kurdistan literally means what it says: east, which to you would classify as “iranian” kurdistan. this whole iraqi kurdistan deal is just southern kurdistan.

what I’m trying to say here is that you’re denying kurds the opportunity to receive help to fight off people that have the potential to kill them and wipe out their culture, which has almost happened at like 20 times in the course of history. it does not matter whether or not the US is involved because ISIS is also an imperialist power. now which is the one with the better motives? surprisingly the US in this situation. but calm down because the US hasn’t done shit for us yet.

yungmao whispered: So, do we support Russia, still an imperialist power, against U.S. imperialism? Or do we take the stance of supporting the "people of Ukraine" against all forms of imperialism? Again, my apologies if I'm coming off as chauvinistic or just ignorant, I need to learn more about the oppression of Kurdistan.

here’s the thing: how about you forget all about this “imperialism is all evil” because, i don’t know if you don’t know this but countries that have no imperial past can be oppressive, too.

stop trying to base your support for oppressed individuals based on who is involved that has an imperialist history because that’s like 18th century BS. i know it’s still prevalent but it lacks logic. this isn’t a cold war.

start supporting those who are actually oppressed, not whiny crybabies like neo-nazis who feel threatened by an influx of immigrants, and you’ll find whatever you’re doing to be much easier.