“One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria, the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis [that] created the … conditions of extreme poverty that has led now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence,”
OK, so let’s go with this. Let’s let him have his point. Let’s say the mega-drought did create a humanitarian crisis and lead to violence and all that. That’s simple logic after all. When you have to live in cities, you want to cut off other people’s heads. Happens all the time. The PROBLEM I have with O’Malley merging everytheory together as one is that this is what Syria has looked like since at LEAST the first century when Bedouin tribes started living there:
OK, how exactly did climate change make that worse? Who do you suppose was farming there in the last couple of thousand years? Given that ISIS has sprung to existence within the last decade, are we REALLY supposed to believe it was any better than this a decade ago?
Clue here, O’Malley is an idiot.
Climate change has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. Nada. Islam has everything to do with Islamic terrorism. Obama is terrified to admit that, O’Malley apparently is as well. You can not blame everything that is wrong with the world on some generic guess that is global warming. Most of the Middle East and North Africa have been deserts for tens of thousands of years. Omar Shariff was prancing around those deserts at the ascent of movie making before O’Malley was even born.
Now, while you’re watching Omar Shariff in the desert, I’d love nothing more than to sit down with O’Malley during this movie and have him explain to me, in great detail, how a mega-drought in a desert would cause someone to cut people’s heads off while praising Allah.
And more importantly, does he really think, as President of the United States of America, that pissing in the desert will stop ISIS from killing non-Muslims?
We need a President that understands what the problem really is and addresses it in that manner. Haughtyis getting innocent people killed.