We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In a sense, you are correct. Japan was importing oil from the US to fuel its war machine. The US's cutting off selling oil to Japan was a leading factor in Japan's going after the oil-rich then Dutch East Indies- later Indonesia- and Pearl Harbor.
This dovetails with the Danish program of jihadi rehab. It's never the religion (its interpretation or misinterpretation). The terrorists who say that obviously are mistaken and that if they just had more jobs they wouldn't want to kill non believers.
There is economic hardship in many Islamist countries but the hardship is because of their ideology, not the other way around. If they weren't so consumed with hate, they might be able to create something. They (the Islamists) have little interest in creating anything other than a world wide Caliphate.
Simply amazing! Obama wants to raise my taxes so he can transfer it to terrorists under the guise of "job creation."
Let's be perfectly clear - government doesn't CREATE jobs. Government has no money except that which it takes (via taxes) from its citizens. Government only transfers money and says who gets the jobs. Here's how it works:
I am a "rich" citizen. Until government steps in and levies a tax on me, I can use my income and/or accumulated (saved) wealth to hire someone to to do a task I desire or provide me with some good I desire. When I do this, I create a job for someone. I do this - rather than doing the task or making the good myself 0 because of some benefit to me, e.g.. I specialize in making shoes and I can make more money making shoes if I don't have to make my clothes which I can buy from a tailor.
When government takes some of my money to "create" a job, it reduces the work available for people who provide me with what I desire and makes more work available for people who do the things that the government desires, e.g. playing basketball at night, building inefficient wind farms, and (if Obama has his way) producing weapons for terrorists.
In short, Obama's "jobs for jihadis" plan is simply a transfer of wealth from American taxpayers to Islamic terrorists.
I understand Obama's desire to do this as I fully believe that his true allegiance lies with Islam rather than the USA. What I find amazing and repugnant is that twits like Marie Harf buy into Obama's nonsense. The economics are not rocket science! Failing to recognize and understand these simple concepts is not a matter of ignorance so much as it is a matter of worshiping the religion of leftism.
1) I am thinking that since leftists by and large don't believe in God, it is impossible for them to believe that ISIS would be doing what they are solely because of their religion. It is a true blind spot for the Left.
2) Critical and original thinking is a rare occurrence on the Left as one would risk being pilloried and ostracized by the hive if one came to the wrong conclusions. Thus the explanation of needing to understand 'root causes', and 'needing jobs' is the standard boilerplate BS.
However if our lack of understanding is a problem, I would encourage Harf and her ilk to head over to ISIS territory to be educated.
..The fact is, some people just need killin’. Nazis and Islamists are in that class, and deserve to be treated accordingly. When you kill enough, the rest skulk off and pretend they never believed the stuff they were shouting, and doing, when they could get away with it....
Not sure what this woman is talking about...the jihadists already have a job, one that they're quite devoted to. Their job is to destroy Western Civilization at its source and establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate.