Thomas van Linge’s colorful, detailed maps showing which parties control which parts of Iraq, Libya and Syria are a hit whenever he posts them on Twitter. They have been cited on news stories in the Huffington Post, Lebanon’s Daily Star and Vox, as well as on the University of Texas at Austin’s website. But van Linge isn’t a policy expert and he’s never been to the region: In fact, he’s just a Dutch high school student who tracks the war on social media.
Quite amazing (van Linge’s work, obviously – not the subject matter!).
Well, knowing what they represent, *amazing* wouldn’t be the word I’d used.
Maybe *depressing*, *insulting*, *scandalous*, *indignant*, etc. would match much better what I see: the complete and absolute indifference of the self-so-called *free* world to the killings, rapes, mutilations, violations, sterilizations, destructions, abominations, etc. that ISIS is doing right now.
ISIS is, using a religious simile, the Devil, but the self-so-called *free* world would be its Prophet.
I’m part of the *free* world, and I simply can’t understand nor stand the *don’t do anything* position of my own country.
Sincerely, what my country is not doing is making me change my position from *fight for freedom and help them* to *using H-bomb, napalm, and virus to wipe them from the Earth right now*. Their *it’s not happening here* position is making me extremely radical and I’m starting to despise myself for that…