[Marxism] Qui profite? Who benefits from the Paris attacks?
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Mon Nov 16 23:14:37 MST 2015
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Qui profite? Who benefits from the Paris attacks?
> From Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cui_bono>:
> /*Cui bono*/ (/kwiː ˈboʊnoʊ/
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English>), literally
> "to whose profit?", is a Latin
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin> phrase which is still in
> use^ <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cui_bono#cite_note-1> as a
> key forensic question in legal and police investigation: finding
> out who has a motive for a crime.
> Cui bono, or Qui profite in French, is also a good starting point for
> understanding Friday's terror attack in Paris that took 129 lives and
> injured hundreds more. It is the most recent of a string of attacks
> claimed by Daesh that include 40 killed in twin Beirut bombings and
> the downing of a Russian passenger jet.
> The avowed purpose of Daesh is to build an Islamic State or caliphate
> from the territories of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. These bold
> attacks, especially in the west, do a lot to build the groups
> notoriety which, paradoxically, helps its recruitment among young
> disaffected Muslims. That would appear to be the most significant, if
> not the only, benefit the group can expect from these attacks. It will
> have enhanced its reputation as an enemy of the West. But it is also a
> mixed bag for Daesh because these terrorist acts will mean the
> military attacks on its base and support for those fighting it in
> Syria and Iraq will be greatly intensified. Daesh may well have
> overreached itself here as there may be a backlash it can't handle.
> Perhaps they think all out war with the West is the best way to build
> their caliphate. If they do, I think they are wrong.
> Whatever their motivation, ISIS has taken credit for the attack, so
> there would seem to be no need to look further for a culprit. At the
> same time, I think we would be well served to remember that not
> everything is as it first appears, particularly in the Middle East.
> This morning both former CIA deputy director *Micheal Morrell*,
> representing US imperialism on *CBS This Morning*
> and *Vijay Prashad*, representing the Imperial Left on *Democracy Now*
> used the Paris attacks to argue that the US should support and work
> with the Assad regime to defeat Daesh. This is also an argument being
> advanced by the Russians and Assad himself.
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