Gwynne Dyer addresses Islamic State
In a media landscape of sound bytes, this is a hard message to get out.
“It’s two things; one is that it is a bit complicated when you have a minute and a half on television. On radio where you have a full seven minutes, it’s still complicated,” he said. “The other thing is people don’t want to believe that we are being used by these groups.”
While the threat to the western world may not be imminent, he believes that Canada should be involved in the conflict with the Islamic State.
“If it were in my gift, I would have Canadian troops there, but that is because I know the area, I care about it, I have friends there and I can see what may happen to them, or has happened to some of them. If we have the power to mitigate that or stop it, I would use it, but I am well aware that I am willing to use it at the expense of some young Canadian Soldiers.”