Gwynne Dyer ad­dresses Is­lamic State

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pro­tect­ing Drumheller.”

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.”

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