Yes, I do agree some regimes are pure evil, often based on hedonistic desires of their leaders. I would class North korea and to some extent, syria in that. I think the regime has handled the protests too brutally. However, there is no need to start any insurgency. The democratic process should be reflected and followed.
Long term betterment? What long term betterment have we seen in, say Afghanistan?
Regarding physical Jihad, I think the Koranic morals should prevail. Only on self defense and not terrorism or aggression.
Yes, I know. I've seen people in the forum consider Chechen insurgents as freedom fighters while considering that talibans are fighting "holy war" against NATO. At the same time, many natives don't consider Xinxiang insurgents as terrorist just because pakistan has good relation with china. In my opinion, any insurgents are terrorists. I see no reason to sacrifice innocent people just because some extremists want the govt. gone.
LOL don't tell me that! I was myself accused to be false flagger Indian by some natives. Turks accused me of being hidden greek/armenian many times. Whenever i support Israel people automatically considers me infidel kafir. I think everyone should argue based on merits rather than the origins of people..
I also think US is actually secretly helping Iran or trying to balance shia-sunni power in middle east. I cannot fathom that US did not foresee Iraq falling into shia hand after their invasion.