Okay… I can feel it in my gut as I post this strip: this comic will ruffle a few feathers. So I just want to point a few things out:
I am in no way sympathizing with any terrorist group or oppressive regime. This comic is a criticism of the false “good guy – bad guy” dichotomy that is usually sold to us in the media whenever the U.S. is faced with the prospect of military intervention. A cursory look at the facts shows us the real story is almost always a very grey area. In short, it frightens me quite a bit when I hear such fervent calls for supporting a military conflict while almost none of us (myself included) have a full grasp of the potential consequences that pursuing such courses of action may carry.
In matters of life and death, we should always be overly cautious – in my opinion.
US & Iran:
Al-Qaeda & The Muslim Brotherhood:
Al-Qaeda & Hamas: