"The United States and Turkey on Friday will announce the creation of a $200 million fund to combat violent extremism by undercutting the ideological and recruiting appeal of jihadists in places like Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan, State Department officials said Thursday."
Hey-it's only $200 million, which is really, you know CHUMP CHANGE for America and it's trillion, gazillion, bazilion dollar debt but still-don't you think this is basically a load of dog squeeze? I do.
There is no amount of money that can "fight hate".
There is no amount of money that can "stem extremism"
Or "re-educate" radicals.
This is a waste of money no matter who attempts it. Jews do this when they try to "fight" antisemitism.
There is lots of money wasted here in Canada "fighting" extremism as well.
This is pointless, band-aid utopianism.
The only thing to fight is evil.
And by that I mean actually fight it and kill it.
People whose ideology is based on killing innocents and bragging about it, and enjoying it deserve to be fought, to their deaths.