Obliterate ISIS! That’s pumping from media and politicians foaming to use the emotion generated by rapes and beheadings for their own purposes. It’s a replay of the “lynch the white cop!” Ferguson scenario. Get the public stirred up via media to support whatever you want done. The current middle East’s condition is a fair advertisement for how well that works for those involved.
One writer has taken a different path: “Let the Arabs Deal with ISIS!” As if to respond to that, ISIS has just decapitated another American reporter. Why not, it’s what those types do. And the yammering goes up a notch, berating the U.S. President for not reversing the regular product of Islam since the seventh century. Forgetting with that, the President’s need to somehow finance any response out of a busted budget. Adult political thinking, right?
First, our Commander in Chief (Forget Congress) is already bombing ISIS and he has U.S. Special Forces leading the Iraqis and advising the Kurds on the ground. Plausibly deniably, of course. His enemies are simply using the media-created “crisis” to take pot shots at the Prez. His enemies now include naturally, the GOP but also, those Democrats who want to isolate the 2016 Presidential candidate from Barack Obama in voters’ minds.
Calm down, folks! ISIS is a media-manufactured ‘crisis’ with some 15 or (generously) 20 thousand fighters running around a desert between Iraq and Syria. The kurds and the now reestablished Iraqi army are rolling them up in Iraq. They are still well established in Syria, where you have a choice between them, the pro-Iran Assad dictatorship and some Syrian rebels who aren’t Islamic nutcases.
Thing is, ISIS is no different at bottom from al Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Abu Sayaf or a bunch of others in Africa and Asia. Much of it exists on Saudi Arabian conservative Islamic Wahabi financinf and their fighters come from all over the Moslem world; young men seeking sex, excitement and adventure justified by God’s Purpose. Shooting up ISIS, a small force in the backwoods of the Middle East, is both expensive and futile. It’s attacking a swarm of wasps with a fly swatter. To remove the threat, you need to remove Islam.
So why not let the Arabs deal with ISIS? They created and paid for it. And excepting a couple of reporters who took their chances, its mostly Arabs who die because of it. In America, we can’t afford our Social Security and Medicare, never mind Obamacare. Europe is in the same boat and has an aggressive Russia to face besides. Let the Arabs deal with their problem!