Islamic jihadists have reshaped Mideast geography by force, created their own Islamic Nation, beheaded foreigners and fellow Muslims, and vow to create a worldwide caliphate prescribing sharia law to serve their god: Allah.
Still, some people deny they are Islamic. Others deny they even pose a threat. Some think we can negotiate with them.
(Those three groups intersect in the White House.)
It can never be said that the Obama administration has a firm grasp on reality with regards to foreign policy. Jimmy Carter may have given us the Iranian Hostage Crisis, but under Obama, as Kissinger observes, “The World is in Flames.”
ISIS is NOT a Civil Rights Group
One otherwise intelligent person wrote:
“The only way to justify using U.S. military force to suppress fundamentalists is for the U.S. to lead a global coalition to substantially alleviate the oppressive conditions of daily life in the regions in which fundamentalists find a measure of popular respect (for standing up to local regimes that collaborate with oil conglomerates and financial corporations). But that would require the U.S. government to renounce its own alliance with big oil and the big banks. Don’t see that coming. Therefore, U.S. applications of force will be unsuccessful and will only give rise to another cycle of violence.”
The “cycle of violence” this writer refers to is not perpetuated by big oil or big banks. Indeed, it precedes big oil and big banks. It’s historical roots extend back to the founder of Islam.
(Let’s blame America anyway!)
ISIS is not a civil rights group.
ISIS has become such a feared monster because of a power vacuum created by President Obama. Its stated raison d’être is to create a worldwide caliphate. ISIS is not interested in waging peace, creating income equality, alleviating poverty, and the like. ISIS’s only concern is to achieve global domination, kill infidels, and enforce sharia upon the entire world.
Blame the terrorists, not us!
They attack us not because of anything we’ve done but because of who they are!
Weapons, Not Words
Weapons, not words, are the only way to stop them!
Diplomacy with terrorists is literally an oxymoron. People who cavalierly behead other people are not rational and cannot be reasoned with.
Words cannot dissuade them.
Appeasement only emboldens them.
They are an implacable foe undeterred by appeals for peace, human rights, equality, or any of U.N. buzzwords employed by the Left.
ISIS is evil, with evil brutes committing evil atrocities and rejoicing in their evil.
Contrary to the pacifist Left, war is sometimes the answer, and, with ISIS, it is the only answer.