Monday, November 17, 2014
ISIS & the Stupidity of Evil Can Kill Both Domestic & Foreign
At some point in Rosewater Jon Stewart sums it up, saying "Some people are just idiots, and the stupidity of evil can kill you".
Which brings me to the idiotic stupidity of that entity known as ISIS, currently terrorizing large swatches of Iraq and Syria with crucifixions, mass murders and beheadings, among with other atrocities.
The world reaction to the ISIS debacle totally perplexes me.
We have had multiple beheadings of Americans, shown via video on YouTube. Along with beheadings of nationals of American allies, like the UK.
When is the United Nations Security Council going to meet to deal with ISIS?
How is it that the United States presented a case before the United Nations Security Council calling for action against Saddam Hussein, and Iraq, due to what turned out to be false claims that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction posing a threat to the peace of the world?
And so America led its allies in America's first pre-emptive war, against a foe who had beheaded no Americans.
What is the point of America spending trillions of dollars on defense when we have a situation where Americans are being beheaded with America not using the full power at its disposal, both military and diplomatic, to put an end to ISIS?
I don't get it.
All that money wasted taking down Saddam, and the chaos which followed, which pretty much led to the festering of the ISIS virus.
The United States led a coalition of around a half million soldiers to free Kuwati from Iraq. The United Nations was on board with that.
Is this ISIS problem not at least as serious as was the Iraqi takeover of Kuwait?
It is just maddening, all the resources wasted with the toppling of Saddam, who posed no threat, with that toppling resulting in the deaths of thousands of American soldiers, the wounding of thousands more, the deaths of untold thousands of Iraqis.
All in a war which never should have happened and which brought about the instability brought by ISIS.
You think ISIS would be beheading Americans if Saddam where still in control of Iraq?
Would America be better off right now if Saddam were still in control of Iraq?
Most likely yes.
Would America be better off right now if the man who actually won the 2000 election became president, rather than the man who got a couple million fewer votes than George W. Bush?
Most likely yes.
How does George W. Bush sleep at peace with himself? I have no idea. The benefit of having no conscience?
Most likely yes.....