The barbarians otherwise known as ISIS have given yet another American the Marie Antoinette treatment.
I guess there is nothing like calmly taking off another human being's head on the Internet to make a political and religious point and striking fear in the hearts of your enemy.
This is how they bring back the spirit of the early caliphs and bring back the golden age of Muhammad when Islam was spreading all over the Middle East.
This is the first terrorist group to actually build an Islamic state.
Sadly, from the looks of things, they are achieving their goal.
Americans are now angry and hysterical over the savage beheadings of these two journalists. Failing to realize, of course, that this is what terrorist with no souls, who are driven by a misguided sense of right and wrong, do. They kill people, and the more barbaric and inhumane the better. (We actually have some like minded people who are actually Americans. Nothing like a little religion to make terrorist out of us all.)
Now, all of a sudden, that secular fellow, Saddam Hussein, isn't looking so bad. Even though he did some pretty despicable things to his own people. At least he was the devil we knew. This devil, unfortunately, is unpredictable and scary.
This devil known as ISIS is now "rampaging" across Iraq, and has put fear in the hearts of the leaders over there. Iraq is a country that is rife with ethnic and religious divisions and hatred, and even though you could argue that Saddam himself was responsible for the country being the way it is, removing him and creating this tragic domino effect will go down as one of the largest foreign policy blunders in American history. A blunder made even worse by the fact that we were all conned into believing that there was a need to overthrow him in the first place.
So here we are. And some of the same actors are demanding that we go into Iraq and Syria with American troops and fight those terrorist from the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham with everything we have. If we don't do it over there they say, we will have to do it on the streets of New York and Los Angeles.
Boots will be back on the ground in the Middle East, (because just bombing them is not enough) young Americans will be killed, and we will be told that it is to protect our freedoms from those who want to kill us.
“They’ve got to be destroyed, and you’ve got to have a goal, the president does, and we have to have a strategy to fit that goal and policies that will implement it. We have none of the above,” McCain said on Fox. He called Obama’s recent comments about the “messy” world “one of most unbelievable comments ever made.”
McCain continued his push for war in both Iraq and Syria, saying the fight requires the “full weight of American air power” as well as “some more boots and support on the ground.” He added, “All this didn’t have to happen. We could have left a force behind in Iraq that would have stabilized Iraq. And we are paying an incredible price for the president’s leading from behind, whether it be in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya, or a number of countries in the Middle East. We are seeing the chickens coming home to roost.”
They haven't come home just yet, but they will. Fortunately for you and your friends in Washington they will not be coming to your homes, because your children will not be fighting them.