Quick post on the Islamic State

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Won’t have time to delve deeply into the problem of the rampaging Islamic State. Suffice for now to say that my way of dealing with them will surprise many. What to do? Ignore them for a year or so. Force Europe to do something. Europe will do something. Don’t doubt that in the secret cabinet meetings in Berlin and London, the discussion orbits around how to get America to do what is both distasteful and needed. Per usual. Then they can point fingers when things get nasty.

I’ve said before, time to pull back and let the kids go to bed without supper. Deprivation feeds appreciation.

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8 thoughts on “Quick post on the Islamic State

    Bill said:
    September 13, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Always enjoying seeing your posts in the inbox. Man, that sure sounds like a good approach although it’s hard to see Europe doing anything other than egging us on them blaming us for doing what they should have. It seems the solution then is to buy Ray Rice and his wife some more alcohol, that should be enough to keep Obama focused on what really matters and by proxy, ignoring anything more important such as military action. It sucks that he is so good at ignoring things other than stuff he should absolutely ignore.

    T. J. Babson said:
    September 16, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I agree. Obama’s heart is not in this war. His head must be exploding because this was not supposed to happen to him.

    I love it when non-Muslims say that the 30 thousand Jihadists fighting for ISIS are not really Islamic. “Islam is a religion of peace.” Of course it is–as soon as everybody submits to their version of Islam.

    WTP said:
    September 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    It’s more than a bit facetious, but watching my Gators damn near lose to Kentucky Saturday night, taking 3 OT’s and a good
    measure of luck to win, I found a part of myself guiltily pulling for Kentucky. First of all, I’d been up since 5AM
    drinking beer, etc. off and on through the day and was just too damn tired. But second, and more to the point, I realize
    that the longer we are stuck with Coach Muschump, the longer the misery. The more we just barely squeek by, the longer the
    pain will last, the more potential quality recruits will go off to other schools, the downward spiral will continue.

    The (hopefully) obvious metaphor here to US policy in regard to how we deal with fanatical Islam. I am more often of the
    opinion that we should, as you say, just sit back and let shit happen. It has to get bad, and I mean real bad, before
    Western civilization will ever purge itself of this collosal stupidity. But to do so this point needs to be made loudly and
    clearly. There needs to be a very good PR campaign that explains to the American public that support for such a non-action
    policy is not a non-interventionist position, but a learning experience. Acknowledge people will die. Good, decent,
    innocent people. We can’t go to war again without an overwhelming, 75% commitment to at least a decade of war. Someone
    needs to sell this point. None of this “light footprint” stuff. We tried it, it failed. An acknowledgment that bad things
    happen in war, innocents on the other side will die. Innocents on our side will die. Get used to it. It happened in

    France, Belgium, Netherlands, the Phillipeans, let alone Germany, Japan, and Italy. We can’t go to war with a country of
    child-like adults who will cut and run at the first sign of trouble, nor ones who think of America as some sort of Nazi
    state (another PR effort that needs to be addressed). And especially we need to cut off the absolute sophists and downright liars in academia from the taxpayer dole. ITYKWIM. If they want to spread that crap at some godfersaken place like Duke or Harvard and do it without taxpayer subsidy, FBM. But this brainwashing of our youth has got to stop. Death of Socrates my ass.

    In a similar regard, found this on Ace of Spades from Theodore Dalrymple to be an excellent analysis. Especially the first
    paragraph.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387953/islams-nightclub-brawl-theodore-dalrymple

    WTP said:
    September 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    sorry for the formatting…f’n wordwrap on when copied from Notepad.

    magus71 responded:
    September 17, 2014 at 2:39 am

    This is simply delicious, and EXACTLY the argument I’ve made with fellow analysts here: How can we prove to the world the value of American strength until we remove it for a time? Otherwise we submit ourselves to the erosion of liberal argument which has weakened us for decades. I tell the other analysts that I have nothing against destroyed IS per se, but that the greater good to the world is that we let them rampage for a while. The utter irony, is that the legislation that allows Obama to wage war against IS is the way he is, is the exact same legislation he fought to rescind when Bush was president.

    magus71 responded:
    September 17, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Fixed it, kind of….:)

    magus71 responded:
    September 17, 2014 at 2:50 am

    “I love it when non-Muslims say that the 30 thousand Jihadists fighting for ISIS are not really Islamic.”

    Some of the more liberal analysts I work with try to reconcile that concept by denying that there are 30,000 members of ISIS. (You know the argument, it’s only a small percentage of Islam that believes these sort of things).

    I remind them that it takes a significant force to successfully fight against two well-armed nation states, which is what ISIS doing.

    magus71 responded:
    September 17, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Even the Huffington Post is now comprised of hawks:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/isis-iraq-numbers_n_5659239.html

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