Does anyone not on hallucinatory drugs seriously think that the combined military might of Russia, America, Britain and France couldn’t wipe out the few divisions of ground troops that ISIS, with no air cover, has in the field?
So, why don’t they?
Because of a whole lot of complicated politics about a whole lot of national interest bullshit by the various nations which choose not to use their military might to resolve this problem, which allows ISIS to survive when just even the weakest two, quite probably just one, of these of ISIS’s sworn enemy nations could easily destroy ISIS.
This failure to act ensures that, as usual, the little people will be the ones who pay the price in their blood and lives, whether in areas under direct ISIS control or in far away places inspired by ISIS, for the protection of big people’s politics and money interests.
Air strikes by France, Britain and anyone else ain’t gonna destroy ISIS unless they all get serious about abandoning the modern bullshit of remote legal officers deciding what can be attacked and just get in there and fight the only war in the Middle East that, unlike the various oil and related wars over the past quarter century, is fully justified on humanitarian grounds.
As long as the West refuses to use its great resources to wipe out ISIS in its heartland, I have difficulty supporting the restrictions on freedom implemented in Western countries to deal with the threats in those countries inspired by ISIS.
What is the point of issuing snake alerts in Paris, Brussels, New York, London and other places when the snake is in Iraq and Syria, where it readily can be killed but nobody in Paris, Brussels, New York, London and other places readily able to kill the snake is willing to do so?
A long time ago when my family had a farm, when we saw a snake we killed it. Can’t do that now, because they’re protected native species. Much as ISIS seems to be for the world it threatens with impunity from its base in the Middle East, just like bin Laden did from Afghanistan not all that long ago until the West took the appropriate action and went in there to cut the head off the snake, albeit unwisely deciding to engage in a pointless occupation.
To apply an old but apt expression to the West’s weakness and selective refusal to wipe out ISIS on its home ground, “Piss, or get off the pot.”.