The President just finished his news conference about the plan to combat ISIS (ISIL).
I am somewhere between confused and infuriated – baffled and livid.
The beheadings are horrific. The threat is undeniable. But … is this really the American response?
My concern is that the US has created a Frankenstein.
America is combatting a hydra of its own creation!
You cut off one head and another pops up.
The revival of ‘jihad’ in the 80’s to combat the Russian threat … the subsequent ‘war on terror’ after the events of 9/11 2001 … have lead to this newest manifestation … how does it possibly resolve?
- There are those who buy into the ‘Class of Civilizations’ myth.
- There are those who point to the ‘End Times‘ idea.
- There are those who hold to the ‘American Exceptionalism’ party line.
One thing I know is that our Homebrewed listeners are more intelligent and insightful than I am.
Does anyone have some insight on this? Some thoughts to point a way forward?
I would really love to hear some alternative perspectives.