Let's Say It How It Is.
ISIS, IS, or whatever else you want to call it can only be described as a bloody, evil Islamic bunch determined to achieve what the voices in their heads tell them is a Jihad where their particular brand of psychopathic lunacy is based on the utter destruction of western ways and western civilisation to be replaced by their brand of authority called sharia.
That paragraph encapsulates the basic situation. There's no room for interpretation, intuition or a feeling in your water. That is the aim of this godless regime. What kind of God would prosecute or promote such ideals that encourage the decapitation and dismembering of fellow human beings in a manner so bereft of compassion that it shakes civilisation to its very core?
I was not witness to World War 2 but the horrific scenes from that time are burned into my mind for all time. I have observed every war since and am yet to come to terms with "man's inhumanity to man", an expression so oft used than it is now no more than a cliché. Like others I have been stunned by acts of terrorism from the single homicide bomber to the mass murder of innocents on September 11th. It was a strange coincidence that I was up late because I had to make an international phone call and when I hung up, I turned to see a burning World Trade Centre and like many others I expected to see Bruce Willis or Schwarzenegger engaging in battle.
Instead, I watched in disbelief as the second plane hit the second tower and continued to watch as the first, then the second tower collapsed. We were all numbed by those scenes and the aftermath and took it for granted that retaliation was imminent.
My own view was that revenge would be swift, overwhelming and devastating. It wasn't and that was, in my opinion, a huge error on behalf of the United States and its Allies. Their response was weak, compromised and negotiated and they were fooled by the distractions place in their path.
Today, the world and its Nations are looking on and wondering what to do to resolve this crISIS without offending. That's right. How can we get out of this without causing offense to others is what is being considered. Well, to hell with that!
The extent of Diplomatic Relations should be this. "Are you going to cease and desist with this barbarism"? I think we already know their answer. Orders should be given to all co-operative nations to make preparations for, and at an agreed time commence the massed carpet bombing of the areas known to be occupied by the barbarians until not a shred of a chance of survival is possible. Those sympathetic to the cause of the barbarians ought to be advised that they are not immune to the same outcome - nuclear or otherwise when it comes to those possessing such weapons. The strikes ought to be pre-emptive, swift, devastating and without precedent.
If there are stragglers who would continue the barbarism, hit them just as hard and as swiftly. Home-grown sympathisers ought to be interned, Citizenship revoked and deported to a country supporting their mental illness that is islam.
There is no 'nice' solution to this and if, for a nanosecond you think that these nutters wouldn't do the same to us if appropriately equipped, then you are either mistaken or just plain deluded.
My two-bob's worth.