Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ok, good to know

So what are you and Old 3-Ironsides going to do about it? Chuck Hagel on the Islamic State:
"They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen," Hagel told reporters.
I’m not any kind of great strategist, but it seems to me that when you’re dealing with messianic fanatics who have not only an army, but something resembling a state, at their disposal, and worldwide genocide on the brain, a few airstrikes here and there probably aren’t going to cool their bloodlust, let alone disabuse them of their expansionist dreams. I think the only real solution is a highly focused, well-coordinated campaign on their soil with overwhelming force – object: complete annihilation of the Islamic State.

This would be doable under a president who took the threat seriously, explained to the American people the scope of the action, and committed the proper resources to ensure success.

So I guess that’s the end of that idea.

Back to you, president Mulligan...

"This is a day that will live in infamy. I'm six over par!"


Robert of Ottawa said...

And just in case you are told that you cannot defeat an ideology with military might, compare for those people Mohamademism and Hitlerism.

Anonymous said...

Nothing a well placed tactical nuke can't take care of.

bruce said...

Walter Raleigh finished his game of bowls, but then he went to war and won decisively.

RebeccaH said...

I too thought of the Nazis when I read that. The only difference is, most Nazis didn't want to actually die for Hitler. Think, instead, of Japan and the soldiers who thought it was an honor to die for their Emperor. What makes these Islamoidiots so dangerous is that they think they're dying for God. And I think we should help them out with that.

Robert of Ottawa said...

Bruce, it was Francis Drake, second captain to circumnavigate the world (and the first to survive - take that you Portuguese - and NOT Walter Raleigh. who was famously beheaded

bruce said...

Thanks Robert.
I did have doubts after I put that.

I appreciate that fellow-colonials care about our history.

Minicapt said...

The intellects of the US Int community's senior people is much lower than I remembered.

A a hint, one might review the history of the early Mohammedan empire, AD 640- 740, for the roots of ISIS.