Great topic, probably the most important topic we could be discussing right now. You are absolutely correct that ISIS must be stopped and they must be stopped at all cost because in their future there is not a United States of America (meaning that all Americans have either converted or been killed).
Limited airstrikes are not enough to deal with the problem. Containment is not an option; annihilation of ISIS is the only solution. Had we kept fighting the war on terror, as set out by George Bush, ISIS would never have formed.
But hindsight is 20/20 and Obama had a personal vendetta with George Bush. Obama is willing to sacrifice our freedom to prove his point. That personal vendetta is what got Obama elected. If you recall nobody voted for Obama because of his track record or his experience (he had none), they voted for him because they were encouraged by Obama’s anti-Bush stance. Ironically, Bush gets more vindicated each day that Obama is in office.
Although limited airstrikes are not enough, there are military solutions. Sadly our commander-in-chief is too scared to act (or he doesn’t want to act to defend our freedom perhaps because our freedom is contrary to his desires).
“U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that American aircraft are continuing to attack the strongholds of “Islamic state” in Iraq, but noted that there is no military solution to what is happening in Iraq.” http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/301355#.U_jAYktsDnk
One thing is for sure; sure enough that you can bet your life on it. That is that there IS A SOLUTION to this problem. I wholeheartedly guarantee that there is a solution. Why am I certain of this? Why can I guarantee that?
Simple answer. Either ISIS survives and achieves its goal, in which case we no longer exist, or they don’t and there is no in-between because they will either conquer the world or die trying (no exceptions).
Interestingly, if there is a solution and that solution is not military, then that solution must be political. How many here think we can sit down at the negotiating table with ISIS and ask them to stop?
If we defeat ISIS, life as we know it goes on and a solution will have been found, contrary to what the Commander-in-Chief has already concluded. If ISIS wins, the United States of America will no longer exist and I will be dead, as will probably everyone who reads this, and any survivors are welcome to collect on that guarantee at that time.
One other thing seems to be for sure, as long as Obama is the president that solution will not be found because we won’t even look for it. It is in our very survival interest to find a solution and I believe that in two years when Obama is no longer president we will find that solution, but as long as Obama is president we will not even seek that solution. I only hope there is still a United States of America by then, but I must say it doesn’t look good for freedom.
To restate my position I believe there are two ways out of this. One is to wait until Obama leaves office and hope that we get a competent president next time. The other is to turn the clocks back to the point that we never elected Obama in the first place, because had we not elected an incompetent president we would not be in this situation. Since that can’t happen, I am afraid the only solution is to wait.
Obama brought us into this mess with his inability to lead this nation over the last six years. In my opinion he is doing everything possible to keep us down.
Why are we doing ANYTHING “humanitarian”? Airdrops of food is humanitarian and I actually support that. Dropping bombs on ANYONE is not “humanitarian” even if you are dropping them on people you don’t like.
Dropping bombs in the name of “humanity” is not “humane” it is MURDER. If you are going to drop bombs you had better do it in war (or don’t do it at all).
If we consider those who we are dropping bombs on to be our enemy (ISIS, and they truly are our enemy) then we are NOT performing a “humanitarian” mission, we are engaged in “WAR” and at that point if we are at “WAR” then we need to act like we are at war. In other words we need to either fight-to-win, or go home and await capture and death. Going at this half-hearted is actually worse than what our politicians irresponsibly caused to happen in Vietnam because it will drag it on and cost us many dollars and many lives.
Our commander-in-chief has given up. He is in way-over-his-head and cannot perform his job of defending the United States.
We can only hope that the American people will take enough interest in the value of their own freedom to elect a competent president next time. We took a “strike” in the 2008 elections and we took a second strike in the 2012 elections. If we strike out again in 2016 that will be strike three.
We will lose everything we have built in the last 200 plus years of being a free country. We need to be careful who we vote for in 2016, kinda like our lives depend on it.
This country learned a lesson over the last six years and that is if we elect an incompetent person to do the job, that person will by definition underperform at that job. Imagine that, an incompetent person not being able to perform his job. Actually many of us knew this before the first election in 2008 and even more knew it before the second election in 2012. Sadly, in both cases the number of informed people were out-numbered by the number of uninformed. Hopefully a few of those have learned the same lesson the rest of us have learned.