Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
The truth is that ISIS is evil, something we haven't seen to this degree for some time. The US made the mess in Iraq, we should clean it up. How do you expect to win the war on terror when you scede territory to the enemy based on a politicians deadline?
ISIS may be deadly, but I think they are contained. They cannot just take over the whole of ME.
For what it's worth, these are my thoughts on the issue.
1. No people can be saved if they're not prepared to fight for themselves. The Kurds have proven to be brave and serious combatants and deserve the support of the west in their struggle against ISIS/ISIL/IS - they are bravely fighting to save Kobani, perhaps for cultural/nationalistic reasons, but they are fighting.
2. Either the UN or NATO needs to be more actively involved. Turkey is playing a very dangerous political game in this mess. They want Assad gone and they also want to see the Kurds both neighbouring them and within Turkey to be weakened. They are happy to sit on their border and watch Kobani fall and Kurds be slaughtered for their own internal benefit. NATO should demand, yes demand, Turkish involvement in this fight and if they refuse Turkey should be turfed from the alliance.
3. This mess cannot be solved by the US or by any coalition of western interests - it can only be solved, if at all, by a coalition of Middle Eastern interests. This is, in my opinion, the direct result of Obama/US indifference to what was an initial student/opposition uprising in Syria and turned into the battleground of various Muslim and terrorist interests throughout the Middle East. It is beyond western control and likely beyond western influence at this point.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.