If you'd like to think an endless stream of "lone wolfs" will get caught and thats good enough fine-but I disagree. If you think it wont send a stunningly clear message-that the US has no conviction and will do nothing that required a commitment (to islamists to are very immersed in history) fine-but thats not good enough.
You fight evil, or it gets worse.
On a side note, although I am opposed to a US ground invasion of ISIS, I would support sending SF to fight with Peshmerga and the Iraqi Army.
That is not the correct assumption. A ground invasion without local partnership won't work - otherwise, we would have been successful in our first occupation of Iraq - and is the last thing this country needs. Syria is perhaps the most complicated geopolitical issue that we've had to navigate our way through since 1979 Afghanistan, since there are no forces that we can say without a doubt won't damage our interests. Say what you want about Obama, he's dealing with a particularly nasty overseas crisis while presiding over a divided public that's apprehensive to war, no matter how justified it may be.If you approach this mess with the assumption that Obama does not aim to win nor provide substantive actions everything will be illuminated.
This wont be like the insurgency because they dont have the infrastructure or time in country. But-it WILL be worse the longer we avoid the fact that we need to go in. Even Obama's current and former military staff are saying this.
Drop the politics-its time to go fight.