Last edited by ttwtt78640; 11-16-14 at 05:47 PM.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Obama could not possibly 'end the war in Iraq' as he claimed, and had his followers believing. Islamists will simply continue the war militarily and other fronts and, of course, as OBL said, the people will follow the stronger horse. We can see why ISIS recruiting is up.
Everyone outside the USA understands Obama is weak and the subject of derision, and that spells long term problems for the American people and all the western democracies. As much as many Americans would rightly want others to take over world leadership it is quite impossible. There is no one else.
I doubt it will be genuinely fixed until a new President is elected. No world leader can possibly trust the whimsical leadership of Barrack Obama but, I believe, they will respond after 2016. We can hope that minimal harm is done before that time because the Islamists are aware of that date also. The Islamists are, oddly enough, also winning the propaganda wars.
Lack of action isn't the problem. Just when it seemed reasonably safe we did a calculated troop withdrawal and then bam, suddenly there's a big new bad guy to deal with. If vigilance requires sustaining support resources at current levels or higher indefinitely, our nation will collapse. Look at how the past 10-15 years have affected our country. We simply can't go another 10-15.
It's never ending. We were always in over our heads. That's pride for you.
If londoner "Jihadi John" is captured by US forces what should be done to him
shot on the spot
imprisoned for life
given to the syrians
sent to another country for brutal torture for the rest of his existence
execute him on the air in a brutal fashion as retribution for his beheading of US Captives?