The Islamic ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq/Syria/Kurdistan aka ISIS/ISIL is clearly a capable if vicious fighting force… Iraq’s current Shia ‘government’ is just as clearly a corrupt and ineffective ‘force’. The Chaldean Christians, Yazidis* and Kurds in the north are squarely in the sights of the murderous ISIS. Consequently, President Obama has ordered limited air strikes and humanitarian aid to help water and feed those cornered in the north of Iraq.
What a mess! And it NEVER seems to end!
Observing the 69th anniversary this week of our atomic bombings of Japan to end WWII and re-reading that history tempts one to consider that converting the entire Mid-East into a ‘vast self-lighting parking lot’ through the use of a couple of well-placed nukes perhaps wouldn’t be such a bad thing!
I’m not being serious of course, but STILL…
* The ‘Yazidis’ are a small religious sect with Islamic, Abrahamic and Zoroastrian influences. The extremist ISIS forces consider them ‘apostate’ and even ‘devil worshippers’.