Smash Isis now – or we’ll all pay later

For months, the White House has been saying that it has Isis on the run. Yet each week the world sees that Isis is only running forwards. Last week, the US state department briefed that Isis was ‘a significant threat to all of our partners in the region’ and ‘a significant threat to the [US] homeland. We’ve never seen something like this. This is a formidable, enormous threat.’

Which is fine as an observation. But governments aren’t only in a position to make observations. They — and the US government in particular — should be able to answer the question: ‘What are you going to do about it?’ The current administration is doing everything it can to downplay expectations on that front. One US state department official recently said: ‘In terms of timing, we’re eight months into what was always a three-year campaign, and it’s three years to degrade.’

Not three years to defeat Isis. Not even three years to send a majority of Isis’s recruits to what they believe is the great whorehouse in the sky.

But three years just to get to the ‘end of the beginning’ phase.


You can’t smash ISIS without smashing Islam’s terror states.

All of them.

When and if ISIS is history another threat will rise to take its place, and make no mistake it will be financed and supported by our alleged Islamic partners.

There are no allies of the west among Muslim nations.

Until that blunt fact is recognized nothing will be accomplished.

In the mean time I just wish our government would stop pretending that Saudi Arabia, perhaps the biggest exporter and financier of Muslim terrorists in the world, is a worthy ally.

Cut the Crap Stevie.

  • tom_billesley

    More grist for the mill.
    Britain is set to send troops into Iraq in support of the US military mission to train forces battling Islamic State (IS) fighters.

    • What a waste.

      • ntt1

        why not start constructing a strong perimeter around these assholes?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    ISIS is only the latest monster to turn against the Dr. Frankensteins of the Muslim world.

    • ntt1

      I don’t believe they have turned, it is straight ahead , pedal to the metal islam.

  • ntt1

    Saudi Arabia is every bit as barbaric as isis they are just a little more house broken than the Islamic rabble destroying the ancient archeology of the region.
    The Saudis may be perfumed and wear clean, highly starched tea towels but at heart they are still the murderous goat abusing brigands their grand daddies were.

    • Frau Katze

      They were the same, but it was before our living memory, so unless you read history, you have no clue how bad they were.

      • ntt1

        my family lore, with fathers, uncles and grandfathers pacifying the arab, leaves very little room for romanticised public relations regarding the arabs prior to oil being discovered by Brits and the Dutch, they were just dirt poor herders with a king with as much import as the cockney’s pearly kings

        • Frau Katze

          I’ve read about it, but that’s the only reason I know.

    • tom_billesley

      It wasn’t until after Obama was born that under pressure they reluctantly agreed to abolish slavery. It’s still practised, however.

  • FactsWillOut

    You should also add that it was western power that smashed the existing status-quo in the ME, allowing ISIS to form.

    • Saudi, Iran et al were exporting terror long before ISIS came along.

      • FactsWillOut

        They’re so much better at it when we help, no?

    • Minicapt

      You should add that the match between Bambi and Godzilla was fixed.


      • FactsWillOut

        Indeed. And the west is now Bambi.