The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, August 22, 2014

ISIS/ISIL Via Andrew Rei. A Reflection On Reality

Re-post from friend of the TPI Andrew Rei.

Okay, then....

Now, ISIS/ISIL is a huge threat and we should be doing more about them  (I shake my damned head!)

Why am I getting a feeling of "deja vu" here?

Listen up: ISIS/ISIL arose as the opposition to the Fascist regime of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. You might remember that the Republicans (who are Fascists) wanted to arm them even more than we do to fight Assad. Just think of how much worse things would be if we did that?!?

So, once again, a Democratic president has to clean up a mess made by the GOP. 

Now, I'm NOT saying that we should become "isolationist" in world affairs. What I am saying is that we need to let the people of Middle Eastern countries fight their own battles, as President Obama did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. I keep on saying/writing that, if the people of an oppressed country want their freedom, they'll fight for it. 

This country has a history of helping to topple Totalitarian/Fascist/Communist regimes, only to have it backfire on us when the people we help turn on us.

There's an old joke, "a man goes to the doctor and says, 'hey, hurts when I do this' [raises his arm]. The doctor says, 'don't do that'" We should mostly take that doctor's half-joking advice...

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