I can see both sides and I agree that we need to tread carefully at our upcoming military action with ISIS. While I would prefer arming the Kurds, there are reasons not to. I absolutely do not believe arming the militants in Syria is the answer either.
Like it or not the United States of America is a country founded on Judeo-Christian values and right now Assad is friendly to our middle eastern Christians. Assad also favors some kind of peace within the Middle East while he struggles to gain control within his own country. He may not be the best choice as a leader but at least he is a somewhat “known quantity” to the intelligence community. To potentially “rock that boat” by supplying the Syrian militants with weapons is dangerous to Israel, Christians, and the Middle East in general.
Air strikes will work – Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I hate to even mention that as proof, however tragic and a dark time in our history we have to remember that it brought about a treaty and ultimately ended the War. We have to be committed to do what it takes to keep the war away from US soil. We have to do whatever is necessary for the protection of the United States. None of this will work without protecting the southern borders and stopping the potential migration of radicalized Muslims. We must, at a minimum, erect the fence on our southern border and fortify it with state side troops. In addition, we have to get serious about enforcing the existing immigration laws – a duty that has been abandoned by the derelict, anemic excuse for a President that we have in the WhiteHouse. Without a secure border and strong immigration enforcement we, as a nation, have no chance.
Finally, can we stop calling them ISIL – John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, et al. This label emboldens ISIS and pokes a finger in the eye of Israel. ISIL describes a “post-conflict fantasy” Caliphate with Israel rubbed off the map and out of the history books. There would be no need to concern ourselves with wanting peace in Israel. No need to pressure the Jewish people to forfeit the other half of Jerusalem and return to the pre-1967 borders because with the total “erasure” of Israel the land would fall under the rule of the Islamic Caliphate – the Levant. So, Republicans – RINOS – wake up and stop playing “footsie” with the liberals and our country. Playing “nice nice” with the forces who want to see the United States more “equal” with the world makes you complicit. It is a very dangerous path to chose – almost treasonist. May God have mercy on your souls – Amen.