President Obama is going to speak to the nation tonight about plans to confront the threat of the brutal terrorist group, ISIS. His speech will begin at 6:00 pm PDT, you can watch it below and comment live in real time in our Live Events chat room.
Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.
"Ares, you are so cute! We love everything about you and the awesome wars you bring us, it's like, so sweet and gets us so hot! All we can think about is Armageddon-it-on with you!"
How to stop ISIS, a group too hardline even for al-Qaida, in control of $3 Billion, 30,000 men and a lot of captured U.S. arms, with minds and hearts focused on the creation of a Sunni Fundamentalist Caliphate, is emerging as a most important topic among world leaders.
"These ISIS guys, they won't be armed, right? I mean, we're seasoned Ferguson cops, we're used to dealing harshly with groups of unarmed enemies, we're great at that."
What if ISIS was invading Jordan or Israel or even somewhere in Europe and on a genocidal march through the country, would President Obama be just as much of a hypocrite if he acted against them then? Are hypocrisy and conscience conditional based on what the latitude and longitude is of a terrorist-driven slaughter?
With a wiser and less duplicitous administration, the U.S. could have left Afghanistan in 2002.
Terrorist organizations want the U.S. to be so frightened by them that the US elevates them by declaring war on them. Would the US declare war on an entity that wasn't challenging and threatening to the most powerful military nation in the world?
This was actually an article in a local paper about a historian and Middle East expert spreaking at the University of Montana. It was neat to see such an interesting read in the local paper. Anyway, here is a link...
So I'm out on my driveway washing my car last weekend, when my neighbor walks by. He is an old Chinese guy in his late 90s. I see him often, making his way to the corner and back, a...