Much Head-Scratching But Where’s The Action?

Yesterday’s post, regarding ISIS and the Paris atrocities, noted that the American President Barack Obama had emphasized, in an interview on ABC, the ‘containment’ of ISIS, viz:

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them…”

Last night three Democrat candidates debated the situation on live US television. One of them, Hilary Clinton, was also emphatic. According to the BBC:

IS[Islamic State] cannot be contained, it must be defeated, Mrs Clinton said, adding that while American leadership was essential, “we will support those who take the fight to Isis.”[1]

These are our top world politicians. Our fate is in their hands. If they can’t agree on such vital issues what hope is there for any of us?

There are three major issues threatening the safety of our species right now, though many others are knocking at the door: 1. Climate change; 2. ISIS and Islamic extremism, and 3. The refugee crisis in Europe.

It would seem our leaders haven’t the faintest idea how to effectively handle any of them.

[1] “Democrats argue over Islamic State fight after Paris attacks” BBC, November 15th 2015

One Reply to “Much Head-Scratching But Where’s The Action?”

  1. Agreed. Our new PM is waffling also. ISIS and climate change to me are linked. And France bombed the hell out of hospitals, schools and soccer pitches in response yesterday.

    Will we ever learn? Not forgetting that ISIS was formed in Iraqi prisons under US control.


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