Monday, March 02, 2015

What is ISIS?

I've been seeing a lot of articles and discussions about ISIS. What it really is. What it really wants. While it is good to actually try to understand this group, people are ultimately asking the wrong questions. It's not about ISIS or Islam. You give any militant group access to billions of dollars in US military resources that have been left in Iraq for the taking, and they will become a threat. It does not matter who they are. All that matters is that they were handed massive amounts of money and arms. What they've been given is more than what Hitler needed to take Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, and thrust the world into WWII. And by the way, Hitler was also handed his resources in much the same foolish manner. The parallels do not bode well for the future. The question to be asking is why is no one being held accountable for arming ISIS?

Make no mistake, it is the resources left in Iraq that created ISIS. Without them, ISIS is nothing. The idea that this preposterously absurd method of creating of an Islamist extremist group is something even the thickest tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists couldnt seriously consider 15 years ago. But ten years ago? There were many who said this was how it would turn out. Their credibility has skyrocketed in my eyes. As for the people who refuse to even ask these questions, and are instead focusing on the religious aspects of ISIS? Well, they never had any credibility to begin with. Because they never had a clue. They'll be the first in line to push us into WWIII without ever knowing or caring what really is at the core of ISIS: guns and money. And if you just conveniently block out that fact, then it is easy to never ask the questions of who gave them the guns and who gave them the money.

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