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We actually really ARE weak: We can't fight spirits with smart bombs

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 8, 2015 at 10:02

Hi, Moh. You said,

"Who needs to do homework?"

Ooh! You must know how much I've always hated homework!

The link talks about the need to introduce the death penalty in Russia, especially for terrorism. Apparently, Russia still had the law on the books; it's just been held in abeyance since 1995. This was no doubt to please the Europeans, who want everyone to be nicey-nicey and think that killing murderers will make for not-nice.

In reality, it's just rebellion against God: He says we should execute murderers, so these European scum want to show that they're "nicer than God". Maybe you agree with them, with those "enlightenment" and "pure goodness" ideas you were bandying about. The Bible says mankind is basically depraved, and unable to change his own sinful nature. For me, the spectacle of ISIS, not to mention the Holocaust, Rwanda, the Opium Wars and the US Democratic Party, is proof that except for the grace of God, mankind has no redeeming value.

One reason I didn't like homework, was that while doing it, I would find interesting things like the link you gave, and take off with it. Oops, I did it again...

Your second link is also about Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of Chechnya. From what I've read about him elsewhere, he's a glorified mobster, blackmailing Russia with "protection", gangster style. They are not Russia's hope for defeating ISIS -- not in Chechnya, and not in Syria; and at any rate, ISIS is much bigger than the Chechens: it is a religion that persists, even after the deaths of its leaders, like Christianity. ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban... they all want to establish worldwide Sharia: in order to please Allah, whom they honestly think is God.

You can't fight God and win; and the only way to defeat false gods like Allah is to destroy their idol statues. Islam's idol statues are Mecca, Medina and Al Aksa. Any takers for blowing them all up? I don't think so: the Western leaders pretend they're not taken by such superstitions; but when it comes to the nitty-gritty, they know that their own puny, hedonistic "god" is no match for the big devil Allah.

ISIS will be with us for a long time, until we wake up. Like the characters in the TV series "Dragnet", its name may change to protect the guilty; and its leaders may get bumped off by Navy Seals and Washington whales; but they will stick to us like napalm on a child's bare back... which brings us to your comment,

"The statement is correct. If the USA did not abide by any conventions of war"

Isn't it amazing? Do you remember our bombing that hospital in Afghanistan, just a few weeks ago? We said, "Oops, it was a mistake!" and the world has forgotten. Just let Israel do that sometime, and the world will not forget. The Russians and Syrians, meanwhile, bomb whomever they please. You went on,

"Raqqa still stands - so that was an exaggeration."

Not much actually "stands" in Syria anymore. Some of the rubble is still vertical, so yes, the word "leveled" is hyperbole (not mine, but DEBKA's). While we're on the subject of bombing, though, I was surprized to read the following:

"US Air Force Running Out Of Bombs To Drop On ISIS
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/07/2015

.. B-1s have dropped bombs in record numbers."

-- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-07/us-air-force-running-out-bombs-drop-isis

What amazed me, is that I've been under the impression that Obama has been dealing with a slack hand against the Islamies. He hasn't. The US isn't purposely behaving like a weakling: it IS weak! We can't afford crews to man our aircraft carrier fleet; and now, we don't even have enough money to buy bombs. THAT's what's been holding back the US; our idiot President is just a decoy.

Concerning what you said about Vietnam, namely, "(the US) could have totally destroyed North Vietnam.", all I can say is that it's easy for an Aussie to say that, 50 years after the fact. We nearly started WWIII with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and weren't about to risk the same thing in order to win a few shrapnel-embedded rubber trees on Michelen plantations. Nixon bombed North Vietnam with more ordinance than had been dropped by all sides during all of World War Two, in the space of a few weeks. That led the North Vietnamese to agree to a peace accord, in which they gave us two years to get our asses out of the place before they overran it.

We were out of our depth in Vietnam, and we're out of our depth in dealing with ISIS. The basic problem is the same: Our military and civilian leaders are still lunkheads, trying to re-fight World War II. That war was a cake walk, in which Westphalean governments were setting their lead soldiers upon one another, and accepting defeat when they were beaten. Idealogies, like Communism and Islam, are not Westphalean governments; they're worldviews, mindsets in people's heads. You defeat them by changing their mindsets; and frankly, the hedonistic mindset of the West is no match for even a false religion like Islam.

Concerning Turkey shooting down the Russian plane, it should be obvious to anyone that Turkey did it deliberately, when they were not threatened. What is also obvious, it that the Russians probably provoked the incident by deliberately violating Turkish airspace for 17 seconds. Both sides stood to gain by the incident. The only ones hurt by it, are the millions of ordinary citizens who have to deal with the consequences of an unending war.

What is this place, anyway? our private chat room? We have certainly been musing on history; but I'm starting to worry that we're the only ones left, besides Daniel, who realize that "history" becomes irrelevant after 30 days.

Shalom shalom, buddy

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