Monday, July 6, 2015

Obama Promises to Defeat ISIS by Offering More Attractive Vision

I wonder when they'll start to notice I'm stalling?

Oh, come on man, what could be more attractive than having four-wives, twelve sex-slave concubines, burning people alive in cages and taking photos of your six-year old son waving around severed heads?

But I digress.

President Obama's remarks this afternoon on his plan to defeat ISIS were, of course, cringeworthy. Here is the official transcript:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: This broader challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort. Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas and more attractive and more compelling vision. So the United States will continue to do our part by continuing to counter ISIL's hateful propaganda, especially online. We'll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam. We are fighting terrorists who distort Islam and its victims are mostly Muslims. 
We're also going to partner with Muslim communities as they seek the prosperity and dignity they observe. And we're going to expect those communities to step up in terms of pushing back as hard as they can in conjunction with other people of good will against these hateful ideologies, particularly when it comes to what we're teaching young people.
I've broken this into six points:
  1. Undertake token and minor military stuff of some sort.
  2. Introduce ISIS fighters, potential ISIS fighters and current and potential ISIS collaborators to a much more attractive and compelling vision than the perversion of Islam that currently occupies their enthusiasm.
  3. Beef up our online presence.
  4. Say over and over again that we are not at war and will never be at war with Islam.
  5. Partner with Muslim communities here and abroad.
  6. Focus on youth education.
Though it may be written with a slightly snarky edge, I think the above is a perfectly fair summary of Obama's "plan". It is quite honestly not worth my time or anyone else's time to explicitly argue with or dispute any of these points. In my view, simply laying them out clearly is enough to condemn them. Rather, I defy any honest and informed reader to avoid asking the obvious question:


What is wrong with this man? Or more to the point, what is wrong with the people who go along with this utter inanity?

As ISIS sweeps through Iraq and Syria, as its units operate in more and more locations in the Middle-East and Northern Africa, as (no doubt) ISIS terrorists are at this very moment getting off of boats, ready to make an end run at Rome, Obama wants to counter ISIS on Twitter.

This is insane. But of course Obama is not insane.

Merely treasonous.


  1. And he hates Christians. So while he is pussyfooting around, he is welcoming the displaced Muslims to America and threatening anyone who arms the Kurds who are defending the Chaldeans and Assyrians.

  2. My pet theory is that ISIS exists in order to permanently disrupt the construction of the Shia Pipeline. Research "Shia-Sunni Gas Pipelines" for the gory details.