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Sunday, January 11, 2015


Paris attack: The West’s time for choosing

This is the best essay I've read about how to we should deal with jihadists. 

The only problem I have with it is the call for military action in Syria and Iraq. Don't get me wrong, I think military action of some sort might be just the thing, but we just got done spending a couple of trillion dollars on military action in that neighborhood and I don't see that it has bought us a god damn thing.
    Maybe it's the politics, or maybe it's just the will of the people, and most of the people are lily-livered cowards, or pacifists, or turn-the-other-cheek kind of Christians, or those most reprehensible creatures, modern day progressive-liberal-democrats. I probably could be lumped in five or six of those categories.
    The big problem with military action is that it is done by governments, and given our recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, I wouldn't trust our government to go to the store for a jug of milk. Okay, they might be able to get the jug of milk, but they would have to borrow a billion dollars to equip their security forces to ensure that no one tampered with the jug on the way back.


Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought that Islamic terrorism may have been caused/amplified by western 'crusades'?

Charles Pergiel said...

Sure, but more likely caused by the West pouring a huge stream of money into a region dominated by a barbaric culture from the 14th century. Our mistake was thinking these guys were civilized. They aren't, and they will need to beaten into the ground before they will change their ways. Yes, that would be uncivilized, but that's how we got where we are.