Or is it? This just in from PJMedia’s own Richard Fernandez: A Ringside Seat To Our Own Destruction. Excerpt:
How about this lead paragraph? “BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with “vicious plans,” an Iraqi official said Friday, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq’s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.” Vicious plans is the 21st century journalistic equivalent of the Victorian phrase, “a fate worse than death”.
This eyewitness account is pretty close to the best reportage, however. “On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight”.
Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.
The story adds, almost superfluously, that ISIS is attempting to shoot down aid deliveries. They would do that, wouldn’t they? Yet all this time the world was assured there was nothing to worry about in the hundreds of radical mosques, the thousands of militants eagerly received into the West and creeping sharia law in its institutions. The dangers, they were told, all lay in the Tea Party and elusive militia groups holed up in a cabin in the Ozarks.
It’s worth remembering that ISIS split off from Al Qaeda because that latter group was a little to cuddly, warm and fuzzy for the monsters that are now decapitating people in Kurdistan.
There’s an even more interesting point to ponder; how much have these savages been emboldened by six years of weak, feckless and ineffective foreign policy from our Imperial City?
Let’s be clear about one thing; these ISIS assholes and their ideological counterparts are not doing what they are doing because of any perceived or real oppression or because of anything the United States has done. They are doing it because they are the very, very worst sort of savages, the kind of people that gave the Dark Ages a bad name. They want to kill anyone who resists their plan to impose a horrific version of Sharia law on the planet, and to kill them in the most horrific way possible.
What is the most effective way to deal with these people? One suspects George Patton would have had the answer. But the Imperial Federal government no longer seeks living weapons like Patton for the proper response to savagery.