a reply to: zatara
To be frank, I believe that the reason that nothing is done to cut off their supplies of ammunition, to cut off their trade with other locations and
entities external to IS, and of course banking services, is because it would tread on too many well heeled shoes to do so, that the people who fund
and supply these moronic zealots have more power than the combined might of all the world governments put together, simply by way of being vastly
Whether those people are Saudi princes, or western string pullers is of little real importance at this point. Religious extremist fundamentalism, is
no better than atheistic fascism, and both must be fully removed from the face of the world, if there is to be any future for the human race as a
whole. I love all my fellow human beings equally until they, by their individual actions prove themselves unworthy of my respect and love, and these
people, these Islamic State fighters... They are dogs and bastards all, infecting everything they touch with a bastardised understanding of morality.
They pour lies in the ears of the young, and destroy all opposition to their edicts, they are agents of tyranny. They have not liberated the regions
they dwell in, that they have fought and killed for. They have, however, drawn targets on these places, painted in stark black and white, and the more
people in those places bow before their pretender Prince, and swear to make war in the name of their God, the less reason western governments will
have to avoid turning EVERY single square meter of IS territory to rubble.
I disagree with virtually every single thing that my own government and the government of the US has done over the last decade and a bit, to
destabilise the regions involved with the IS problem. I hated their bombing raids, I hated the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, I hated the war in Iraq and
the War On Terror as a whole, and I still do, because I think that they were prosecuted wrongly, and for the wrong reasons. Lies were told to justify
it, and that still makes me angry.
However, IS are different...aren't they? I suppose as a Christian, most would expect me to hate these IS types so much, that I would condone carpet
bombing their every stronghold to the extent that not a centimetre of earth between the eastern most, and the western most of their territory escapes
thermobaric violence. I do not. I pity them. Either they will die in a conflagration of their own making, or their Caliphate will turn to ash because
its leader is a megalomaniac with delusions of divine inspiration.
Either way, no heaven worth going to would contain a single one of the members of the Islamic State.
It probably will contain a great many Muslims, ones who have done good with their lives, have not slaughtered innocent people over ancient feuds and
insignificant differences of opinion. But not those who have enacted barbarism against their fellow human beings, for weakness of all things, which
are simply the human condition, and present in all people, no matter how pious.
The Islamic State ought to recognise that their piousness is far too transparent to stand before significant scrutiny, that the heresies they
themselves have committed have not gone unseen by their God. Even Muslims from lands outside their reach have protested against their idiocies and
wanton destruction, their violence. I think it is time that Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews and every other religious
demographic on the planet joined together in a treaty before the people of the world, and swear against hatred and violence based on faith, to
excommunicate any member of those faiths from their flock, who commits acts of such violence, to combat religious hatred at least as intensely as we
might combat weakness of faith, to seek out, and cast out any member of any faith, who would make war on his fellow man over religious concerns.
No deity of worth and merit is glorified by human blood shed in their name.