What to do about ISIS? What to do, what to do.
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.
“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing hundreds of people, including in gruesome beheadings and mass executions.
Lack of action would be “unacceptable” in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.
“You see how they (jihadists) carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street,” he said, condemning the “cruelty” of such acts.
“It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: ‘Fight terrorism with force, reason and (necessary) speed’.”
President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether the United States should launch raids against positions held by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria to follow US air strikes on IS activities in Iraq.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters’ “genocidal agenda”.
Did you enjoy that? “Genocidal agenda.” Always the hate-filled supremacists with their loopy talk about so-called genocides. There is a simple solution to ISIS, and we know not only what it should be, but what it will: we resettle them in the West.
Whatever question one may have, that is the answer. People are just people. They simply are looking to make a better life for themselves. And as everyone knows, the moment a human being crosses a western threshold, all prior pathologies and antipathies dissolve. Immigrants do not bear their culture and capacities across borders. They become just like us: voiceless cogs in the global Economy. If it were otherwise–if the characteristics that made their own homelands so unlivable–were portable with their people, then obviously our leaders wouldn’t import them by tectonic plate-full. Fortunately, that is just the mythologizing of bigots.
And so we will bring ISIS-Americans here. We will pay for their upkeep and fecundity, and we will provide them satisfying labor in corporate cube-farms. And that will simply be that.