ISIS is a group of radicals who use the Islamic religion to an extreme in order to subjugate others in a growing area in the Middle East. Their rule has been ruthless towards anyone who does not convert to their way of thinking.
Google search of isis’ brutal tactics is not for the faint of heart. Videos of isis soldiers lining up men and executing them reminds us of videos of Nazi executing the Jews. Pictures of beheaded men, women and children are found easily without much difficulty.
Earlier in the year President Obama made a foreboding statement about such groups.
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think [it] is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said in an interview with David Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”
He considered them a JV team and not much of a threat. There is one huge flaw with such thinking, and it can easily be applied with the same terms the President used. ISIS might have been a JV team, but many on JV teams grow up and move onto the Varsity team. The Obama administration forgot that part and failed to recognize the growing threat.
So instead of knocking off a small, unorganized ‘jayvee’ team, he allowed isis to grow in power and size. The result is now thousands have been killed, in either fighting or executions, enslaved, or have fled their homes.
As the groups moved along in open roads from one town to the next, Iraq’s leadership pleaded with Obama to intervene with airstrikes, or drone strikes, anything. In the President’s finite wisdom, he did nothing. This move was probably the worst foreign decision he could have made.
His statement that groups like isis are not a threat now seem laughable. Its even become a sticking point which the administration has had to defend. Instead of saying they were wrong, they go and defend the statement. When one does not acknowledge what is wrong, how can one lead and hope to have the confidence of the people?
The world looks for a leader to help against growing threats like isis, but they cannot look towards the USA. Obama has already shown he lacks the leadership abilities to be a decisive force for peace.