Nazis 1940's Europe
ISIS 2014 Iraq
By Chuck Marshall
There is a lot of talk this week as the United States commences to bomb the terrorists that have overtaken large chunks of Iraq and Syria. As the years have gone by, my opinions on the needs of the United States to be involved in foreign affairs have evolved. I use to be of the mindset that we should not be involved in the affairs of foreign countries unless there are American lives at risk. Today, after this tactic has been essentially engaged by our sitting President., I am coming to see the consequence of no strong leadership against evil in the world. This group of murderers, known as "ISIS" (their goal of uniting Islamic extremists in a nation state is a non-issue in this particular blog) may as well be a group of SS Gestapo troops banging down the doors of Jews in Nazi occupied Poland or Russia., ready to mow down all human beings whether they be elderly or children or pregnant women. They kill simply because these people are NOT THEM. There is no greater evil, and that they invoke the name of God or Allah in their endeavors makes it that much worse. Even the Nazis didn't pretend they were doing God's work.. Who will stop these butchers other than the USA.? Nobody. We must face up this group with great force and in whatever way is necessary simply because there is nobody else to do it. The Russians ? Read my previous blog about the Russians... Putin would join ISIS if he thought it would benefit him a whit. The European Union ? They are splintered and bickering and weak in their resolve. China? There is no money in stopping evil and it certainly does not serve to help the communist leadership stay on their thrones of control and oppression.
So...just as in WWII, it comes down to us and perhaps our allies in England and Canada to stand up to this modern group of Nazis before they grow any stronger. I hearken back to the courage of England at the beginning of the war in the words of King George VI as he addressed the people of the United Kingdom through radio telecast as he referred to Nazism and its inherent danger;
"It is the principle .....which sanctions the use of force,
or threat of force, against the sovereignty and independence of other states.
Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine
that might is right; and if this principle were established throughout the world,
the freedom of our own country and of the whole British Commonwealth of
Nations would be in danger. But far more than this - the peoples of the world
would be kept in the bondage of fear, and all hopes of settled peace and of
the security of justice and liberty among nations would be ended."
Now, that's putting it all in perspective... In My Humble Opinion.