Monday, July 21, 2014

The Anti-Bullying Campaign Is Over

... and if your side is getting bullied, for the next two years it's going to be pretty awful.
For the first time in 1,600 years, Mass is not being said in Mosul: an ancient culture has been wiped out in a matter of weeks. It's a war crime that, strangely, no one seems to want to talk about. 
Mosul is the second-largest city in Iraq and the place where many Christians believe Jonah was buried. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) rode into town, their faith has been forced underground. Bells have been silenced, the hijab enforced with bullets. Tens of thousands fled after being offered an unattractive choice: convert, pay a religious tax, or be put to the sword. 
There's no one out there with the will or the power to stop the bullying, whether it's from the Muslims, the Russians or the Chinese. If you're hoping America will step in anywhere, you're going to have to wait. Peggy Noonan penned an outstanding piece discussing President Obama's detachment from his job and how he's uninterested in any of these crises.
"The world seems to disappoint him," says the New Yorker's liberal and sympathetic editor, David Remnick.

What kind of illusions do you have to have about the world to be disappointed when it, and its players, act aggressively or foolishly? Presidents aren't supposed to have those illusions, and they're not supposed to check out psychologically when their illusions are shattered.
We've got at least two more years where Christians, among many others, will be murdered without a murmur of protest.

I don't know, he doesn't seem all that disappointed to me.


Doo Doo Econ said...

ISIS, suddenly was funded with more than $100m and trained in western tactics and weapons.

You can see the classic western military double pincer strategy as they move into Iraq. Terror attacks take the place of airstrikes to soften targets.

The ISIS command structure is a multilevel command and control system. It includes periodic reports that are available on the internet. These reports detail systematic progress in a organized sector based system.

K T Cat said...

Brilliant observation, DDE. I've not seen it described that way, but it makes perfect sense.

Anonymous said...

Since when's the anti-bullying campaign over?! There's still anti-bullying activity in this world!

If anti-bullying really did to cease to exist, bullies would fill this world like never before until they take over. Is that what you want?

We need anti-bullies to prevent those antagonists from going too far in their hostility. So keep that in mind if you don't want to spend the rest of your life being terrorized.