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Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

vaed Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 5:49 AM
ISIS is attempting to purge the region of non-Muslims, particularly Christians. All those Muslim countries mentioned in Buchanan's article want the the infidels to convert or get out. None of these countries will give them refuge or assistance. So the genocide will progress as thousands, including children, are beheaded or otherwise put to the sword. I agree with Buchanan in the sense that this is not just our problem. It's the civilized world's problem. It's civilization versus non-civilization. The response from the UN has been deplorable and only shows what a dysfunctional organization it truly is. This ongoing genocide in the region is going to be much worse than Rwanda and nobody has figured out a way to stop it. If all those Middle East nations have the capacity to stop it, as Buchanan suggests, should they take the lead in the UN to organize a coalition and do something about it? Fact is, they have zero about Christians (other than wanting them to go away) and other non-Muslims and the UN as an organization isn't that far behind them. As for the US, our first step in solving this problem should be to pressure those countries mentioned to form a coalition and wipe out ISIS and other such organizations and protect non-Muslims. If they don't we should reform the UN by pushing for their expulsion. In the meantime we as a country, along with other willing partners, are obligated to do what we can to stop the genocide.
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Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

vaed Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 5:25 AM
This is not a civil war or, what he euphemistically describes, a "sectarian war". It's a religious purge.
Roberts is right. We needn't quibble. The process has nothing to do with the substance. The CBO knows when they get garbage to work on. If they had any integrity they'd issue a disclaimer on the cover page of their work product letting everyone know it's a piece of garbage and that shouldn't be taken seriously. Most people know this already. The latest CBO revision still understates the number of jobs that will be lost.
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