Amnesty International has labeled the world’s response to the Islamic State “shameful and ineffective.” I’ve always been blunt about my opinion regarding the need to openly oppose Islam’s reactionary forces but this hypocrisy from Amnesty International is hilarious.
If the world had been capable of a mature, long-term view when the U.S. and other nations were STILL IN IRAQ in large enough numbers then they would not have been pressuring us to leave prematurely, which is what enabled the rise of ISIS and will enable the rise of ANOTHER such force if “the international community” once again does its usual half-assed job of dealing with a situation like this. Premature withdrawals do more damage than not going in in the first place, as we’ve seen with Obama’s insane haste to flee Iraq.
Let’s be honest here – no matter how many nations are involved in the anti-Islamic State effort it will be treated like an “imperialist U.S. invasion” the minute the world – with its short attention span – wearies of the conflict. The presence of all the other nations with us will once again be smugly dismissed as “a coalition of the bought, the bribed and the bullied” like in the most recent incursion into Iraq. No matter HOW determined the international community was to send troops in we’ll be told it was a war based on lies from that eeeevillll America.
What Amnesty International is REALLY saying is: “Hey, Western Democracies – DO SOMETHING, you callous bastards!” But we all know that right after we do “Do something” the cries in the Middle East will change to “Get out of our countries you racist imperialists! You just want to exploit us and steal our oil! Withdraw IMMEDIATELY so we can throw away the accomplishments and sacrifices of your dead soldiers by allowing another group just like ISIS to take over.”
ARE THE PEOPLE AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND ELSEWHERE CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING THAT: Continue reading