It’s sometimes surprising to me there are those having never sacrificed in a war or conflict of any kind (and never will) are determined to send their own citizens and those of other countries into war where there will certainly be deaths and casualties.
I saw this tweet today from someone I generally appreciate for the work she does in skepticism.
It’s sad that a British aid worker, that’s been held hostage, was murdered today. I send my condolences to his family. No one, those reporting conflict in Syria or those attempting to provide relief to millions of refugees should be made to pay the ultimate price, losing their lives.
This post isn’t about bashing Miranda, I want you all to know this upfront. Her tweet made me think, and it should make you as well. After 13 years of constant war, are we willing to continue? Are we willing to send our children, husbands, wives, back to terminate this evil?
What’s next after that? Do we go after those murderers in Nigeria? How about the crisis that we created in Libya? Does the United States, and our allies come out directly and tell the rest of the world that we’re going to destroy terrorism wherever it arises when those countries where terrorism exists won’t help themselves?
What about those countries adjacent? Do we see those coming onboard with their armies and air forces to contain, then destroy those that, if they don’t will be in their countries next? Nope, we don’t see any of that.
What we do see is those middle eastern countries depending on the west to come to their rescue.
Well, I do agree with Miranda that we need to rid the world of this terrible disease, ISIS, but I would like to see something more from the world and not just the United States.