Monday, 23 November 2015
The Politics of ISIS and Syria . . . . . and other things
As we all know the terrorist incident in
continues to be one of the main stories that crops up on the news. Now I was
listening to the Today Programme on BBC Radio Four as I lay in bed
this morning thinking to myself that appears to be an awful lot of frost
outside I wonder how long I can hide in bed. Anyway as I was listening to them
discussing what the government would like to do to assist in the battle against
IS ISIS ISIL I thought to myself that the chap talking was sort of missing a
few points that were rather important. You see he seemed to me to be trying to
simplify the whole thing down to the following. Paris
Us in Britain along with France the USA and the other counties of the coalition send our air force on mass to Syria and Iraq bomb ISIS to bits and all will be well and the present president of Syria will then smile and retire off to Russia and an all new Western friendly leader will be put into place and everyone will live in peace. . . . . .
Well I think we are talking fairy land if any government seriously thinks that is what will happen. I mean this in many ways was what was meant to happen in
Iraq when the coalition forces left Iraq after they defeated Saddam Hussein. And the
political vacuum in Iraq is
partly responsible for the rise of ISIS. They
(ISIS) have then used the chaos of the conflict in to move into that country
also; they did not create it. The problem is it may be possible to destroy them
as a group but it will not solve the issues of the Syria Middle
East. The various main stream religious groups there are becoming
more polarized and the destruction of ISIS is
only going to lead to other issues and groups who will fill any political
I suspect what the Western governments might be hoping is that they can destroy ISIS and then retreat sharpish hoping that they can then wash their hands of any involvement as it will not effect them. I think this is a very foolish idea indeed and if history tells us one thing it is that it all tends to end in a greater mess than it started.
OOOOOOooooooo I made an outdoor Christmas Fairy today using a plastic milk carton and also made two paper chains. . . . . It is good to have the opportunity to do some home-made Christmas stuff.