So, here was a rant from Chris Mathews the other night that would not seem to line up completely with liberal thinking http://www.discussionist.com/1014203173 I found myself agreeing with Mathews to some degree on this, although here is another take from another link http://crooksandliars.com/2015/11/chris-matthews-goes-rails-again-over that didn't seem to like Mathews less that allegedly pure liberal tone. I won't go point by point on Mathews rant, but something he says near the end does resonate with me, namely that even if we do invade Syria and conquer ISIS, who are we going to hand the country over to? This is where I jump in and divert someone else's words for my own agenda.
I believe the military actions that so many are itching to engage in are the least of our problems. With or without allies, there are quite a few nations we can invade, provided said country does not have an ally like Russia backing them. Nobody was a friend of Saddam, that result was predictable. Not many were friends of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and that also followed a somewhat predictable course. Post action, of course, is where the problems begin. I certainly can't begin to believe I fully understand how Muslim's think. It would appear millions of Muslims do indeed want to have the freedom to practice their religion and enjoy personal freedoms in a manner that is not at all a threat to our country or our way of life. It would also appear, however, that something very different seems to happen in the middle east.
Looking at the refugees fleeing, it seems like they have had enough. Mathew's kind of intimates perhaps they are cowards. I'm kinda starting to wonder something different. Perhaps they realize a bigger picture wherein it doesn't matter if they fight or not because if they fight to depose ISIS while a brutal prick like Assad remains, the ultimate outcome remains the same. They will continue to live in abject, crushing poverty, while they are ripped off by some thug who is supported by a superpower such as the US or Russia. I'm kinda starting to think that if I lived there, maybe I would just opt to bug out too rather than stick around and ultimately just be a pawn of some super power who does not give a damn about me. THIS is what I think one of our biggest problems is. We can invade and conquer a lot of countries, and then have nothing to offer the people who live there other than truckloads of weapons to defend what is in the best interest of the United States.