Saturday, August 23, 2014

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Obama.....

These weeks we are witnessing an example of America commanding its allies or rather vassals. These countries have agreed to aid the Kurdish troops with weapons and other means to fight the Islamic State terrorists. 

Of course the unbelievable primitivity and brutality of the terror-organization is a part of the reason for the European willingness to aid. But also in countries where this reaction was less expectable, we have seen a remarkable willingness to help. A clear sign of American power. That even Germany despite US spying has broken its old principle of not delivering weapons to areas at war is really amazing! 

For a diagnosis of European independence this of course is a bad sign. But for the fight against the barbarians and for the defense of thousands of innocents it is good news indeed! And not least: it creates precedence for wise and decisive use of dominance by intelligently led big powers in the future. One of the big powers acts to support a good cause. And it orders its subordinates to act to support the good cause.


Another crucial brick in the solution of the problems in the Middle East will be to force Israel into reason. Like Iraq so is also Israel dependent on US support, and therefore it can be pressed. 

And of course I am NOT in any way comparing Israel with IS!

1 comment:

  1. When it concerns the submissiveness here in Europe and also elsewhere, it is almost amusing to hear the insistent language use of local politicians.

    Islamic State is group or just Islamic State is the present name of these barbarians, and this name has for months been used in much of the medias, like the BBC. Even though it is not an unreflected language use, it is an American idiosyncrasy that politicians like Obama continue to use the old name ISIL. But of course this is their right!

    The funny thing is that after European governments have agreed to aid the American action, many of these politicians have also begun to call the terrorists ISIL. They can even seem insulted when interviewing journalists talk about Islamic State. Someone almost tried to teach the journalist to say ISIL.

    It is okay to submit to American demands for aid against such a terrible group. But it sounds like a caricature when ministers submit to the extent that they copy the wordings of the masters! It is good that at least European medias still have the guts to use their own words, when our politicians have not.