Arlington VA February 18, 2015
The Obama Administration is running its mouth about the need to determine root causes why ISIS is doing what it is doing in the Middle East. The State Department has already decided the approach is to find out and then get jobs for the ISIS fighters so they will no longer kill, burn, and execute their victims. it's an easy solution, they seem to believe.
Unfortunately, there is not one, but two issues here. Let's look at them briefly.
The first is root cause. Determining root cause is supposed to get to the base reasons why someone does something, or wants to do something in the future. No one goes out and tackles anything major without a reason--even if that reason is not a good one, it is still a reason. it is important to get to the root cause of the current ISIS situation--but to figure out how not to have something similar happen in the future.
Conversely, there is the need to root out ISIS--go where they are and eliminate them before they do more damage. To do that, you have to recognize WHO they are, and WHAT they are. In my view, they are a group of animals who, under the cover of Islam, are justifying killing and burning as their attempt to do what they think the Prophet says in the Kuran. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
In this instance, it takes rooting out first, before or while determining root cause, and preventing any further genocide and killing sprees by ISIS/ISIL Unfofrtunte4ly, doing that task takes courage, and not pointless meetings in the White House discussing arcane, academic topics having no bearing on what needs to be done here.
There is an old saying, "Gutless people do gutless things."