This is a good thing to halt another genocide of the religious minority the Yazidis. The President has ordered an airlift of food and water to an estimated 40,000 people who are stranded. This is the right thing to do. Large cargo aircraft were escorted by fighter jets to the drop site. As a military brat these were the sorts of missions my dad was proud to be part of. My dad was one of thousands who participated in the Berlin air lifts of food, coal and basic needs just after the second World War ended. West Berlin had been cut off and these airlifts were a life line for this West German city.
The ISIS is a violent religious militaristic cult. With all the spying that NSA does world wide how did they miss ISIS? Or was this the moderate Islamic rebels that was armed by the west? This evil cult got heavy financing from somewhere. Iran would be a suspect but they are actively fighting the ISIS.
So I am wondering if these Islamic rapists realize that Isis is the name of a goddess? I am referring to the news reports of Yazidis who have been captured by ISIS, the men killed and the women taken as slaves.
remains one of the most familiar images of empowered and utter femininity. The goddess Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, the goddess of the Overarching Sky. Isis was born on the first day between the first years of creation, and was adored by her human followers.
Unlike the other Egyptian goddesses, the goddess Isis spent time among her people, teaching women how to grind corn and make bread, spin flax and weave cloth, and how to tame men enough to live with them (an art form on which many of us would welcome a refresher course!)
Isis taught her people the skills of reading and agriculture and was worshipped as the goddess of medicine and wisdom
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Besides the humanitarian airdrops of food and water to the Yazidis religious minority on a mountain top, Obama has also authorized air strikes against ISIS. My question about the deep pockets funding the ISIS militants is actually the only real way to cut this war off at the knees. The images I’ve seen of the ISIS on the move in a Hugh endless caravan of Toyota trucks, plus all of the militants are in uniforms and well armed. This says to me that these males are well armed and very well funded. Find the source of that money. Cut the flow of money.
A God argument against bombing which will lead to more involvement of American troops in this mess from the Bush Cheney stupid arrogance is outlined here.
Step One: Stop digging the hole deeper (see above, Sunni-Shia-Kurd problem;
Step Two: 2: Demand the Iraqi government stop persecuting and alienating their own Sunni population, the root of these insurgent problems;
Step Three: Demand the Saudis and others stop funding ISIS in hopes of choking back their strength;
Step Four: Demand the Iraqi government launch airstrikes in support of the Kurds as a show of support;
Step Five: Deliver humanitarian aid only through the UN and the Red Crescent. In Vietnam, this mistake was colloquially expressed as “F*ck ‘em, then Feed ‘em.” So instead, divorce the good U.S. stuff from the bad U.S. stuff
The above is by Peter Van Buren.
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