Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
I admit, I believe in a world where peaceful resolve is always possible. That a middle ground always exists no matter your stance against one's enemies. But the more I read and understand the depths and beliefs of Daesh (or ISIS), the more I sadly realize that there is no middle ground with them.
Their religious beliefs are deeply extremist, violent and insane to a free thinking person and almost impossible to fathom. It is true, they do not reflect the average Muslim, so much so that even Al Qaida disowns them.
But it's starting to really dawn on me that who we are dealing with, no matter how they came to be or how they rose to power, are not reasonable in any regard.
They cannot be reasoned with. They want to initiate the Apocalypse. And they will operate relentlessly until they succeed. And we must not cater to their tactics.
The Atlantic published a rather in-depth and profound look at the rise of ISIS (Or Daesh as I call them), what they want and how we can stop them.
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.