I was listening to On Point, or better said its podcast, about Sexual Violence under ISIS, and all of a sudden I realized this was not about politics. This was not about war. No, this was about evil.
I have been following a lot of discussion amongst my friends and in the media about the wisdom of going after ISIS. After all, we have been in a war in the Middle East since 9/11 and many times before. The actions of George Bush in going into Iraq will have to go down in history as one of the greatest blunders of all time. As I supporter of Barak Obama (now I would have to say a feeble supporter), I was all for getting the hell out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Naturally, this would lead to the feeling expressed by many of my left leaning friends, that the ISIS situation is not something that America should have to deal with. It is a problem for the middle eastern countries. Others will say that if we do not fight ISIS now, they will just get stronger and someday attack us at home. So all the discussion is about what is best for us here in the USA.
But after hearing in detail about how ISIS treats women that turned my stomach and made me sick. After hearing about the genocide practiced against Christians; after hearing about the mass execution of men, I could only think of one thing, the evil of the Nazis and Hitler.
During the development of the Nazi movement in Europe, the USA was in an isolationist mode. They were dealing with the great depression. The problems of Europe seems far away. And even though the USA government knew of what was happening to the Jews of Europe, they turned a blind eye to that. I can never forgive America for doing that.
There is something more important than just self-defense. There is something that makes us humans more than just animals. That is understanding that every human life has value and that every woman is a human being and not some object to provide gratification to men. The women that are being raped are mothers, sisters, daughters.
Why is accepting what is happening in Syria and Iraq any different from ignoring what the Nazi’s did. Do we only have to think about our selfish, self-centered world and ignore the pain of others. Can’t we understand that evil exists and must be eradicated.
Would we not be proud of our soldiers, if they did put their feet on the ground to save the lives of the innocents. What ISIS is doing is not war no matter how ugly war is. No, ISIS is a rapist that is raping children as young as nine years old. ISIS is evil and must be eradicated.