You have to hand it to these guys, ISIS or ISIL or just plain old excrement for brains, whatever they are. They are making it so easy to hate them. Who would stand with them? Who would dare defend them?
Who would stand with them? Who would dare defend them?
That’s an easy one. In fact Who was on TV just last evening telling us all about it. I believed every word.
- A whole lot of disaffected young men who are attracted to the power they can wield as an ISIS member.
- A whole lot of aging "radical" clerics who have no chance of being taken seriously by the Islamic establishment.
- A whole lot of regional politicians and rich people, who secretly support ISIS in the hope that they can use the group to wipe out their ancient enemies for them.
Tyrannies - like welfare states - grow like weeds because they promise their supporters money and power in return for the deceptively easy-looking requirement of unquestioning loyalty to the Chief. ISIS' tactics may repel casual observers in Brussels or DC, but those tactics create a very strong marketing message to their target audience.
ISIS will get bigger before it is forcibly made smaller.