There’s chutzpah and then there’s self delusion. Obama claims that whatever ideology ISIS is operating off of is “bankrupt.” Interesting! Fox asks: Which ideology might that be? Are they feminists? Tea Party? Dadaists? Jacobites? Maybe they’re Jedis!
Remember, the “bankrupt” ideologies of the previous century – communism and fascism – that led to the deaths of tens of millions and the oppression of hundreds of millions more?
They did not fall because they were poor philosophical concepts – they were defeated!
Conjuring images of the dying who had clawed at the dank walls of the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Jordanian Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh grabbed at his head, screaming out in agony as he fell to his knees, his body burning, his brain slowly cooking. His Islamic terrorist captors had abruptly abandoned disingenuous negotiations with the Jordanian government for his release, their hostage having actually been killed many days before. Instead, they decided to record al-Kaseasbeh’s purposeful immolation. Having drenched him in accelerant, these savages lit the liquid fuse that set the young lieutenant ablaze. As he writhed, they filmed, indignant to his agony; his humanity. Barbarity for the purpose of terrorist propaganda had been achieved.
But don’t worry, Obama says we’re going to double down. “Well, if you double down on empty words, you still end up with nothing.” Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas