Drop A Bomb, Gestate A Terrorist; Drop A Bomb, Sprout A Refugee (November 16, 2015)

. . .

J          “The problem is the continuing and recurring problem.  Dropping bombs caused the problem; dropping more bombs causes more problems; dropping even more bombs causes even more problems.”

K          “Everyone is gasping and grasping for a solution without understanding the problem.”

J          “Everyone is so gripped with fear that no one is thinking clearly.”

. . .

K          “When someone drops 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 google mega-tons of bombs on ISIS or ISIL or whatever it is and kills all the ISISists or ISILists or whateverists, what will result?”

J          “ISIS 2.0.”

K          “Yup.  I refer to it as ‘ISIL Part Two.’  Coming to a troubled region near you.  In 2024.”

J          “Those who failed to anticipate and prepare for ISIS 1.0 are not anticipating or preparing for ISIS 2.0.  And what if it transmogrifies into ILIS?”

K          “We are doomed.  Of our own doing.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at Intended Consequences In Iraq (August 3, 2015) and Staying the Collision Course In Iraq and The Mid-East (September 25, 2006).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think Big; Think Long; Heck, Think.

What happens in the Middle East stays in the Middle East.

“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”  George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

There is no money in the Truth.

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