I don't have much to add to reactions to the horrific attacks in Paris. You have the Internet, TV, radio. You know as much as I do, probably more.
ISIS, ISIL, whatever, they look pretty tough against unarmed civilians. Against a real military? Nope. Unlike earlier Islamiod movements, they have a fixed, physical presence, a series of nice, fat targets -- and against a professional First-World military intent on winning, they're not tough at all.
So go on, idiots, keep poking at The West. See how that works out in the long run. Learn what Kaiser Bill learned; find out what Hitler and Tojo and Mussolini found out: you can snicker at and pester the "soft, decadent, weak-willed" denizens of the most advanced civilization on this planet for a pretty long time; you can push them around a little -- but only so far. Only so far, and then the bill comes due.
6 months ago