Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Today's story about ISIS or ISIL or whatever in the Times covers how this organization now provides services in the areas it controls and thus captures the allegiance of residents (because it provides services that pre-exising governments could not seem to manage). So, how about spending the same amount as we waste on the military to provide services people need? Give up destruction and murder and simply help people on the ground with sewage, water supplies, and the like. There's so much we could do, and we could do it without hurting women's rights, unlike ISIS. As it is, we lay waste our powers and theirs, simply destroying and killing, with nothing to show for our billions but devastation.