Barry and I don't see eye to eye very often. Almost never, truth be told, but on this one he is spot on: ISIS is just not the threat that everybody on the right has been gnashing their teeth about.
Sure, if you live in the God forsaken death sands of Syria and Iraq, and you have at best a kindergarten diploma hanging on the walls of your Bedouin tent, ISIS represents the dogs from Hell. But to the rest of us, they are impotent savages.
ISIS has rampaged over mostly barren, uneducated and remote hell holes that not even the Bedouins of years gone by would have considered worth inhabiting. So what? Let them have that forlorn and worthless part of the earth. The inhabitants there had their chance at freedom, and threw it all away by inviting these animals into their environs, now let them live and die with those decisions.
ISIS has proven that it can wreak havoc on the weak. But now they are boasting and crowing at this latest episode in Garland, Texas: these incompetent savages with no hope to even come close in challenging the powers of the West are now claiming a great victory.
This 'victory' of ISIS consists of a couple of 'Dumb and Dumber' type idiots in Phoenix who, after reading a couple of ISIS comic books, decided to protect the prophet's reputation by driving in their beat up car to Garland, Texas, donning some grown up military gear, and attacking the infidels who dare to hold a 'Draw the Prophet' contest with a full frontal assault. With AK-47's blazing, they did indeed wound a traffic cop protecting the Garland facility in the ankle. Then his partner, a classically trained American police officer seen writing tickets to speeders in the area, took both of these Rambo-wannabes out with a .38 police issued revolver, a weapon hardly more powerful than a .22 target pistol. This average run-of-the-mill traffic cop dropped these two stupid ass wipes like your garden variety bags of dirt, no fuss no muss.
And ISIS calls this attack a victory. Their first attack on the Great Satan (that would be us here in America). This is more than pathetic. This is bordering on sad. If this is what we can expect out of what General Thomas McInerny, and Colonel David Shaeffer call an existential threat to our American way of life, than I don't know that I am going to lose any sleep over these ISIS morons invading Garland, Texas anytime soon.
Obama is right. We don't need to mobilize U.S. military assets and wipe these goat herders with AK-47's off the map, if this puny attack is the extent of their global reach. I have seen better military efforts out of the Keystone Cops. I would wager if you armed Harold and Kumar with BB guns and turned them loose on Steubenville, Ohio, there would have been more damage than we saw in Garland, Texas.
And I hate agreeing with Obama. I hate it a lot. But he is right. This assault on Garland, THIS is what we should ALL be fearful of, if we listen to McInerny and Shaeffer? Those military experts may have the chops to put together a plan to wipe these ragheads out, but why bother?
If this is the best they can do, then the label of "JV team" is WAY overstated. ISIS is absolutely no threat to the US in any form. And never will be. Just let them rampage over the Middle Eastern deserts, and then when they run out of bullets, let them starve to death in their sand box.
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