Before we try to defeat them, maybe we should think about what will replace them.
Exactly. We have fallen into the same mentality of the people who live in that area. The problem is that they use whatever excuse is handy to justify killing their enemy. And their enemy does the same. And their enemy is everyone around them wh odoesn't pick their version of their diety. And they have been doing it forever and ever, world without end, amen.
If people want understand, read the bible. Not as a God so loved the world book, but as expressing the constant and neverending killing and war going on in it.
1. It's what they do.
2. They is all of 'em. 2. They will not stop until they decide to stop.
3. There is no forseeable time that will happen.
4. Because at some level, they enjoy it. You don't kill enemies for religion for thousands of years without enjoying it. It is religion and faith, and parts of that faith want the war to go on forever And we've been dropped ass deep into that shitstorm by people who want the world to end also. Just a different flavor of jerks. It's not hard to fan the flames of most of us either, because it is horrible what they are doing to each other, and yeah, that area is populated by some of the most evil motherfuckers ever hatched. They deserve death.
But, our involvement won't change a thing, except drive us bankrupt, and get people killed. 500 years from now if there are humans on the planet, they'll still be killing each other for their religion.Maybe they'll go high tech and lop of ftheir enemies heads with a laser.
And the asshats can spare us the "appeasement" crap, because I don't think Chamberlain was dropping bombs on (that place that shall not be named on the Internet) when he waved that stupid piece of paper at the British people.