Military Intervention Is the Problem, Not the Solution

The Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the
war in Syria home to the countries participating in it

By Peter Certo

“Hillary Clinton declared that ISIS “must be destroyed” with “all of the tools
at our disposal.” Ted Cruz called for “overwhelming air power” and condemned
the Obama administration for having insufficient “tolerance for civilian casualties.”
Ben Carson called for “boots on the ground,” while Donald Trump swore he’d “bomb
the s — out of” ISIS-controlled oil fields and hand them over to ExxonMobil.”

What’s propped up as viable leadership is always a call to war, violence, and

Gandhi wisely reminded that the call of vengeance in the form of “an eye for
an eye” would only succeed in making the world blind.

This is accurate:

“When your government answers every problem in the world with military force,
war begets war. And eventually there’s nowhere left to hide from it.”

Dictionaries are alive as organic extensions of changes in language. For instance,
when a new phrase becomes adopted, it will typically find itself in a modern




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