Sunday, October 26, 2014

Unbelievably Small Nuance

In a region where battles rage against ISIL (and other jihadis) in a kaleidoscope of shifting alliances, our Secretary of State has it all figured out. It's the Jews.

According to Secretary of State Kerry, our ISIL problem is simple, really:

"As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the [anti-Islamic State] coalition ... there wasn't a leader I met with in the region who didn't raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt they had to respond to," said Mr Kerry, at a state department gathering to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the one group that ISIL (now the proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) isn't fighting and killing is Israel.

Is it possible that ISIL is just confused about directions? Are we jamming their GPS navigation systems?

Is that whole Kobani siege just a big misunderstanding? Could we have ended it not by air dropping weapons and ammunition to the defending Kurds but by notifying the ISIL attackers that the defenders are not, in fact, Israelis? Or even Jewish?

The fact is, ISIL hates Moslems with any deviation from their own views of what Islam is. Israel and the Palestinian issue have nothing to do with the rage that motivates ISIL and the appeal of the murderous group to young men in the Moslem world.

John Kerry's single-minded devotion to restoring the reputation of Madeleine Albright continues.