Early Tuesday morning, three terrorist disguised as regular passengers traveling to their destination entered the Brussels airport. Not long after, two explosions went off in the airport, one being a suicide bomber. An hour later another went off in the Maelbeek Metro Station, terrifyingly close to the European Quarter.
More than 34 people were killed and over 230 injured including nine Americans and a marine. Shortly after the explosions, ISIS posted on it’s website linked through an app called Telegram a photo of multiple cities with a caption of “We are already in your city”. Telegram refused to suspend the accounts or cooperate with authorities.
This is another attack in a long line that have happened during ISIS reign, most recently in Paris.
World leaders paid their respects today, but they are nothing but words. Even our own president said that the coalition continues to compound and attack ISIS as he sat back in his shades to watch baseball, showing the same emotion as he showed when James Foley was killed on camera. The only problem with the President’s sentence is that it is not working.
Every country knows ISIS is a problem and knows they need to be dealt with, but don’t seem to want to bring other countries to the table to help take care of it. America has drawn red lines, called JV squads, and at this point flat out say we don’t know how to deal with them.
They could have been dealt with in a couple hours at one point, but they have continued to grow.
Whether your liberal or conservative, take a step back and come together to think about this: What is the world dealing with?
You have world leaders sitting around waiting for one to take charge and a radical, sophisticated, and ever growing faction of a religion. No political correctness police, not all Muslims. NOT ISLAM AS A WHOLE, but people who simply interpret it wrong and violently.
That being said, there have been a couple popular ways to deal with them.
First, just wipe them out by ourselves, which would work temporarily, until another faction pops up. Americans reluctancy for war after the last one we were in is totally understandable, but war is necessary sometimes and should not be decided based on emotions or our desire to keep our troops safe. Sometimes, unfortunately, our troops need to do their jobs.
Second, we should show support for other countries as they fight them. We have tried this with that so called “coalition’ that was put together. All that came from that so far from that deal was ineffective airstrikes. America can’t create a coalition and not do anything once other countries are on board because America becomes the de facto leader and must lead.
Show that they can’t break us and they won’t scare us. This too has it’s problems, because ISIS doesn’t care if we are scared, they care about how their religion is interpreted and what they think they are supposed to do.
Third and final, let the people in the area deal with it while we support them with weapons and airstrikes. All this does is allow ISIS to get whatever supplies and weapons we send over their. ISIS most devastating weapons come from outpost and cities where American weapons are.
Our three proposals consists of one overreaction and two no reactions.
All of this is wishful thinking in an election year so I’ll end on this: my thoughts and prayers go to Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, Beirut, and any other city or state that has suffered due to lack of action from our world leaders. American leadership has failed you. I hope this wakes the world up and my heart breaks that it had to come to events like this.
All of this is wishful thinking in an election year so i’ll end on this, my thoughts and prayers go to Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, Beirut, and any other city or state that has suffered due to lack of action from our world leaders. American leadership has failed you. I hope this wakes the world up and my heart breaks that it had to come to events like this.