There is much in this 30 minute speech that those of us who care about our lives, nation, and the world need to know. My question is: Who has the moxey to devise and implement the strategy to awaken Washington D.C.?
I’ll have more to say about this later when I get a breather, but for now you should listen to the podcast to see what I’m talking about – or you can check back after the weekend and see if I’ve found time to delineate things.
I want to know, how do we do the things Jim Mattis talks about? How do we get the attention of enough people who care about more than the latest poll? How do we impress upon our population that this needs to be addressed now? If we continue with our dysfunctional government, we are are headed for a fall we may not recover from. It will, at the very least, be a hardship we leave for our children to deal with.
How do we get our politicians to wake up and do the right thing? I can only write to my congressman/senator so many times before I become the barking, ankle biter, and lose my voice. I could give more to my political party so they would listen to me, but that would take away from my selected charitable giving, selected because our taxes do not do enough to help the precious people I support through these charities (see the sidebar.)
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I fear this will turn into the “Frankenstein Post” as the week progresses and I find more support data to piece in.
Mattis points out that as soon as ISIS gains control over territory about the size of Great Britain, they will have a safe haven, a base from where they can begin to export their terror to the West.
For anyone interested, Rule of Terror: Living Under ISIS in Syria talks about the rise of ISIS in Syria, the impact it has on civilian life, violations against children, and violations against women. I don’t understand why all the feminists have not jumped all over this with the same fury they attack our western men. For a quicker read you can advance to page 13 for the conclusion.
He also states that we must determine why young people are willing to sign up with ISIS and why some wealthy people and corporations fund them. Maha Yahya at the Carnegie Middle East Center has a good Op-Ed concerning this: The Ultimate Fatal Attraction: 5 Reasons People Join ISIS
I’m going to listen to Mattis’ podcast again tonight, for the 3rd time and I’m sure I will hear something new, learn more, and hopefully it will spur my gray matter to action.