Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just Like The Nazis

I put up a couple of posts about the death camps in Nazi Germany recently. At the time I knew I was making an analogy. The only thing that made the Nazis stop was enough people with weapons and the will to use them. We demanded unconditional surrender and then we did what ever was necessary to back up that demand. It wasn't necessarily honorable or kind or measured. We brought enough death and destruction that finally the remaining survivors surrendered.

ISIS took a pilot that they had captured, put him in a cage, doused him with gasoline and set him on fire. This is not conjecture. They videotaped it.

We can do nothing and sit back and watch more of this. We've done that before. The Nazis took power in Germany in 1933 and it took us until 1945 to sort them out. But one thing is for certain, this will not stop until it is stopped by force.


Expatriate Owl said...

One question in my mind: How, and to what extent, has the Japanese mentality been altered by the American victory in WWII and the ensuing years? Has Japan's loss fundamentally altered some basic Japanese values?

Or will the nation that has perpetuated things such as Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Corregidor, Nanking, Alexandra Hospital, et cetera, return to its roots and right the wrong ISIS has done to its honor?

I note that Prime Minister Abe has been speaking uncharacteristically harsh words of late. And I also note that the conduct of the Japanese army in Nanking appalled even Nazi Germany's consul in that city.

I'm placing no bets one way or the other, but do suggest that Japanese complacency does have limits. I leave it to the Japanese to determine whether such limits have been exceeded.

Old NFO said...

I'd be more worried about the Jordanians right now. THEY are pissed!

A SImple Man said...

God bless the Jordanians in the coming days and months.

Retired Spook said...

The Jordanians say they are going to hang a bunch of terrorist prisoners tomorrow. Will withhold judgement until it actually happens, but if they do, it will significantly increase the chances that the Japanese will hit back as well. Which won't hurt my feelings at all.

Eventually, something is going to have to be done about these animals pretending to be humans, because they are gonna keep doing this shit until someone removes their ability to do so.

ProudHillbilly said...

There's the problem - somebody needs to remove their ability and so far nobody is willing to. So it will keep happening.

burt said...

ProudHillbilly: that "somebody" and that "nobody" is the same person - Obama.

But then, Obama says that AGW is the most serious national security issue facing the US.

(sigh) Apparently, the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal isn't the only beast that is so mind-bogglingly stupid that it assumes that if you cannot see it, then it cannot see you...

Tony Tsquared said...

My prediction is the sidewinders, J-Dams, and other extremely accurate missiles will not be loaded on the planes now. I suspect wily-p's to be the preferred rockets and bombs for the Jordanians and that will be used with extreme prejudice.

Goober said...


Paul Bonneau said...

"But one thing is for certain, this will not stop until it is stopped by force."

We are the cops of the world, eh?

Problem is, much of this madness in the Middle East is a creation of our own government. "We" are already there, stirring up the pot, for the benefit of the American ruling class.

The other problem with this post, is that it is too collectivist for my taste.

Archer said...

@Paul Bonneau:

Nobody said we're the cops of the world.

But it is a solid, history-supported fact that ISIS - and groups like them - will not stop until stopped by force. It doesn't have to be American force, but it will require force.

Trouble is, few of the nations in the area are willing and able to commit the kind of force required; still fewer are willing to collude with the others; and the U.N. and E.U. would just as soon blame Israelis, impose economic sanctions against them, and try to appease ISIS and Palestine as do anything useful, let alone decisive.

So it very well may require American force, likely as part of a U.S.-led coalition, and likely without the support of the U.N. or E.U. We don't have to claim to be the "cops of the world" to do the right thing.