I haven’t written much, and pretty much nothing on these topics in particular, both of which concern me.
ISIS/IS/ISIL seems to be gaining territory virtually unimpeded, and Obama seems more concerned about the appearance of doing something, than actually being effective. It seems all too likely that they’ll conquer major swathes of territory, and the Arc of History TM seems to be pretty impotent, it being a concept rather than a fighting force, after all. And this isn’t just some nonsense of, “oh, well, territories change hands all the time,” but a barbaric regime which justifies sex-slavery of “pagan” women by pointing to the Koran.
So I’ll just leave this open-ended. What do you think?