Attacking Syria

In deciding whether to attack Syria, there are two main issues:

  1. Just how wicked is ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)? Just how big a threat are they to whom? They are obviously a serious threat to the middle east, but not to Canada or the USA.
  2. Is what Canada is planning to do, (namely bomb random civilians) going to do more good than harm? Will it have any significant effect deterring ISIS? Is there something else Canada could do that would work much better?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has focused only on the first issue and totally ignored the second. For pity sake, killing ISIS’s victims just helps ISIS! Military people suffer from the delusion that killing random people is the universal fix for any problem. Consider how many times random bombing has been tried, only to make the situation worse.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)