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ISIS, an Enemy Largely Created by the U.S., Brings Terror and Destruction to the Middle East

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That seems like the logical thing to do, it would seem. But here's why that's not happening. There is one entity in America which believes that the more enemies you create the better it is, because the more weaponry that is produced the more profits that are generated. It's a win-win situation for the giant defense industry and its parent company, the Military-Industrial Complex, and neither will ever back off that objective unless forced to. But who's going to do that?

Yes, that's a great problem and is the primary root causes of these ongoing wars, and why it would take a minor miracle to bring an end to them. But sometimes miracles do happen. Just suppose that at some point in the future this government was mysteriously transformed because the power of the people was somehow energized to force its leaders to stop wasting the nation's wealth on the machinery of war.

Well, here's a formula for this government to do just that: take immediate steps to reverse the engines of war, stop fueling the fires of terrorism; stop invading, occupying and bringing destruction to nations that aren't at war with America; end the mindless launching of drones in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. Totally back off the faulted plans to bomb Syria and think more deeply about how to deal with ISIS by working diligently with those countries under siege to stand up and fight against those who want to dominate them. That can be done if the same degree of effort is put into it that is typically used to bomb, bomb, and bomb again.

It's time to think out of the box for once and try to understand that in the long term a political solution is the only way to deal with this troubling dilemma and that using relentless military force will never work.

In short, stop helping to create your own enemies.

Michael Payne

(Article changed on September 16, 2014 at 19:23)

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