Whatever It Takes, the “Islamic State” Needs To Be Stomped Into Oblivion

By September 02, 2014

It’s shocking to think that there’s a situation possible that should make us consider reentering a conflict in the Middle East in a profound way. But behold, the so-called Islamic State is handing the civilized world that situation on a silver platter — along with the heads of its many enemies.

  • Imagine for a minute the kind of savagery it takes to saw a man's head off and the message that kind of act is intended to send.
  • IS is exactly the kind of entity that shouldn't even exist in the year 2014.

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