ISIS burns 45 more to death

I hate to admit it, but it’s getting to the point where this headline is no longer shocking enough to generate something new to say. The monsters have continued their march toward The End Times and have burned dozens more people to death in Iraq.

Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says.

Exactly who these people were and why they were killed is not clear, but Col Qasim al-Obeidi said he believed some were members of the security forces.

IS fighters captured much of the town, near Ain al-Asad air base, last week.

Col Obeidi said a compound that houses the families of security personnel and local officials was now under attack.

He pleaded for help from the government and the international community.

Surely there will eventually come a straw which breaks the camel’s back in the White House. Unfortunately, if the official position of their message management team is any indication, some of this news still isn’t sinking in. A top spokeswoman from Barack Obama’s State Department informs us that we can’t kill our way out of this situation because what prospective terrorists really need is jobs.

What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is … a jobs program.

That’s what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.

“We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them,” department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –”

That one actually even stopped Chris Matthews in his tracks. There seems to be some sort of disconnect between the Oval Office and reality. Now, to be clear, I’m all in favor of the administration actually taking an interest in creating more jobs, but the target demographic probably doesn’t start with those who need employment as a more attractive alternative to burning people to death.

Meanwhile, Egypt continues to bomb ISIS positions in Libya after the beach beheading video. Libya is still doing air strikes of their own. But even with all of the current levels of angry energy in those nations, neither of them is mounting up an armored column and moving to confront the monsters directly on the ground. How long will the collective outrage in those two nations last before their leaders feel that they’ve sated the need of their people to see some action in response to the atrocities? That day is going to come, and probably sooner than later. This is a moment of opportunity, but we’re letting it slip away.

With that, I return to the very first comment I made in this piece. At some point the continued outrages of ISIS will stack up to the point where the international community will begin to fall under a communal blanket of anesthesia. The human mind can only be shocked and outraged for just so long before our self defense mechanisms kick in and dull the red hot anger. If these conditions become the status quo, getting any Arab states to stand up with us and take the field of battle will become an increasingly unlikely proposition.