I'm not saying we should put troops on the ground. I'm saying we should predator drone the crap out of them.
I won't lose any sleep over some drone strikes. We still owe it to Iraq to help them rebuild since we accidently destroyed their country.
The best thing we can do is let our allies handle it. Unfortunately we don't really have allies in the region willing to help like we used to. All these countries like Pakistan and Egypt (who get Billions in aid from us) are no help at all. Iraq is still too beat up, Iran hates us and Israel is busy with other things. Europe still expect us to do all the policing even though the terrorist attacks will likely be there anyway.
At some point we need to stop nation building which is why all these "terrorist" groups exist for the most part.
Horrible situation. Journalists go into places like Syria knowing very well they are risking their lives but they are doing the job because it is their passion.
ISIS is trying to intimidate the US, which shows they are really not very smart. As former CIA deputy director said this morning on CBS, "This is ISIS' first terrorist attack against the United States." The other journalist taken hostage will probably be executed as well.
This group is a special kind of evil. We need to wipe them off the map ASAP.
Alternatively we could just ignore them and stay out of the middle east
Yeah my parents have no vices and are pretty responsible. They never made any money but mom is a teacher of like 40 years so they aren't going to starve. Dad made the choice to be an artist (and a good one but even good ones don't make jack) for most of his life. We grew up dirt poor and I remember when I had my first and only wreck my mom just looked at it and said "I just wish it wasn't now." They figured it out and also sent me to private school, then overseas for a year then Davidson.
So I would buy them a house tomorrow if I had to. If dad said he needed $1,000/wk to support gambling and drinking I'd probably do that as well.
On the flip side if my MIL needed money I would burn it while pooping and send her a video of it with "ice ice baby" playing in the background.