January 30, 2016

If you think ISIS is bad

Sam Smith - Watching the Republican presidential candidates go a bit berserk over ISIS during their last debate brought to mind something that is rarely mentioned by the corporate media: ISIS is roughly 1/12 the size of America's active ground forces, hardly a surprising reaction to a decade and a half of American invasion of the Mid East during which somewhere between one and two million citizens of the area have been killed.

It also occurred to me how fortunate we were not to have people like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in power during the Vietnam War as we would probably still be fighting it. Incidentally, ISIS is about 6% the size of the active North Vietnamese Army.

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