Friday, 18 September 2015

Catholic Herald: Until ISIS is destroyed, civilisation itself is not safe

Catholic Herald: Until ISIS is destroyed, civilisation itself is not safe

Article by Anne Widdecombe


'The argument may be fierce but it is also a distraction, because there will be no end to the flood of displaced persons and its concomitant human misery unless there is also an end to the war. That means force, and it is time to face up to that as a previous generation was forced to do.

This is not Britain’s war or America’s war or even the West’s war, but rather that of the entire civilised world. Until ISIS is stopped in its tracks, civilisation will not be safe. A huge coalition of all concerned nations, including those in that area, is what is needed to rout ISIS decisively and restore peace and re- building. Without that approach, anything we do is mere sticking plaster on a festering wound.

We have hesitated too long, and while we have been havering and hovering, millions have suffered horribly. The original proposal to bomb Syria, which Parliament threw out two years ago, was boneheaded.'

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