It makes no sense for us to be joining in the melee simply for the sake of joining in.
There really is no clear-cut solution in Iraq and Syria, but Canada can make a difference in another failed state.
Canada has no say in the ultimate outcome and no responsibility for the current chaos.
Some want to keep bombing Iraq and Syria based on our past success in Afghanistan. What success?
People paying only scant attention to world events might see global jihad. But it's the West that has intervened, invaded and occupied multiple Muslim lands since 2001.
If Canada wants to pour in aid and expertise to bolster the Kurds, then we need to be honest and open about the creation of an independent state.
Libya is de facto a terrorist haven that is contributing to Europe’s refugee crisis.
We cannot teach or instil a pride of purpose where none exists.
Let’s not set a double standard of responsibility when it comes to collateral damage.
If there truly was an international will to eliminate the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate, professional NATO armies could do so easily.