RON RADOSH ON DIPLOMACY AD ABSURDUM — RECOGNIZING ISIS:
[The London Independent’s Vadim Nikitim] believes that only by accepting and recognizing ISIS as a legitimate state entity will “the West hope to gain a credible means to moderate and constrain its further advance.” Hence, he concludes, “it is time to forge a long peace with militant Islam.”
Perhaps Mr. Nikitim might first inquire as to whether ISIS wants a “long peace” with the West. For a starter, I suggest he travel to ISIS territory to make an inquiry. Somehow, I don’t think he’d be returning soon to Britain.
Of course, to paraphrase Trotsky*, you may not be interested in visiting ISIS, but ISIS is interested in visiting you.
* Yes, I know.