[I’m away from Washington, D.C., for a few more days, but I will continue to weigh in on the matters and the affairs of our Global Community. Thanks for reading, your inspiration permits me to write seven-days-a-week.]
When United States(US) President Barrack Obama authorized military strikes against the Islamic State(IS) to avert the genocide of Christians and of other religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq, that one declaration – its subsequent executed strikes, and any future actions to achieve the objective of protecting religious and ethnic freedoms, all equate to a long awaited response to stymied global conflicts and tensions that had arisen from the Middle East to Europe, from Asia to Africa.
President Obama has acted decisively this midsummer and as a result, what has been a chaotic winter, spring and early summer, could now yield a stabilizing autumn.
But why should US action stop with the IS in northern Iraq? The approaching fall and winter seasons could become even more stable in the realm of global security if peace comes to Syria’s children; if a sustainable peace is forged in Gaza; if Ukraine could successfully shrug off Russian meddling; if China could respect its smaller neighbors’ territorial rights on the South China Sea; and if western medicine and technology could be employed to contain the virulent Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Many suppositions; but all could be reached and be realized this mid and late summer because a patient, rational declaration has been made that could transcend conflict to conflict; event to event with the ramifications to provide much desired world stability.