Letter: ISIS not ‘junior varsity evil’

Dear Editor,

Matthew Claxton’s observation of ISIS is correct as far as their vicious acts are concerned, but they are  certainly not as President Obama asserts just “a JV team.” [“Terrorism’s cruel worthlessness,” Nov. 19 Langley Advance Painful Truth.]

Nor are they a “bunch of angry schmucks with AK-47s, pickup trucks and a major grudge against anyone having fun.”

ISIS now controls the northern half of Syria and the northern half of Iraq.

Brussels, a large European city, the head of the EU and NATO, is shut down and other nations have shut their borders.

Matthew writes on a “historic scale [the attack] is pathetic” and so it is as yet.

He mentions the different scale of numbers in WWII.

Hitler began as a low level German soldier.

His rise to power originated speaking in beer halls.

My point is he was given lots of time to eventually perpetrate the largest genocide in history from humble beginnings.

Hitler’s ambitions failed due to a coalition of countries that militarily destroyed them. The world should not dither until ISIS attacks compare to a “historic scale.”

I do enjoy Matthew’s columns, they are an antidote to apathy.

Cherryl Katnich,

Maple Ridge



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