Polite Politics Podcast Season 2, #6: ISIS & Syria

In the latest Polite Politics Podcast, Tyler explains the history of ISIS and what is happening in Syria. Along the way, he discusses: The refugee crisis Overheated rhetoric on all sides Which president is responsible for growth of ISIS And much more… Be sure to listen to the latest Polite Politics Podcast. The following links provide some extra information if you want to read more. History of ISIS Map of ISIS controlled areas Timeline of Syria Unrest Timeline of US Involvement in Syria Subscribe for more Polite Politics

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | Aug 4-10

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from the #UTPOL and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Good Vibrations I just got off the phone with a client interviewing me for a listing. My client’s psychic told her that the Realtor she had in mind (me) was a “go get’er”. In response, I told the client that I must have sold…

When does America intervene with ISIS? Apparently, today. [Hub Debate]

As the ISIS terror threat gains momentum, I have wondered. “At what point does the United States intervene?” After all, we helped create the power vacuum. The nation is war-weary. We hear loud cries of “Get the h-e-double-hockeysticks out” of foreign entanglements. Or, “We can’t be the world’s policeman.” On the other hand, why should we tolerate or appease genocidal maniacs bent on death and destruction?  Do we step in when people are dying of thirst because to get water is to die? Do we step in when 16oo people are…

ISIS: An Actual Axis of Evil [Hub Debate]

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as ISIS, has declared itself a caliphate, a theocratic state under their version of Muslim law, and those who do not conform will be expelled or killed. As the United States withdrew from Iraq, and Syria descended into a bloody civil war, ISIS found its foothold. Supported by Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, they’ve managed to seize more and more land, and now they’re seeking to exterminate religious minorities. ISIS is primarily made of Sunni insurgents, but their war now…

ISIS Crisis should Alarm All Americans [Hub Debate]

The United States has said that the fall of Mosul, Iraq to ISIS poses a threat to the entire region. As ISIS continues to occupy areas of Syria and Iraq, allegedly conducting mass killings among the populations there, is there a role for American intervention? Why or why not? With ISIS making inroads in Iraq and Syria, persecuting Christians and spouting anti-European and anti-American dogma, should the U.S. be concerned and should we intervene in the events now engulfing the Middle East? Let us begin by examining this regime in…

Islamic State, Islamic Empire? [Hub Debate]

The United States has said that the fall of Mosul, Iraq to ISIS poses a threat to the entire region. As ISIS continues to occupy areas of Syria and Iraq, allegedly conducting mass killings among the populations there, is there a role for American intervention? Why or why not? There is no easy answer to this problem. For starters, there isn’t anything that can be “done” short of an all out war, if we were to do anything. But they are truly threatening, and there will be dire consquences, for…

The Hub Debate Topic: ISIS & American Intervention

The Hub Debate Topic: ISIS & American Intervention Utah Politico Hub Readers and Contributors:The United States has said that the fall of Mosul, Iraq to ISIS poses a threat to the entire region. As ISIS continues to occupy areas of Syria and Iraq, allegedly conducting mass killings among the populations there, is there a role for American intervention? Why or why not?What do you think? Give us your thoughts about the immigration crisis in 500 words or less, and we’ll publish it at Utah Politico Hub.For more about ISIS, consider these…