This is David Haines. He was an aid worker kidnapped by cowards in Syria. Originally from Yorkshire, England, he dedicated the last 15 years of his life to giving aid to those who needed it. Yesterday, ISIS decided to behead him. Britain, today, mourns. Tomorrow, along with help from the United States and others the hunt will begin. Let's be clear. ISIS is the target. Everyone and everything that is associated with this degenerate uprising will not survive. I'm sorry, if you want a war, you got it. Just like 9/11, I knew the world had changed again when I saw someone beheaded on my cellphone. Mr. Haines was the third such public victim. Evidently, there is a forth. What will change in the future is this: there will be no lines in the sand. Major and minor governments will erase those lines as they attack, and attack they will. Bombs are being loaded onto aircraft. Targets are being chosen. Snipers are being trained. Special Ops will probably "take no prisoners." The "war" which started decades ago with the Iranians has now and will continue to escalate. There will be NO differentiation between either a Sunni terrorist or a Shiite one. A terrorist is a terrorist. Another thing has changed. If you are a Muslim or follow Islam or what ever definition of Mohammed you think you are...your life from here on out has been CHANGED FOREVER. Unless you prove otherwise, the rest of the world, Russia, China, Europe, Africa, Asia, the U.S. will probably, and rightly so, consider you guilty before they consider your innocence. Choose wisely. Take the proper side. If indeed you are a so called "moderate," now, not tomorrow, is the time to "stand up" and renounce PUBLICLY and ENMASS this abomination that speaks loudly for your religion. Failure to do so will define you, your religion, and yes, your future for decades to come. Here is a simple fact, evil never wins, but it can and will be minimized. That's how I see it on this sad day, August 14th, 2014.
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Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.