The crisis is a crisis of Faith. The war is a war between the Faithful and the faithless. France can bomb ISIS in Syria back to the Stone Age and new recruits will repeatedly arise to replace the dead jihadists.
Ex-Catholic agnostic-consumers, stuffed full of masonic secularism ("Liberté, égalité, fraternité") will never defeat Muslims who believe they are doing God's work and fulfilling Hix Law. Never.
Several hundred Europeans are estimated to be fighting with ISIS; not all are naturaized Arab-Frenchmen or Arab-Belgians. More than a few have blue eyes, fair hair and French, German and English surnames. When their parents abandoned their Christian belief by the side of the consumer road, their children, now adults, were left spiritually destitute. They sought answeres to profound existential questions which a society based on sex and shopping cannot provide. In the contest between Jihad vs. McWorld, Jihad will win in the end.
If what is left of the West wishes to survive and prevail, it must rekindle its allegiance to the wpiritual genius of Christian civilization.
If not, it will at long last become a satrapy of the Caliphate whcih our Christian ancestors defeated time and again, in world-historic battles at Lepanto and the Gates of Vienna itself.
The hidden nemesis behind the more obvious one.
Islam is only part of the picture. There is a hidden nemesis bhind the more obvious one. Our most andient of all enemies is not Islam. Christianity's oldest foe is the one whch, for all their chest-pounding bluster, timid Right wing super-patriots dare not mention, lest they lose their reputations and their jobs. Having lost both, this writer is free to name the arch-enemy: Orthodox judaism, which declares the Palestinians (many of whom, science will eventually show, are genetically Isrealites), have no rights in the land of Palestine and can be robbed and killed at will. The West's alliance with the killers of the Palestinians is a fatal one. "Conservatives" who drag the name of Jesus into their bloody alliance with the Rabbinic Antichrist are making common cause with the spiritual heirs of the Saviour's killers; something as double-minded as this has about is the contours of the occult.
To campaign against the made-in-Saudi-Arabia Salafism of ISIS and al-Qaeda, while providing key support for the Israeli dispossession and mass murder of the Palestinians, is to do what no Chrstians aint or soldier of tyhe medieval past ever did. When Ferdinand and Isabella expelled the Muslims from Spain they expelled their Talmudic co-conspirators as well; a lesson in history we forget at our peril.
A God-ordained victory over iniquity and barbarism will never come from an internal marriage betweend a reborn Christian West and an Israeli nation of Talmud-rabbis.
We need to ask of the Protestant Fundamentalists, neo-Catholics and Right wing sper-patriots when they demand that we join with them qnd their rabbinic allies to "annihilate Islam," what Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal meant when he talk the Wall Street Jornal (November 23, 2013), "For the first time, Saudi Arabian interests and Israel are almost parallel."