With the Manchester terror attacks still very much on the forefront of many minds, much of what can be said about an event like that has been said. So the attention now is being turned to who responded properly, and who didn’t. Our President, as well as the Queen of England and their Prime Minister all had encouraging words for those affected, and many of the pop stars also came out in support of the loyal fans that attend their shows.
Interestingly enough, one University of Michigan history professor thinks that Ariana Grande’s response was so touching that she should be given a bigger role in combating terrorism.
Via Daily Caller:
The Nation contributor and University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole published an article Wednesday centered on Grande and how the Department of Defense could learn a thing or two from the 23-year-old Nickelodeon alum.
The headline reads: “Arianna Grande Understands Counterterrorism Better Than Jim Mattis.”
“[Trump] seems to think that a few slick tweets or videos in cyberspace are the problem,” writes Cole. “The fact is that all the ISIL fighters in Iraq and Syria have siblings and cousins, and simply annihilating them creates a whole slew of new feuds with the United States.”
Cole then proposes that the public ignore the government and embrace Grande’s method of outreach and tolerance.
Cole maintains that Mattis’ way of doing things will burn civilization to the ground. When writing on Mattis’ policy of annihilation, he describes it as “sort of like fighting forest fires with gasoline hoses.”
Towards the end of the story, Cole singles out Grande’s social media accounts as a source of inspiration, and shares a post she wrote on Twitter last Friday. She says she is returning to Manchester for a benefit concert to honor the bombing victims.
“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win,” said Grande.
Mattis on the other hand is known for being one of the most well read, deep thinking military men in all of Washington. He has even been called the “Warrior Monk” for his calm demeanor and extensive experience. To compare the two on foreign policy is not accurate, or fair.
Cole had one last piece of advice for the Pentagon, saying he hopes it starts following Grande’s Twitter feed, “Because she nailed it.”
It’s a free country and he can have his opinion, but if somebody put’s that Disney star’s hands on the big red button, I’m going to move to Canada.
(Source: Daily Caller)