In light of the recent defilement of ancient history by ISIL, I became increasingly more frustrated with their actions to the point of (quite literally) wishing nothing but dreadful harm upon its members. I understand such rage can cloud judgement, but as I came to and subsequently returned to a feeling of anger, I realized that there (for me), there is little room for alternative options in dealing with an irrational force. I watched a few videos of US attacks on ISIL in an attempt to cool off, but only further realized the hopelessness of the situation; once again, by intervening militarily (we're not the only ones either) we continue to damage civilian homes, and outright kill or injure civilians themselves. At what point can we no longer be optimistic about our options in dealing with a violent and dangerous organization/country? Is there always an alternative? Is the unintended killing of civilians justified by the purpose behind them? What do you think?