Gulmer, I am basically a pacifist, and I have read several of Chomsky's books, and I agree that we pay way too much attention to this area due to its oil. That said, I think that this is the exception. ISIS, ISIL, or whatever name they have now taken is out of control. The beheading of children, and then exhibiting their heads on sticks is almost too gruesome to even type here. After WWII, we came to a consensus that genocide is a reason to intervene, and there is no doubt that this qualifies as genocide. Yes, we've failed before, and Clinton says that it is his biggest regret of his presidency. If there were any other way to stop the genocide I would vote for that, and if they stop their genocide and just install a vicious dictatorial regime, I would be OK with that (not by much but I would vote no in such a poll. There is enough diversity in the US media. I get my news from at least one of the 3 networks, plus MSNBC, and CNN and Aljazeera America, and I occasionally watch FOX. (I'm retired and watch way too much news. lol) If ALL of them agree that this is genocide and Chomsky says that its not, then I would believe the media.