Under Roman law when a Vestal Virgin – a princess of the Temple of Vesta the goddess of the hearth – slipped and went with a man there was only one punishment; death! From the age of seven the Sacred Vestals (seven in total) took a vow of chastity and were kept in seclusion until they reached the age of 35 and were then released from duty. Sentencing to death a Vestal Virgin was not possible; one does not kill a goddess but the Romans had a trick up their sleeve! They imprisoned the “deflowered” Vestal and provided enough food and water (but never replenish it) until there was no more provisions left and the girl would die from starvation or thirst…
A number of fast breeding mice and rats were placed in a massive cage with plenty of food and water but provisions were also not restocked. Without enemies and plenty of food the rats soon multiplied but eventually when space and food became restrictive the results were most revealing: over-population caused friction and battles for food as well as combats for female copulation all became a common occurrence. Aggressiveness and viciousness ultimately led to copulating with the same sex species. Without enough supplies for all, the mice soon started killing one other for food and cannibalism became a way of survival. Self–destruction became inevitable until they all perished by eating one another.
Is there a lesson in the above? Sure. Isolate the Islamic State until they will self-destruct! Putting American and alliance troops on the ground would not only be a mistake but also be falling into a trap and that’s exactly what IS wants; to make their distorted jihad a religious battle of Christians “unbelievers” against the “martyrs” of Islam!
Andreas C Chrysafis
16 September 2014