If opinions were dollars, how rich would we be – lol.
In working to get Isis under control (eliminated) there have been plenty of interesting opinions about how to go about reducing them to a funeral pyre. Some like Obama’s “JV” Team encouraged their bad behavior and paid them to gain their notoriety. Others simply said mow them down.
Here are just a few of many:
FP – August 15, 2014
The Pinprick President
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
James J. Jeffrey, the American ambassador to Iraq from 2010 to 2012 and a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute, writes in Foreign Policy that the sooner the U.S. begins a sustained campaign against ISIS, “the less complicated our involvement will be, the greater our chances of success, and the more likely IS’s forces can be defeated before they tear apart the region completely — and directly threaten America.”
UC Berkley – March 2, 2015
How to defeat ISIS (and why it probably won’t happen)
ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham; more transliterately known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL; most derogatively known by its Arabic acronym “Da’ish”) is an effective state and must be defeated as a state, before its other risks (civil war, terrorism, insurgency, genocide) can be contained.
Although many officials are unwilling to admit ISIS’ self-declared transition to an “Islamic State,” we should – for strategic purposes – admit its effective statehood, even though we should continue to deny its legitimacy.
Anti-War.com – December 2, 2015
Get Rid of ISIS Using This One Weird Trick
Well, here’s one weird trick for getting rid of ISIS and boosting our security from terrorism. The “trick” is non-intervention. And it is only weird in the sense that it is so uncommon in this age of war. Nonetheless, it works.
Project Syndcate.org – January 4, 2017
Cutting ISIS’s Lifelines
These observers are right about one thing: the war in Syria will not end until ISIS is defeated. But the belief, espoused by many, that the fall of Raqqa – ISIS’s self-declared capital – will achieve that goal is, to be frank, wrong. In many ways, Saudi Arabia is the wellspring of ISIS. Reducing the number of fighters flocking to join ISIS’s ranks thus demands the economic and social integration of marginalized regions.(mainly Tunisia) ISIS’s future will also have much to do with France, the European country that supplies the most fighters to the group. The final key determinant of ISIS’s survival will be the willingness of countries, particularly in the West (and especially the United States), to recognize, finally, that oppressive regimes like those of Saudi Arabia and Egypt are part of the problem, not part of the solution. To defeat ISIS once and for all, we need to recognize – and eliminate – its many sources of sustenance.
We now have a president who has emphasized from his inaugural address (and before) that eradication is the only answer. The approach cannot be just ground or air war but must eliminate every means that produces this carnage from financial to political. President Trump has assembled many around him knowledgable on all of these fronts. The problem will no doubt be the discovery of long lost morals, shock, and outrage of the mindless liberals. The pontifying same people who have for years been allowed to wallow in their belief that their “high ground” was the only acceptable governance of our country while being unrestrainedly allowed to bully, financially burden, extort compliance, and ruin those they deemed deplorable with their childishly illogical and short-sighted rants.
Thanks to Obama, ISIS has been ignored, encouraged, and by his own actions given the methods and means to explode on the world stage as a threat to all. I would even go so far to say that in the last year he has knowingly and complicitly accomplished the influx of a rabble army to force fear and destruction upon our citizens in order to better bring us to heel.
Realistically though there are dozens of splinters of these extremists groups and like Medusa when one is eliminated many others have risen up. To eliminate one by itself does not insure stability and return to a more peaceful existence. After years of a pandering war where our soldiers and those of allies have been killed and maimed without a clear strategical plan, it is now critically important to stop the entire problem if we ever hope to return to some sense of normalcy. Knowing the enemy, how it plans, how it pays for those plans, and how it functions is critical.
We are now at the point that normal western culture can no longer afford to play nice and practice liberalist ideas of how to achieve an end result. War is ugly. War is brutal. War is destructive to all involved. The problem is those who practice the extreme form of the religion known as Islam do not function under the same rules, morals, and practices as western civilization. Their methods are ugly. Their methods are brutal. Their methods are destructive. Plain and simple – they are at war.
Until western civilization wraps its head around that fact, this will never stop. Until those who claim to be practicing a more peaceful form of the religion known as Islam slam the door on their donations to the root treasury of the religion back in the Middle East, slam the door on the acceptance of that extremist State of Islam, and help their adopted countries find ways to end this insanity, then all of us will always be in constant danger.
If people fleeing those countries are physically fit and capable of defending their homelands, why are they coming to lands foreign to their experiences and beliefs. Some say for economic, education, business opportunities, and health reasons. That may have been true over the years but not necessarily the last eight years.
Why are people around the world losing their lives or becoming maimed while these physically capable men pour into the countries now? The main reason – these are not men who are seeking asylum for themselves. Many are trained from their first toddling steps in murder and chaos. They are hardened fighters who have as their directive to disrupt, to procreate unrestrainedly wherever they go, and to beat down using fear or other violent tactics those whose homelands they are invading.
I believe that the numbers are dwindling in the active fighting zones not so much because we are eliminating the threat as the threat has spread out across the world to continue their war by every means possible including training, equipping, and establishing cells within our own borders. Those cells have been told to wait for a sign and when called forth to destroy everything around them. They are aided by Muslim imams who admonish the worshipers to follow the stricter form of religion, laws both theirs and their host countries, and financial support of tithing and sympathetic financiers.
So how do we eradicate this threat. We start within our borders and push outward. Whether we like the methods or liberal two-faced “sensibilities” want to accept the truth, these fighters have been brought here by the past president as part of a larger plan. One of eradication of a country by an invading force determined to claim the world in the name of their horrific cult state.
I am not saying we have to be brutal or intrusive of the personal rights of individuals. I am saying we begin by investigating every lead the FBI and law enforcement have until now been restricted from pursuing and stop the flow across our borders. I am saying that those who are peaceful deserve the respect and rights of citizenship they have been allowed to acquire unless they prove by word or deed otherwise, then send those back.
I am saying, as some groups of peaceful Muslims have already shown, their participation is critical and gratefully acknowledged in order to maintain that coexistence and eliminate the radical elements.
No one has the right to go off half-cocked and terrify people on the basis of country or religion. But, at the same time we must acknowledge that the greatest threat to national security and prosperity does for the near future reside within our borders and most often within those places where many practice the strictest form of religion known as Islam. Generally no major radical extremists exist across the world at this time that espouse any other religious beliefs, ideologies, or corruption other than those demanding a State of Islam that encompasses the entire world. The only other possibility is Drug and Sex Cartels but many of those are inextricably linked to their Muslim backers and suppliers. There may be mimickers, but for the most part this is the truth.