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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT ISIS: THE ISLAMIC STATE, and who is going to do it?
No doubt, real journalists sneer at anyone who begins an essay, or composes a headline that asks questions. Poor form. yes...but it seems to this writer that many of the people who are important in the "Free World," including the maximum leader of these United States, are asking themselves the same questions as I pose above.
Yes, I admit it is pretentious. However, I am sure that there are a few followers among the nearly 70,000 individuals who could be exposed to these ramblings who know what they are talking about.
This week, I was privileged to receive a treatise from a person, who (I'm terribly sorry) must remain unnamed. You'll just have to trust me when I state that this expert has vast experience in matters dealing with military intelligence. Judge for yourself.
Question: If you were in charge, what would you do about ISIS?
"Unleash as much air power as I could muster. Have only one Rule of Engagement: shoot on sight. Arm the Kurds with auto, anti-armored and aircraft shoulder-fired missiles. Give the Israelis the $500-million, Iron Dome missiles and anything else they need. Move another aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean. Tell the Turks to butt-out. Tell the Iranians and the Israelis that we will support whatever action the Israelis choose to take regarding Iranian nuclear weapons. Tell the Egyptians and the Jordanians we are with them and tell the Saudis to get on board, or else. Approve all outstanding oil, gas and coal applications in the US, as well as pipelines. Tell the French to cancel the carrier sale to Russia and support NATO or have their (French) banks shut down here. Suspend all UN, World Bank, or International Money Fund payments. Crank up to 100% all of our military manufacturing capacity.
That's phase 1.
I also have a Phase 2 and 3, as well as a doomsday scenario, but there's no need (for them)...yet.
It's a given that the borders get shut down and we work with the Canadians across the board where possible."
(name withheld upon request)
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Whenever I am confronted with complicated international issues that I am not equipped to understand, I ask myself: WWHTD (What would Harry Truman do, if he was president)?
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