Editorial Article by Jim Lantern, The Lantern Journal, Friday 1 July 2016
“Fight fire with fire.” Trump says.
How? I say learn from history:
The real “Dracula” was a Christian “Vlad the Impaler” who fought an earlier version of ISIS over 500 years ago!
Ottoman Empire – Wikipedia article.
Ottoman Caliphate – Wikipedia article.
Vlad the Impaler – Wikipedia article.
Trump on Terror: “You Have To Fight Fire With Fire” – Real Clear Politics, article 28 June 2016.
“Vlad the Impaler” – the real “Dracula” – would have something he would be delighted to shove up the rear ends of the leaders and members of ISIS, as well as all other terrorists….
Impalement – Wikipedia article.
Would THAT stop ISIS? Not just fighting fire with fire, but to be willing to become brutal and to actually become more brutal to them than they are to their conquest and terrorist victims.
Hillary Clinton – Democratic presidential candidate – would not go that far – not to ISIS, but maybe to those who she perceives to be her real enemies here in the United States and in other countries.
Gary Johnson – Libertarian presidential candidate – would not go that far, preferring to strengthen home defenses than to engage in offensive action overseas.
Donald Trump – Republican presidential candidate – might talk about going that far, but would he actually then act on his words to go that far? Uncertain.
Maybe we need an old kind of hero warrior to vanquish the willful evil of an old kind of enemy…
…And that might not be enough. Why? Because of how ISIS is engaging in two kinds of warfare. There is traditional warfare being fought in Iraq, Syria, and other countries. There is also terrorism as a different kind of warfare, being much more spread out than traditional warfare, and it can happen anywhere. That’s the main problem. ISIS is too spread out. Their only weakness is their ultimate goal – their version of a Caliphate. My suggestion: Let them have it in Iraq and Syria. Let them call all of their devout radical Sunni Islam Muslim followers to live within their Caliphate, with the understanding we will not interfere with followers going there – if they will allow anyone who does not want to be there (such as “infidels”) to leave. Let them put all of their eggs in one basket, as the old saying goes. Then . . . NUKE THEM!!! No need to be concerned about innocent casualties, because everyone then in that basket is a guilty legitimate target.