By Roger L. Simon
I noticed with dismay – though almost no surprise – that Barack Obama does not yet have a “strategy” for dealing with the notorious terror organization ISIS, alternatively known as ISIL or IS.
He is, no doubt, studying the matter, and receiving the best of advice from the likes of Valerie Jarrett and John Brennan, but, since folks are being beheaded and raped and so forth, and IS is well on its way to establishing a caliphate, converting young Americans and Europeans and preparing global jihad while cooking up weapons of mass destruction and infiltrating our Southern border, etc., in the interest of speeding things along, I would like to offer my help with an ISIS strategy.
Yes, I do have a strategy, even though I suspect the president may reject it because, alas, I am an Islamophobe. More precisely, I am an Islamodespicio because I despise Islam far more than I fear it. (It’s the only religion on Earth I feel that way about.) I despise a religion that, other than Comrade Putin, is the source of virtually all the large-scale violence in the world and has been for decades. I also despise it for its treatment of women, homosexuals, children (putting machine guns in their hands at the age of seven and teaching them to kill non-believers), for its complete intolerance of other religions and secular systems and for the consistent dishonesty with which it treats the rest of the human race. I despise it in its Shiite and Sunni forms (even though they despise each other), as well as its murderous subsidiaries like Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, al Nusra and on and on.
So I don’t have much question about what to do about ISIS. Obliterate it. Put as few of our people in harm’s way as possible to accomplish that, but if it’s necessary to do so, it’s necessary.
And while we’re at it, obliterate the rest of the murderous crew above. Send them a message they will never forget – and if that message resembles Dresden in World War II, so be it. They have brought it on themselves. We should not take sides in the Neanderthal Sunni-Shiite rift in which they have been killing each other for over a thousand years for pathological cultish reasons. Both sides want nothing more than a caliphate. They just want their caliphate.
And most importantly of all, we should reinstate the economic boycott of Iran even more tightly than it was before, while informing the bloody mullahs and the Iranian people that we support regime change now, and not pussy-foot around about it as Obama did when the students were marching in the streets of Tehran (the most morally reprehensible behavior by an American president in my lifetime). We can’t allow the mullahs to profit from our dismantling of ISIS. And if they don’t get the message, use lethal force.
Does all this sound excessive?
No, it’s not.
If we don’t do it now, if history is any guide we’re going to do it later, unless we knuckle under, as Mark Steyn suspects we might, and start adhering to Allah. I don’t want Mark to be right. And I don’t think he wants to be right on that one either.
So there’s my strategy. It’s not very evolved militarily, but that’s not my skill. I’m a well-known chickenhawk, so I will leave that to others.
But I will add this. If we start to act this way – if we start to behave like what we are, the most powerful country in the world – I predict all those Islamofascists will run like scaredy-cats. Some will even mend their ways, try to be like Germany today before we go “all Dresden” on them. Just watch. And as a side benefit, even Comrade Putin could start to pull in his tanks. We won’t even have to aim a gun at him.
PJ Media has been running non-stop stories on ISIS and other terrorist threats in the Middle East, and President Obama’s lack of a strategy in fighting them, including our recent pieces by columnists such as David Goldman’s “The trouble is that Obama DOES have a strategy,” and Bryan Preston’s report, “Judicial Watch: A terrorist attack on the Texas-Mexico border is ‘imminent.'” Plus our recent photo essay, “14 ways Hamas weaponizes women, children, animals against Israel.”
Roger L. Simon is the co-founder of PJ Media and its CEO Emeritus. To read more by him, visit Roger’s column at PJ Media.com.