It looks like 1979 all over again! Many of you are too young to remember when Jimmy Carter was our very weak President and the AyAtollah Khomennei took power in Iran. Islamist terrorists took control of the American Embassy and held Americans hostage for 444 days, until Ronald Reagan was elected President. President Reagan said; If the hostages are not released by the time I am sworn in, I will free them with military force. They were freed the day he was sworn in! I had the duty at Bupers that night and ws in on the conference call with the White House over the release of the hostages!
The moral of this story is, Strength is ALWAYS the answer. If you don't want to be picked on, you had better put forth an image of toughness that no one wants to challenge. President Reagan had not done anything internationally, so there was no record to go from, but his message was so tough, so definitive, that the Islamist terrorists folded as soon as President Reagan had control of the Military!! Strength or the illusion of strength caused the enemy to fold!
This tactic always works but it is especially effective with those in the middle east. They are like sheep, they will follow the loudest barking dog! These people have no original thoughts and no personal will. They will do what they are told to do. That is why they are so easy to rule, so easy to rile up, and so easy to defeat. But, to defeat them, you must be ruthless, and slaughters them in mass! After the first or maybe the second battle, after they see the total devastation rained down on them, they will fold!!
But, the last two Presidents have tried to fight a war with pillows instead of weapons. They want to win the enemies minds and hearts. Well, learn from history, that did not work in Viet Nam and it will not work here. Look at Japan and World War II. Japan, at the order of the Emperor, was ready to fight the Americans, house to house, to protect their God Leader. After two Atomic Bombs which melted two cities, they could not surrender fast enough!!
And that is what needs to be done to the Islamic countries. Sounds harsh I know, but how many of our fighting men and women and how much of our national treasure do we want to spend on these countries that want to live in the 18the century? We have lost too many of our military personnel, maimed to many, and spent too much money on these people. Show them, once and for all, what we mean business and that we don't care about their hearts and minds.
There was a saying among those of us who served in the Military during the war in Viet Nam; When you have them by the balls, their minds and hearts will follow! It is time we grab these individuals in a sensitive place and tech them humility.