I’d kill them, their family, and their tribe.
I originally titled this post “Global War on Terror”, but changed it because that name is a STUPID Bushism that confuses the real issue. Terrorism, while used by many with issues, from the IRA to Israelis during their independence struggles, is really only a concern when the parties involved are so crazed they will use any conceivable weapon.
I’m hard pressed to believe, for instance, that the IRA would have nuked London. It is quite believable, even an assumption, that Islamic fascists would gladly use nukes on anybody that bugged them.
So the real problem with terrorism is how to keep the world safe from Islam.
I’ll simplify it… and the question I’ll ask myself will be “How do we keep America safe?”.
First… some assumptions:
- Islamic Fascists will eventually get nukes or mass biological weapons
- They will be willing to use them
- So the question really is, how to we delay that day, and how do we deal with it once it happens.
Nuclear and advanced biological weapons require state sponsorship and lots of money. I would have a very simple rule:
If you help Islamic fascists get weapons or engage in terrorism, we will kill you. Destroy you. Preemptively. Without warning. And not particularly caring how many of your “innocent” family goes with you.
As an example, Iran’s mullahs and Hezbollah… cut them loose or die. All of you.
Quaddafi and Pan Am flight 103… dead.
Taliban… hosting Bin Laden…. dead.
Saudi princes funding Bin Laden…. dead.
The next step to keep America safe is to keep Islamic people out by banning immigration from Islamic nations, severely limiting (as in next to none) Islamic student visas, and doggedly pursuing Islamic illegal aliens.
Will this be controversial? To some, mainly liberals who like to be nice using the currency of other peoples deaths. They want to feel good, open, tolerant, but some things you just can’t put up with – and the risk of a community hiding a nuclear bomb is one of them.
We have the pick of the world when it comes to immigrants. Why choose those who might hide terrorists? Or actually be terrorists.
What do we do once Al Queda gets a bomb, or a bio-weapon? Deterrence.
My policy is simple. If Islamic fascists use a mass destruction weapon, I glaze Mecca and Medina with nuclear glass. If the attack stems from a host country, say Saudi Arabia, or Iran, they get the same treatment. When we identify the perpetrators, their family and tribes will be killed mercilessly.
Brutal? Yes it is. On purpose.
Those indoctrinating these terrorists. And feeding them. And idolizing them. They need to know they will feel the pain too.
Will it work? Over the long term, probably not. But these steps will lengthen our safety and give us time to work out another approach, or ultimately, for Islam to leave the 6th century and join modernity.
I’m not holding out a lot of hope, but we need to try.
Update: Islam not on track to join modernity.