I’m a committed libertarian and hate violence but was dead serious last month when I wrote that: Religious Fanaticism Threatens Us All; and earlier this month when I made the case that:
42-minute audio recording on Internet social media sites calling upon like minded Muslims everywhere to murder innocent civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, U.S.-led coalition. "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be," an ISIS spokesman says.
They’re serious, folks. And it’s time to get serious in dealing with them.
The U.S. government has taken a step in the right direction but our President is far too timid and incompetent to do the job right. This is really not a task for conventional military forces fighting wars with other nations. ISIS and Al Qaeda are nothing more than an army of criminals and they should be dealt with as criminals.
There should be an international coalition, approved by Congress and the President, consisting of every civilized nation on the planet willing to join. It should be dedicated to identifying, pursuing, rooting out and eliminating the threat posed by these international criminals. Each nation should chip in its appropriate share of the necessary funds.
First, the intelligence agencies of each nation in the coalition should seek to identify and publish the names and whereabouts of as many of the criminals as they can. That task shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish given the technology which exists today. A substantial financial bounty should then be put upon the heads of each individual identified criminal.
Each criminal should know that a bounty has been put on his head; each should know that he is a wanted criminal; that money will be paid to anyone, whether friend of foe, who assists in his being brought to justice; that he can trust no one, not even his own mother. Those who submit to lawful justice would be punished appropriately but have their lives spared. Those who don’t would be hunted down and taken out like vermin.
Next, the coalition, which should be led by the United States, should put together an elite well trained, well equipped and well paid fighting force consisting strictly of volunteers from the military forces of each coalition nation – men who can pass rigorous standards for Special Forces style combat missions.
The special force should operate separate and apart from the conventional U.S. military but be assisted by them logistically and otherwise while remaining answerable ultimately to Congress and the President. Essentially it would be a well disciplined highly motivated special force of mercenaries – an international military police force swat team consisting of disciplined men who love violence and want to fight -- willing to risk their lives anywhere in the world for honor and a price. They would participate in and share the bounties as well.
That is the right way to deal with armies of international religious fanatic criminals – put a bounty on ‘em.