This is an interesting column on the steps required to stop anti-Western jihad; IMO, however, it has two major failures.
1. Associating the word “religion” with islam is incorrect. “Religion” is a Western word. Western readers/users foundationally – unconsciously – associate with it the idea of separation between church & state. This concept is antithetical to islam, period. Islam
does not in any way, shape or form meet any test of the word “religion.” The association of the two creates a semi- or un-conscious mindset in the reader that is the opposite of islam. Islam is a death-cult based on Stone Age values, period. It is NOT a “religion”. It is not even a theocracy, another Western word – it is a cult. Any other context of viewing or thinking about it is wrong and will result in incorrect actions against it.
2. He doesn’t go far enough. The analogy is that he wants to kill all the leadership of MS13 but leave in-place the thug members and ideology around the country to decide what they want to do about it. We do not need to kill all muslims in the world any more than we needed to kill all Germans and Japanese; he is correct. But we DO need to annihilate their centers of ideology and funding, as above, as we did by bouncing the rubble in Berlin and burning-down Tokyo – as well as, of course, vaporizing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Destroying the Islamic centers of ideology conventionally is a waste of time, lives,
money, and does not make the – required – political statement of rising
mushroom clouds: Stop this or we WILL obliterate your entire world. Using
conventional forces to reduce Saudi Arabia and Iran is a waste of men and
money. He does refer to the idea that they may give up on their then-proven “weak
horse” once defeated, but if that’s the case, if showing islam to be that weak
horse is the path to success, then just nuke riyadh, mecca, medina, qom, quetta,
fordo, which is faster, better, cheaper – by far. (In war there are no “innocent bystanders”. “Innocent bystanders” exist in combat – not in war.) Obliterating the centers of the ideology, just as we did in the WW2 analogy he starts but does not carry to fruition, will cause the ideology itself to wither and die within 1-3 generations. And it is THIS, turning islam into Zoroastrianism, that must be the goal; no one needs islam to rise, Phoenix-like, from the ashes. It needs to be annihilated, vaporized and the ashes scattered to the winds. Forever.
The killing FOR the ideology will not stop until the IDEOLOGY itself, is destroyed. Wars are between ideologies, not nation-states. For the West to survive is must wage total, final and complete war ON the ideology of islam – and annihilate it.