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    Is it time to "cut the head of ISIS" to use the Trump expression. By this I don't mean just counter terrorism operations but to throw massive resources at the job, and take out their leadership, command & control structure and block them on the internet which they use as a significant information weapon.


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    I think he means it's time to get rid of ISIS.
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    (Original post by Defraction)
    I think he means it's time to get rid of ISIS.
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    How can you say he has the intelligence of a rock when he is a multi-billionaire? Although the two may not be directly correlative surely there is some relationship between the two as riches of that size require some sort of ambiguous creativity to be acquired


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    Certainly Mr Trump will not be checking his privilege before dealing with the perverts of Daesh.
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    Tbh, Trump just uses these incidents to say these thing because he knows people are upset about it and want to hear someone being proactive. He's plays with the publics emotions to increase his popularity.

    Does he actually have a well thought out plan though?
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    How can you say he has the intelligence of a rock when he is a multi-billionaire? Although the two may not be directly correlative surely there is some relationship between the two as riches of that size require some sort of ambiguous creativity to be acquired


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    He makes absurd assumptions about everyone especially to Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks and immigrants. Just because someone is a multi-billionaire doesn't equate them being incredibly intelligent. He should never go into politics because he knows nothing about the world, foreign affairs, conflicts and especially the US. He can live the dream of trying to make 'American great again' but if he does get any important politician role in the Congress then **** will go down.
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    (Original post by Cluster1)
    How can you say he has the intelligence of a rock when he is a multi-billionaire? Although the two may not be directly correlative surely there is some relationship between the two as riches of that size require some sort of ambiguous creativity to be acquired


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    Because when you look at his career you see he was bankrolled continuously by his father, was given unlimited access to his dad's business connections and often relied on his father to sign business deals because partners would not deal with him. His career is filled with countless failures, bankruptcies and poor commercial decisions, it is not hard to conclude he is not a particularly smart man, at least when judged against his contemporaries. Given the advantages he had thanks to his father you find yourself asking whether anyone could have achieved what he has.

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    Because when you look at his career you see he was bankrolled continuously by his father, was given unlimited access to his dad's business connections and often relied on his father to sign business deals because partners would not deal with him. His career is filled with countless failures, bankruptcies and poor commercial decisions, it is not hard to conclude he is not a particularly smart man, at least when judged against his contemporaries. Given the advantages he had thanks to his father you find yourself asking whether anyone could have achieved what he has.

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    But is it time to cut the head off ISIS?


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    But is it time to cut the head off ISIS?


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    Bar ground troops which will make things worse there is not much to so but stay the course. Isis is losing territory and their command and control is being degraded. It might not feel it due to recent events but they are being beaten.

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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Bar ground troops which will make things worse there is not much to so but stay the course. Isis is losing territory and their command and control is being degraded. It might not feel it due to recent events but they are being beaten.

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    If the Iraq War taught us anything, it's that we should be wary of people proposing very simple solutions like 'blow them all up', 'bomb them', 'take them out', to deeply complex and multi-layered problems.

    The idea that if we just go and 'cut the head of Isis' and job's a good un is completely naive.
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    If the Iraq War taught us anything, it's that we should be wary of people proposing very simple solutions like 'blow them all up', 'bomb them', 'take them out', to deeply complex and multi-layered problems.

    The idea that if we just go and 'cut the head of Isis' and job's a good un is completely naive.
    Exactly, ISIS need to be destroyed, but at the same time we need to ensure the Iraqi government actually builds an inclusive society that can drain off the anger that supported its rise in the first place. Unfortunately, looking at some of what went on during the liberation of Falljuah the exact same mistakes are being made all over again. To put it bluntly if we want to see an end to ISIS we need to be prepared to make an aid and political commitment to Iraqi stability for the next decade at least.
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    Agree with the sentiment but don't think we should be using that sort of language.
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    Even if ISIS is destroyed, Islamist groups be like

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    (Original post by Bedrock100)
    Is it time to "cut the head of ISIS" to use the Trump expression. By this I don't mean just counter terrorism operations but to throw massive resources at the job, and take out their leadership, command & control structure and block them on the internet which they use as a significant information weapon.
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    Isn't rhetoric great. It sounds brilliant. If I were a Trump supporter I would whoop and holler and feel utterly uplifted by what you have just said. However, as a general sceptic of rhetoric, I have one question for you...

    How?
 
 
 
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