WILL TRUMP GO ‘KEYSER SOZE’ ON TERRORISTS?
Exclusive: Lt. Col. Damian Housman pushes for Donald’s ‘take out their families’ approach.
Last year, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” where he discussed how he would handle the threat of ISIS. He said that, against ISIS, he would even take out the families of terrorists.
“[I]t’s a horrible thing. They’re using them as shields. But we’re fighting a very politically correct war,” he said. “And the other thing is, with the terrorists, you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives; don’t kid yourself. But they say they don’t care about their lives. You have to take out their families.”
This observation by Trump is highly insightful and inciteful. It’s the only thing that works against terrorists. Their families support them, and are often compensated when their terrorist kid dies. Islamic clerics support them in terrorism, unlike Christian or Jewish clerics. When you catch or kill a terrorist, you must make their family pay as well. Do it just a few times, and families will be less willing to let their kids die for Allah. Finally, one American gets it (unlike Bush, Clinton and Obama, who fight wars the way liberals always have).
Probably the greatest example in popular culture is from the1995 film “The Usual Suspects.” It describes how Keyser Soze became a mythical figure of vengeance after his own wife and family were killed. Think of him as Paul Kersey (the character played by Charles Bronson in the “Death Wish” films) on steroids.
“He waits until his wife and kids are in the ground and then he goes after the rest of the mob. He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents’ friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in; he kills people that owe them money.”
No matter how much of a wild-eyed jihadist suicide attacker you might be, bent on slaying as many infidels as possible before going to meet your blood-soaked moon god and receive your reward of multiple virgins to defile, wouldn’t it give you pause to know that your family back here on earth – your brothers and sisters, your parents, your cousins and your little nieces and nephews, maybe even their friends – would be obliterated with extreme prejudice in retribution?