Donald Trump, the controversial front-runner Republican presidential candidate, discusses his major strategy to defeat the terrorist group ISIS. The man many American admire for his straightforwardness, criticizes both Hillary Clinton and President Obama for not using the term “radical Islamic terrorism” in response to the repeating Islamic terrorist attacks, further proving their weakness and ineffectiveness when facing terrorist crisis.
Trump believes that he has had the key to defeat ISIS for over two years, “I’ve been saying attack the oil for two years. People would laugh, and they’d scoff, and they’d joke,” he said. “Now all of a sudden, they started attacking the oil because that’s a significant source of their wealth.”
Prior to the Paris attacks, talks between the U.S. and Russia remained minimal due to major disagreements over what Assad’s role in the Syrian war should be. But Trump is clear about his goal with Russia. According to CNBC, Trump would “love the idea” of a U.S.- Russian collision to ultimately destroy the deepest root of the Islamic State. To Trump, the disagreement over whether Assad should regain power in Syria or not is not the primary goal. He explains that the persisting problem is that “We want to get rid of Assad, but we don’t know who we’re getting rid of.”
Inevitably, new questions about how to deal with the Syrian migrant crisis in Europe rose minutes after a Syrian passport was found near the Bataclan concert Hall. According to Vox, 26 U.S. governors had already affirmed their refusal to accept any Syrian refugees from entering and settling in their states, “citing fears that violent extremists will masquerade as refugees in order to gain entry to the United States.”
Earlier this year, president Obama announced that this year only, the U.S. will open its doors to 10,000 Syrian refugees. Today president Obama told The Washington Times that “Syrian refugees are no more dangerous to the U.S. than tourists,” accusing Republican presidential candidates of creating exaggerated and hastily generalized fear within Americans about the refugees. “Closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center” is one of the strategies Republican candidates have used “to score political points,” President Obama explains.
On the other hand, Trump will not change his mind about what must be done to combat terrorism. He has taken strong initiatives that he will stubbornly support until the end. “You can’t let them in. When I look at that migration, I see a lot of very strong, young men. And I see far fewer women and children. I say, ‘’What’s going on over here?’ Trump looks at the Syrian refugee crisis as “one of the great Trojan horses”.
Trump will use the most extreme means available. He explains that he will even expel refugees to protect Americans. He also calls for a vigorous study of the Mosques and considers their closure.
Oil revenues are extremely significant to ISIS’ funding. This year ISIS ran “a sprawling operation almost akin to a state oil company that has grown in size and expertise despite international attempts to destroy it,” Financial Times says.
Trump would force into ISIS-controlled oil fields and “bomb the s— out of ’em,” Business insider reported. He explains that “ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, certain areas of oil that they took away” in Syria, and Iraq. Trump will have no mercy bombing “those suckers.” He plans on blowing up the pipes, “every single inch,” nothing will be missed. “And you know what, you’ll get Exxon to come in there and in two months, you ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? They’ll rebuild that sucker, brand new — it’ll be beautiful.”
Trump’s main priority remains the Americans’ safety including the American military troops. Trump will “put a ring” of soldiers around the oil fields to protect them. But Trump insists that if he become president and can have it his way, “the US wouldn’t be involved in these conflicts at all” because “That’s not our fight — that’s other people’s fights.”
Due to Trump’s lack of political experience, many, including the Huffington Post, believe he is not ready to become the president. However, he still remains one of America’s favorite Republican candidates in which millions have put their hope.
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