Article by Gary Kent
“These aren’t serious proposals,” protested Jeb Bush. Bombing “the _ _ _ _ out of them” and finding out if sand “can glow” were some of the things that Bush was referring to.
But, to Donald Trump and “TrusTed” Cruz, they are serious proposals for ridding the world of ISIS.
Jeb might want to insist that–as would-be standard bearers for the G.O.P.–Trump and Cruz should be required to cost out and detail exactly what their “solutions” would involve. After all, it is a test republicans often expect when a democrat proposes an action.
For such sensationalist prescriptions as bombing “the _ _ _ _ out of them” to work, it would be necessary to have ISIS sympathizers from around the world travel to a designated location in the Syrian Desert. This includes ISIS cell members in Hamburg, Brussels, London, Rome, Tripoli, Minneapolis and elsewhere. The alternative would be carpet bombing places like Hamburg to make sure “the _ _ _ _ is” bombed out of them. That could get messy.
Presuming—as Trump and Cruz must—that they all have the same death wish, ISIS followers should jump at the opportunity to achieve martyrdom.
Getting them all in the same place at the same time is the key to this “serious” proposal. That would be a major undertaking. Some would undoubtedly arrive before others. They would need accommodations while they awaited their personalized bombs.
That shouldn’t be a problem, as Trump has a great company that builds nice hotels, provided he can get a major tax break first and declare bankruptcy once they are finished so that it isn’t necessary to pay the construction companies that build them. We would have to check the Syrian bankruptcy laws, which may not have been written by unscrupulous developers.
Aside from the cost of hotel accommodations for ISIS types eager to punch their ticket to the “promised land,” the other major expense would be the air fares to get them to Syria. That could be costly, but if arranging to deport 11,000,000 undocumented people from Mexico is merely a question of “proper management,” I am sure getting 100,000 ISIS types from around the globe to Syria in time for the “party” would be something Ivanka could handle before brunch.
Sorry, Jeb, but you may underestimate your republican colleagues. They are serious and the “solution” they propose could work as long as ISIS cooperates and the taxpayers don’t mind picking up the cost of a few thousand airfares and hotel stays.