We will never be able to negotiate with Islamic State. So what other options are there?

“We always end up talking to terrorists, don’t we?”

Well, not always, but often or even usually. The 20th century offered lots of examples of men once condemned as terrorists who in time became presidents or prime ministers. Nelson Mandela, Jomo Kenyatta, Monachem Begin, or, earlier, Eamon de Valera. British prime ministers might say it would make them sick to talk to the IRA, but they did just that, and now the Provos’ former Chief of Staff is deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, while Gerry Adams may well be a minister in the Republic of Ireland after the next election.

So, yes, we end up talking to terrorists…

  • Xavier

    The Daleks know what to do.

  • ErnestMDunn

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  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    The critical question is, why is such common sense so rare? Cancel subscriptions to and advertising in all legacy media now. Defund the CBC. For the sake of everyone’s safety, liberty, and well-being, make being a government pension moron more socially costly. – Denyse O’Leary, Ottawa

  • Barrington Minge

    Destroy them. Massive, overwhelming force on the ground.
    With this much shit on the ground you need a large shovel.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Col. Ralph Peters gave the best option. Kill every one of them, and when you have killed the last man, kill his pet goat too.

    • Those goats have been through enough.

      • Exile1981

        If you don’t put them out of there misery we will end up having to fund therapy for goats

  • tom_billesley

    There was no talking with the “Khalifa” Abdullah Ibn-Mohammed. Leader of a jihad state in the Sudan, he was killed by British troops at the Battle of Umm Diwaikarat in 1899.

  • Bomb Mecca.

    That will get their attention.

  • Exile1981

    Cluster Munitions and tactical nukes are a good start.

  • Maggat

    “We will never be able to negotiate with Islamic State. So what other options are there?” Flat out simple, pound them into fine dust particles and start over.

  • cmh

    here’s the option….get the F out

    • mobuyus

      Pound them into fine dust particles then get the fuck out.