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Destroy the Islamic State – John R. Bolton

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Destroy the Islamic State – John R. Bolton
(dailyalert.org, Aug. 22, 2014)

We must seek to destroy the Islamic State. It is simply not enough to block the group’s threat to the Kurds or other vulnerable minorities in the region. The risks of even a relatively small “state” (or “caliphate”) are chilling. Leaving the Islamic State in place and in control only of its current turf in Iraq and Syria (including northern-Iraqi hydrocarbon deposits and associated infrastructure) would make it viable economically and a fearsome refuge for terrorists of all sorts, just as Afghanistan’s Taliban gave al-Qaeda a base of operations to launch terrorist attacks culminating in 9/11. The writer, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is a former U.S. ambassador to the UN.(National Review)

 

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