Anonymous: What strategy would be best to combat ISIS?
I’m going to make this short and sweet because I typed up long response and accidently deleted it.
Reduce their funding. This means convincing European nations to stop paying ransoms, and trying to secure the hostages ISIS has taken. Further move the Iraqi military to secure Iraqi banks. ISIS nabbed nearly $400 million from Mosul banks alone.
Identify and assassinate ISIS leadership. Not just Al-Baghdadi, but the regional commanders and anyone significant. Do this through any means necessary short of a full scale invasion. That means drones, kill teams, snipers, anything.
Then terrorize the terrorists. I’m talking shit like Project Eldest Son. Intercept and sabotage weapons shipments, make them doubt their equipment. Do shit like this! Send in kill teams in the night. Conduct PsyOps. Drop fuckin packs of ace of spades (The Death Card) over ISIS camps. Pretty much demoralize their will to fight. Conduct a guerilla war against ISIS.
A full invasion would lead to another drawn out war where the enemy attempts to wear us down. Let’s flip the tables and wear them down. Be that shit that goes fucking bump in the night. Any religious zealot who says they don’t feel fear hasn’t seen their buddy explode and not know where it came from.