Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Donald Trump is Woefully Unprepared to Handle ISIS

Donald Trump is Woefully Unprepared to Handle ISIS

Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels were a stark reminder that terrorism is a major issue confronting the US and the global community.

The terror group ISIS is bringing their fight to the heart of the Western world. As a result of this attack, as well as last year’s attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has proposed an anti-terror plan (to the extent that it can be called a plan) that not only would endanger America, but betray our core values.

The Trump terror plan is literally as follows: Bar all Muslims from entering the US, bomb the families of ISIS members, use increased torture methods to interrogate detainees, take the oil from ISIS (and give it to the veterans), and “bomb the shit out of them.” And this only came months after Trump said that ISIS wasn’t a real threat and that we should outsource the fight to Russia.

This “plan” shows how woefully unprepared Trump is to handle the threat of terrorism and ISIS. Further evidence of Trump’s inadequacy and lack of understanding of the very real issue of terrorism is his meeting with The Washington Post’s editorial board yesterday. In response to a detailed question about how he would handle ISIS, Trump said, “I’ll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people here. Could I just go around so I know who the hell I am talking to?” It was part of a familiar pattern with Trump: when asked for substance and detail, Trump pivots to superficial ramblings.

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