Yesterday, I heard an RAF Tornado jet fighter or two going overhead. Today, I passed some military transporters in Wiltshire, transporting a few gigantic armoured vehicles, all painted in DESERT colours.
Also yesterday, Corbyn told his fellow party members that he would never condone a shoot-to-kill policy against obvious terrorists on the streets of this country. The man is an idiot, but a useful idiot none the less. Above all, we must continue to beat France at football as if nothing has happened.
This is what we (NATO, UAE and Russia) need to do:
Get a ground force of about 15,000 troops over to the Middle East, and kill as many of the ISIL bastards as we can, with the minimum of civilian casualties - the latter is easier said than not done. Get back the strategic places and help the Kurds and Yazedis.
I reckon that if around half of mobilised ISIL forces are killed, then that would sort it out, allowing for a 'hearts and minds' exercise to follow.
Of course, there would be a hell of a lot of innocent adults and children killed at the same time, but do you think that this would be a price worth paying in the long run? Who knows.
How easy is it for old men like me to give this sort of good advice. I was born after National Service was mandatory.
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