Defeating ISIS and Other Terror Groups
By: Bill O'ReillySeptember 22, 2014
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I don't know about you, but I am tired of the phony rhetoric surrounding the ISIS terror threat. 

I am also tired of hearing the phrase "boots on the ground."

Finally, I am tired of being misled by the Obama administration.

Here is the truth: Syrian moderates cannot defeat the ISIS terror group.

Let me repeat: even if the U.S.A. trains Syrian moderates and gives them weapons, they will not be able to defeat the terrorists.

Last week Congress approved arming and training the Syrians, possibly to the tune of $500 million.

If that money is actually spent, it will be another total waste, as the American debt approaches $18 trillion.

Most Congress people know that, but they voted symbolically to take action against ISIS.

So, what should we do?

First of all, there is not a single credible military person who thinks the ISIS terror group can be defeated without ground forces.

So we need ground forces.

However, the American people, perhaps rightly so, do not want to send any more of our troops into these chaotic countries.

But what about a mercenary army?

Elite fighters who would be well paid and well trained to defeat terrorists all over the world.

Here's how it would work:

The fighters would be recruited by the U.S.A. and trained in America by our special forces.  U.S. Army rules of engagement would be followed -- strict discipline formed by the Geneva Convention.

America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut and how they are deployed, with an eye on a 25,000-person force.

American and NATO officers would lead the mercenary army, and the U.S.A. would also provide logistical support, basing the first-trained soldiers in Kurdistan.

The force would be called "the anti-terror army," and the cost paid by the coalition that President Obama is trying to put together.

That means all countries that want intelligence and protection from the U.S.A. and NATO would have to chip in.

If you don't pay, you get no help. 

The elite-force would be English-speaking, and because paychecks would be issued, soldiers currently in armed forces around the world would not be eligible.

Only American and NATO officers in command would be exempt from that.

Each soldier would sign a contract, a three-year commitment.  And again, they would be well paid.

Finally, it would help a lot if the U.S. Congress would formally declare war on terrorism and stop trying to coax reluctant, sometimes cowardly countries into fighting Islamic terrorism.

Look, these Islamic terrorists are here to stay.  They are going to kill as many people on this Earth as they can.

Just over the weekend, the ISIS group released a statement:

"If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be."

That statement from ISIS was put out on the internet, obviously urging mass murder.

So an anti-terror force will eventually have to be raised.  Let's see if President Obama has the foresight and guts to do it now.

And that's the memo.