Donald Trump, the frontrunner form the Republican Party nomination for the 2016 Elections said on Monday that if it were up to him he would expand the military and put U.S. ground troops in the Middle East to fight against the Islamic State.
Trump, being a guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said that putting American soldiers in Syria and Iran would be the best way to stop ISIS a destroy the militant group. He laid out his plan that he would put troops on places that are rich with oil, since the Islamic State is sponsoring themselves with wealth acquired by oil sale.
According to Reuters, he stated “They have great money because they have oil. Every place where they have oil I would knock the hell out of them. I would knock the source of their wealth, the primary sources of their wealth, which is oil. And in order to do that, you would have to put boots on the ground. I would knock the hell out of them but I’d put a ring around it and I’d take the oil for our country.” He added that other sources of the Islamic State must be ended as well, such as the money they have in the banking system and that it must be targeted and cut off.
Trump is a hard conservative when it comes to financial and economic policy and he seems to have adopted a neo-con view on foreign policy as well and intends to use his Presidential power of executive orders to promote interventionism in the world and lead global powers in battles around the globe. He believes that ISIS has become strong due to President Barack Obama’s more diplomatic and careful approach. On the other hand, trump who is very blunt and direct, says that the only way the Islamic State and the Muslim radicals are to be destroyed is by putting boots on the ground and confiscating their sources of money that they use to fund themselves through banks in Saudi Arabia and their oil sources, which he plans to steal and bring to America.
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump participated last week in the primary Republican Presidential debate and seems to be gaining large support at every national poll, making him the frontrunner of the vast field of 17 GOP candidates in the race for the White House. His misogynistic comments about women and advocating sending Americans to fights Muslims are quickly building up a crowd of supporters among conservatives on one hand, and on the other people are dismissing him as yet another interventionist like George W. Bush.