Letters to the Editor

Next target: ISIS

I read the Sept. 20 article, Saudi Arabia deploys 100,000 troops to secure this year’s hajj pilgrimage, to safeguard the pilgrims for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

If Saudi Arabia has 100,000 troops it can muster on short notice, why doesn’t it send them next to fight ISIS? If they could get Jordan and Egypt to each contribute 50,000 or so troops, that would be more than enough to defeat and destroy ISIS, which is killing mostly Muslims.

This would be a good thing for President Obama to organize, with American military leadership, because it wouldn’t happen otherwise. Maybe someone should conscript some of these millions of refugees fleeing the area and tell them to go back and fight for their country.

Ira Jacobson, Coral Gables

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