So what is the alternative? Just nuke Mecca and be done with it? That will really stir things up. Go into SA like we did to Iraq? What is your proposition? I'm all
Naval blockade, mine the major harbors, landmines in other areas, no fly-zone over the whole region. No trade, no humanitarian aide, no more arm sales or funds to any group there, no more refugees. Use our troops to move out the fifth columnists already in our countries (where legal, if not at least to secure our borders.) Seize all assets of "royals," governments, and terrorists in our banks (private and reserve) and use those assets to fund the security zone around the region. Let them do their jihad and internecine warfare. Until there is a few left standing, or none, then, if we want it go back and get their oil. In the meantime use hydrocarbons we have in the USA, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Brasil, Arctic, Norway, etc and develop new technologies.
That or investigate if Dr.Wouter Bosson is progressing with his experiments. Kidding, on both?