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Money Talks

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Although President Trump’s speech given in Saudi Arabia made many good points, one in particular seemed understated.  According to President Trump.  “We must cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay fighters, help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.”

Unlike in Washington, D.C. where politicians speculate, estimate and manipulate.  In the real world money talks.  A lack of funds can make life pretty miserable.

There is a need for might to take out training camps and all the other rocks terrorists hide under.  Challenging terrorists on social media and destroying their message will diminish one of their biggest recruitment tools.

Those participating in atrocities around the world are nothing more than cowards.  Their heinous acts will not be rewarded by any faith.  No matter what their religious affiliations, evil is evil.

We must all be tolerant of others different from ourselves if we are to have peace in the world.  Until we acknowledge that the war on radical Islamic terrorist has nothing to do with religion we cannot move forward towards a place where all children feel safe in their homes.

Good people of all faiths or lack there of must come together.  Because make no mistake the war against radical terrorists is a war of good versus evil.  Instead of worrying about where on earth refugees should be sheltered.  It would be far better for refugees to live in their homes in their countries without fear.

President Trump’s speech articulated those point far better and more.  Each one stands on its own merit.  But, the President’s “We must cut off the financial channels” is a big one.  That would “cut off the head of the snake.”

Money is what makes the world go around.  No entity can survive without it.  If you can’t pay for Wi-Fi, you can’t play on the internet.  If you can’t pay for services you don’t receive them.  If you can’t pay for airfare you can’t fly people around the world.

What is even better about money is that it always leaves a trail.  It can be followed all the way back to the root of the evil or the head of the snake.