Yes, you read that headline correctly. Donald Trump literally just said on FOX news that family members of suspected terrorists should be “taken out” and no, this is not a dramatization.
In a mind blowing interview with FOX news, Donald Trump went on record as stating;
“With the terrorists, you have to take out their families… When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families… They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. But they say they don’t care about them. You have to take out their families.”
Although it should be highly unnecessary for me to point out why this is wrong, his unbelievable outlook is in violation of international law and basic human morality. Where would the line be drawn on a policy like this? Since the American government (which has a much worse record of committing human rights violations than any terrorist organization in history) ultimately determines who qualifies as a “terrorist”, this could be used against anyone. And, even if it were used exclusively against legitimate threats, why should people who are related to them pay for their crimes? Think about someone you are related to, do you support all of their choices? Of course not!
This echoes Howard Zinn’s famous quote of “how can you have a war against terrorism, when war itself is terrorism.” The madness of this game of chasing ISIS and pretending to want to get rid of them needs to stop. The U.S. government has supported ISIS’ rise to power as declassified documents have already exposed.
It’s interesting to point out that Donald Trump recently met with war criminal Henry Kissinger, President puppeteer and a leading shadow government minion, and now he openly is making comments that should raise red flags for all of us. With these FEMA camps being built and martial law exercises being conducted in the United States, this kind of talk is greatly disturbing.
These elections should be outright boycotted, both candidates are dangerous war mongering threats to society. Whoever wins, the people will lose.