Former mob boss Ralph Natale, who reportedly led the Philadelphia crime family in the 1990s before turning on them after being betrayed, believes the process of mitigating the threat of radical Islamic terrorism ought to be far simpler than the Pentagon has thus far made it.
Speaking Sunday with Fox News host Eric Shawn, he first argued that the Pentagon acts like “pussycats” — and then outlined exactly how he would handle the nation’s number one enemies were he offered a chance.
“As soon as they (the Pentagon) would point out a crew … give me their names, I’ll take care of the business,” he said. “I would kill them all.”
Listen to the full interview below, or fast forward to 1:28 to hear the relevant portion:
His point is that the Pentagon needs to be more proactive and cruder in its tactics against the Islamic State group.
To be fair, his criticism is not as valid today as he it would have been a year ago, when former President Barack Hussein Obama and his weak-kneed administration were still in power.
With President Donald Trump now at the helm, the Pentagon has demonstrated a more stalwart willingness to annihilate terrorists without remorse. Just consider the massive “Mother of All Bombs” (or MOAB) the Pentagon dropped in Afghanistan two months ago.
Moreover, by April it was believed that the number of Islamic State group militants fighting in Afghanistan had already been reduced by nearly 80 percent because of efforts by both the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis.
There were also unconfirmed reports by Syrian’s state broadcasters that the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a recent airstrike.
Still, there’s no denying that were Natale and his crew shipped off to the Middle East to “take care of the business,” a whole lot more bad guys would indeed likely be dead by now.
As noted by the Los Angeles Times in an article from 2001, Natale is the same man who, after serving 16 years in prison, quickly but effectively “return(ed) the Philadelphia mob to its days of criminal glory” by “instill(ing) an army’s iron discipline” in the mob.
Suffice it to say, the man is no joke.
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