It is not pc to say, but at some point, these people will need to be utterly defeated, if not wiped off the face of the planet entirely. I hope someone in the world has a General Sherman.
The Russians have a well-deserved, wholly earned reputation as the most brutal folks in the Western world. If anyone is going to “march to the sea” on Islamists, it’ll be Putin & Co.
I rather prefer Jean de Vallete the Grand Master of the Knight Hospitaller in the siege of Malta. At 71y/o he led his knights in the defense of Malta against the Islamic horde of Turgut Reis. Much of the fighting was close up and personal. He led from the front and knew how to meet fire with fire.
From the Wiki article.
“Mustafa had the bodies of the knights decapitated and their bodies floated across the bay on mock crucifixes. In response, de Valette decapitated all his Turkish prisoners and fired their heads into the Turkish camp with cannon.”
They sure knew how deal with ROP in those days