Peter, "Just nuke them," eh? This is your suggestion? I see it took you all of 30 seconds to come up with that solution, after HUNDREDS of years of conflict in and with the Middle East.
Well now Peter, tell us please, where shall we begin? Maybe we can choose the name of the first country to nuke by the eenie, meenie, mynee mo method? Or from a big drum like the lottery numbers are chosen?
You do know, do you not, that ISIS, Al Quaida and all the many more extremist groups are everywhere.....EVERYWHERE? I don't know where you call home, Peter, but if it's America, I hope I don't shock you by informing you that there are "sleeper cells" of Islamist Terrorists in each and every of our 50 States. Suffice it to say "they" are spread throughout the entire world.
Then there's the little issue with NUCLEAR bombs. They don't quite work like a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You know, when you have a nasty stain on your wall, magic eraser makes it disappear like magic, just that ugly spot on a great big wall. It's all gone. Nuclear bombs work differently.. I do wish I had time today to explain this to you, but I'll just suggest you do some serious, in depth research. The sooner, the better.
While you're at it, see if you can find some of the volumes and volumes of factual information, HISTORY and eons of reports on The Middle East conflicts, wars, ideologies, all the involvements with countless countries. Try to read up on what's been going on, what has been for the past 200 or better years, America's continual & failed attempts, wars and "deals."
America's insistence to interfere with every issue in the world.....to fight every fight for any and everyone else. After all these many years, unending wars, somehow we can't seem to get the fact that not only can we NOT be the HEROS of the entire world....we need to stop TRYING.
We have more than enough troubles, insurmountable civil unrest, homelessness, crime, political upheavals, destruction....even of our CONSTITUTION.
Don't forget Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc etc. Do you understand Islam? Christianity? Are you cognizant of the OIL wars?
I guess I've given you an inordinate amount of home work. Sorry. It just seems apparent to me that your question came from a person who hasn't done any homework, ever.
HOME ...let's take care of our home...our own. Yes, that in itself should take us at least through to the next 4 generations.