"With this enemy we have to push aside arguments on law, morality and comparisons of security and the rights of the individual. That means to do what they did in World War II to Dresden. They wiped it off the map. That is what has to be done to all the territorial enclaves that ISIS is holding."
Shabtai Shavit, a former chief of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, speaking on Israeli radio on 15 Nov 2015 about ISIS
(Source: From a text by Tim Arango in the online NYT 17 Nov 2015)