If you don’t think the Cankled “Can’t we just drone this guy?” Empress will be starting the same exterminationist rhetoric in her inaugural address, you need to wake up and fast.
Here’s how it works, in the HRC taxonomy:
There are the Deplorables (ordinary dirt people), and then there are the Irredeemables (ordinary dirt people who are helping other dirt people become more dangerous dirt people).
Irredeemables are the same as what is meant in COIN theory as an “Irreconcilable”.
And every good nation-state actor knows that there is only one thing to do with an Irredeemable/Irreconcilable: