Terrorism: It’s Not Political, It’s Religious

I’ve often argued that Obama, and most Democrats, hold the position that the root of terrorism can be found in issues of “haves and have-nots”. If only terrorists had more money, more opportunity, more freedom, nicer cars, Air Jordans, etc., then they’d be happier people. They wouldn’t be needy, and they’d be less likely to blow people up. The U.S. policy toward terrorists should be understanding, thoughtfulness, and diplomacy. If we’d just give them more, then the world would be a happier place.

Just read this quote from President Obama today.

Obama also vowed to strike back against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the first apparent official confirmation that the U.S. believes the terrorist group was indeed behind the Brussels attacks.

“The notion that any political agenda would justify the killing of innocent people like this is something that’s beyond the pale,” he said.

See? It’s a “political problem”, according to Obama. ISIS wants real estate, apparently. They want to be recognized as a government. So, let’s find a way…let’s negotiate with them and see if we can’t find them a nice plot of land to put up some white picket fences to hold the women they abuse.

It’s not a political problem. It’s a Religion problem. ISIS wants to kill anyone who doesn’t adhere to Islam. And not your every day ISLAM. The Sharia Law kind of Islam. And they don’t want to stop at occupying a simple area of land they can call home. They want to occupy the world. The want to kill Americans. They want to kill Europeans. They just want to kill, period. Are you Christian? You should be dead. Jewish? Dead. Atheist? Dead.

That’s what Democrats, Obama, and all Liberals don’t want to believe. They don’t want to acknowledge the fact that a political solution to the ISIS problem is a waste of time. Well, actually, there is one Liberal who does understand the problem of Islam. Bill Maher.

I don’t agree with Maher on most of anything, but he’s dead on here. I only wish more Liberals would listen to his position. If they did, we might have a chance against ISIS.

We need to unite on the problem of radical Islam. We need to defeat it, and I mean annihilate it. Not talk with them about it. Not find them a spot in the world where they can do their thing and not bug us about our thing. There will never be a place for ISIS in our world. If our politicians really want to protect us, they should stop the tolerance talk and the Islamophobia talk and join a coalition of forces whose end game is the complete and total end of radical Islam.

Terror Attack in Brussels

I travel a lot, both domestically and internationally. I’ve often thought that baggage areas, ticketing areas and the zones right outside of security were the places most vulnerable to a terrorist attack in an airport. Today, they took advantage of that vulnerability.

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At least 34 are dead and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.

A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.

At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. At least 34 people were killed — 14 at the airport, and 20 at the subway station — and many more were wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station.

“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said at a news conference, calling the attacks “blind, violent, cowardly.”

Is there any question that we need to put more effort into stopping ISIS? The dithering of the Obama administration on this issue is simply stunning. If we do not commit to troops on the ground, the attacks will not only keep coming, they will end up happening right here at home.

Perhaps it’s too late? For all we know, there are sleeper cells here in the United States at this moment waiting for orders to kill. Are we prepared? Is our government protecting us? Does Obama think that by not making a deeper commitment to defeating ISIS abroad he’s staving off potential terrorist events here in the homeland? There are no obvious answers to these questions anymore.

MORE: 51 seconds devoted to a major terror attack. Obama gives more time to the issue of gun control than terrorism.

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Never forget.

Steven Sotloff is Dead

If there’s one thing we know about ISIS, they don’t bluff.

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled “A second message to America,” showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines.

Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is “paying the price” for U.S. intervention.

The masked ISIS figure in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama, telling him, “Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

When are you going to have a strategy for ISIS, Mr. Obama?

Obama: No Strategy Yet for Combating ISIS

No plan. Nothing. Clueless.

President Obama acknowledged Thursday he doesn’t have a plan for defeating Islamist militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action, while he also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine.

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic State in Syria. “We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”

See the video here.

This can’t be good news for the family of journalist Steven Sotloff, whose mother pleaded with the terrorist group earlier this week.

What possesses the US President to get in front of cameras and tell the world he has no plan for how to combat a terrorist group worse than Al Qaeda? Is this just a big bluff? Does he really know what he’s doing but he just wants everyone to think he doesn’t? Will we hear about a special Navy Seals mission in a few days detailing the successful rescue of Sotloff?

I saw this picture today and it brought zero confidence.

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Jihadi John: Just an Average Punk

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Wow, that didn’t take long at all.

MI5 and MI6 have identified the British fighter suspected of murdering the American journalist James Foley, senior government sources confirmed last night.

The masked man with a London accent, who is said to be known to fellow fighters as “Jihadi John”, was seen in the shocking video of Foley’s death released by the Isis extremist army last week.

While sources gave no details of the man they have identified, a key suspect is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, who left his family’s £1m home in Maida Vale, west London, last year.

Now that we know what he looks like, it’ll be much easier to find him and kill him. Let’s hope the next news we hear about Mr. Bary is that he met a cruise missile up close and personal.

Michael Foley: The US Could Have Helped Jim

You’ve got to feel for this family. Their tragedy is so public, and I’m sure there are thousands of requests for them to do interviews like this. Let’s hope the interviews they do take focus on Jim’s life, and not the politics of his murder.

Flight MH370; Intentionally Ditched Into Sea?

Months after the unsolved crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculation as to the cause of the disaster continues. The latest comes from a a veteran air accident investigator who suggests all 239 people were deprived of oxygen and lost consciousness up to four hours before the plane plunged into the sea.

The most likely scenario is that pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah deliberately depressurised the cabin, thereby depriving those on board of air, the research concludes.

Although oxygen masks would have dropped down automatically from above the seats, their supply was limited to just 20 minutes.

Those unable to grab a mask, including sleeping passengers, would have passed out within the space of a few minutes.

The theory is the result of the first independent study into March’s disaster by the New Zealand-based air accident investigator, Ewan Wilson.

Wilson, the founder of Kiwi Airlines and a commercial pilot himself, has proposed the theory conclusion to investigators after considering “every conceivable alternative scenario”.

It should be noted that Wilson is attempting to sell a book. The propagation of this theory is obviously timed to sell as many copies as possible. There’s something unseemly about that.

We will probably never know the exact cause of the crash.

ISIS Video / Cameron: Vacation Over; Obama: Let's Party

In light of the terrifying video released by the Islamic State of Iraq showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, UK Prime Minister David Cameron left his vacation and returned to London to attend important meetings to discuss the situation. Cameron called the video, “shocking and depraved.”

So, you’d expect the US President to do the same and immediately cut short his vacation, right? After all, a security threat to an ally as strong as the UK, must surely be an equal threat to the United States.

Nope.

President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.

Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations.

As of right now, there’s been no statement from Obama on the cold blooded murder of James Foley. Not a peep.

MORE: Obama did come back to Washington DC for a couple of days. Could this be the reason?

STILL MORE: He finally says something

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Terrorist Cell Busted in NYC

4 men were arrested and a terror plot was thwarted in New York City late yesterday. Due to the vigilance of federal and local authorities, a terror plot was defeated.

Authorities said the four men have long been under investigation and there was little danger they could actually have carried out their plan, NBC News’ Pete Williams reported.

James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, all of Newburgh, N.Y., about 70 miles north of New York City, were charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, the U.S. attorney’s office said. (NBC News)

According to reports, the four terrorists weren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. They allied themselves with an undercover FBI agent who sold them fake C-4 explosives and a dummy surface-to-air missle.

Their idiocy notwithstanding…

We’re still under threat of terrorism here in the United States. Every day groups of haters are plotting to destroy us. This isn’t a law enforcement issue. It’s an issue of our national security.

Thank God some people are still reacting to threats like it is September 12th.