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.

ISIS Has Planes, and They're Learning How to Fly

As if it’s not bad enough that ISIS is beheading people on video, and conducting mass executions of innocent Iraqis, and taking over thousands of square miles of territory.

Now they have airplanes. And they aren’t planning vacations to sandy beaches. They’re forcing detained pilots to train ISIS militants how to fly.

And what do you think they’re going to do when they know how to fly these planes?

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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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.