Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Life in the Age of Terror

We awoke this morning (3/22/16) to the news there had been suicide bombings in Brussels Belgium.  ISIS/ISIL claimed credit for the event that killed more than 30 people and injured well over 200 others.  I would like to say these are the senseless acts of cowards, but we know with certainty they are not senseless, they are planned and executed by those who so despise the western way of life they are willing to kill themselves to fulfill the wishes of their leaders.
Of course here in America it will become part of the political debate because our government has been ineffective in all its approaches to dealing with fundamental Islamic terrorists.  In fact, the entire western world has been ineffective.  Why is that?  It is because our politicians think everyone thinks like them and that these religious zealots are reasonable men who can be dealt with on our terms.
Ms. Clinton, when she was Secretary of State, convinced the current administration that if we just overthrew the dictators then the peaceful Islamic people would rise up and become our friends.  So we helped with the rebellions in Libya and Egypt, and condemned the autocracies of the the dictator in Syria, seeking to overthrow him as well.  Here we are four years later, how has that strategy played out?
So we will all come to grieve the violence in Belgium, worry a little more that it will happen here, paste our social media with the colors of the country and restart the shrill debate about open and closed boarders.  Of course the administration and the DNC will condemn anyone who suggests that just maybe we should look a little closer as the Muslim community for the potential of terrorists and sympathizers.
I am reminded of a friend of the President, Bill Ayers, and the philosophy he espouses, I think if you look at the words of the President you can see his influence.
The US is indeed a terrorist nation. ...It's also the greatest purveyor of violence on earth over the past half century, and the foremost threat to world peace today.”
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/840207
“I get up every morning and think, today I'm going to make a difference. Today I'm going to end capitalism. Today I'm going to make a revolution. I go to bed every night disappointed but I'm back to work tomorrow, and that's the only way you can do it.”
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1463823
“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at.”
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/13637
There are many forms of terrorism, not just the current religious brand.  The idea of revolution and overthrow of the state has been a long standing ideal of radical zealots like Mr. Ayers.  Terror is the tool of the weak against the strong.  As long as those willing to inflict violence are supported by those willing to tolerate it we will continue to live in the Age of Terror.

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