Charles Krauthammer in today's WASH POST is a “hammer” driving the nail into the center of the issue surrounding who we are REALLY fighting in our struggle with world wide terrorists – Naming your enemy and calling them out to make sure all are aware of who they are and what they do.
"....from 9/11 to Mumbai, from Fort Hood to Times Square, from London to Madrid to Bali. The attackers varied in nationality, education, age, social class, native tongue and race. The one thing that united them was the jihadist vision in whose name they acted. " (See complete text of his article below)
And that name is Radical Islamic Jihadists - No other term will do. These bast-rds are trying to use Islam as a means to their end...to install Radiacl Islamic Rule in as many places as possible....
These P.C. idiots in the Administration remind me of Mayor Vaughn of the fictional town of Amity in the movie Jaws, where Chief Brody & young Matt Hooper try to point out the obvious to another governmental idiot:
Hooper: Look Mr. Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn. I pulled a tooth the size of a shot glass out of the wreck tow of a boat out there and it was the tooth of a Great White.
Martin: It was Ben Gardner’s boat, it was all chewed up. I helped tow it in, you sh– you should have seen him!
Hooper: Mr. Vaughn, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, ah, an eating machine. It’s really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks. And that’s all. Now why don’t you take a long close look at this sign. Those proportions are correct.
Vaughn: Love to prove that wouldn’t ya? Get your name into the National Geographic!
Hooper: Ha ha ha ha ha. oh man oh man….
Vaughn: I don’t think either one of you are familiar with our problems!
Hooper: Uh, I think that I am familiar the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ASS!
HOLDER & POTUS are going to ignore this problem until it swims up and bites US in the Arse, and at the cost of how many American lives the next time the Radical Islamic Jihadists attack us & kill more innocents in the name of their perverted view of “The Religon of Peace”
To quote another movie character; Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's stoic Bulter and confidant:
Alfred Pennyworth: A long time ago, I was in Burma, my friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never found anyone who traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.
Bruce Wayne: Then why steal them?
Alfred Pennyworth: Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with.
Some men just want to watch the world burn
Terror -- and candor in describing the Islamist ideology behind it
By Charles Krauthammer Friday, July 2, 2010; A23 Washington Post
By Charles Krauthammer Friday, July 2, 2010; A23 Washington Post
The Fort Hood shooter, the Christmas Day bomber, the Times Square attacker. On May 13, the following exchange occurred at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee:
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.): Do you feel that these individuals might have been incited to take the actions that they did because of radical Islam?
Attorney General Eric Holder: There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions. . . .
Smith: Okay, but radical Islam could have been one of the reasons?
Holder: There are a variety of reasons why people --
Smith: But was radical Islam one of them?
Holder: There are a variety of reasons why people do these things. Some of them are potentially religious-based.
Potentially, mind you. This went on until the questioner gave up in exasperation.
A similar question arose last week in U.S. District Court when Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square attacker, pleaded guilty. Explained Shahzad:
"One has to understand where I'm coming from . . . I consider myself a mujahid, a Muslim soldier."
Well, that is clarifying. As was the self-printed business card of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, identifying himself as SoA: Soldier of Allah.
Holder's avoidance of the obvious continues the absurd and embarrassing refusal of the Obama administration to acknowledge who out there is trying to kill Americans and why. In fact, it has banned from its official vocabulary the terms jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism.
Instead, President Obama's National Security Strategy insists on calling the enemy -- how else do you define those seeking your destruction? -- "a loose network of violent extremists." But this is utterly meaningless. This is not an anger-management therapy group gone rogue. These are people professing a powerful ideology rooted in a radical interpretation of Islam, in whose name they propagandize, proselytize, terrorize and kill.
Why is this important? Because the first rule of war is to know your enemy. If you don't, you wander into intellectual cul-de-sacs and ignore the real causes that might allow you to prevent recurrences.
The Pentagon review of the Fort Hood shooting runs 86 pages with not a single mention of Hasan's Islamism. It contains such politically correct inanities as "religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor."
Of course it is. Indeed, Islamist fundamentalism is not only a risk factor. It is the risk factor, the common denominator linking all the great terror attacks of this century -- from 9/11 to Mumbai, from Fort Hood to Times Square, from London to Madrid to Bali. The attackers varied in nationality, education, age, social class, native tongue and race. The one thing that united them was the jihadist vision in whose name they acted.
To deny this undeniable truth leads to further absurdities. Remember the wave of speculation about Hasan's supposed secondary post-traumatic stress disorder -- that he was so deeply affected by the heart-rending stories of his war-traumatized patients that he became radicalized? On the contrary. He was moved not by their suffering but by the suffering they (and the rest of the U.S. military) inflicted on Hasan's fellow Muslims, in whose name he gunned down 12 American soldiers while shouting "Allahu Akbar."
With Shahzad, we find the equivalent ridiculous -- and exculpating -- speculation that perhaps he was driven over the edge by the foreclosure of his home. Good grief. Of course his home went into foreclosure -- so would yours if you voluntarily quit your job and stopped house payments to go to Pakistan for jihadist training. As The Post's Charles Lane pointed out, foreclosure was a result of Shahzad's radicalism, not the cause.
There's a final reason the administration's cowardice about identifying those trying to kill us cannot be allowed to pass. It is demoralizing. It trivializes the war between jihadi barbarism and Western decency, and diminishes the memory of those (including thousands of brave Muslims -- Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghan and Western) who have died fighting it.
Churchill famously mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. But his greatness lay not in mere eloquence. It was his appeal to the moral core of a decent people to rise against an ideology the nature of which Churchill never hesitated to define and describe -- and to pronounce ("Nahhhhzzzzi") in an accent dripping with loathing and contempt.
No one is asking Obama or Holder to match Churchill's rhetoric -- just Shahzad's candor.