Let’s get real
In an interview with Bill O'Reilly Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said the plan for fighting war is “
one, you accept that you are in a war. Two, you name the enemy: Islamist terrorists. Three, you get the lawyers off the battlefield and out of the targeting cell. You accept there will be collateral damage, and do you not apologize for it, you do not nation build. You don’t hold — try to hold ground. You go wherever in the world the terrorists are and you kill them. You do your best to exterminate them, and then you leave, and you leave behind smoking ruins and crying widows. If in five or ten years they reconstitute and you have got to go back, you go back and you do the same thing and you never never never send American troops into a war you don’t mean to win. And “be as merciless as the enemy, if you’re not willing to do that, they will win.”A family member told me on the weekend the problem is we marginalize the Muslims. Not that the extremists among them murder innocents; not that they rape and decapitate woman or sell them into slavery; not that they decapitate POWs by the thousands; not that they turn up and slaughter 2000 people in Nigeria; not that they turn up at schools and kill girls simply because they are at school; but that we marginalize them. With thinking like that no wonder we are losing the war. The war is against Islamic extremists, not against Muslims and the rational civilized Muslims need to get on the bandwagon and join the fight They are getting slaughtered as well. Je suis Charlie gives everyone a warm and fuzzy feeling but achieves absolutely nothing. The extremists look at these displays of western "No action but plenty of words and graphics" and smile. They have us reacting as pacifists when, as LTCOL Peters says, we need to hunt them down and kill them. The "marginalized' Muslims come to our country, one presumes to be free of the uncivilized places where they come from, and then the young men go to the mosques and listen to preachers advocating that they work to create exactly the same uncivilized conditions in their new country. The mosques are creating the extremists and we let them. The "marginalized' go off the rape, decapitate and kill other Muslims or westerners, show decapitation movies on YouTube and when they tire of it and feel a need for more of our decadent, Kafir social security money they fly back home. And we let them in. The media are printing reams of opinions on the problems of Islamophobia; worrying about violence that isn't happening at the exact same time that the extremist Muslims are slaughtering innocents. The problem isn't Islamophobia, it's Islam in it's extreme interpretations.