Obama has created a global nightmare. To watch the results of his reckless and asinine foreign policy is truly excruciating. ISIS massacres its way through Iraqi cities we had secured, horrifically slaughtering Christians and Muslims who don’t comply. Now the unspeakable burning alive of the Jordanian pilot. Radical Islamists undermine and abuse the freedoms of non-Islamic countries in which they live in order to burn the country’s flags, impose Sharia law, and spread their venom and hate. Five thousand American men and women didn’t give their lives, tens of thousands wounded didn’t give their wellbeing, all who have served in the war on terror didn’t work, sweat, bleed, and sacrifice just to have any gains shattered by a shameful and cowardly withdrawal that so predictably favors only the savage cavemen we’ve been fighting all these years. All of us gave some, some gave all, but none of us fought for this.
We fought to prevent all of this. Each of us who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, we said, “Here am I,” and we went to stand between these savages and you. Many of us joined after the Twin Towers were attacked. We each said to America’s vicious enemies, as did those who fought our foreign wars before: “You’ll have to come through me first.” We wrote that blank check to America. We put our lives on hold, put other aspirations aside, left our loved ones behind. We brushed aside the cruel accusations from mindless anti-war activists, some once our friends, that we were doing nothing but killing innocents. It was never for oil, it wasn’t for imperialist motives or to decide Iraq’s fate for it. It is and always has been truly a war on terror, the very literal terror we’re seeing expand once more across Iraq now that we left without victory, that has taken hold from the Netherlands to England. We saw how these radical Islamists treated their own people, how they treated women and children, how they treated those who don’t believe as they do. We saw how they didn’t wear uniforms and were willing to use women, children, and their religious houses as shields behind which to wage their bloody, medieval, unjustified slaughter. They are making their way outward with their ultimatum of convert or die just like Mohammad did hundreds of years ago. We’re seeing them behead children.
We signed up to stand between them and you.
Because of political correctness and a lack of guts, Shock and Awe and the unheard of four-day victory in Baghdad morphed into a strange mix of appeasement and whack-a-mole exercises instead of successfully wiping out this inhumane enemy. Look what ISIS did within days. We could not stay indefinitely in Iraq or Afghanistan, nor should we be nation-building, but we should not have abandoned them as we did without finishing our job, with no security force and little stability. The void we left was bound to be filled by even worse terror, and so it has been. They will never surrender, they will never stop, they do not want peace. They want utter subjugation and they are enabled by our very president to torture and kill unhindered and unquestioned. The blood of all those killed by ISIS is on Obama’s hands because he did nothing to prevent it and nothing to stop it, while lying that the world is safer on his watch. We didn’t fight for this.
Now they are spreading far and wide unimpeded, brutally slaughtering any who stand in their way. Who will stop them now? Practically all have been cowed by insane political correctness, with any references to radical Islam and jihad forbidden. Imagine if we had been forbidden from telling the truth that Hitler slaughtered 6 million Jews? Our government dictates that we cannot name the enemy, and so we cannot fight to win. Our borders are wide open for them to carry out their loudly proclaimed mission: “WE WILL NOT STOP UNTILL WE QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR YOUR BLOOD,” as they wrote to the Foley family after beheading their son James last summer, the first of many beheadings of Westerners to come.
The world is burning and our defenders are being destroyed from the inside out. Our warriors are bound and gagged by Rules of Engagement that put them in unnecessary danger, stifle their ability to fight, and favor the enemy. The burden of proof is long since on the American soldier to prove that the terrorist shooting at him didn’t put down his weapon after shooting, as if that would somehow suddenly render the insurgent a non-combatant. Our fighters at the tip of the spear now have to let themselves be shot at twice in order to engage the enemy, and the high ranks in our military dutifully enforce these senseless rules with little objection lest they jeopardize their rank and pensions. The misogynists we’ve been fighting like to stone, rape, mutilate and murder women with impunity, they torture and hang gays. Our military performance standards have been lowered and lowered and lowered again, because being tough on recruits is considered abuse in our absurd, politically correct bubble. We’re not allowed to forge our volunteers into really tough fighters anymore, we’re not allowed to really prepare them for the unrestrained enemy they will face on the battlefield. Meanwhile the enemy himself bears no such ludicrous hindrances. They will do whatever it takes to destroy us, and this administration is doing everything it can to prevent us from defending ourselves, to say nothing of taking the offensive.
Obama has welcomed the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House, he has sided with Hamas against Israel, he has supported Iran’s nuclear proliferation, he has done practically nothing but impotent “pinprick” strikes, and he has not only refused to protect our borders, he has opened them to whomever wants to cross and with whatever motives they may hold. The man – I use the term very loosely – has little to say on all these matters, and the hollow words he does issue are vague empty platitudes when what is called for is swift and decisive action. He barely interrupted a golf game to breathe a measly few shallow words on the beheading of James Foley. No harsh words about burning the pilot alive. We could easily wipe ISIS off the map, and we should. They, like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, are the ones hiding behind women and children. We could secure our border, and we should. We have the means, we just need the will, the guts. It is easily articulated, it’s not rocket science. Dead civilians are on their hands, not ours. They are the ones who hide behind them and target civilians, and they win because we are silent. The American people should be reminded of this again and again and again. But we’re too afraid of being considered mean. This is a fight against true evil; we need to be mean and unapologetic. They must be made afraid, very very afraid. Nothing else will work, nothing else has worked. ISIS has declared war against us. They will not stop until they terrorize the world and leave nothing but ash. But with a president who supports and arms terrorist states, who ignores and impugns our allies, who refuses his duty to protect against all enemies foreign and domestic, the future looks grim. And he was elected twice by the apathetic American majority. Scary.
We didn’t fight and sacrifice for thirteen years just so this president could pamper and embolden our enemies and open the gates wide for terror on our shores. We fought, we sacrificed life, limb and well-being to curb and stop the spread of this terror, so that it would not again reach our shores, so that freedom would have a chance where there was none and to protect our loved ones and way of life. We fought to protect even those who were against us for serving. We fought so that exactly what is happening now wouldn’t happen.
This president doesn’t give a wit about America, freedom, responsibility – name anything good and decent. He has been completely unwilling to do anything to protect America or her interests, her people. He seems happy to let it all burn as long as he gets his multi-million-dollar vacations and his posh soirees with Hollywood celebrities. He sure as hell doesn’t care about our military or the costs we have paid. He announces everything we’re going to do militarily so that our enemies have ample time to prepare and execute maximum damage to our forces. Our president doesn’t care. He is either a fool or a sympathizer to think these monsters can be “contained.” We’ve already had another attack on our soil, the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, and Obama and his administration have done nothing to protect us against our enemies.
Gut-check time is long since here. We need to be willing to break things and kill our enemies, or they will break and kill us. It’s that simple. The tit-for-tat reactionary method hasn’t worked. It will never work. They need to be terrified of acting against us. They need to be afraid there will be a thousand hells to pay for attacking us and then hiding behind women and children. They have no moral high ground. Is America awake yet to the threat we have been facing all these years? We who have served have our eyes wide open. We would be happy to terminate this vicious foe, but it’s not just up to us. It is up to Americas leaders to turn this tide and face down these brutes. Will they? No. So we will be left to fend for ourselves.