It took our sworn enemies hardly any time at all to deliver a bloody and bombastic response to President Obama’s meek speech on US foreign policy in Afghanistan.
Within 48 hours of Bam’s December 1 state address about bolstering US forces in the drug-addled-drug-peddling nation, a suicide blast at a college graduation ceremony in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed three government ministers and more than a dozen others, raising fears about an al Qaeda insurgency in that troubled east African country.
Twenty-four hours after that, two suicide bombers exploded themselves in a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing 40 people.
Here, there and everywhere, Muslim terrorists are ensuring that the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. President Obama should make a note of that in his dossier on “man-caused disasters.” That wimpy new phrase of his for “terrorism” has made his administration the terror monger’s disposable snot rag. Plus, revealed to our adversaries that the White House is not above parsing evil, nor accommodating it.
Naturally, President Obama could be forgiven for thinking that as a half-black, half-Muslim world leader, he would be the one to outwit and transform religious terrorists into Good Samaritans. By now, however, a realization should have dawned upon him that this is not a war between nations or hemispheres, but between two ideologies where one side wants to live and let live, and the other wants to die and cause death. The president should take that into account while he attempts to placate the enemy into submission.
The finest military strategies cannot hope to conquer the poisonous clouds of Islamist fanaticism as they writhe from country to country and continent to continent, unless they are assisted by moderate Muslims who must demonstrate the courage to call out their own extremists as only they can through an intervention of global condemnation. They, after all, are the people whom al Qaeda and their devil spawn shame and defame the most with their destructiveness.
Let mosques, by far the most influential oases of the Muslim community, issue a universal fatwa against religious terrorists, urging believers to report even a whiff of terrorist activity to law enforcement. Let them unite with Islamic schools to launch good citizenship campaigns and apprise their impressionable faithful that the Free World is a compassionate friend who does not deserve the malice of extremist Muslims.
Instead of proposing a “renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts,” the current World March for Peace and Nonviolence, which stopped in Brooklyn last week along a 99,000-mile tour of 50 countries, should be demanding a stop to crooked, terror-sponsoring governments, including Iran, Syria, North Korea, Pakistan, even Russia.
Americans deserve conscientiousness and gumption from their commander in chief, whose first interest should be the national security of the United States. Period.
Sanctimonious Fort Hood jihadi Malik Nadal Hasan allegedly bragged, “Maybe we should have more of these where people strap bombs on themselves and go into Times Square.”
Maybe, Bam should be paying heed, and acting accordingly.
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