Don’t Defeat ISIS

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Why are we trying to defeat ISIS?


Yesterday, they gave Axis of Evil Iran some payback. 


Iran, the #1 global sponsor of terrorism, got terrorized.


In a brazen attack on Iran’s parliament and shrine, ISIS attacked these hardened targets.


Now, while all terrorism is terrible and should be condemned, isn’t there an old saying:


“Fight fire with fire.”


In this case, sadly but maybe the truth is the only way to fully defeat terrorism is by:


The only way to win the war on terror is to let terror fight terror!


No, we should not resort to such barbarism!


But as the world allegedly did in the Iran-Iraq war (and so many other conflicts), we armed both sides and let them go at it.


Similarly here, let ISIS and Iran’s terrorists duke it out until they are both gone for good or hopefully they come to their senses and stop the madness once and for all!


Civilians are innocent and should never be targets, but the terrorists killing the terrorists is fair game.


Sure, carrots are preferable to a stick, but have any of the carrots worked at all or are we not at a global terrorism all time high after 16 years fighting the war on terror since 9/11.


Why wait until ISIS and/or Iran hits us again and again with terror wave after terror wave or eventually with unfathomable weapons of mass destruction?


Devil kill devil–and let peace and sanity reign supreme for the rest of the civilized world. ūüėČ


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

What’s Old And New

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Just want to share a quote that a colleague said they saw recently displayed at the Kennedy Center:

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”¬†

¬†–¬†John Cage

Perhaps, it’s not what’s old or what’s new that is scary, but simply what is unconstrained evil in men’s hearts at any time or place.¬†

It’s the age old fight of good over evil, and when evil gets the upper hand, even if just for a short time, it can be the most unbelievable and frightening to face off with.¬†

Let’s give new ideas plenty of opportunity as long as they are based in kindness, compassion, and humanity.¬†

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

When Terror Strikes–We Do What?

When Terror Strikes

Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal today writes compellingly about how tolerance for terror (or what he calls tolerance for intolerance) is allowing it to happen. 

For example, Jews are getting knifed, stoned, and intentionally run over almost daily in the Holy Land and not a peep from anyone, except to blame it on settlements, even though this extreme barbaric violence was happening long before there ever was a single settlement. 

It has become okay to use violence–even terrible sickening and brutal violence against civilians–and as much of it as one can muster–if you have a perceived gripe. Shall we talk burning victims alive, running over live bound victims with tanks, throwing gays off of the roofs of buildings, beheadings and crucifixions, serial killings and mass graves, abducting young girls as sex slaves, use of chemical weapons and indiscriminate bombings and shootings, and more.¬†

So what do we do?

– We tolerate the intolerable by excusing absolute insufferable violence against innocent men, women, and children, because some are feeling upset or aggrieved–so we show maybe misplaced compassion, where we should be expressing outrage at inhumane acts of murder and barbarism.

– We negotiate to try and appease the terrorists, but they couldn’t care less about deals when blood is the only thing that will quench their thirst for Jihad, power, and a new Caliphate.

– We use bold but empty phrases to placate the public and victim’s families–such as we are at war or we will be merciless¬†and we will destroy them. and then we perform another single bombing run and drop 20 in retaliation (on perhaps empty buildings as the enemy claims) after the U.S. has already run 6,000 bombing runs previously.¬†

– We are afraid to name the enemy, with democratic candidates at Saturday’s night debate even refusing to use the term “radical Islamists

– We are afraid to fight the good and necessary fight–after the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are “war weary,” or perhaps pacifists to an out of bounds extreme–where we are willing to risk another major attack on U.S. soil rather than appropriately defend ourselves and bring the fight to the enemy.¬†

WAKE UP USA, EU, NATO, AND UN. 

This problem is not going away–it is not “contained”–the war is not won–far from it. ūüėČ

(Source Graphic: Andy Blumenthal)

Cuddles Versus Lashes

Cuddles and Lashes
Interesting juxtaposition of civilizations before us…



On one hand, we have people in the West looking for a hug and cuddle (even if oddly, they think they have to pay for one). 



While on the other hand, Islamist extremists are giving 1,000 lashes¬†(the first 50 of which were proudly given today with more to come in the following weeks)¬†for “opposition” blogging, and terrorists are killing hostages in a kosher grocery store in Paris and gunning down satirists making comics for Charlie Hebdo magazine.



Seems like somehow we just aren’t mentally getting it (or maybe we can’t stop “getting it” from the bad guys)!



Cuddles and lashes will never go together. 



You cannot cuddle a terrorist!



Yet, we ostensibly have terrible difficulty even calling them Islamist terrorists and extremists, even though that is what they are.



They are killing people with AK47s in Paris and bombings in London, hijacked airplanes targeting the World Trade Center and Pentagon, beheading journalists and gassing civilians in Syria, kidnapping women and children in Nigeria, and slaughtering schoolchildren in Islamabad



However, we are and will unfortunately continue to get our lashes from them, as the¬†threats are not gone or dissipating, and the war is not won or maybe has barely even begun–although we are “war weary”.



We must awake from our cuddling stupor and realign ourselves to the mentality of 1000 lashes. 



Appeasement will keep failing as the false thinking and broken promises of those who teach hatred and kill indiscriminately and barbarically will somehow just stop–they¬†won’t.¬†



Sadly, be ready for the enemy upping of the ante with bolder, more daring, crazier, and deadly attacks.



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Rape Outrage!

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On the Night of December 16–coming home from watching a movie at the New Delhi Mall, a 23-year old woman was savagely gang-raped and her male companion, who tried to defend her, was beaten while on a bus being driven around the Indian capital for 45 minutes!


I iust want to stand with those protesting against the barbarism of the people who brutally gang-raped, tortured, and grotesquely inserted a metal rod inside her, causing her such bodily damage that even a team of eight specialists at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore that specializes in multi-organ transplants, could not save her. 


The woman had such severe internal injuries that most of her intestines had to be removed, and according to CBC News, she suffered from organ failure, a lung infection, as well as brain damage. 


After the rape, torture, and beatings, the victims were stripped and thrown off the moving bus.


It is sick and evil that the driver not only stood idly by and did nothing to help her, but has been charged as well in the actual rape!


I am deeply saddened not only by the gang rape, but also according to the¬†Daily Times¬†that they happen with such frequency that they are “rarely [even] reported in the Indian press.”¬†


This is another wake up call for people of good conscience to stand against those that commit evil and to not be silent in the face of such atrocities.


The cries of this woman, and other victims of violence like her, can be heard throughout the world. 


She will not be forgotten, and to those savages may justice be done–in this world or the next by the all-mighty G-d who hears our prayers.


(Source Photo: here with attribution to Daniel Crompton)