To Evil ISIS

terrorism

I was thinking of holding this photo for “the next” big terrorist attack (G-d forbid). 


But it’s just two days before 9/11, and I thought of all the victims of ISIS terror and said, why wait.


So this is to memorialize all the victims of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Taliban, Boko Haram, the PLO, BDS, and other vile terrorist groups.


For all the victims–men, women, and children–you brutally and ruthlessly:


Beheaded.


Crucified.


Hung.


Shot.


Stabbed.


Stoned.


Threw off of Roofs.


Burned Alive.


Ran over with tanks and other vehicles. 


Poisoned. 


Abducted.


Raped.


Tortured.


Imprisoned. 


Enslaved. 


Sold.


Made refugees. 


Bombed. 


Gassed.


For the mothers and fathers you made childless.


For the children you made orphaned.


For the husbands and wives you left widowed. 

May the one G-d in heaven recompense you for all your evil deeds, may he thwart all your plans and attempts to harm, kill, and destroy, and may he thrust his heavenly spear of judgement through your devilish hearts and straight into the endless depths of Hell. 


(Source Photo: America)

Terrorism Knows No Boundaries

Stabbing

Another stabbing in Jerusalem–right in the back of the head!


So far 18 terror stabbings in Israel in less than 10 days.


You never know when it’s coming until the blade sears through the air and into the head, neck, chest, or back of the victim.


In an apartment, at a shopping center, riding a bus, on the way to prayer–no one is safe!


Today, one 13-year old boy is in critical condition after being stabbed nearly a dozen times while riding his bicycle in Jerusalem.


The stabbing attacks are coming on top of shootings, stonings, bombings, molotov cocktails, and vehicular hit and runs.


The call for a third Intifada to terrorize and kill Jews in Israel is underway.


This on top of last year’s Gaza War when thousands of rockets where fired targeting Israeli cities and critical infrastructure as well as terror tunnels coming under the border to murder and abduct Israelis.


But Israel is not alone in fighting a wave of global terror–it is engulfing the Middle East and farther–from Libya to Syria, Yemen to Turkey, Iraq to Afghanistan–and hundreds of thousands of refugees are streaming to Europe.


Bombing of markets, weddings, funerals, houses of worship, and even peace rallies.


Chemical weapons, beheadings, hacking off limbs, crucifixions, burning victims alive, abductions of women and children, slavery, and gang rape, are now virtually accepted items in the International news, and on a daily basis. 


Next in the mix–maybe some suitcase or missile-tipped nukes delivered by impassioned Jihadists?


For now, we are watching from our perch of safety and security here and in Europe, but what when what we witness happening “over there” eventually comes over here…


Have we become so used to and callous to all the terrorism that we barely even blink an eye anymore when we read, hear, or see it?


While terrorism knows no physical boundaries, perhaps with an ever-increasing tempo of sickeningly outrageous and barbaric terrorist acts, it knows no boundaries to our soul anymore either.  😉


(Source Photo: Facebook via Documenting Anti-Semitism)

Actions Speak Louder Than Deals

Similar to the Movie, “The Stoning of Soraya M.”–only this is real life footage. 


Highly graphic…beware.


A 17-year old girl ambushed by crowd of men, savagely kicked and beaten, and stoned to death with a large cinderblock finally slammed onto her head. 


All the while, the men are taking photos and videos with their smartphones. 


And playing with her skirt up and down in some perverted way while the blood is gushing out of her skull. 


Supposedly for loving the “wrong” boy.


Who does something like this?


Can some people be so religiously brainwashed as to think this can be “right”?


Where are people’s inner conscience and moral compass? 


As ISIS beheads and burns alive their opponents, Boko Haram hacks off people’s limbs and takes young girls as sex slaves, Al Qaeda conducts countless suicide bombings, Syria gases their own people, and Iran outmaneuvers the West toward a nuclear bomb to annihilate their enemies…we had better take very seriously what we are dealing with. 


Shouldn’t any deal we make seek to genuinely change these behaviors rather than make a deal for deal’s sake? 


We need to wake up before the warnings that we are witnessing from afar become lessons here at home.  


We need a genuine and verifiable peace–oh G-d let it be!

Stop Picking On ISIS!

Burnt Alive In A Cage
ISIS is one of the most brutal and uncivilized enemies that we are now facing. 



Their tactics against their victims have included:



Beheading, burningtorturing, raping, crucifying, burying people alive, and abducting and selling children as sex slaves



Similar to Iran who threatens nuclear Armageddon on the West, and we seek to pacify them, make agreements, and unravel sanctions against them, with ISIS, our response again in the face of evil, has been tepid and now we are making excuses for their completely sick and immoral behavior.



At a National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, the President stated:



Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”



Yes, that is why those times in history are referred to as “The Dark Ages,” while in 2015, we are supposed to be a shining light of democracy, freedom and human rights.



The President also went on to cite Slavery and the Jim Crow [laws] as other examples. 



Hmm…interesting though, if you are going to cite examples already, why completely omit to mention the evils of the Holocaust that killed 6 million Jewish people in the most inhumane genocide of our times–just 70 years ago! 



Then again, what was the purpose of giving the examples that he did of other great historical misdeeds (and also leaving out other prominent ones) in the face of another great evil in our times. 



From the specific words, perhaps:



– It is to excuse it? (Get off your high horses)



– To give them some sort of pass?  (Other people have committed terrible deeds)



But should we be making excuses or giving a pass to ISIS and for that matter Iran (which has one of the world’s worst records of human right abuses and has threatened to annihilate Israel and attack America) for their ongoing brutality, immorality, threats and terror?



Maybe what is correct here is that we should “get off our high horses,” and INSTEAD finally consider putting some darn boots on the ground and some serious firepower with it to end this march of terror quickly, rather than excuse it, ever. 😉



(Source Photo: here with attribution to Tv9)

Why Have We Gone Soft On Terror?

Captain America
So today, we saw the movie American Sniper, which topped the long weekend box office with over $105 million in receipts.

Why are people loving this movie?

Because Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) was a true patriot, and as a Navy Seal sniper fought the war on terror with 4 tours of duty overseas and over 160 confirmed kills.

Chris Kyle loved this country and what it stands for and he loved his fellow warfighters, who gave so much of themselves to protect this nation.

The people of our country are watching the world events unfold with one terrorist attack and atrocity after another…and they are aghast at how we have apparently gone soft when we are still at war!

Iran misses deadline after deadline for disarming their nuclear WMD program, and rather than leading the charge on sanctions, instead there is a vow to veto both houses of Congress on any legislation that even threatens sanctions that would only take effect if they fail to reach a deal by the July 2015 deadline.

Al Qaeda conducts series of horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher grocery store, and 40 world leaders and millions of citizens come together for a Unity Rally, but our leadership bows out of attending, instead of being arm-in-arm with our allies such as France, Germany, England, and Israel.



Hamas rains thousands of missiles indiscriminately on Israeli cities and digs terror tunnels to abduct and murder across the country, and in the ultimate hypocrisy of justice, the International Criminal Court protects the terrorists and investigates our ally for defending themselves in a 50-day war against those who vow to destroy them.

ISIS is capturing huge swaths of Iraq and Syria and is murdering and torturing the populace and beheading our journalists and aid workers and our response is tepid and inadequate.

– The Taliban slaughter 145 mostly schoolchildren in Pakistan and where is our indignation?

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls and they threaten to sell them and we hold up signs to “Bring Back Our Girls,” but where is the action to actually free them.

– With terrorists hunted down and captured–at great risk to our own military and intelligence men and women–and held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, instead of locking them up and throwing away the keys, we are releasing them, while many yet return to perform more terrorist activities against us.

These are just a few to mention…yet where is the outrage at all the ongoing terrorism around us? Where is the determined action to protect our people, freedom and democracy?

We need to honor those who fought for this country–like patriot Chris Kyle–and decisively win this war on terror. Anything less is a losing strategy. 😉

(Source Photo: 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)

U.S. and Israel: BFF

Friends
Yes, since the founding of Israel, the United States has been “Best Friends Forever” (BFF) with Israel. 



The U.S. helped found Israel in 1948 and it has graciously invested in Israel financially and military for almost 70 years.



And Israel has been a tried and true friend to America from intelligence, security, and innovation to shared values on human rights, freedom, democracy, and our Judeo-Christian shared roots and beliefs. 



The U.S. and Israel stand together, always.



Yes, administration after administration…the support, friendship, and alliance between the two nations have flourished and been unshakeable.



And while Congress passes unanimously this past week to make Israel a “Major Strategic Partner,” something unthinkable and what others have called “unprecedented hostility” is going on elsewhere in our government:



While the U.S. is pulling back sanctions on one of our greatest enemies, Iran (part of the famous Axis Of Evil), it is said to be mulling the imposition of sanctions on one of it’s best friends, Israel (Washington Beacon).



How is it that in extremist, terrorist world post 9/11–up to the recent grotesque torture and beheadings of multiple U.S. citizens–that we forget who our friends are and embrace our enemies? 



A world gone mad…and we are trapped in the audience watching the insanity unfold. 



Say it isn’t so–not even in Disney World is such a fantastical breach possible. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)