During the GOP Convention Navy Seal hero Marcus Luttrell abandoned his prepared speech and got real with the audience. He said “To the next generation, your war is here, you don’t have to find it.”
Those are powerful words. For decades our troops have been fighting terrorism abroad. There is no doubt that America would prefer to take the fight to them, to root them out of their caves and rat holes – and to let the professional soldiers do the hard work of protecting us. But due to the weakness of our leaders our military has not been allowed to do their jobs, and the terrorists have brought the war to us.
Wars used to be fought differently. The civilian leaders would give the military leaders an objective, and then get out of the way and let them do their jobs. Starting with Viet Nam the politicians started micro-managing the way we fought, and America lost its first war. I served in the Marine Corps during Viet Nam. Although I never served in theater, I talked to hundreds of Maines who made it back. They all told the same story.
Their bases would be attacked by the Viet Cong. They were under orders not to engage without permission – even when they were under fire! So they had to radio so a pencil pusher back in a safe area and request permission to defend themselves. Hundreds of good men died while waiting for permission to shoot back.
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I know an Air Force pilot whose squadron trained for many years to bomb Hanoi, the capitol of Communist North Viet Nam. When the politicians finally allowed them to do their jobs the war – which had dragged on for almost 20 years – was over in a week.
What lesson did the U.S. learn from this? Give the military an objective, supplies and support. Then trust them to do what they have trained all their lives for. Oh, wait. We DIDN’T learn that lesson. Today, under our fearless leader Obama, we still hamstring our military with ridiculous rules that put them in greater danger and make it next to impossible to achieve their objectives.
It’s worse today than in Vietnam. When our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are in pursuit of a known enemy combatant, they have to radio a desk jockey who probably doesn’t know which end of the rifle the bullet comes from. But then he has to call a lawyer. That’s right – a LAWYER! If the lawyer interprets the rules of engagement in a way that prevents them from killing the guys that are trying to kill our troops, the terrorists go free.
It’s the same in the air. Mission after mission in Iraq had to return to base with their bombs still on board. It adds more danger to already dangerous job when a pilot has to land a plane loaded with bombs. Why do half our missions return without having dropped their bombs? One example is the missions to destroy the oil-producing capability of ISIS, which provides them with most of their funding. If there is a possibility that the driver of an oil tanker is a non-combatant, the pilot is not allowed to engage. Two points: First, how can you tell an ISIS fighter from a civilian? They dress just the same. Second, even if the driver is not a fighter, he knows he is working for a terrorist organization and by driving that truck he is putting his life in danger.
Read the article below, “How Our Overly Restrictive Rules of Engagement Keep Us from Winning Wars.” In a nutshell, when you see the enemy you have to wait for him to shoot at (and possibly kill) you before you can engage him. This is insanity! Two sentences in the article stand out: “If soldiers opened fire after a lawyer had deemed the attack outside the rules, they would risk discipline — even prosecution.” And…“Some units are so paralyzed in their ability to mount offensive operations that they are reduced to rolling outside of their base and waiting to be fired upon.”
I don’t believe someone like Obama who has never served in the military should be allowed to send troops into harm’s way, and then keep them from defending themselves. I don’t know if he is just foolish or if he secretly hopes the Muslims will prevail and put America in itsplace. (He has made it clear that he thinks we as a nation are “arrogant.”) Whatever his motivation, the results are the same. We are losing the war on terror, and the terrorists are bringing the war to us.
Which brings us back to Marcus Luttrell’s words: “Your war is here.” The war has come to America and France and Israel and countless other nations that refuse to bow down to Muslim Sharia law and control.
With 800,000 police offices in this nation of 324 million we have about one officer for every 405 civilians. If this were the 1950’s that would be more than enough. There’s a reason why “Leave it to Beaver” and “Happy Days” have been replaced by “Law and Order” and “CSI”. There’s a lot more crime these days.
Unfortunately our domestic crime may come to look like child’s play in the future. After the huge shock of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, we have gotten used to smaller occasional terrorist incidents. But something has changed. Over the last several weeks assassinations of police officers and small and large terror attacks around the world have become almost daily occurrences.
Sheriff David Clarke has warned US citizens that they can’t depend on calling 911: “Simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.”
The Sheriff was speaking about criminals attacking people at home. But we have much more dangerous about whom to be concerned. If a home invader hears you rack your shotgun, he will almost always turn tail and run. He’ll look for a home inhabited by “sheeple” who don’t have personal defense weapons.
The real danger we face is from the Muslims who are crazy enough to believe their religion’s lies about 70 virgins if they are “martyred.” They not only don’t care if they die; in many cases they want to die. We don’t know how many of the Muslims in this country are Jihadists. But we do know that the number of Muslims is growing at an alarming rate, both by immigration and by childbirth (Muslims have almost twice the birth rate of the rest of the US population). So whatever the percentage of murderous Muslims may be, the absolute number of those who want to kill you is growing.
As the percentage of Muslims in a nation increases, so does the number of violent terrorist attacks. For instance, France has had three major Islamic terrorist incidents recently. France also has the fastest growing Muslim population in Europe, and is expected to be the first Muslim-controlled nation in the European Union. Germany has been allowing more and more Muslims to enter their nation. We all saw the coverage of young Muslim males sexually assaulting German girls – in public.
Great Britain has 82 Sharia courts that it allows to supersede its own laws. Imagine that! The nation that gave us the Magna Carta and English Common Law allowing barbaric medieval courts to pass judgement on people within its borders. And many European nations – particularly France and Great Britain – have “No Go Zones” (see articles by that name below) where even the police are afraid to go for fear of being assassinated. The first article describes these zones:
“No-go zones are Muslim-dominated neighborhoods that are off limits to non-Muslims due to a variety of factors, including the lawlessness and insecurity that pervades a great number of these areas. Host-country authorities have effectively lost control over many no-go zones and are often unable or unwilling to provide even basic public aid, such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services, out of fear of being attacked by Muslim youth. Muslim enclaves in European cities are also breeding grounds for Islamic radicalism and pose a significant threat to Western security.”
France has publicly identified 751 of these zones (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones). This is prevalent in Europe, because they have allowed so many Muslims to enter their nations legally, and have not enforced their borders to keep out illegal aliens. But it is also starting to happen here in America.
There are many heavily Muslim neighborhoods in America. In the article below, “No-Go Zones Coming to America,” Bob Unruh of Worldnet Daily, warns “They’re coming as the Muslim population grows. “We already see areas such as Dearborn, Michigan: It isn’t a no-go zone – police don’t fear to enter there and non-Muslims aren’t menaced for non-adherence to Shariah norms – but police did the bidding of the Muslim community a couple of years ago and arrested some Christian missionaries solely for the crime of preaching to Muslims. A Shariah crime, not a crime according to any U.S. law.”
If the US doesn’t act soon, we will have hundreds of “No-Go” zones across the nation as Europe does. We already have Sharia Courts subverting our system of justice in Texas, Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, California.So, what do we have? A world of terrorism, and a US president who is unwilling or afraid to confront it in an effective way overseas. Terrorists entering our country both legally and illegally who are performing terrorists acts on US soil. Sharia law being honored above our Constitution. And the groundwork being laid for Muslim-only zones in the US.
We are in a war. Our military has not been able to win it overseas. Our police cannot win it here without the help of patriots. Like it or not, our war is here. We will either step up and fight it every inch of the way, or one day we will see our nation become part of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate.
Later in his speech Marcus Luttrell asked, “Who among you will love something more than you love yourself? I challenge all of you to fight for this country and each and every one of us.”
Call me crazy if you wish. The first Jews who warned of Hitler’s megalomania were ridiculed – until the killing started. Many Americans were dead certain that Germany and Japan would leave the US alone if we stayed out of WWII – until Pearl Harbor. The bottom line is that all this sounds crazy – until it happens.
We want to believe that everyone else is like us. We can’t imagine Muslims trying to take over the entire world, because we wouldn’t do it. But Rome successfully took over the then-known world. The Nazis and the Japanese almost won WWII. Their goal was complete world domination. And none of them had the promise of 70 virgins to spur them on.
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http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/04/when_we_lost_the_winnable_war_.htmlHow Our Overly
Restrictive Rules of Engagement Keep Us from Winning Wars
Islam Experts: No-Go Zones Coming to America
Daniel Pipes: The Danger of No-Go Zones
European ‘No-Go’ Zones: Fact or Fiction? Part 1: France
European ‘No-Go’ Zones: Fact or Fiction? Part 2: Britain
Muslim No-Go Zones in the United States
NOTE: This article was originally published at www.ConservativeTruth.orgTags: Islam Sharia Terrorism war
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