Want to stop terrorism? Ron Paul had it right: get out of Muslim countries. Stop bombing. Stop installing dictators. Stop stealing. Stop intervening. Stop killing.
There is nothing there that we need. There is much to do here.
I would add to Ron’s list: stop selling or giving weapons to them, stop giving military training to them, and stop funding and implementing proxy and regime change wars.
All of the above is just common sense, selection and judgment and does not imply isolationism, the slur by neocons on the right and left.
What problem has been fixed by bombing the Middle East? What national interest has been served? Do you feel safer now after 15 years of bombing and killing in your name? We have more enemies now and they are better trained, armed and funded than in September 2001. Turkey, Egypt, Saudi, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc already have sufficient military power to eliminate ISIS. Our problem is they don’t really want to.
Remember that a U.S. Navy ship shot down an Iranian airliner full of innocent people. Get a grip on your reactions.
Americans need to retaliate by finally securing our borders, executing existing laws, bringing home and strengthening our military for our own defense, and profiling people who are already here. The latter task should not be limited to the government.
We fully expect to be attacked. They have been training for generations. When that happens, we will respond.
We must protect peaceful Muslim citizens in America. It is their burden to prove they are peaceful by turning in the radicals in their community. The radicals kill their fellow Muslims, the peaceful moderates among them, more than they kill us, to maintain fear, discipline and control within their community. We cannot reform their social system, culture and religion for them. If we don’t protect the truly peaceful ones and give them a safe place to reform, then there will be no reform and these 1400 year old problems will remain. We cannot protect peaceful Muslims unless we profile their community to find and remove the radicals among them. When this effort starts, know that the radicals will attack the safe places hard and prepare for that. The moderates must have confidence in us if they are to help us.
Some of the radicals are in high places in our government. Be prepared.
Perhaps the majority of Democrats and left wing libertarians will resist the need for profiling…until it is too late. Help them understand if they listen.
We learned from incarcerating Japanese-Americans in WWII. It is a very slippery slope. Wisdom is needed, not aggression. Parts of Muslim holy books call for jihad and violence. So do ours in places.
You cannot defeat an enemy who is morally certain unless you are morally certain. The U.S. is far from that today. How about you?
If you ask God for something, and especially if He grants it, then whatever you prayed for had better be good. He has a long history of wrath against evil doers, sometimes taking all of their blood line. You are really praying for a revelation of your forgotten mission here. Such good things are not new, but their time has come.
A worthy exposition. This calls upon our hearts as well as our heads. My question: are we equipped and able to comprehend each other in this vein? https://2lobes.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/attempting-to-comprehend-man-2/
Thanks Ron. You and I can probably communicate with hearts and mind. I don’t know about many other people.