I think we all know what happened in Ottawa. A recent convert to Islam, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, allegedly murdered a Canadian Soldier and attacked Canada's Parliament building before being fatally shot.
The photo above is reputed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and was apparently Tweeted by an Islamic State account. We know ISIS has called on lone wolf sympathizers to attack western nations. They have been particularly targeting Canada over the last few weeks. Well it appears they got their wish. But the horrible appeasement through political correctness is still running rampant. Appeasing radical Islamists is as dangerous as outright supporting the movement.
Muslim Terrorists do not "appreciate" the gesture. They don't view this political correctness as an olive branch being offered by an apologetic western nation. They consider it to be fear from an apologetic western nation and in the end they use it to their advantage. It emboldens them because they know a large group of influential people in America, France and England will not speak out with fervor.
If we continue to appease these murderous thugs it will only be a matter of time before they carry out something truly horrible on American soil. ISIS, at this point in time, appears to be more interested in consolidating their so-called state. They don't really seem too interested in launching a major attack on America but it's coming.
We can't tolerate religious profiling but we can hold those who preach radical Islam within our borders accountable. We simply do not. We have experienced Islamic Terror in this country over the last few years but the Obama Administration simply refuses to admit it. They go so far with their appeasement attitude toward Islam they refused to list radical Islam as a domestic terror threat in the annual FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment, an amazing omission.
I seriously doubt the Obama Administration has what it takes to defeat ISIS with regard to their current operational plan. The sad part of this discussion is the fact that Obama will get serious about defeating ISIS once something truly horrible occurs on American soil. 911 wasn't a result of appeasement through political correctness it was a result of complacency on the part of the Clinton Administration and the Bush Administration. Clinton had multiple chances to kill Osama Bin-Laden but politics got in his way and he failed. But we made the situation worst by making one of the biggest mistakes in the last 100 years by invading Iraq. We had no business invading Iraq. The "drain the swamp" theory failed because a new generation of radical Islamists eventually replaced the ones we killed.
The only way to defeat this threat, a threat just as dangerous as Nazi Germany, is to declare outright war. You have to destroy ISIS like you would destroy a cancerous tumor. We failed miserably with regard to our haphazard foreign policy in the Middle East over the last 6 years. I understand that Obama has a totally different world-view compared to Presidents past but his horrible miscalculations in the Middle East has truly destroyed the entire region. The failed idea and media devised movement of the Arab Spring has turned on the world like a caged tiger and Obama's lack of respect for the political/religious traditions in the Middle East is to blame. You can't march into Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Iraq and impose your will. It's never been done and it will never be done though a false sense of divine right.
ISIS is a direct result of our insane invasion of Iraq and our failure to achieve a deal that would have left a residual force in Iraq. The pottery barn rule "or you break it you buy it" is a consistent rule of war. It is a rule that Obama refused to embrace and it's costing the Middle East dearly. Again, you can't just change the rules of the game because you don't like the rules. The narcissism on the part of the Obama Administration with regard to Middle East foreign policy has turned out to a national embarrassment.
To defeat ISIS we must launch a real air campaign. Not a selective cherry picking of targets because ISIS can simply blend in with the populous and eventually they will achieve their goals. We must declare, and it is a horrible decision to make, the main highways through northern Iraq and Eastern Syria roads of death and destroy everything we see on those highways. And then in the end we must put boots on the ground. If we don't declare outright war on ISIS we stand to lose more American lives and we will be responsible to creating an atmosphere of fear not only in this country but also in Europe.
It is time to arm the Kurds, for real this time, and it is time to train them. We must create a recruiting operation that invites those who wish to fight ISIS... to fight ISIS. We must train them, arm them, fund them and support them. If we can't trust the so-called Moderate Islamic Militants in Syria we must bypass them. I am sure Jordan and Saudi Arabia would allow us to create bases to train recruits. If we build it they will come, I can guarantee that. This would allow the U.S. to be light on the ground. 90% of those American boots on the ground would be U.S spec ops and likely British spec ops as well. This is only way to prevent a major troop commitment in Syria and Iraq. Let the American Spec Ops community do their jobs, they are trained for this type of warfare and they damn good at it.
We must draw a line in the sand and stop this division among ourselves. Because the American people, at the end of the day, will demand an outright war against ISIS when the inevitable occurs, a major attack on American soil.