by John D. Guandolo
When faced with a determined enemy who seeks your destruction, appeasement has never and will never work.
America has been at war for over 20 years with the Global Islamic Movement, yet the U.S. government has not put America on a war footing. Because the U.S. has failed to identify this enemy, its doctrine, and modus operandi, many U.S. leaders are ignorant of the threat and, more importantly, ignorant of what it will take to win this war.
This week, an appellate court in Boston overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the jihadis convicted for the Boston Marathon bombings.
Also this week, Victor Alvarez, a jihadi convicted for his part in the plots to bomb/attack several targets in New York city in the 1990’s, was released from prison.
It was revealed in court that, “Between 1993 and 2013, the defendant (Alvarez) received 155 prison disciplinary reports, including for assaulting, spitting on, and threatening officers, possessing a weapon, flooding his cell, and keeping containers of urine and rotten milk in his cell.”
Alvarez was medicated while in jail after 2013, but vows to stop taking his meds now that he is free.
As Andrew C. McCarthy has said, we cannot win this war in the courtroom.
When these events are put in context with others, it paints a nasty picture of America’s unwillingness to brutally deal with brutal enemies. For instance:
The U.S. military captured and released jihadis over and over again during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The rules of engagement during the Bush and Obama administrations revealed the U.S. ignorance of our enemy and a lack of desire to actually defeat the enemy.
U.S. military personnel have been convicted of killing Al Qaeda operatives.
U.S. military personnel have been convicted of beating up jihadis who were caught raping young boys because, as U.S. colonels and generals said, its “part of their culture.”
U.S. federal law enforcement still tries to “outreach” to the U.S. muslim community to help us with the “radical terrorist problem.”
When our enemy looks at all this, they see weakness, and know they have the upper hand. Weakness by U.S. leaders, by the way, requires jihadis – per sharia – to wage war against us that much more.
Where has all of this appeasement and “respect” for jihadis’ “culture” left us? America lost the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria despite the fact our warriors did their jobs and crushed the Islamic armies on the battlefield.
While it is true that under President Trump the gloves came off and the jihadi herd overseas is being thinned in a much more aggressive way, this does not change the fact the real battlefield is inside the United States.
With the Communist Counter-State in full throttle today and acting as the hammer for the Islamic Movement and working together with the jihadis, these threats are exponentially more dangerous and imminent.
America must immediately get on a war footing, identify the key leaders and organizations supporting the Islamic & Communist Counter-States, and utterly defeat them using all powers available to the U.S. government to ensure the survival of the Republic and the safety of its citizens.
Maybe America’s leaders should read General Sherman’s letter to Atlanta.