I heard excerpts of a Hillary Clinton speech yesterday that she delivered at Stanford. It almost made sense.
There were only two things missing. And those two things guaranteed that nothing Hillary said would mean any more of a damn thing than anything Obama has flailed at in his seven failed years in office.
What are those two things?
I’ve already written about one in detail, but in short, it is this: you MUST understand the connection between Islamic terrorism and the religion of Islam. If you fail to understand that connection, it is impossible to fight the terrorists. Our effort must necessarily have four foundations: one is military, one is political, one is economic and the most important one of all is religious.
It is RELIGION and specifically THE RELIGION OF ISLAM that motivates the terrorists and serves as their ultimate recruiting tool and their source of passionate resolve and their willingness to die. If you actually think that that ground is “Gitmo,” as your president does, you are an astonishingly morally stupid person, period. Rather, Islamic State is talking about Allah; they’re talking about the Prophet; they’re talking about the Qur’an; they’re talking about jihad; and they’re talking about Islamic eschatology and their determination to bathe the world in blood so that their Twelfth Imam will be forced to reveal himself:
In broad strokes, al-Qaeda acts like an underground political movement, with worldly goals in sight at all times—the expulsion of non-Muslims from the Arabian peninsula, the abolishment of the state of Israel, the end of support for dictatorships in Muslim lands. The Islamic State has its share of worldly concerns (including, in the places it controls, collecting garbage and keeping the water running), but the End of Days is a leitmotif of its propaganda. Bin Laden rarely mentioned the apocalypse, and when he did, he seemed to presume that he would be long dead when the glorious moment of divine comeuppance finally arrived. “Bin Laden and Zawahiri are from elite Sunni families who look down on this kind of speculation and think it’s something the masses engage in,” says Will McCants of the Brookings Institution, who is writing a book about the Islamic State’s apocalyptic thought.
During the last years of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the Islamic State’s immediate founding fathers, by contrast, saw signs of the end times everywhere. They were anticipating, within a year, the arrival of the Mahdi—a messianic figure destined to lead the Muslims to victory before the end of the world. McCants says a prominent Islamist in Iraq approached bin Laden in 2008 to warn him that the group was being led by millenarians who were “talking all the time about the Mahdi and making strategic decisions” based on when they thought the Mahdi was going to arrive. “Al-Qaeda had to write to [these leaders] to say ‘Cut it out.’ ” [Atlantic, “What ISIS Really Wants”]
I had already written an article describing that last-days mindset and one side gearing up for an ultimate take-all-or-die war while we have nothing to fight for and literally a determination not to fight at all even as they slaughter us.
Islam MUST be confronted as a religion. Not with violence in the sense of another Crusade, but rather with verbal confrontation in the form of, “Muslims are waging violent jihad in the name of Islam and they truly do appear to have valid Qur’anic justification to do so. What are you going to do as a religion to persuade these people who are exploiting your religion that they are theologically wrong?”
It won’t be easy. But the alternative of burying our civilizational heads in the sand and ignoring a metastasizing cancer that is growing larger and worse literally by the hour is beyond insane.
And yet that is precisely what Democrats have done at this point – INISISTED on doing, in fact – as they have demonized anybody who would cite the facts and draw and accurate conclusion from those facts. These people will look you right in the face and scream that the mere fact that 99.99999999999999999% of violent terrorist attacks are being perpetrated by people who for some mysterious reason insist that they are “Muslims” is nothing but the most bizarre forms of random coincidence.
They refuse to attribute to Islam what people who claim to be Muslims and follow the Five Pillars of Islam and live out the actual words of the Qur’an to Islam; and then they just as stupidly try to argue that people like Timothy McVeigh were “Christians’ basically because he’s white. It truly doesn’t matter to them that Timothy McVeigh absolutely never claimed to have been a Christian or to have committed his atrocities in the name of Christ or Christianity.
They hide behind rhetoric and pretend reality isn’t really real.
We did this once before as Western Civilization. It was called “the rise of Nazism.” Our refusal to deal with a clearly developing ideology of death led to our being forced to suffer tens and tens of millions of dead and a truly horrifying world war.
And this is shaping up to be far, far worse. Because the same liberals who refused to stand up to and confront a crisis even as it was clearly getting worse and worse are doing “deja vu all over again.” Only there were a few million Nazis and there are more than a BILLION Muslims and some of them have nuclear weapons now.
The left comes with the pseudo-argument that blaming Muslims for terrorism is like blaming Christians for the Ku Klux Klan. Which is the epitome of non sequitur. Because if we should blame ANYBODY or ANYTHING for the KKK, it ought to be the Democrat Party. Because fact: the Ku Klux Klan began as the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party. Which was officially revealed during the Republcian-controlled Senate’s passage of the 1871 Ku Klux KLan Act that Democrats fiercely opposed in their determination to protect their wicked terrorist murderers. The purpose of the KKK was to “to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by using violence against African American leaders.” In fact, “its central objective [was] the overthrow of Republican state governments in the South.”
So it is literally demonic for the people who gave birth to the Klan to blame anyone else for it. That’s one. And the Democratic Party today is nothing short of the political expression of rabid hatred against Christians in fulfillment of Jesus’ words, “If they hate you, remember that they hated Me first” (John 15:18).
But now we get to the very essence of why I say it is so tremendously vital that we DO confront Islam with the problem of the fact that 99.9999999% of all violent terrorist acts in the world come from Muslims who follow the Five Pillars of Islam and conduct their violent jihad specifically in the name of Islam. Becuse for those rabid secular humanist Christ-haters who even INSINUATE that Christianity has any racism in it, we can refute their obscene attack with the Word of God. We can point out that the beating heart of Christianity boils down to “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). We can demonstrate that “the world” is the world of ALL races and that Christ came on a mission to save ALL humanity rather than just “white people.” And it is frankly demonic to say otherwise. We can document in our Bible that God does NOT show partiality or play favorites (Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9). The Bible that all true Christians follow as the Word of God says, “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:14). The Word of God declares, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” (James 2:8). Which is to say, racism does not come from God and it does not come from Christianity; it comes from wicked man, it comes from DEMOCRATS.
God DID separate the world into two “racial” groups; BUT those two groups were JEWS and GENTILES and it did not matter if you were white or black or Asian or Arab because you were nontheless a Gentile. In other words, it ultimately wasn’t a racial separation, but a theological one as God created a separate people for Himself and related to His people in a unique manner. And the same God who declared ONLY that one racial/ethnic barrier HIMSELF told us that He destroyed ALL barriers, such that: ““There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
Christians can confront wicked, slanderous, libelous charges against them and against their faith in Christ and refute them with the truth of the Word of God.
But the question is, “CAN ISLAM SIMILIARLY DO THAT REGARDING THE ISSUE OF TERRORIST VIOLENCE????” And you ignorant, depraved liberals would be astonished if you knew the truth about what the Qur’an actually teaches. Many atheists have attacked Christianity and the Bible with supporting violence; I both refute that charge and demonstrate that the Qur’an has an incredibly difficult dilemma in refuting violence. Please read my article and see all my facts if you have any doubt as to the truth of what I claim, but in a nutshell it comes down to this: the Old Testament of the Bible (which predates the Qur’an by 2,000 years) DOES call for specific acts of violence against specified enemies at specified times; whereas the Qur’an contains universal edicts to violence that apply in all situations both modern and ancient alike. But it gets worse: because while the Old Testament called for violence, the same Old Testament promised a “New Covenant” of which Jesus Christ literally embodied. And Jesus Christ put aside violence whereas Muhammad started out talking about peace but ended up being a mass-murderer. And Muslims have something called “abrogation” which means that the latter teachings of Muhammad replace the former. So Jesus truly IS the Prince of Peace, but Islam is in a giant quandary over its violence.
And that theological violence needs to be confronted. Because as long as Muslims are allowed to think that they have nothing to do with the problem, they will therefore do nothing to overcome the problem And IF Islam and Muslims accepted responsibility for terrorism and violence and wanted to do something about it, ISIS would be annihilated in less than two weeks.
As it is, the Democratic Party, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are leading all efforts to prevent the war on terror from EVER being over – to the ridiculous extent of even denying that there IS a “war on terror” to begin with.
Just to make one more giant distinction between Christianity and Islam: As I pointed out above, to be a Muslim means to follow the Five Pillars of Islam, according to the Qur’an. And the terrorists DO that; they follow the Five Pillars faithfully. Just to make absolutely certain you understand, THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT BEING PEACEFUL AND NOT MURDERING PEOPLE IN THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM THAT DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT ONE IS A MUSLIM. Whereas Christianity isn’t about what you do, it is about who you are in Jesus Christ and it is about whether you have the Holy Spirit that He sent in you. “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3). Christians all have one thing in common: they all have the Holy Spirit in them because they accepted Jesus’ deity and work by faith and have His Spirit inside them. Ephesians 1:13 makes it crystal clear: we were SEALED in CHRIST with the HOLY SPIRIT of promise. And so we have Jesus in us, and Jesus – unlike Muhammad – was bathed in His OWN blood poured out for our sins whereas Muhammad was bathed in the blood of his enemies just as his true followers the terrorists are.
I submit to you that the only reason the world will not confront Islam with its violence is because everyone who understands anything about Islam understands this fact and is terrified by it.
So that’s one. And Hillary Clinton is as dogmatically opposed to confronting Islam and demanding they theologically confront the terrorist movement on religious grounds as Obama has been. Instead there is nothing but a hand-waving-dismissal, head-of-the-ostrich-in-the-sand contemptuous dismissal of true evil (they view it as a crime the way bank robbery is a crime) and the source of that evil (they view it as “Gitmo” rather than the Islam that it very clearly is).
I laugh every time I hear a liberal blame Gitmo. Because these idiots are actually fool enough to think that the ultra-Islamic terrorists are just peachy happy with the perversions such as homosexual marriage they keep imposing on our culture. What if we elect a woman for president WHEN THEIR QUR’AN GIVES THEM PERMISSION TO BEAT THEIR WIVES TO KEEP THEM IN SUBMISSION, WHEN THEY WON’T ALLOW THEIR DAUGHTERS TO HAVE AN EDUCATION, WHEN THEY CAN’T EVEN DRIVE A DAMN CAR OR APPEAR IN PUBLIC WITHOUT AN ESCORT???
You don’t think this prospect would frighten Muslims: if women can be elected president of the United States, then women should have freedom in Muslim countries??? You’re really unbelievably ignorant enough to actually believe that Muslim terrorists would be fine with women having power over them??? You’re truly that stupid???
Do you REALLY wonder what their actual recruiting tools are??? You’re really fool enough to think it’s Gitmo, that terrorists are somehow enraged that we’re locking up the people who murder us??? You’re actually stupid enough to think the terrorists are saying, “We behead them and burn them alive, but we are not so terrible that we would ever put men in Gitmo.” I mean, you’re actually that stupid to believe the dishonest propaganda that pours out of leftwing media???
The second thing that made Hillary Clinton’s speech and Barack Obama’s entire foreign policy utterly meaningless and in fact absurd is the refusal to show any genuine American leadership.
I wrote an article that was prophetic because I was primarily citing as my source a truly prophetic article titled “Brave Old World” by Victor Davis Hanson. People like us have wisdom that comes from above, comes from GOD, that the left in their anti-supernaturalist and anti-religious and anti-Christian mindset simply cannot see or comprehend. Hanson ends his article by warning:
If we flee Iraq and call off the war on terror, Islamic jihadists will regroup, not disband. And when the Russians attack the next democracy, they won’t listen to the United Nations, the European Union or Michael Moore.
Brace yourself — we may be on our way back to an old world, where the strong do as they will, and the weak suffer as they must.
Which is of course exactly what has happened. Including the damn part about a resurgent, uber-aggressive RUSSIA.
I want you to realize that I speak the truth on that last part: Obama firmly decreed that Assad must go from Syria. Russia said absolutely not. And Russia did what Obama would not do and sent his troops in and literally intimidated the United States out of being where it had previously always been and had successfully kept Russia from being. Obama literally INVITED Russia in, but Russia went into Syria for one purpose and one purpose only: NOT to bomb Islamic State, but to bomb the pro-American forces that America had encouraged and even trained to fight Assad.
Putin and Russia succeeded in their mission: RIGHT IN OBAMA’S AND AMERICA’S HUMILIATED FACE.
Considering the resources expended, Russia’s operation in Syria has been labeled by many analysts to have been a great success for Putin. He entered the conflict with clear goals and significantly altered the facts on the ground by saving Assad from an imminent defeat. He also bolstered Russia’s air base in Latakia and a naval facility in the port of Tartus. By withdrawing when he did, Putin looked victorious, but he also is leaving all options on the table.
FACT: Obama has been consistently saying since 2011 that Assad must step down from power in Syria. Obama was blathering the same bold-sounding line as late as November 2015. Of the two leaders of Russia and America, one was a strong, dominant, aggressive force ready to project will, and the other was a timid, weak, pathetic coward who backed down and submitted to the other.
Obama brazenly said that Putin and Russia would be marginalized on the world stage. Now Russia is the one who is in command and Obama who is literally left passively sitting at a baseball game in Cuba when the terrorists attack Brussels and a strong leader is required.
And now when our allies go to the strong, dominant power in the Middle East, they go to RUSSIA and IGNORE America and Obama. Saudi Arabia and Jordan used to be firmly on the side of the United States against the Soviet sphere. Now they’ve gone to Russia. Egypt used to be an American ally opposed to Russia. Now they too have abandoned us because Obama is a weak man who will do nothing to help them and they need to turn elsewhere. Because due to our refusal to get involved and fight, we truly don’t matter. Even Israel has turned away from the United States and toward Russia because Barack Hussein Obama stabbed them in the heart too many times and they know with a dread certitude that they absolutely cannot trust in or rely upon the United States to lift a finger to help them.
Barack Obama is a pure, rabid ideologue and nothing else: the only people on EARTH Obama will stand up to and fight – and fight to the death and to the last dead American – is the Republicans. He will fight Republicans to the death, to the bitter end, amid the dust and ashes of the republic. He will sit next to tyrants and watch baseball games in communist regimes that support terrorism.
And so in 2009 – with Hillary Clinton’s help, fwiw – Obama sought to “reset” relations with our historic opponent Russia. And Obama succeeded wildly, as long as “success” be defined in terms of Russia’s goals and prestige and power at the expense of America’s goals and prestige and power. We lost the reset, Russia won.
So, for example, after Russia invaded and brutally annexed Ukraine the identical same way that Hitler did his annexing and no one did a damn thing to stop it but spout cheap talk the way Obama did, Obama gave one of his infinite speeches and said this a year ago now:
“And that’s why Russia’s violation of international law, its assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, must be met with condemnation, not because we’re trying to keep Russia down, but because the principles that have meant so much to Europe and the world must be lifted up.
Over the last several days, the United States, Europe and our partners around the world have been united in defense of these ideals and united in support of the Ukrainian people. Together, we’ve condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rejected the legitimacy of the Crimean referendum. Together, we have isolated Russia politically, suspending it from the G-8 nations and downgrading our bilateral ties. Together, we are imposing costs through sanctions that have left a mark on Russia and those accountable for its actions.
And if the Russian leadership stays on its current course, together, we will ensure that this isolation deepens. Sanctions will expand, and the toll on Russia’s economy, as well as its standing in the world, will only increase.
And meanwhile, the United States and our allies will continue to support the government of Ukraine as they chart a democratic course. Together, we are going to provide a significant package of assistance that can help stabilize the Ukrainian economy and meet the basic needs of the people.” – Barack Obama
But due to Obama’s weakness, Russia is now more dominant, more powerful and more NON-isolated than it has ever been since its most dominant days of the U.S.S.R.
The approach has drawn criticism not only from Republican adversaries, but also from ranking figures in the Democratic foreign policy establishment, who are pushing ever harder for the White House to do more to stop what they consider the biggest threat to European security since the Cold War.
The split was clear this month, when a group of former senior members of the Obama and Clinton administrations, among others, called on Obama to begin sending weapons and ammunition to Kiev to help government forces fight the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
We’re not going to do anything. And the entire world KNOWS we’re not going to do anything. We’re not going to oppose our enemies and we’re not going to rise up to stand with our friends. That was Bush’s America. That was Reagan’s America. That was the strong, powerful, courageous America that elected Republicans. That America is dead and gone.
And that is why America really, truly doesn’t matter any more.
So Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are spouting their speeches – albeit it in Obama’s case from the luxury deck of a baseball field in Cuba because he is so marginalized and so isolated and so useless that he has nothing whatsoever to do when a significant European ally and member of NATO is attacked by vicious terrorists – and saying that the world needs to come together and unite, “we” need to stand against terror, blah-blah-blah.
But everyone knows that “we” won’t do a damn actual THING.
So look at the reality just since Obama was reelected (you know, having told Vlidimir Putin he would be “more flexible” to betraying America):
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.
There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added.
32,658 people were killed by terrorism in 2014 compared to 18,111 in 2013: the largest increase ever recorded
2014-2015: the report hasn’t come out yet, but does anybody really honestly believe things have gotten better???
Now when we’re just finding out that Islamic State has dispatched more than 5,000 trained terrorists who have fought for ISIS and have now returned to fight for ISIS in Europe to hit targets in coordinated waves, it hasn’t. And it won’t.
But you read these facts, and then you come upon one of those impossible Obama statements that just shows you how pathologically ignorant and how truly dangerous his ignorance makes him:
[T]he truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been. — Barack Obama, June 11, 2014
For the record, just on that last, the most vicious terrorist group in terms of sheer murder is Boko Haram. Boko Haram means “Fake [i.e. Western] education is forbidden.” No we’re not more educated than we’ve ever been; we’re more INDOCTRINATED and PROPAGANDIZED than we’ve ever been. And if Obama himself weren’t so stupid and so ignorant, he wouldn’t have ever said something so obviously completely false.
You just have to marvel at the destructive power of liberalism on the human brain.
Obama and the Democrats running to take his job give the same speech every time there’s a massive terrorist attack. And then they do NOTHING. And then the next attack comes along, and they give the same damn speech. And again do nothing. And so on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
And to the extent that Obama is bothering to do ANYTHING, he is committing the very worst folly of Vietnam: gradualization. He doesn’t want to do this; he’s being dragged into it against his will by reality; and he doesn’t have any kind of
We will either roll up our sleeves and go in there and fight and LEAD others to do the same behind us or we will continue marginalizing and isolating ourselves. Because the world is looking for a strong, powerful leader who will protect them. And we’re just not it any longer.
The ONLY way we’re going to defeat Islamic State in their own caliphate that Obama allowed them to carve for themselves is if we use ground forces. That is simply a fact of military reality. Somebody has to go in and take possession of an area. Especially when the enemy has the very easy and simple option of locating in dense civilian population zones and then daring us to indiscriminately kill women and children with airstrikes. But if the United States isn’t willing to commit troops, then no one else will. It is as simple as that. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can spout all the gibberish they want to, but none of their words will make any more of a difference than Obama’s meaningless, empty, trivial words have made.
And the only way we’ll become “it” again is if we vote Republican.
Here is a list of terrorist attacks from Islamic jihadists just in 2015. Note, it’s really, REALLY long: