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'Politically Correct' Terror War Costs Lives

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Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016 11:01 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Does this sound familiar? 
  • A terrorist attacks occurs.
  • Trite, boilerplate statements are released: “Our hearts go out to the victims,” “We will bring the perpetrators to justice,” and, “This is not just an attack on (fill in the blank), but on all of humanity.”
  • Thorough” investigations begin (codespeak for law enforcement starting to do the job they should have been doing all along).
  • Arrests are made quickly. A testament to outstanding police work, or the result of officials finally acting on the intelligence that had already determined who and where the terrorists were? If you answered the former, go back to living under your rock.
  • People stage candlelight vigils, often more for the cameras and social media “likes,” than for actual victims.
  • Any attempt to affix blame (not for the sake of blame, but to ascertain exactly how and why the attack occurred, what went wrong in preventing it, and developing plans to stop future attacks), is criticized by the politically correct crowd. “Not now,” they say. “It’s callous and too soon to talk about such things. There will be time later.”
  • Time passes, people move on, and those discussions never occur. Complacency sets in again, and more ominously, the insensitivity that comes with increasingly frequent attacks.
  • Surprise. Another attack. Return to the first point. 

When will we learn that appeasement and naïvely hoping that the threat will vanish doesn’t work? Enough with the meaningless rhetoric.

It’s time for a comprehensive strategy that keeps terrorists on the run, destroys their communication and financial networks — and jettisons political correctness.

Here’s how:

Close the European (and American) borders, and end the refugee exodus. That’s not inhumane; it’s self-preservation. Europe’s socialist polices have stagnated its economies.

Throw millions of refugees (many uneducated and unskilled) into that malaise, where they receive extravagant housing and welfare, and you invite economic collapse. Such largesse not only kills the incentive for refugees to work and assimilate, but allows many to disparage Western culture, while demanding unwavering respect for theirs.

And since none of the refugees can reliably pass a background check because no one in the war-torn countries can verify anything, you have another impossible task: trying to keep tabs on a huge population, some of whom are undercover terrorists.

Europe has been more than generous, but its open-borders policy must end.

Let’s train refugees so that they can return to their countries, fight to win the peace, and effectively administer whatever government is formed. There must be an end-date to their vacation in Europe. That way, European soldiers could guard their borders and not shed blood in the Middle East.

All boots on the ground must be “locals.” We should support them, but America and the West cannot become entwined in yet another Middle Eastern quagmire where victory is impossible. Not only does it breed resentment (crusaders occupying their lands), but has never worked.

Assuming countries like Syria can be “liberated,” the West cannot dictate what type of government should be established. Saddam Hussein, Bashar Assad and Muammar Gaddafi may have been tyrants, but they kept the peace. If Middle Eastern countries need to be ruled by strongmen who keep the terrorists at bay, so be it.

Can someone please tell the NSA to shift its priorities? Either their operations have been fatally curtailed by blowback from domestic spying (which would be insanity, since honing in on terrorists is what they should be doing), or their resources are focused on who has the best March Madness brackets.

Since we continually raid places that we clearly know are terror hotbeds, but only after attacks, maybe we should pretend it’s “Opposite Day” and hit them before they act.

Bring back torture. It’s effective. Period. Despite the protestations of armchair academics, inflicting pain, physical and otherwise, on those with critical information, works.

No man is unbreakable. When thousands, or perhaps millions, of innocent lives hang in the balance, the “rights” of an animal go up in smoke.

If we don’t, it’s fighting with one hand tied behind our backs. Geneva Convention rules should not apply, since this is not a traditional war. We are fighting opponents who will never respect such protocols, and who gleefully target innocent civilians.

Gloves-off is the only way to deal with barbarians.

We need to aggressively profile without regard to “offending.” It is our first, best, and sometimes last line of defense in catching wind of a plot. Proof? Israel’s El Al, the most-highly targeted airline in the world, has only been hijacked once.

Any whiny American who doesn’t like it can take the bus to Europe.

Time is running out, and that ticking you hear is most definitely not a clock.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris Freind — Click Here Now.
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Enough with meaningless rhetoric. It’s time for a comprehensive strategy that keeps terrorists on the run, destroys their communication and financial networks, and jettisons political correctness.This is not a traditional war. We are fighting opponents who will never respect protocols.
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