This morning America woke up to multiple terrorist attacks in Brussels.
At least 25 are dead, over 100 wounded, and Belgians are being instructed to shelter in place as this horrific event unfolds. Meanwhile jihadi social networks are jubilant, praising the Brussels attacks and cheering for more.
It is a bitter pill to swallow, but the politically correct European governments, particularly in the European Union capital of Brussels, have allowed terrorists a permissive environment within which to carry out their attacks.
European leaders are afraid to offend, so they’ve refused to deal with these murderers.
Muslims now comprise almost 25 percent of the Brussels population.
Most have not assimilated and have no intention of doing so.
At worst they’re planning to kill their infidel neighbors, at best they protect and harbor those who are doing the killing.
Witness the fact that Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind behind the Paris attacks, was captured yesterday in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels where he grew up, just a couple of doors down from where his mother lives.
Think the locals knew?
And here in the U.S. our leaders are playing the exact same politically correct game. They simply refuse to recognize the threat. How many attacks, how many deaths, will it take to connect the dots? We’ve seen 9/11, Brussels, Paris, London, Times Square, San Bernardino, Boston, Ft. Hood, etc. What’s next?
Pausing the import of thousands of Syrian refugees, within which ISIS and other terrorist organizations have told us they will infiltrate their jihadis, is dismissed by Democrats as racist.
Our southern border is an open door, but Barack and Hillary ignore it.
Radical jihadis are running circles around us on social media but we, the nation of Apple and Microsoft and a government with a multitrillion dollar budget, can’t figure out how to get a step ahead of these terrorists huddled together in Raqqa.
Our pinprick strikes against ISIS in their own backyard clearly are having little impact. Until recently our government refused to attack ISIS revenue-generating oil convoys because — wait for it — Obama didn’t want to cause environmental damage in Iraq.
When terrorist attacks like this happen, our government, facilitated by the left, the media, and jihadi-friendly organizations like CAIR, fret about possible retaliation against peaceful Muslims.
No one wants that, but while we obsess over hurting feelings, radical Islam is planning the next attack.
The most fundamental responsibility of our federal government is to provide for the common defense. Instead we’re $19 trillion in debt paying for a liberal vision of social justice.
We don’t need a cradle-to-grave social welfare state.
What we need are secure borders, a strong military and law enforcement that is empowered, not ridiculed.
This isn’t about creating a police state. But it is about protecting our nation.
What we need is a president who understands that our enemy is radical Islam, not climate change.
What we need is a commander-in-chief who believes in peace through strength, not leading from behind.
We need a president who takes ISIS seriously instead of dismissing them as the “JV.”
We need a president who treats Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism that they are, not an opportunity to legacy build.
We need a president who perceives America as the solution, not the problem. If that offends a few people, sorry about that. But more attacks are coming.
Patrick Murray (colonel, U.S. Army, retired) was part of a military-diplomatic exchange program between the Pentagon and Department of State, where he served in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs in Washington, D.C. In 2005, Murray became the U.S. representative to the Military Staff Committee at the United Nations in New York under Ambassador John Bolton. After retiring from the Army in 2009, Patrick became the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Northern Virginia. He is the author of "Government is the Problem." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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