Islamic groups such as al Queda, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and now ISIS have left no doubt – they intend to destroy both Israel and the United States. They proved it many times by conducting terrorist acts against us.
Isn’t it time we fought back? I don’t mean by bombing strategic targets and putting boots-on-the-ground and trying to fight them with conventional tactics. I mean fight them by using their own tactics against them.
They’ve used car and truck bombs, boat bombs, suicide bombers, shoe bombs, poison gas, underwear bombs and even beheadings to kill Americans and instill terror in us. Here is a listing of only those attacks that attacked American interests and killed or maimed U.S. citizens:
Lebanon: Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.
April 18, Beirut, Lebanon: U.S. embassy destroyed in suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Oct. 23, Beirut, Lebanon: Shiite suicide bombers exploded truck near U.S. military barracks at Beirut airport, killing 241 marines. Minutes later a second bomb killed 58 French paratroopers in their barracks in West Beirut.
Dec. 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Shiite truck bombers attacked the U.S. embassy and other targets, killing 5 and injuring 80.
Sept. 20, east Beirut, Lebanon: truck bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy annex, killing 24, including 2 U.S. military.
Dec. 3, Beirut, Lebanon: Kuwait Airways Flight 221, from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran. 2 Americans killed.
June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held for 17 days. A U.S. Navy diver executed.
Oct. 7, Mediterranean Sea: gunmen attack Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro. One U.S. tourist killed. Hijacking linked to Libya.
Dec. 18, Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria: Airports in Rome and Vienna were bombed, killing 20, 5 of whom were Americans. Bombing linked to Libya.
April 2, Athens, Greece: A bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and injuring 9.
April 5, West Berlin, Germany: Libyans bombed a disco frequented by U.S. servicemen, killing 2 and injuring hundreds.
Dec. 21, Lockerbie, Scotland: N.Y.-bound Pan-Am Boeing 747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into Scottish village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground. Passengers included 35 Syracuse University students and many U.S. military personnel. Libya formally admitted responsibility.
Feb. 26, New York City: bomb exploded in basement garage of World Trade Center killing 6 and injuring at least 1,040 others.
Nov. 13, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. military servicemen.
June 25, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.
Aug. 7, Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500.
Oct. 12, Aden, Yemen: U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives blew up alongside it. 17 sailors killed. Linked to Osama bin Laden, or members of al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Sept. 11, New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.: hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets into twin towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked jets were crashed into the Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and missing numbered 2,921: 2,749 in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon, 40 in Pa., and 19 hijackers. Islamic al-Qaeda terrorist group blamed.
June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.
May 12, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans.
May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including one American.
June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.
Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. Four terrorists were killed by Saudi security.
Nov. 9, Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.
Dec. 11, Algeria: more than 60 people are killed, including 11 United Nations staff members, when Al Qaeda terrorists detonate two car bombs near Algeria’s Constitutional Council and the United Nations offices.
May 26, Iraq: a suicide bomber on a motorcycle kills six U.S. soldiers and wounds 18 others in Tarmiya.
June 24, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20 people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.
June 12, Afghanistan: four American servicemen are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle in Farah Province.
July 13, Afghanistan: nine U.S. soldiers and at least 15 NATO troops die when Taliban militants boldly attack an American base in Kunar Province, which borders Pakistan. It’s the most deadly against U.S. troops in three years.
Aug. 18 and 19, Afghanistan: as many as 15 suicide bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base, Camp Salerno, in Bamiyan. Fighting between U.S. troops and members of the Taliban rages overnight. No U.S. troops are killed.
Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.
Nov. 26, India: in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai’s landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are wounded and nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans.
Feb. 9, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills four American soldiers and their Iraqi translator near a police checkpoint.
April 10, Iraq: a suicide attack kills five American soldiers and two Iraqi policemen.
June 1, Little Rock, Arkansas: Abdulhakim Muhammed, a Muslim convert from Memphis, Tennessee, is charged with shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting center. One is killed and the other is wounded. In a January 2010 letter to the judge hearing his case, Muhammed asked to change his plea from not guilty to guilty, claimed ties to al-Qaeda, and called the shooting a jihadi attack “to fight those who wage war on Islam and Muslims.”
Dec. 30, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills eight Americans civilians, seven of them CIA agents, at a base in Afghanistan.
Sept. 11, Benghazi, Libya: militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades fire upon the American consulate, killing U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other embassy officials.
August 19: Members of ISIS behead American journalist James Foley, 40, in apparent retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the group. Foley, who worked for GlobalPost, went missing in Syria in November 2012.
Sept. 2: An ISIS militant decapitates another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, 31, who worked for Time and other news outlets. He was abducted in 2013 in Syria.
At least eight times in recorded history medieval societies banded together to fight the cancer called Islam. Called the Crusades they were largely unsuccessful although they did succeed in liberating Jerusalem from Muslim control to some extent.
We are equally unsuccessful today. Sure we kill terrorists by the thousands but we have absolutely no success in stopping the terrorist movement. We have rules of engagement that forbid is from firing on mosques, so the terrorists hide in mosques and use them for ammunition storage and launch sites for missiles. They hide in schools behind children. They are using mosques in America to recruit jihadist fighters thus turning Americans against Americans in the name of their pagan moon god, Allah.
In order to defeat ISIS, al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and any other terrorist organizations we need more than a commander in chief, we need a war chief. We need someone like Pres. Harry Truman who didn’t hesitate to drop nuclear weapons on Japan to speed the end of WWII. We need to throw out the rules of engagement and attack terrorists wherever they are found, even it it’s in a mosque or school.
We need to develop our own internal energy by completing the Keystone Pipeline, using our shale deposits, silencing the critics of coal and nuclear power and ending our dependence on middle-eastern oil
We must close our borders and deport every illegal alien already inside our country. As radical as it sounds we must close all mosques which in many cases are used as recruiting stations for terrorists. Since the terrorists have sworn our destruction, we must deprive them of the tools they need to accomplish their evil plans.
Finally, we must send them a military message they will never, ever forget. When Osama bin-Laden chose the twin towers for his most devastating attack he not only chose a target that symbolized American financial strength but also symbolized American pride. We must be equally ruthless. We must level Mecca and utterly destroy the Kabah, the structure that houses they black rock to which they pay homage. When the terrorists claim a city or village, we must level the village. Like the Japanese, the common people will soon realize it doesn’t pay to harbor terrorists.
We will not need nuclear weapons to achieve victory. All we need to use are bombs which produce enormous mid-air explosions. Called Massive Ordinance Air Blasts or M.O.A.B.s, the detonation sucks all the air from the target area and is so powerful it can suck the lungs out of anyone close by as well as flatten buildings or structures in the target area. M.O.A.B.s can also be armed as Daisy Cutters. The shrapnel from a Daisy Cutter bomb will kill additional victims who happen to be nearby. M.O.A.B.s are also called Mother Of All Bombs.
Does all that sound cruel? Just remember, the mad Mullahs started this in 1982 and have been blowing our planes out of the air, blowing up military barracks, killing an ambassador and leveling buildings ever since. Is it any less humane to instantaneously suck the air out of the lungs of idol worshippers or watch helplessly as innocent Americans leap to their deaths from the Twin Towers rather than burn alive?
My answer is this: We are at war whether or not we want to be. So, let’s win it.