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Putin gave Obama the finger, Americans should give him the boot, Re: Putin gives Obama ‘middle finger’, strikes deal to reactivate spy base in Cuba, Washington Times, July 17, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Since I won’t be putting anything on this site for the next three weeks or so I thought I’d leave you with an entry I recently wrote about Obama and America. It was posted under a different title in response to a different article but the sentiment is the same and remains true.

Here it is.

Americans know that the country is in a big fat mess and that the mess is getting bigger and messier all the time.

Americans know that Obama’s presidency has been a big fat sick joke.

Americans know that their lives have been greatly diminished since Obama took office and that they are becoming more and more diminished with each passing day.

Americans know that the same applies to the life of the country itself.

Here are just a few examples. There’s no shortage of others as well.

The percentage of Americans on welfare has hit record levels and is rising continuously.

The price of food has been rising continuously since Obama took office and many Americans can ill afford or can no longer afford staples like beef, pork, seafood, eggs, dairy products and fresh fruit.

The price of gasoline has been rising continuously since Obama took office.

America’s national debt is higher than it has ever been and is growing exponentially as we speak. It is currently 70 trillion odd dollars and climbing.

America’s economy is in the tank and the number of jobless Americans, underemployed Americans, Americans surviving on part time work and Americans who have given up looking for work altogether has reached epidemic proportions.

American’s healthcare has gotten much worse under Obama and his signature legislation, Obamacare, has proven to be one of the biggest boondoggles, if not the biggest boondoggle, in living memory.

America’s infrastructure, its bridges, roads, highways, public buildings and so on is crumbling.

America’s southern border has become open and porous and the country is being flooded by illegal immigrants, illegal immigrants who are bringing disease, pestilence, violence and crime with them.

Obama continuously lies to the American people about anything and everything and continuously distorts reality about anything and everything.

Obama continuously violates the boundaries and limitations of his office and his dictatorial, unilateral actions have made a mockery of the balance of powers doctrine, have made a mockery of the Constitution of The United States.

America’s influence around the world is at an all time low and no one respects, trusts or fears America anymore.

America’s foreign policy is in utter disarray and this is having a profoundly negative effect on America and Americans, not to mention her friends and allies.

America’s military is being eviscerated and America is becoming weaker and weaker as her enemies become stronger and stronger.

America has abdicated its position as leader and defender of the free world.

America and Americans are more vulnerable to attack from within and without than they have ever been, small scale terrorist attacks have become almost a part of life and large scale terrorist attacks have become a virtual certainty.

The country is being riven by crime and racial and religious divides.

Government intrusion into the lives of Americans is becoming more and more pervasive and American’s civil liberties, freedom and independence are being eroded and lost.

American laws, values and institutions are being constantly subverted, compromised and overridden.

America is rapidly becoming Islamized at the expense of the American way of life.

Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power.

The Middle East is imploding, with incalculable consequences for America and Americans.

The American dream isn’t dead but it is certainly dying.

And on and on and on.

Obama’s presidency really has been a big fat sick joke and Obama really is leading America to its demise.

Will Americans rouse themselves, rid themselves of Obama and save themselves, their country and the free world as well for that matter?

Stay tuned.

Let’s hope he means it, let’s hope he does it, Re: Netanyahu tells West: Israel won’t rest until Gaza demilitarized, Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

If Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is serious about stopping Hamas from launching rockets into Israel and raining terror, destruction, bloodshed and death on Israel and its citizens there really is only one way to do it.

If Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is serious about demilitarizing Gaza there really is only one way to do it.

A temporary ceasefire or truce isn’t it.

Ceasefires and truces haven’t worked in the past and they won’t work now.

To stop Hamas from launching rockets into Israel and raining terror, destruction, bloodshed and death on Israel and its citizens Israel must root out and destroy Hamas and its weaponry and infrastructure and then prevent it from resurfacing and reestablishing itself after that is done.

That means Israel must continue with airstrikes until it has accomplished all it can with them, then send in ground forces to fight Hamas and remove its remaining weaponry and infrastructure and then reoccupy Gaza.

Hamas being Hamas there is no other way.

Let me repeat that.

Hamas being Hamas there is no other way.

Netanyahu says he won’t rest until Gaza is demilitarized.

Let’s hope he means it.

Let’s hope he does it.

UPDATE

Israel has just announced that it has sent troops into Gaza and started a ground offensive there against Hamas and its fellow travellers.

Excellent.

And long overdue.

It certainly does, Re: Israel knows the price of weakness, Daily Telegraph, July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Israel certainly does know the price of weakness.

Its the annihilation of the country.

Its the removal of the country from the face of the earth.

Its the death of the country.

Its the deaths of millions upon millions of Jews.

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, “If the Arabs put down their weapons today there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”

Netanyahu is absolutely correct.

That is beyond dispute.

To anyone that isn’t ignorant or blind or deluded or anti-Israel or anti-Semitic that is.

Well guess what, the Arabs, the people of Gaza, Hamas, aren’t going to put down their weapons.

Thanks to Islam, they have been using them against Jews (and everyone else too for that matter) since Islam first came into existence 1,400 years ago and against Israel since Israel came into existence in 1948.

Israel laid down its weapons in Gaza when it withdrew from there nine years ago. It uprooted and removed scores of thriving Jewish communities from there, withdrew and removed all vestiges of the Israeli military from there and turned the land over to the Arabs, to the people of Gaza.

So what did Israel get in return?

Constant, unremitting, destruction, terror, bloodshed and death from there, that’s what.

Gazans freely and democratically elected Hamas as their government.

Hamas exists for one reason and one reason only, to annihilate Israel and maim and murder as many Israelis as it possibly can in the process, and Gazans were fully aware of that when they elected it.

With the support of the people of Gaza, Hamas has fired over 8,000 rockets into Israel since 2005 and committed innumerable terrorist acts against Israel and Israelis, many of them heinous, savage and barbaric beyond belief.

With the support of the people of Gaza, Hamas started the current conflict and is entirely responsible for it, for its continuation and for the attendant consequences.

Unless Israel roots out and destroys Hamas and its weaponry and infrastructure in Gaza and reoccupies it the cycle will do nothing but repeat itself again and again, regardless of how else the current conflict ends.

That is why Israel is bombarding Gaza, that is why it must send in ground troops and that is why it must reoccupy Gaza.

Nothing else will do, nothing else at all.

Israel must use its strength to save itself from Hamas and its fellow travellers, to survive.

If it doesn’t use its strength, if it allows itself to become weak and irresolute, in Gaza or anywhere else, it will die.

It is as simple as that.

Have a serious, honest, objective and knowledgeable look at Islam, history, reality and current events if you don’t believe me.

No, the current conflict is not Israels fault, not in the least.

Israel is just finishing, must finish, what Hamas, started, that’s all.

To repeat what Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “If the Arabs put down their weapons today there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”

Truer words were never spoken.

And while I’m at it, please spare me any bleating about civilian casualties in Gaza. Israel could inflict far more, far more, civilian casualties in Gaza than it has, no question about it, whereas Hamas would inflict far more, far more, civilian casualties in Israel if it could, no question about that either.

Allow me to quote from a previous post on this site.

“Oh, and for anyone out there bemoaning civilian casualties in Gaza, those are entirely the fault of the Palestinians, of Hamas and its fellow travellers, as well. There is no question at all that Hamas uses civilians, including children, as human shields and that Hamas both stores its weapons and launches them from sites such as schools, hospitals, mosques, neighborhoods and ordinary homes. Israel takes every precaution to prevent civilian casualties, including warning civilians to leave before attacks come. That is exactly the opposite of what Hamas does. Israel tries to prevent civilian casualties and save civilian lives and has an exemplary record of doing both, often to its own detriment. Beyond using its own civilians as deadly pawns, with its indiscriminate rocket fire and terrorist attacks Hamas tries to maim and murder as many Israeli civilians as it possibly can. Therein lies the difference.”

Hamas complaining about the high number of civilian casualties in Gaza in the current conflict is the absolute height of hypocrisy.

Forget about a ceasefire and finish the job, Re: Reports of ceasefire formula emerge as Gaza hostilities continue, Jerusalem Post, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Rumors abound as this is being written that a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza may be imminent.

A ceasefire would be a big mistake for Israel.

It would cripple Hamas but it would not destroy it.

It would mean that Hamas would recoup and rebuild and that Israel would have to attack in force again to defend itself in a year or two. That is more or less how long it would take Hamas to recoup and rebuild and that is when Hamas would resume large-scale rocket and other terrorist attacks. In the meantime Hamas would retain the ability to carry out small-scale rocket and other terrorist attacks on Israel, which it most assuredly would do.

Crippling instead of destroying Hamas simply guarantees that the current situation will repeat itself in a year or two, nothing more. It may buy Israel a brief period of relative calm but that’s all…unless Hamas is destroyed, in a year or two Israel will find itself besieged once again by large-scale rocket and other terrorist attacks courtesy of Hamas and the Israeli military will have to respond in force yet again to protect Israel and safeguard Israeli civilians. That is a foregone conclusion.

If Israel really wants to protect itself and safeguard Israeli civilians from rocket and terrorist attacks launched from Gaza it must root out Hamas, destroy its weaponry and destroy its ability to carry out such attacks in the first place. That means continued aerial bombardment against Hamas operatives and weapons sites, that means sending in the troops to finish the job and that means re-occupying Gaza to keep Hamas from resurfacing. Abandoning Gaza to the Palestinians nine years ago was a terrible mistake by Israel. All it did was bring Israelis destruction bloodshed and death and it is a mistake that must be rectified to prevent future destruction bloodshed and death raining down on Israel from there.

So Israel, don’t agree to a ceasefire and don’t stop now. Carry on with Operation Protective Edge until Hamas is rooted out and destroyed and then re-occupy Gaza because it is clear that unless you do the whole sorry state of affairs will just keep repeating itself. History, reality and Islam tell us exactly that.

And yes, the fault lies with the Palestinians, with Hamas and its fellow travellers.

Entirely.

Twas ever thus, which is why it is necessary for Israel to carry on with Operation Protective Edge, finish the job and re-occupy Gaza.

Oh, and for anyone out there bemoaning civilian casualties in Gaza, those are entirely the fault of the Palestinians, of Hamas and its fellow travellers as well. There is no question at all that Hamas uses civilians, including children, as human shields and that Hamas both stores its weapons and launches them from sites such as schools, hospitals, mosques, neighborhoods and ordinary homes. Israel takes every precaution to prevent civilian casualties, including warning civilians to leave before attacks come. That is exactly the opposite of what Hamas does. Israel tries to prevent civilian casualties and save civilian lives and has an exemplary record of doing both, often to its own detriment. Beyond using its own civilians as deadly pawns, with its indiscriminate rocket fire and terrorist attacks Hamas tries to maim and murder as many Israeli civilians as it possibly can. Therein lies the difference.

Obama’s presidency has been a big fat sick joke, Re: Obama leading to America’s demise, Washington Times, July 9, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

President Barack Hussein Obama is leading to America’s demise alright.

Americans know that the country is in a big fat mess and that the mess is getting bigger and messier all the time.

Americans know that Obama’s presidency has been a big fat sick joke.

Americans know that their lives have been greatly diminished since Obama took office and that they are becoming more and more diminished with each passing day.

Americans know that the same applies to the life of the country itself.

Here are just a few examples. There’s no shortage of others as well.

The percentage of Americans on welfare has hit record levels and is rising continuously.

The price of food has been rising continuously since Obama took office and many Americans can ill afford or can no longer afford staples like beef, pork, seafood, eggs, dairy products and fresh fruit.

The price of gasoline has been rising continuously since Obama took office.

America’s national debt is higher than it has ever been and is growing exponentially as we speak. It is currently 70 trillion odd dollars and climbing.

America’s economy is in the tank and the number of jobless Americans, underemployed Americans, Americans surviving on part time work and Americans who have given up looking for work altogether has reached epidemic proportions.

American’s healthcare has gotten much worse under Obama and his signature legislation, Obamacare, has proven to be one of the biggest boondoggles, if not the biggest boondoggle, in living memory.

America’s infrastructure, its bridges, roads, highways, public buildings and so on is crumbling.

America’s southern border has become open and porous and the country is being flooded by illegal immigrants, illegal immigrants who are bringing disease, pestilence, violence and crime with them.

Obama continuously lies to the American people about anything and everything and continuously distorts reality about anything and everything.

Obama continuously violates the boundaries and limitations of his office and his dictatorial, unilateral actions have made a mockery of the balance of powers doctrine, have made a mockery of the Constitution of The United States.

America’s influence around the world is at an all time low and no one respects, trusts or fears America anymore.

America’s foreign policy is in utter disarray and this is having a profoundly negative effect on America and Americans, not to mention her friends and allies.

America’s military is being eviscerated and America is becoming weaker and weaker as her enemies become stronger and stronger.

America has abdicated its position as leader and defender of the free world.

America and Americans are more vulnerable to attack from within and without than they have ever been, small scale terrorist attacks have become almost a part of life and large scale terrorist attacks have become a virtual certainty.

The country is being riven by crime and racial and religious divides.

Government intrusion into the lives of Americans is becoming more and more pervasive and American’s civil liberties, freedom and independence are being eroded and lost.

American laws, values and institutions are being constantly subverted, compromised and overridden.

America is rapidly becoming Islamized at the expense of the American way of life.

Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power.

The Middle East is imploding, with incalculable consequences for America and Americans.

The American dream isn’t dead but it is certainly dying.

And on and on and on.

Obama’s presidency really has been a big fat sick joke and Obama really is leading to America’s demise.

Will Americans rouse themselves, rid themselves of Obama and save themselves, their country and the free world as well for that matter?

Stay tuned.

What else is Israel supposed to do…lie back and enjoy being constantly bombarded by rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza? Re: Israel intensifies attack on Day 2, seeking to inflict a ‘substantial toll’ and cripple Hamas, National Post, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Hamas is an Islamic terror organization whose one and only reason for existence is to wipe Israel off the map.

To annihilate it

To destroy it.

To remove it from the face of the earth.

That’s it, nothing more, nothing less.

So far this year Hamas has fired at least 450 rockets into Israel from Gaza in an attempt to destroy Israeli property and infrastructure and to maim, murder and generally terrorize Israelis.

Which they do, because they target civilians.

Which they do, because they are aimed at villages, towns and cities, everywhere Israelis live and work.

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and since then Hamas and its fellow travellers have fired over 8,000 rockets into Israel from there and committed many, many atrocities and terrorist acts against Israelis from there as well, over and above the rocket fire.

The rocket fire by Hamas has recently increased in frequency and severity and Israel is now under constant bombardment.

Israel has responded with Operation Protective Edge, which is a measured, step by step military operation designed to bring the current rocket attacks to a halt and to prevent future attacks. To date, the operation has been limited to air strikes targeting Hamas operatives and their rocket launching and support sites but if that doesn’t stop the rocket assaults Israel will send in ground forces to root out Hamas and the sites and stop them.

Since nothing else has stopped Hamas over the years and since it is achingly obvious that Hamas will not stop unless the Israeli military forces it to, Operation Protective Edge is a perfectly legitimate, reasonable, justifiable and defensible response. Israel really has no other choice. It has to use its military to defend itself and its people. What else is it supposed to do…lie back and enjoy being constantly bombarded by rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza? No other nation on earth would not respond to unremitting rocket fire on its its territory and civilian population so why should Israel refrain from responding when it is attacked?

It shouldn’t. The attacks have to stop and if using the Israeli military (including sending in ground troops if necessary) is the only way to do it, which it is, so be it. Since Hamas uses civilians as human shields and stores and fires its rockets from homes and facilities like schools and hospitals it has commandeered…from locations in civilian areas…from locations among the civilian population…there have been and will be civilian casualties but the Israeli military is very conscientious about keeping them to an absolute minimum and every single one of them is squarely on the shoulders of Hamas, not Israel.

In fact, everything is squarely on the shoulders of Hamas, not Israel, the destruction, carnage and death, everything. Israel is only responding defensively, is really making the only defensive response it can, and Operation Cast Lead would be entirely unnecessary if only Hamas would stop firing rockets into Israel.

Which it won’t.

By itself anyway.

That’s absolutely certain.

Hamas (and its fellow travellers)…hatred, violence and murder in the name of religion.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Here’s my advice to Israel.

Don’t hold back, go in, root out and cripple Hamas and destroy its weaponry.

And if Hamas surfaces again and the attacks start again, re-occupy Gaza and get rid of them altogether.

That would lie squarely on their shoulders too.

Israel should quit wasting time and get on with it, Re: IDF preparing for escalation against Hamas, senior army source says, Jerusalem Post, July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7th, 2014

“Heavy rocket barrages slammed into southern Israel on Monday evening, triggering air raid sirens across wide areas, including Rehovot and Beit Shemesh.”

“Seven long-range Palestinian rockets were intercepted over Ashdod, and five over Netivot.”

“Some 30 rockets were fired from Gaza in the Monday night barrage. A total of 80 rockets slammed into southern Israel throughout the day and evening.”

“The IDF is taking “significant steps” to prepare itself for a stepped up campaign of attacks against Hamas in Gaza, a senior military source said Monday, as Palestinian projectile fire from the Strip continued unabated.”

Good.

Israel should forget about some sort of modest escalation though. Modest escalation won’t work. It may stop the unremitting rocket firing into Israel for a short period of time but after that it will resume as it always does and rockets from Gaza will once again be fired into Israel, rockets which destroy Israeli property and terrorize, maim and murder Israelis.

Israeli civilians.

Israeli women, children and the aged and infirm.

History is the best teacher of all and one of the great lessons of history for Israelis is that modest or even relatively modest military measures will not stop Hamas and its fellow travellers from launching rockets into Israel for any length of time. One thing and one thing only will do that…using overwhelming force to root out and destroy Hamas and its fellow travellers military capacity. Anything else is simply a waste of Israeli time and treasure because unless Hamas and its fellow travellers military capacity is rooted out and destroyed Israel will continue to be attacked by them.

If Hamas and its fellow travellers don’t like it, too bad. Its their own fault because just as they are making the choice to launch rockets into Israel they could choose to stop attacking Israel and be a genuine partner for peace, rather than inviting retaliation. After all, the primary, most important, sole responsibility of the Israeli Defence Force and the Government of Israel is to protect Israelis and if it must use overwhelming force to do that, as it demonstrably must, so be it. What else are they supposed to do? Lie back and let Israel be continually attacked? Since Hamas and its fellow travellers won’t stop themselves Israelis must stop them and the only way to do that is by using overwhelming force against them, it is as simple as that. Israel has no choice because Hamas and its fellow travellers leave it no choice. For Israel and Israelis its kill or be killed, nothing more, nothing less, and that comes down to Hamas and its fellow travellers. For Israel, its self-defence, national security and preventing the destruction of Israeli property, the terrorizing of Israeli citizens and the shedding of Israeli blood by Hamas and its fellow travellers in the only way possible.

The IDF and the Government of Israel should quit wasting time and get on with it because more Israeli blood, treasure and lives will be lost as Hamas and its fellow travellers will keep on launching rockets into Israel until they do.

That’s history, that’s reality and that’s the sad, sad truth.

Happy Birthday America

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

July 4 is America’s birthday.

It isn’t really a very happy one this year though.

America’s economy is in the toilet and millions upon millions of Americans are suffering grievously as a result…the country is being suffocated and held back by crushing long term deficit and debt and all kinds of essential programs and services are being cut back or disappearing altogether…the country is saddled with a lazy, supremacist, puerile President who shows utter disrespect for the law, the boundaries of his office and the nations values, institutions, history and traditions, a President who constantly lies through his teeth to the American people and who is demonstrably unfit for office…the country’s military is being eviscerated and national security is being compromised…the country’s southern border is virtually wide open and it is being flooded with illegal immigrants who are bringing disease, pestilence, crime and violence with them…Congress is a joke…government is vindictive and punitive and is becoming bigger and more intrusive and lawless…foreign policy is in tatters and no one trusts, respects or fears America any more…the country is beset by enemies on all sides who would do it great harm in the blink of an eye and who are becoming stronger and stronger as America becomes weaker and weaker…freedom and civil liberties are being lost…Islam and Islamic law are becoming more and more prevalent at the expense of the American way of life…the country is becoming more and more violent…cynicism is everywhere…and on and on.

Still, in spite of it all the American spirit survives and the American dream remains alive.

Still, in spite of it all, America remains the worlds best hope and the worlds most indispensable country.

God Bless America.

President Obama certainly hasn’t.

Cursed it yes, brought it to the brink of rack and ruin yes, blessed it no.

Hey Barack, want to give America and Americans a terrific birthday present, the best birthday present of all?

Quit.

Before Americans get rid of you.

Which they should have done a long time ago.

Happy Birthday America. 

And rise above…you’re needed more than ever.

Restraint is not an option, Re: Abducted Israeli Teens Found Dead, Gates of Vienna, June 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah were three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped while returning home from school just over two weeks ago. Yifrah was 19 years old and Frankel and Shaer were both16 years old.

After they were kidnapped they were murdered in cold blood.

By Hamas.

After they were kidnapped Palestinians virtually without exception cheered and celebrated and demonstrated their joy and happiness at the kidnapping and their support and admiration for the kidnappers. The teenagers murders changed nothing and their deaths have only brought more of the same.

They were kidnapped because they were Israelis, because they were Jews.

The were murdered because they were Israelis, because they were Jews.

Both Hamas as an organization, and the individual perpetrators themselves, view kidnapping and murdering Israelis, Jews, Israeli and Jewish children, as perfectly legitimate things to do.

Various pundits and politicians have urged the Israelis to exercise restraint in their response to the kidnapping and murder of the three teenagers.

That would be a terrible mistake. The last thing the Israelis should do is exercise restraint. They should respond in full force and make Hamas, the individual perpetrators and their supporters pay a terrible price for kidnapping and murdering the teenagers. Anything less means that the teenagers will have died in vain and that terrorist acts will continue unabated. Hamas, the individual perpetrators and their supporters have chosen to live by the sword and Israelis must see that they die by it because if they don’t they themselves will die by it. The sword is the only thing Hamas, the individual perpetrators and their supporters understand and the only thing that will stop them and if Israel restrains itself more and more Israelis will be killed and the country won’t survive in the end. All restraint would do is encourage them. They and their fellow travellers must be taught a lesson they won’t soon forget, not in the name of revenge but in the name of prevention and deterrence and national survival.

Maybe, hopefully, the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenagers will serve as a catalyst for action, not just words but action. Not restraint, action.

Enough is enough.

Kidnapping and murdering in cold blood three teenagers on their way home from school just because they were Israelis, just because they were Jews, then celebrating, then lauding the perpetrators.

Monstrous, absolutely monstrous.

Sick, warped, barbaric and savage too.

The West’s Homegrown Jihadists, Not Just France’s, Re: France’s Homegrown Jihadists, International New York Times, June 28, 2014

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Homegrown Jihadists returning from fighting in the Middle East are a serious security threat in all Western countries, not just France. Homegrown Jihadists returning from fighting in the Middle East threaten to import terror in the name of Islam to their home countries, threaten to sow the same bloodshed, cruelty, destruction and death in their home countries that they have been sowing in the name of Islam in the Middle East, with the goal in their home countries being the same as it was in the Middle East…to make Islam supreme and to ensure that everyone in their home country lives an Islamic life under Islamic law, Sharia.

Threaten hell, they’re actually doing it.

Numerous terrorist acts have already been committed by returning homegrown Jihadists in Western countries and the problem is getting worse by the day as more and more of them return from the Middle East, replete with both new skills they developed there which they can use to maim and murder people with bombs and other weapons and the fervor to actually use them. The problem goes way beyond France. Security services in every Western country you can name are struggling to come to grips with returning homegrown Jihadists and are trying to keep them from sowing the same bloodshed, cruelty, destruction and death in their country that they did in the Middle East. Can they succeed by themselves? No, they cannot and it is very safe to say that unless Western governments impose drastic measures on their own soil small and large scale terrorist acts committed by returning homegrown Jihadists will do nothing but increase regardless of the admirable efforts of individual security services.

So what can Western governments do?

The Party for Freedom in the Netherlands has just released a ten point plan to combat Islamic terror there. The plan applies to the Netherlands but it could just as easily apply anywhere else as well.

Here are some of the parts of the plan.

Once gone forever gone

“People leaving to fight for Islam in Syria, Iraq or elsewhere, will automatically lose their Dutch nationality, and will not be allowed to return to our country. Their accounts will be frozen and confiscated. This also applies to those who recruit people to fight for Islam.”

Immediate imprisonment

“Those fighters who have already returned from Syria must be imprisoned immediately. They must be administratively detained. Participation in and support of the armed Islamic struggle should be punishable by law.”

Deal hard with the supporters

“Mosques, Islamic schools and other organizations that provide financial or other support to those who go to fight in Syria must be closed down immediately. They should be confronted with civil, administrative and criminal penalties.”

More money for security

“Stop wasting money on development aid. Give more money to the AIVD (the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service).”

Support Israel

“Israel is the front line in the fight against jihad. Stimulate economic relations with Israel. If Israel falls, the West falls.” 

There are five other parts of the plan as well. The full plan can be found at the EuropeNews website (europenews.dk} or at Geert Wilder’s weblog (geertwilders.nl}.

I would add an additional point to the ten in the plan.

Remove from office politicians who aid and abet Islamic terror, in the Middle East, their home countries or anywhere else.

Like United States President Barack Hussein Obama.

The ten points in the Party for Freedom plan are prefaced by the following remarks.

“Islam shows its true face in Syria and Iraq. Gruesome fanatics, including terrorists with Dutch passports, leave a trail of blood throughout the Middle East. The Netherlands have to protect themselves. If we don’t, the barbaric scenes that play today in Syria and Iraq will soon be repeated in our country.”

Very true.

The remarks are just as true if you substitute the name of your country for the Netherlands.

In fact, in some places they are already being repeated, with more to come.

Doesn’t leave any more time to waste before we act, does it.