Sunday, October 23, 2011

The War On Terror

Navy Seals: 3 - Somali Pirates: 0

A horribly uninformed person on social media decided to wreck my mojo this past week.  

He made no bones about the fact that he is behind Ron "fraud" Paul 100%  and accused President Obama of executing an American citizen. He doubled-down by saying that the President was weak on defense and foreign policy.  

Seriously? could any two thoughts in the same sentence be more contradictory?

Okay, for the last time: 

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, but tea party, evangelicals and GOP affiliates have NO business complaining about a MUSLIM terrorist killed by the United States government.

Since 9/11 Americans have been subjected to a specifically vile and repulsive series of attacks by simply being Muslim.  The haters railed against building mosques, they threaten Muslim CITIZENS in their own homes and places of employment and the so-called "real Americans" did not bat an eyelash when these Muslim citizens were specifically singled out at airports and publicly humiliated. The undeniable fact is that these Muslims are honest and law-abiding AMERICANS but are treated like terrorists in their own country by the above mentioned mobs.

These facts never enters their collective noggin.  Why? Because they are not perceived to be as American? However, without missing a beat, they turn against "Muslim President Obama" (Kenyan born and all... ya know?) for killing an American (the fact that he was a terrorist on the most wanted list is not worthy of consideration)  

... But Rick Perry who has murdered 234 American citizens gets applause? ... 

These people are nuts! - It is impossible to reach a common sense agreement with emotionally disturbed individuals who compound their inability to separate fact from fiction by remaining as uninformed as possible.

Food For Thought

  • It is the responsibility, and sworn oath of office, of elected officials to protect the Constitution of the United States against "Foreign and Domestic enemies" ... blah, blah.... Why would anyone get a free pass based on where they were born?  
  • Timothy McVeigh was a home grown terrorist who devastated us by cowardly massacring civilians in the Oklahoma Federal Building - The images of dead children will live for ever in our collective memories. - Well, Guess what? We killed that bastard! If he had made a mad rush to the Pakistani border, there is no doubt our current "Kenyan born, Muslim worshipping", president would have ensured he met with the same fate as Anwar al-Awlaki.
  • A terrorist has no borders, no loyalty to country, and no respect for other people's lives - whether they are young or old is irrelevant because their only loyalty is to IDEOLOGY - They left their nationality behind when they signed up for terrorist boot camp and they don't get a free pass, even if they were born in the USA.
  • Contrary to popular paranoia fed to the uninformed masses via corporations masquerading as news organizations, terrorist don't lose sleep over killing Americans, they are busy plotting against other countries as well - in short, we are not that special, just one of their many targets. (Madrid, London, France, the Netherlands... the list goes on)

It was not wrong or unfair to dispose of a terrorist - it prevented horrors from happening in the USA and in other countries as well.  

The appropriate response to keeping us safe from foreign and domestic enemies is: Thank you Mr. President. Period.

I ask you: Can we please slap the next person that hints at President Obama not being tough, decisive or capable of protecting our country? Can we? - Because it should be obvious to everyone by now that he is quite capable of chewing gum and answering that 2:00 a.m. call without missing a step.

The Terrorist Notches on Obama's Belt placed in chronological order:  

- 2009 -

Somali Pirates Killed & hostages freed - APRIL
Baitullah Mahsud - (killed - Taliban leader) AUGUST
Noordin Muhammad Top - (Killed - Operational Planner) SEPTEMBER
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan  - (Killed - Operational Planner) SEPTEMBER
Saleh al-Somali - (Killed - Commander) - DECEMBER
Abdallah Sa'id - (Killed - Commander) - DECEMBER

- 2010 -

Abdul Ghani Berada (Captured) - FEBRUARY
Muhammad Haqqani (Killed - Commander) - FEBRUARY
Qari Zafar (Killed - Leader) - FEBRUARY
Hussein al-Yemeni (Killed - Operative) - MARCH
Dulmatin  (Killed -mastermind of Bali bombings)
Abu Ayyub al-Masri (Killed - al Qaeda leader) - APRIL
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi (Killed - al Qaeda leader) - APRIL
Sheik Saeed al-Masri (Killed - al Qaeda #3 commander) - MAY
Hamza al-Jawfi (Killed - al Qaeda commander) - JUNE

- 2011-

Osama bin Laden (Claimed responsibility for 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil) - MAY
Abu Hafs al-Shahri (al Qaeda chief of Operations - Pakistan branch) - SEPTEMBER
Anwar al-Awlaki (American born terrorist) - SEPTEMBER
Atiya 'Abd al-Rahman (al Qaeda) - AUGUST
Ilyas Kshmiri - (Commander) - JUNE
Ammar al-Wa"ili - (Senior operative)  - JUNE 
Abu Ali al-Harithi - (Senior operative) - JUNE
Ali Saleh Farhan - (Senior operative)  - JUNE
Younis al-Mauritani (Arrested)

Full disclosure: I am against the death penalty in most cases and I am torn about being against it in all cases - I am still working my way through this area -The one thing I know for sure: I am all in favor of taking out terrorist by whatever means necessary. No apologies needed.  Thank you Mr. President.

Photo Illustration: Daily News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i am against the death penalty - it is premeditated murder.

Obama is really kicking terrorist butt. The cost of bringing down gaddafi at a fraction of the cost of bringing down Hussein.