How many more world leaders will wring their hands on national television afterwards and spout pointless platitudes about the ‘poor brave victims’ and ‘heroic emergency services’?
The inherent problem which causes it, chaotic war-torn instability in the Middle East, is getting worse, not better; just as the financial and military resource of the enemy is growing greater, not reducing. Yet just as the world is crying out for strong decisive leadership, there is none. America has a demob happy President Barack Obama seeking out his last few months in office. A man whose infamous ‘leading from behind’ philosophy to foreign policy has been partly responsible for the war in Syria raging uncontrollably for five years – allowing fundamentalism to ferment.
Obama has zero interest in doing anything tangible to really deal with ISIS. This is now parked in the tray marked ‘next president’s problem.’
Europe, meanwhile, is splintering at the seams, ravaged by an unprecedented migration crisis that nobody seems to have a clue how to handle. German chancellor Angela Merkel‘s decision to let a million migrants into its country is already seen to be an utter disaster. France, reeling from two horrendous attacks in Paris, France, is understandably highly fearful of yet more terror coming its way.
Belgium officials effectively conceded today that they have no real way to protect themselves against the ISIS threat. A fact surely born out by the fact that today’s onslaught in Brussels happened right when the city most expected it, following the capture of Paris attacks suspect Saleh Abdeslam three days ago. Britain, surely a target anytime soon, is on red alert but its warring politicians are too distracted by the upcoming EU referendum in June to pay anything more than lame lip service to terrorism.
So nobody seems to be doing anything concrete to stop ISIS, or even suggesting a new way to do so given the spectacular lack of success to date.
Nobody, except for Donald J. Trump, current front-runner for the Republican nomination, who wants to wipe out ISIS completely.
Trump also wants a short-term ban on Muslims entering the U.S. until, as he puts it, ‘we figure out what the hell is going on?’ And he wants to torture suspects like Abdeslam with techniques like Water Boarding to try and extract information about future attacks. He wants to build a giant wall to stop illegal immigrants pouring over the Mexican border into America. Trump tells me countries must tighten their borders in light of these terror attacks, especially to anyone related to an ISIS fighter in Syria. He says he wants law-abiding Muslims to root out the extremists in their midst, expressing his bafflement and anger that someone like Abdeslam was able to hide for so long in the very part of Brussels he had previously lived. He thinks America must make it far harder for illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and that European countries should follow suit. Trump believes there are now areas of many major European cities which have become poisonous breeding grounds for radicalized Islamic terror.
Donald J. Trump is a man who has spent his life responding to metaphorical punches on his nose by punching even harder back.
Right now, he firmly believes that ISIS will murder countless more Americans and Europeans if somebody somewhere doesn’t stand up and punch them hard in the face. Someone prepared to stop spewing politically-correct niceties after these attacks, hoping nobody gets offended, and actually DO something. ISIS is winning this war and will continuing committing utter carnage on our streets on an ever graver and more barbaric scale until they are stopped.
There is a global paralysis driven by fear, confusion and woeful lack of leadership.
And it will only get worse.
Donald J. Trump recognises the magnitude of the threat and at least he has firm proposals for how to try to defeat it.
‘I have great respect for Muslims,’ says Trump, ‘I have many friends that are Muslims. I’m just saying that there is something with a radicalized portion that is very, very bad and very dangerous. I would say this, to the Muslims, when they see trouble, they have to report it, they’re not reporting it, they’re absolutely not reporting it and that’s a big problem.’
– Piers Morgan in the Daily Mail
via attorney Ann Coulter