Responding To America’s Number One Threat

September 14, 2012 - 6:29 PM

One thing I have never understood is why anybody with a brain in their head would ever expect anything to come out of the Arab Spring except that which has happened and is happening.

It should have been obvious from the start that the radical faction of Islam would step into the power vacuum and rile up and mobilize the abundant anti-western feelings in the area.

And what we're seeing is just the beginning of the disintegration of any western influence in the Middle East.

The sorry fact that a band of thugs has murdered four Americans, one of them our ambassador, should remind anybody who has forgotten 9/11 of the caliber of hate-filled animals we are dealing with and that the only response they will respond to is show of power and if our president presents a face of weakness in the wake of these atrocities the violence will only escalate costing more lives and emboldening the terrorists.

The trashing of our embassy in Cairo was not done without the foreknowledge of the Egyptian government, nor was the attack on our consulate done without some knowledge of factions of the Libyan government. And if you believe the Pakistani government didn't know Osama Bin Laden was living in their midst, you'd best think again.

We have done our best to buy friends in the Middle East and in the process we have supported some of the most repressive and cruel regimes in history. And it has backfired. The truth can no longer be denied: the only friend America has in the Middle East is Israel and it seems our president is too busy campaigning to even take a meeting with its leader.

The fact that Barack Obama cannot even bring himself to say the two words “Terrorist” and “Islamic” in the same sentence, I think represents a dangerous blind spot in this president's thinking exposing a soft spot for his Islamic heritage.

This president refuses to even identify the number one enemy our nation faces, which is not a sovereign nation or geographical area but an ideology that spans the globe and hates us simply for what we are, for being free and refusing to accept their religion.

The Terrorists use any excuse. no matter how insignificant, to attack America, the latest being some film that nobody that I know has even heard the name of. It supposedly disrespects the prophet Mohammed and our embassy in Cairo spent nine and a half hours tweeting apologies to Islam at large for some obscure movie that nobody ever heard of.

When Obama did his famous tour a few years ago where he apologized for America's greatness and said that it was no longer a Christian nation, bowed to a Saudi king and talked about all the things that America and Islam had in common, he set the tone for his policy of appeasement to the Islamic nations and his lack of regard for the security of Israel.

The violence that is beginning to sweep the Middle East, if unanswered and unabated, will spill out of the now-affected areas and eventually reach the shores of our beloved nation.

I wish it were different, but I honestly believe that America cannot afford to ignore or simply try to put Band-Aids on the threat its facing.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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