An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists.
This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds me a General George Patton quote:
“Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.”
Radical Islamist Jihadists, and others like them, are determined to succeed and, faced with no credible opposition or force to repel them, they just might. Right now, it’s the Radical Islamist Jihadist’s that have taken Patton’s aphorism to heart, albeit in a very twisted and evil way.
The end of Christianity in Iraq, brought about in its final stages as a genocide by Radical Islamist Jihadists, is remaking the ethno-religious map of the greater Middle East. At least for our lifetime. For political and geo-strategic reasons, this is not a good thing. Sure, the world adapts. It always does. But it need not have devolved to this point.
The U.S. decision to pull out of Iraq impacted way beyond that country, as this matter illustrates, to North Africa and beyond. Mr. Foley was assassinated by a group Radical Islamist Jihadists hell-bent on imposing a distorted view of Islam on anyone who gets in their way, including Muslims. This is about power, cold ruthless power.
This ISIS/ISIL organization controls land and has an army; it’s not some rag-tag terror group. It has a flag. They have weapons. It has a money system, possibly tied to state sponsors, to fund terror. They mean business. They are not going to stop and if they can find a way to do so, they will attack us right here in the USA.There’s no talking to these people or “studying” what should be done next.
President Obama and his national security should’ve known better than putting global interests ahead of American interests. Pulling out of Iraq was a colossal blunder; as is the Obama national security plan for the region.
Radical Islamist Jihadists, and the state sponsors that support them, are no match for the United States. They are a minority within a minority of radicals that need to be stopped. We will win, they will lose.
Pray for Mr. Foley and his family. They’ll need the support. And pray for all the people of the greater Middle East. That leaders, especially American leaders, awaken from the political slumber.
P.S., Mr. Foley was Catholic. A practicing Catholic:
Myself and two colleagues had been captured and were being held in a military detention center in Tripoli. Each day brought increasing worry that our moms would begin to panic. My colleague, Clare, was supposed to call her mom on her birthday, which was the day after we were captured. I had still not fully admitted to myself that my mom knew what had happened. But I kept telling Clare my mom had a strong faith.
I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.
I began to pray the rosary. It was what my mother and grandmother would have prayed. I said 10 Hail Marys between each Our Father. It took a long time, almost an hour to count 100 Hail Marys off on my knuckles. And it helped to keep my mind focused.
Read his entire post here.