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Denial Of War

November 16, 2015

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, France’s Le Parisien daily decared: “This Time It’s War”. What, then, do we call all the other times terrorists attacked if not war? We have “progressed” so far that we no longer recognize war when it is right in our face.

War means killing your enemy before they kill you and doing it as quickly and efficiently as possible until they surrender. War is horrifically bloody, vicious, and often indiscriminate. War causes mass destruction and casualties that bring out the worst in human nature and offend all human sensibilities. Reluctance to wage war is wise and prudent. Refusal to do so when necessary is suicide.

There is no such thing as a humane war. That is an oxymoron impossible to achieve. The “war on women”, the “war on drugs”, and the “war on Christmas” are foolish hyperboles that have desensitized society to the true meaning of war. The bullshit of political correctness blinds us to reality and we have become paralyzed by it.

ISIS understands war, has declared war, and is waging war successfully. We have been told in no uncertain terms by ISIS that they are coming here to kill us. They are currently infiltrating Europe through its open borders, some masquerading as refugees. ISIS has not been “contained” and they are not on the run. They are on the attack and Paris is just the beginning.

Our “leaders” have been in denial for years, refusing to even acknowledge radical Islam as a threat. This denial has given Iran time and permission to develop nuclear weapons, allowed ISIS to grow into an active invading force, and kept our border open for invasion. Europe’s denial resulted in bringing the Middle East rampage of ISIS to Paris. That carnage was brought about by only a handful of extremists rehearsing tactics that they are going to bring here on a larger scale.

Climate change (aka global warming) is not the biggest threat we currently face. That, too, is denial. We are at war whether we like it or not and our first step is to kill denial before it kills us. We’ve been losing that battle, too.

David J. Hentosh

Containment Folly

November 15, 2015

From NRO:

On the very day that President Obama declared ISIS to be “contained,” it reached hundreds of miles outside the borders of its so-called caliphate and struck the heart of Paris…This is what happens when terrorists are given safe havens, when they have time and space to recruit and train new fighters, and when they have time and funds to organize attacks…The idea that ISIS could be “contained” was folly from the beginning…A serious war requires a serious strategy, one not hamstrung by absurd rules of engagement that grant enemy fighters known safe haven, nor can it be bound by silly notions that President Obama has “ended” a war that is still burning hot…jihadists are still eager to fight, and wars do not end when one side grows tired of battle…French president François Hollande has vowed to wage “pitiless” war against ISIS. We must demonstrate the same resolve…

Read it all here: A Serious War

DJH

Random Questions

June 2, 2015

Since France is supposed to have better medical care than the US, why did John Kerry bother to come back to the U.S. for treatment of his broken leg?

What fantasy world is President Obama living in where (as he stated) his administration has restored the United States as the “the most respected country on earth”?

Don’t ongoing hostilities make President Obama’s claim of having ended “two wars” (simply by declaring them over) an obvious farce?

With more people now than at any time since 2001 having an unfavorable opinion of Hillary, is it really a lock for her to be the Democrat’s 2016 presidential candidate?

Will reporters ever get tired of Hillary refusing to answer questions and turn against her?

Is it really a surprise, after Mayor Rawlings-Blake sided against the police, that Baltimore’s homicide rate for May is the worst it has been in 40 years?

How much longer can the media and progressives ignore the connection between Democrat-controlled cities, poverty, and economic failure?

What does Al Sharpton hold over MSNBC’s head in order to keep his pathetically low-rated show, “Politics Nation”, from being cancelled? (Why does Sharpton even have a TV show?)

Since several of the world’s most polluting countries are doing nothing to curb pollution (such as China), shouldn’t we be using our resources preparing to survive what many believe is inevitable global warming rather than futilely trying to stop it?

With dozens of health insurers selling plans under Obamacare requesting premium hikes of 20-30%, isn’t it time for all to admit that Obama lied about costs as well as keeping our doctors and plans?

This time around, will Democrats flip-flop and say that experience is necessary in a presidential candidate?

Are there any new TV series coming that won’t have a gay character? Is that even allowed?

David J. Hentosh

The Press is NOT Charlie Hebdo

January 19, 2015

A great response to the hypocritical press concerning solidarity with Charlie Hebdo came from Rex Murphy last week at the National Post. He’s not buying their after-the-fact commitment and everyone needs to hear what he has to say about it.

From Rex Murphy

…we are in the middle of another blizzard of post-facto hashtag bravery…The solidarity would have been a lot more impressive, more persuasive, some time before this week’s mass butchery…Indeed, at our universities, newspapers and broadcasters, we have seen an ever-shrinking defense of free speech…the press and the universities, have been at best complicit and at worst cowardly when it comes up to defending freedom of speech — not from threats of Islamist fanatics with guns, but in much less demanding circumstances…

Where was this “we” when a video critical of Islam was mendaciously identified as the “cause” of the terror attack on Benghazi… Where is this We of the Hashtags when whole swathes of the press, and some political leaders, refuse to call acts that are plainly terroristic by their proper name…And where was We of the Hashtags when President Obama made the inexplicable declaration at the United Nations that “the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet”…There is no “We are Charlie Hebdo” in that statement. There is surrender instead…Our universities bleat about inquiry and free speech, but they are feeble and craven, caving in to protestors and special interests…Where was “we” when a band of fatuous progressives protested former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice giving a convocation address at Rutgers University…Where was We of the Hashtags when Ann Coulter was pre-emptively cautioned about what she could or should say by officials at the University of Ottawa? Where was “we” when Ayaan Hirsi Ali was humiliated and an honourary degree invitation revoked after campus activists at Brandeis University — faculty and students — protested…There is no “we” after the killings. There are very few worthy of that claim … and, alas, under the shout of allahu akbar, 12 of them are now quite dead.

Read it here: We are not Charlie Hebdo

DJH

Politically Correct Terror

January 10, 2015

Reporting on the Paris terrorist attack, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, wallowing in self-righteous political correctness, referred to the perpetrators as “activists”. One could almost sense her disappointment that France’s strict gun laws stopped her from being able to blame the attack on guns rather than “activists”.

Amanpour is not the only one refusing to give up a politically correct posture in the face of terror. With almost all terrorists proclaiming Islam to be their motivation and quoting the Koran as they slaughter innocent people, many in the mainstream media continue to warn us not to mention Islam when talking about terror attacks. It is the first thing, if not the only thing, many worry about after every attack.

If the Muslim world doesn’t like being branded as terrorists, they need to do something about it instead of just being offended. Where are the protests against terrorists from all those peaceful Muslims? Why has there been no Million Muslim March against terrorism in Washington, DC? Why do we only hear outrage from the Muslim community when they are offended by so-called “Islamaphobia”?

It is impossible to fight terrorism when so many useless fools continue to fear offending those who want to kill us. European countries such as France allow Muslim immigrants to set up stand-alone Muslim communities with their own Sharia law rather than dare offend them with European laws. Our own president seems more concerned about offending Islam than the releasing of murderous terrorists from prison.

It is tiring to continually be told that the majority of Muslims are peace loving people and that the religion of Islam is a peaceful religion – and then be attacked by Muslims in the name of that peaceful religion. Political correctness is terrorizing the entire world and paralyzing us against “activists” engaged in killing us. These “activists” are winning a war that far too many won’t even admit we are engaged in. We need to kill political correctness because it is certainly killing us.

David J. Hentosh

Pathetic Hamas

July 24, 2014

Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and it will not allow peace to occur until that goal is reached. With misguided sympathy from the media, Hamas continues to pretend to be something other than a blood-thirsty terrorist organization, but it is not.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu says: “We (Hamas) aren’t leading our people to destruction. We are leading them to death”. What kind of a sick statement is that? Hamas wants death, death, and more death, even if it’s their own people. That’s why they rejected a recent Israeli-accepted ceasefire. Peace is not an Hamas option.

The recent and short-lived suspension of international flights to and from Israel caused by Hamas rockets elicited this boast from Sami Abu: “The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure“.

How does protecting innocent travelers from Hamas’ random rocket attacks become an Israeli failure? What resistance is Hamas talking about – its own resistance to peace? How great a victory is it to accidentally hit the airport after firing hundreds of rockets into Israel indiscriminately? It is all just so terribly pathetic. Still, there are those willing to back Hamas terror as long as it is Israel on the receiving end.

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Europe railing against Israel’s defensive campaign to stop Hamas attacks coming from Gaza. Hamas is using a hospital as headquarters and has encouraged civilians to ignore Israeli warnings of attacks, no doubt hoping to use civilian deaths for propaganda purposes. Protestors don’t mind as long as Israel is portrayed as the bad guy.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are largest in France where open immigration policies have resulted in the largest Muslim populations in Europe. Political correctness dictates the media not describe who most of these protestors are, but one can easily guess. Pretense is just a sham and it, too, is pathetic.

David J. Hentosh

Religious Freedom Becomes Veiled Threat

August 14, 2012

Although quickly subdued, a small riot in France brought national attention to France’s 16-month old ban on veils. A 19-year-old veiled woman and three males were taken into custody after the melee and quickly released by a magistrate concerned by the angry crowd that had gathered. The three will be asked to return in a month whereupon they will face charges and most probably be fined for the infraction.

For most Muslims in France, the veil ban has been met with acceptance, even if somewhat reluctantly.  The more tradition-minded and militant Muslims remain angry about it, seeing it as an assault on their Muslim identity and religious freedom. This clash between the Muslim world and the Western world is growing in France because of its Muslim population, the largest in Europe.

The reality of terrorism perpetrated by militant Muslims makes the ban on veils a security issue, especially in Muslim-concentrated neighborhoods. It is much too easy for a militant to hide behind a veil, blending perfectly into a peaceful Muslim neighborhood while planning and carrying out violent acts with impunity. Danger to the common good always demands that preventive measures be taken and this is no exception.

Although freedom of religious expression is important and certainly should be respected, it cannot be allowed to dictate or override laws, be forced upon others, or be an endangerment in a free society. A past attempt to allow Muslim women to wear veils when taking pictures for driver’s licenses clearly illustrated how far some try to push the envelope of religious tolerance. There are limits and they must be enforced.

This will not be the last riot France will experience caused by the clash of cultures. Liberal immigration policies, political correctness, and diversity-driven fear of offending have emboldened many immigrants’ attempts to follow their own rules rather than assimilate. Until this is dealt with in a reasonable manner, clashes such as this will continue.

David J. Hentosh

Socialist Blindness

June 20, 2012

With the recent election of Francois Hollande as president, France re-committed to a socialist agenda and refused to read the writing on the wall. Hollande has been bolstered further with Socialists winning control of Parliament, assuring him a majority. This is France’s answer to a faltering economy, high unemployment, and debt.

Citizens conditioned to government assistance became enraged when cutbacks were announced in France to ease the economic crisis. Rioting in the streets occurred when the retirement age was increased from 60 to 62. One of Hollande’s first acts was to lower that retirement age back to 60, appeasing citizens while displaying his adherence to the socialistic agenda. He even granted more generous benefits to some workers, proving he is blind.

Rescinding government ‘give-away’ programs is always difficult and other European countries have experienced rioting when forced to do so. Nevertheless, cutbacks have to occur and Hollande will have a tough time keeping government assistance programs from the chopping block while trying to implement his “growth” (aka “spending”) strategy for bolstering the economy.

Unrealistic goals are at the core of the socialist agenda and, consequently, blindness becomes a necessary strategy. Reality proves that idealistic goals can never be attained, but acknowledging that would derail a socialist agenda. It is much easier to remain blind, and Hollande will stay popular with French citizens as long as he continues to pretend that government subsistence need not be deterred.

When more people go on government assistance there are less people to squeeze taxes from to pay for it all and, therefore, the house of cards has to collapse. This is very obvious, so blinders are a must for those committed to the socialist agenda. It seems the French have blinders on and have joined Hollande in kicking the can down the road. That road has a dead end and France will arrive shortly. Reality will then take over.

David J. Hentosh