Speak and write in clear English. Call the Muslim “no go zones” of Europe what they are. They are “beachheads”. They are beachheads in a soft invasion of Europe and an attack on the values and peoples of the West.
Eli Lake today writes a preposterous article for Bloomberg News which declares France to be a “police state” fighting Islamic terrorism. Lake’s claim that France is a “police state” engaged in battle against Islamic terrorism is based on the state of emergency declared by France after the November 2015 Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris.
Lake’s “police state” is an odd one by any definition of that phrase. A police state where the police in a terrorist assault must first run to their stations in order to get weapons because they are unarmed even as the invaders assault them with machine guns – in a gun free, gun control continent? Police state? Do “no go zones”, or as we call them “invasion beachheads”, exist in France? Well, yes they do. The “invasion beachheads” exist in Belgium, England and other countries on the continent unaware it is invaded.
There is a “gathering storm” in Europe evident after Paris and Brussels. From the invasion beachheads the Muslim terrorists attack even as reinforcements are invited to join them by the very states they wish to destroy. The West, its peoples and values, are under attack but few speak or write clearly about the soft invasion of Europe and the weakness of our leaders:
Why does ISIS rise? Because their leaders and their followers believe in something. It is an evil something and a hideous something, but they believe in it and are willing to die for it.
The West, the values of the West, the heritage of the West, are in peril today because our leaders have abandoned everything about the West except its materialist component. Since 2011 we have written about Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America. “Managed decline” of America, brought to you by Barack Obama.
The president of the United States, the one that is supposed to be the leader of the Free World, the champion of the West and its values will not defend the West because he and his cohort do not believe in our values.
So from Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America a different voice emerges. That voice says “Make America Great Again”. “Make America Great Again” is a rational response to “managed decline”. Add to that Donald Trump’s instinctive defense of the West and its values and the power of his message becomes clear.
Winston Churchill was a man of massive talents and massive faults. Look to someone else if you want politically correct “consistent” leadership. Winston Churchill wrote about his “art of the deal” in his autobiography, My Early Life:
I have always urged fighting wars and other contentions with might and main till overwhelming victory and then extending the hand of friendship to the vanquished. Thus I have always been against the Pacifists during the quarrel and the Jingoist at its close…I thought we should have conquered the Irish then given them Home Rule…and that after smashing the General Strike we should have met the grievances of the miners.
That excerpt is the philosophy of a man who believes that strength in national security affairs is a virtue, not a menace. The Churchillian philosophy of strength, as illuminated in the above passage, does not preclude submission to logic and what is proper once your aims are achieved – from a position of strength. Churchill would conquer his opponents then, if reasonable, have the flexibility to reach out and make necessary accommodations. It’s “better to be strong and wrong than weak and right” circa the 1900s.
Churchill’s personality and tough talk, like Donald Trump’s, was a problem too. He was not an easy man to get along with and one who took personal umbrage far too frequently. But Winston Churchill at the moment of greatest peril for the West, saved the West.
Winston Churchill’s warnings to prepare for the storm to come were not popular. To the contrary most of his assertions were denounced. But he was right. And Britain and the Western World woke up only when the full horror of war was upon them.
How many more innocent men, women and children are going to be blown to pieces by these murderous bastards?
How many more airports, train stations, sports stadiums, restaurants or concert halls will be obliterated in a hail of suicide bombs and bullets?
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’?
How many taunting, gleeful claims of responsibility will the despicable perpetrators of these evil crimes be able to issue?
I’m sick of this, aren’t you?
Sick of feeling sick about such endless, senseless barbarism.
And the worst thing about it is that I see no end.
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 Obama eeking 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, 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.
Well almost nobody.
By coincidence, I had an interview scheduled today with the world’s most controversial man, Donald Trump, for my UK show, Good Morning Britain.
It was set up a couple of weeks ago, but the timing was eerily prescient.
Here is one man who definitely has a plan to deal with ISIS terrorism. Several plans in fact.
The problem is that people don’t like them. Well, a lot of people don’t anyway.
Trump’s strong plans against Islamic terrorism are logical and reminiscent of Churchill. Piers Morgan, Trump hater, was astonished in his agreement with Donald Trump:
Trump told me countries must tighten their borders in light of these terror attacks, especially to anyone related to an ISIS fighter in Syria. [snip]
He told me 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. [snip]
He told me America must make it far harder for illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and thinks European countries should follow suit. [snip]
He told me he believes there are now areas of many major European cities which have become poisonous breeding grounds for radicalized Islamic terror. [snip]
I didn’t feel I was talking to a lunatic, as many seem to view Trump.
I saw a guy, a non-politician unfettered by PC language restraints, who is genuinely furious at the devastation which ISIS is wreaking, and seriously concerned for the security of his fellow Americans and indeed, the citizens of Europe. [snip]
And 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.
Let’s be honest with ourselves, right now 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. [snip]
Hate Donald Trump all you like, but at least he seems to recognise the magnitude of the threat and at least he has firm proposals for how to try to defeat it.
In June, Great Britain will vote on whether or not to exit from the European Union. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has broken with his own party and decided to run a Donald Trump style campaign for the “Brexit”. Other leaders, inspired by Donald Trump are sure to join in the world wide realignment taking place.
The worldwide realignment will take place and no plot against Donald J. Trump can stop it. Reality will see to that.
This is not the first time the Western world, its peoples and its values, have come under threat. Is this generation ready for the fight? Forced by events, hammered by reality, the answer will have to come sooner rather than later. Will the answer come with a Chamberlain whimper, or with a Churchillian trump?