The murder of four US Marines and a Navy sailor by a radical Muslim at Tennessee military recruiting centers shows once again that it is time for America to get tough on terrorism and on illegal immigration too. The Tennessee attack came shortly after the shooting death of a San Francisco woman by an illegal immigrant with a history of crime and illegal entry into the US.
The Democrat party has been ‘soft on crime’ since the 1960s, and that now extends to terrorism and immigration. That is why crime started to skyrocket in the 1960s – because we all started listening to the leftists who said that criminals aren’t bad people, that we should seek to “understand” them, that punishment is a bad thing, that sentences should be light, that the police are the evil ones, etc. Even as recently as 2014 Hillary Clinton said that the United States can advance international peace by “showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
This is stunning, yet her comment received virtually zero coverage except in the conservative media. But when Donald Trump said that we must become vigilant about the bad people coming into the US over our southern border the pro-Hillary leftist media pilloried Trump ruthlessly.
After US crime soared in the 1960s and 1970s Americans finally realized that we needed to stop listening to the wrong people (leftist Democrats) and to treat criminals as criminals. And that punishment indeed works better than leniency. How many times have you heard about criminals who are released after their sentences and never want to go back to prison because the punishment made them never want to experience it again? Leniency, on the other hand, actually encourages more crime.
Still Obama and his Democrat cronies have ignored common sense for decades. They have been “soft” on suspicious Muslims in America and on illegal immigrants, have promoted open borders, and now Obama is even planning to make a trip to a federal prison to demonstrate his concern for those in jail rather than for the 99.5% of Americans who have not committed crimes. But what else do you expect from a president who has made a nuclear deal with a terror state like Iran, and is opening an American embassy in the thug nation of Cuba.
Conservatives are speaking out most vocally for common sense. We have spoken directly about the bad element that is entering our country over the porous Mexican border, while calling since 9/11 for much greater scrutiny of Muslims in America who are increasingly radical like the Tennessee killer was.
Just for starters the US should lock down our Mexican border, deport all illegal aliens in our jails, seek out and deport all Muslims here illegally, and carefully investigate suspicious Muslims and militant mosques. We also should severely restrict immigration from Muslim nations. There are tens of millions of non-Muslims who want to come to the US whom we don’t have to worry about. Now look at this about the Tennessee gunman from Foxnews.com:
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, a Kuwaiti-born Chattanooga resident who was killed by police during his shooting rampage Thursday, traveled to Jordan in 2014 and may have also visited Yemen, according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Sources close to the investigation told the Journal authorities are trying to determine whether Abdulazeez had any contact with extremists during his seven-month stay in Jordan. (end of Foxnews.com excerpt)
So there you go. The guy may have visited Yemen, which is a hotbed for terrorists. So why didn’t law enforcement have this guy on its radar screen?
Answer: Because Obama and the Democrats don’t want any Muslims to ever face any scrutiny but they want little old white ladies interrogated at airport security checks. Remember that Obama and Hillary Clinton once made a preposterous claim that Muslims somehow have been an integral part of American history(?!) in order to soften the image of Islam in the most bizarre way.
My local ultra-leftist newspaper here in New England naturally sought to lighten the image of the Tennessee attack. A big headline declared that Abdulazeez was “not the son we knew” to his family, and it referred to the terrorism as a “shooting” not as “murders” or “killings” or “terrorism”. They also blamed the attack on Abdulazeez’s depression, which is nonsense. This is how the left soft-soaps anti-American violence. It has been going on for decades.
Consider the Fort Hood case of 2009 where US Army officials knew well that a Muslim Army major was visiting extremist websites and had radical leanings. But they did nothing about him for fear of “profiling” him. He killed 13 US military personnel in his terror rampage.
How about the illegal immigrant who had a long criminal history, had been deported 5 times, but who then returned to the US and killed Kathleen Steinle as she was strolling at a San Francisco tourist spot? He was able to return again and again through our open border thanks to Obama and his policies.
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There has been no general media outcry over San Francisco for being a “sanctuary city” for illegals. Yet if we conservatives call for a boycott of San Francisco – as Nikitas3.com is now doing – the media would vilify us and not the sanctuary cities. Meanwhile here is an excerpt from Foxnews.com about arming our US military against such attacks like the one in Tennessee:
The Army’s top officer said Friday they would review security at military recruiting and reserve centers in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in Tennessee, but urged caution amid growing calls to arm more soldiers to protect against these kinds of attacks. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told reporters that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve. “I think we have to be careful about over-arming ourselves, and I’m not talking about where you end up attacking each other,” Odierno said during a morning breakfast. Instead, he said, it’s more about “accidental discharges and everything else that goes along with having weapons that are loaded that causes injuries.” Outside of military operations, Defense Department policy limits the carrying of firearms to personnel engaged in law enforcement duties and “qualified personnel when there is a reasonable expectation that life or DoD assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried.” (end of Foxnews.com excerpt)
OK, it’s time to change the rules. Enough is enough. Pacifist political correctness is killing our soldiers, and many other Americans, and has been doing so for decades. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.org about the 1983 truck-bomb attack on our US Marines in Beirut, Lebanon:
Shortly after the …bombing, President Ronald Reagan appointed a military fact-finding committee …The commission’s report found senior military officials responsible for security lapses and blamed the military chain of command for the disaster. It suggested that there might have been many fewer deaths if the barracks guards had carried loaded weapons and a barrier more substantial than the barbed wire the bomber drove over easily. (end of Wikipedia.org excerpt)
Yes, how about loaded weapons and concrete barriers. Let’s protect our soldiers NOW. And our citizens. The signal is clear.
Friends, we need a conservative agenda and a tough president who will take on the criminals, illegal alien criminals and terrorists in our midst. Every time we have one of these horrific incidents Obama is never even questioned, never mind blamed. Yet it is Obama/Democrat policies that are directly responsible for increasing amounts of terrorism and crime within the US. It is time for all of this to end.