Nathan R. Jessup

America Welcomes Terrorism

In freedom, Integrity, living free, Religion on January 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm

America.  What a strong and courageous Country we once were – and along came hope and change.  Terrorists everywhere are jumping for jihad with America’s newfound sensitivity.  Throughout the eight years of Bush’s presidency our Country was “arrogant, ignorant, and brash”, but we were safe.  It sure is nice to know the world no longer sees America as brash.

Barack Obama began his young presidency with a pledge to “fundamentally transform America”.  The first order of business: apologize for past transgressions. For months our subservient Commander-in-Chief rattled off speech after speech explaining how, under his leadership, America would never be the same; a promise he surely kept.

Eventually, the speeches became reality and Obama began a worldwide tour of bows and beers.  A hug-it-out beer summit here, a bow to a Middle Eastern Sheik there and before we know it, change is underway.  In the spirit of hope and change Obama made a new pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay, a home for failed jihadists. Obama suggests Guantanamo is largely responsible for terrorism in America.  Gateway Pundit explains:

“Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula first came to prominence in Saudi Arabia in May 2003. There is absolutely no proof that Gitmo had anything to do with the group’s formation. The first operational leader of AQAP was killed in June 2003.”

If GITMO actually closes, more than half its detainees will return to Yemen, a growing hotbed for young terrorists.  Is it really a surprise Al Qaeda remains one move ahead while our US President dances two steps behind the music?  Surrendering lunch money to a schoolyard bully has never been a practice of the United States, until now.

As new, young jihadists continue to sprout like weeds, the need for strong retaliatory action has never been greater.  Unfortunately, the Obama Administration’s response to Islāmic radicalism looks more like a weak slap on the wrist than a severe beating.  For example, Abdul Farouk Abdul Mutallab (A.K.A. the panty-bomber) is now being offered leniency in exchange for information about Al Qaeda. Abdul Mutallab boarded a Christmas day flight to the United States [Detroit] with enough explosive material (PETN) to blow the plane’s fuselage to bits. Astonishingly, Mutallab boarded the international flight without a passport.

I can only wonder how Al Qaeda leadership is mocking the new tail-between-our-legs approach to terrorism.  When Al Qaeda threatens further attacks on the US and British Embassies in Yemen, we close them. When a murderous war criminal is given a bloody lip by Navy SEALS, we prosecute the SEALS. When deciding the fate of 9/11 masterminds, we give them Constitutional rights.  Battling a flame-thrower with a pocket lighter is hardly what America had in mind when fighting fire with fire.

Full-body scanners, puffer machines, and whatever expensive detection devices lay in the future are not a response to terrorism; they are a reaction (Reactions don’t end wars, they delay them).  When I watch the VIDEO of Michael Moran’s speech after the 9/11 tragedy I remember the incredible passion and strength in the American people.

Moving ahead, America has two clear choices: continue reacting to terrorist attacks by stripping away basic freedoms from US Citizens, or mount a serious response against terrorism thus preserving America’s free way of living. With nearly three times the number of Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen, rather Afghanistan, and more than sixty percent of Yemen’s population under the age of twenty, it begs the question: why aren’t we focused on the problem?

How much freedom are you willing to give up in exchange for immediate safety?  Is Martial Law too far?  You see, terrorists are winning; they are controlling your personal liberties.  My question for the President: Are politics, personal feelings, or global appearance more important than personal safety, personal liberty and freedom?  Trading freedom for security is cowardice.  I leave you with the words of William Wallace:

“I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen,
here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And
free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?”
“Two thousand against ten?” – the veteran shouted. “No! We will
run – and live!”
“Yes!” Wallace shouted back. “Fight and you may die. Run and you
will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now,
would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for
one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell
our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take
our freedom!”

  1. We are still strong and courageous; our leadership isn’t. The time may come soon to exercise our rights as citizens of this great country. It may be necessary to do it with torches and pitchforks.

  2. I agree with your clarification. I believe in the people of this Country; not the few who are trying to control them.

  3. Unfortunately, our apathy and complaceny and taking our freedom and rights for granted for so long had to have consequences sooner or later.

    Maybe we needed a thug like Obama and a majority of Democrats to finally wake us up.

    I pray it’s not too late.

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