Want World Peace? Eradicate Islamic Terrorists!
By: Doug Hagin
I have been doing this column for over ten years now, I have written about every controversial topic under the sun. Abortion, guns, taxes, spending, the Confederate flag, Southern heritage, race, terrorism, you name it and I have written about it. This column though, is the most serious and sober one I have ever written. It deals with the Mid-East, terrorism, Islamic Fascism and the distinct possibility that we may soon be engaged in World War 3.
Now I realize full well some will find that first paragraph hyperbolic and out of bounds. I also realize, however, that these times are deathly serious. The truth is recent events in Israel illustrate just how imperative it is for Israel, the United States, as well as Great Britain, Australia, and every other nation that embraces human rights and human liberty to make a very harsh decision. It is the time for the free world to decide that the threat presented by the terrorist Islamic fanatics is real and must be eliminated!
Note, it must be eliminated not appeased, or bargained with. It must be exterminated not appeased or bargained with. It must meet with eradication, not restraint! Restraint, of course is the new buzzword of those foolish enough to dream diplomacy or negotiation can somehow end the threat of Islamic Jihadists. Restraint will not insure peace. It will only serve to give the Jihadists more opportunities to commit acts of terror. There will be peace when, and ONLY when, Islamic terrorists have been totally and completely defeated with unmatchable and unforgiving military might!
Again, this is harsh language, but it is language the world needs to hear and heed. The United Nations and much of the world need to hear it desperately apparently. It is the United Nations types who are crying for Israel to use restraint when they retaliate against Hamas and Hezbollah, for recent attacks by those terror groups on Israel. Excuse me but restraint? Has restraint ever worked for Israel? How many times have they shown restraint and been rewarded by more homicide bombers?
Terrorists do not use restraint, if they could kill Israel to the last child they would. They would happily do the same to Canada, England, America, and every other nation that does not wish to submit to their evil fanaticism. It is frankly well past time the free world accepted that terrorism is as evil as Hitlerâ€™s Nazi Germany was. We are now on the road towards a global war, which will cost many lives. The question is not if anymore. It is indeed merely a question of when.
The matter of when is in our hands not the terrorist. We can, on one hand, opt to wait and fool ourselves that diplomacy and restraint will somehow work where they have failed over and again. Will such a course prevent war? Will it prevent Iran or Syria, from one day arming themselves, Al Qaeda, Hamas, or Hezbollah with a nuclear weapon? Will it prevent one of these fanatical groups from using that nuclear device to murder hundreds of thousands? Only the fools at the United Nations can believe restraint would suddenly succeed after failing every other time it has been tried.
If we again foolishly invest our hope in restraint, we will one day be greeted by a mushroom cloud over Tokyo, or London, or Madrid, or Chicago, or Toronto or some other city of innocent civilians. That will happen if we follow the path of restraint. Terrorists always, always, always meet our restraint with brutality and barbarity. Crossing our fingers and listening to intellectual midgets like Kofi Anan will get us nowhere and in the end will only cost more lives. The path of restraint will not deter a worldwide war, it will only delay it. Did we learn nothing from the failed appeasement of Hitler before the WW II?
So if restraint is not the path what should be? Well let us look at what Israel has sworn to do to Hezbollah and Hamas. Instead of listening to foolish world opinion of the need for restraint, Israeli leader Ehud Olmert has declared his intent to eliminate these two terror groups. “We stand at a national moment of truth. Will we agree to live under this evil threat or will we fight. â€¦ There is no more just struggle than that we are now engaged in,” Olmert said, according to Israel National News.
“Citizens of Israel, there are moments in the life of a nation, when it is compelled to look directly into the face of reality and say: Enough,” he said.
“And I say to everyone: Enough is enough. Israel will not be held hostage â€“ not by terror gangs or by a terrorist authority or by any sovereign state.”
“There is nothing we want more than peace on all of our borders; Israel will not agree to live with rockets fired on its citizens. Only a nation that can protect its freedom deserves it.”
He is right, and every other nation that loves liberty and respects human life must join Israel and erase, eliminate, eradicate, and exterminate Islamic terrorists now. This is a harsh course, but in the big picture, it is the right and moral one. As stated earlier we can wait for a nuke to detonate in one of our nations, or we can resolve now to end the threat and tolerate this evil no longer! Yes, it will mean some civilian deaths, yes, it will be bloody and yes, and it will be horrific. However, if we, the free world allow ourselves to believe such a course is not required much more blood, horror and many more innocent deaths will be the result.
These terror groups as well as Syria, Iran and every other state that supports them must be crushed with devastating military might as well. Yes, again very harsh, but what â€œrestraintâ€ will they show to us the second the get a nuclear weapon. They must be met with such force as is necessary to eliminate any threat to the free world they pose.
As Ehud Olmert said, enough IS enough!