“Terrorism is most definitely not a weapon of the weak”

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"Terrorism is most definitely not a weapon of the weak"

Ter­ror­ism is most def­i­nitely not a weapon of the weak; it is a weapon used against the weak,” Jef­frey Gold­berg points out in his arti­cle, and continues,

The car­toon­ists and writ­ers at Char­lie Hebdo never stood a chance against their killers.

The rea­son that Pamela Geller, who I know and respect (and have always called Pamela, instead of Pam), Robert Spencer, Gert Wilders, Bosch Fasw­stin, and the atten­dees of the Amer­i­can Free­dom Defense Ini­tia­tive (AFDI) Sun­day event in Gar­land, TX sur­vived the ter­ror­ist attack is because the ter­ror­ists were met with imme­di­ate deadly force.

The media is twist­ing itself to present the ter­ror­ists as weak, as vic­tims of a tragedy. Pon­der this head­line for a moment, from the Dal­las Morn­ing News,

2 Gar­land shoot­ers’ lives twined to tragic end

The phras­ing evokes this,

Two house­holds, both alike in dig­nity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventur’d piteous over­throws
Doth with their death bury their par­ents’ strife.

Which is enough to make you want to puke.

In real­ity, not only did one of the shoot­ers link him­self to ISIS in his tweets, the Islamic State claims respon­si­bil­ity for shoot­ing at Texas AFDI/​JW free speech event.

I repeat: The IS, per­pe­tra­tors of a long ros­ter of the most heinous acts of deprav­ity in recent years, is claim­ing respon­si­bil­ity. Whether they are oppor­tunis­tic or not, the fact remains that they want to por­tray them­selves as part of it.

Here’s yet another, more impor­tant fact: It was because of the heroic reac­tion of a 60-​year-​old Gar­land police offi­cer that the ter­ror­ists failed. Bob Owens describes the scene in his arti­cle HE PUSHED FOR­WARD: Brave Gar­land Police Offi­cer Advanced As He Brought Down Gar­land Ter­ror­ists,

No mat­ter how you break down the details, this was an incred­i­ble dis­play of brav­ery and marks­man­ship by this 30+ year vet­eran of the Gar­land Police Depart­ment, who not only resisted the nat­ural urge to cre­ate dis­tance between your­self and rifle-​armed assailants, but who appears to have done pre­cisely the oppo­site, and who advanced while fir­ing accu­rately, bring­ing the attack to a swift con­clu­sion with­out a sin­gle addi­tional casu­alty once he brought his weapon to bear.

Deter­mined peo­ple with good train­ing and a decent hand­gun can indeed defeat the most zeal­ous fanatic.

Again, Ter­ror­ism is most def­i­nitely not a weapon of the weak; it is a weapon used against the weak. I’ll add that an unarmed cit­i­zenry is the weak­est of all.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, news, and cul­ture at Fausta’s blog.

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Terrorism is most definitely not a weapon of the weak; it is a weapon used against the weak,” Jeffrey Goldberg points out in his article, and continues,

The cartoonists and writers at Charlie Hebdo never stood a chance against their killers.

The reason that Pamela Geller, who I know and respect (and have always called Pamela, instead of Pam), Robert Spencer, Gert Wilders, Bosch Faswstin, and the attendees of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)  Sunday event in Garland, TX survived the terrorist attack is because the terrorists were met with immediate deadly force.

The media is twisting itself to present the terrorists as weak, as victims of a tragedy. Ponder this headline for a moment, from the Dallas Morning News,

2 Garland shooters’ lives twined to tragic end

The phrasing evokes this,

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.

Which is enough to make you want to puke.

In reality, not only did one of the shooters link himself to ISIS in his tweets, the Islamic State claims responsibility for shooting at Texas AFDI/JW free speech event.

I repeat: The IS, perpetrators of a long roster of the most heinous acts of depravity in recent years, is claiming responsibility. Whether they are opportunistic or not, the fact remains that they want to portray themselves as part of it.

Here’s yet another, more important fact: It was because of the heroic reaction of a 60-year-old Garland police officer that the terrorists failed. Bob Owens describes the scene in his article HE PUSHED FORWARD: Brave Garland Police Officer Advanced As He Brought Down Garland Terrorists,

No matter how you break down the details, this was an incredible display of bravery and marksmanship by this 30+ year veteran of the Garland Police Department, who not only resisted the natural urge to create distance between yourself and rifle-armed assailants, but who appears to have done precisely the opposite, and who advanced while firing accurately, bringing the attack to a swift conclusion without a single additional casualty once he brought his weapon to bear.

Determined people with good training and a decent handgun can indeed defeat the most zealous fanatic.

Again, Terrorism is most definitely not a weapon of the weak; it is a weapon used against the weak. I’ll add that an unarmed citizenry is the weakest of all.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s blog.

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