Another 9/11 another day of empowering our enemies

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Another 9/11 another day of empowering our enemies

Sept 11 is here again and once again Amer­ica is going to spent it with solemn remem­brance of our dead of that day, list­ing names, ring­ing bells and gen­er­ally being sober.

In other words once again we are doing it wrong.

If the war on ter­ror was over. If the states that spon­sored ter­ror were defeated, humil­i­ated, their armies destroyed, their lead­ers over­thrown. If the groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda were just mem­o­ries, their fight­ers reduce to dust and ash, their madras­sas rub­ble and their imams laid to rest in pigskin coffins, THEN all of these cer­e­mo­ni­als would be appro­pri­ate. Then it would be time to mourn our dead with the knowl­edge that the war was won and that when we say “never for­get” we meant it.

But until that is done, the only thing all of our solemn tears do is enable our ene­mies thus encour­ag­ing them to launch the next Beng­hazi attack, to tell their youth that Amer­ica is weak, to encour­age every sin­gle lone wolf that you can be remem­bered as a hero and bring a nation to its knees.

All we are doing today is giv­ing our foes an easy pro­pa­ganda victory.

This is a huge mis­take, and it’s a bipar­ti­san mis­take, George W bush made it, Barack Obama made it and I sus­pect who­ever wins in Novem­ber will make it too.

In 1836 Tex­ans remem­bered the Alamo by defeat­ing those who attacked it.

In 1941 Amer­i­cans remem­bered Pearl Har­bor by declar­ing war and even­tu­ally bring­ing Japan to it’s knees.

We should remem­ber 911 the same way, by destroy­ing these ene­mies and mak­ing them an object les­son to any who would con­sider fol­low­ing in their footsteps.

Once that’s done, then we can memo­ri­al­ize the dead all you want and I’ll be right behind you,

Update:
Glenn Reynolds was right, unfor­tu­nately his pre­dic­tions have held up really well and closes with this line:

God bless Amer­ica. We need it.

Alas I think these days the most sig­nif­i­cant line of scrip­ture for Amer­ica is this one:

Every­one who acknowl­edges me before oth­ers I will acknowl­edge before my heav­enly Father. But who­ever denies me before oth­ers, I will deny before my heav­enly Father.

Matthew 10:3233

Every sin­gle day I pray the 4th sor­row­ful mys­tery of the Rosary and ask Mother Angelia & Jus­tice Scalia to pray it with me for our coun­try. I sug­gest you do the same.

Update two here is a pre­dic­tion of Glenn’s that wasn’t cor­rect:

And the TV footage of jubi­lant Pales­tini­ans just proves what I’ve always sus­pected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn

What they’ve learned is there is no penalty for cel­e­brat­ing the death of Amer­i­cans and they’ve learned that les­son well.

Update Three: Jazz Shaw and uncom­fort­able truths

As much as I refused to admit it for years after the attacks, there is no sep­a­rat­ing out the bad apples from the rest of the bas­ket… at least not entirely. We’re fight­ing an evil ide­ol­ogy which has deep roots in Islam. This is not to say that every Mus­lim in the world – and cer­tainly not every one in Amer­ica – sup­ports ter­ror. But it’s equally fool­ish to deny that this is the foun­tain from which the poi­son water flows. I don’t par­tic­u­larly like the look of the guy in the mir­ror who makes a state­ment like that, but it would be dis­hon­est to deny it.

Or as I put it to answer Catholic turned Mus­lim Rep Keith Elli­son who today talks about beat­ing “Islamophobia”

Every day that doesn’t hap­pen brings us a day closer to the neces­sity of us con­vinc­ing them in a more force­ful way because it’s going to come down to either our sub­mis­sion or their defeat.

Sept 11 is here again and once again America is going to spent it with solemn remembrance of our dead of that day, listing names, ringing bells and generally being sober.

In other words once again we are doing it wrong.

If the war on terror was over. If the states that sponsored terror were defeated, humiliated, their armies destroyed, their leaders overthrown. If the groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda were just memories, their fighters reduce to dust and ash, their madrassas rubble and their imams laid to rest in pigskin coffins, THEN all of these ceremonials would be appropriate. Then it would be time to mourn our dead with the knowledge that the war was won and that when we say “never forget” we meant it.

But until that is done, the only thing all of our solemn tears do is enable our enemies thus encouraging them to launch the next Benghazi attack, to tell their youth that America is weak, to encourage every single lone wolf that you can be remembered as a hero and bring a nation to its knees.

All we are doing today is giving our foes an easy propaganda victory.

This is a huge mistake, and it’s a bipartisan mistake, George W bush made it, Barack Obama made it and I suspect whoever wins in November will make it too.

In 1836 Texans remembered the Alamo by defeating those who attacked it.

In 1941 Americans remembered Pearl Harbor by declaring war and eventually bringing Japan to it’s knees.

We should remember 9/11 the same way, by destroying these enemies and making them an object lesson to any who would consider following in their footsteps.

Once that’s done, then we can memorialize the dead all you want and I’ll be right behind you,

Update:
Glenn Reynolds was right, unfortunately his predictions have held up really well and closes with this line:

God bless America. We need it.

Alas I think these days the most significant line of scripture for America is this one:

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.

Matthew 10:32-33

Every single day I pray the 4th sorrowful mystery of the Rosary and ask Mother Angelia & Justice Scalia to pray it with me for our country.  I suggest you do the same.

Update two here is a prediction of Glenn’s that wasn’t correct:

And the TV footage of jubilant Palestinians just proves what I’ve always suspected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn

What they’ve learned is there is no penalty for celebrating the death of Americans and they’ve learned that lesson well.

Update Three:  Jazz Shaw and uncomfortable truths

As much as I refused to admit it for years after the attacks, there is no separating out the bad apples from the rest of the basket… at least not entirely. We’re fighting an evil ideology which has deep roots in Islam. This is not to say that every Muslim in the world – and certainly not every one in America – supports terror. But it’s equally foolish to deny that this is the fountain from which the poison water flows. I don’t particularly like the look of the guy in the mirror who makes a statement like that, but it would be dishonest to deny it.

Or as I put it to answer Catholic turned Muslim Rep Keith Ellison who today talks about beating “Islamophobia”

Every day that doesn’t happen brings us a day closer to the necessity of us convincing them in a more forceful way because it’s going to come down to either our submission or their defeat.