Those Who Survived
The President could have spoken out against ISIS any time in the last couple of months, but chose to do so the night before September 11. We can only assume this was part of his recently confessed understanding of political theater, and doubtless he hopes any attack on our country today will be considered a reaction to how threatening his speech was, rather than the obvious attack because the enemy knows he is no more than a part-time guest lecturer.
Apparently, although polls are not out yet, social media seems to be confirming that a majority of Americans see his speech as a political stunt to shore up his crumbled credibility on foreign policy (whether they agreed with the content or not).
One of the stunning statements made by the President is that the enemy is not Islamic. Anyone with even a vague comprehension of Islam understands this intended insult was way off the mark, and in many ways reveals the President still does not quite grasp the reality of the situation.
In our inbox this morning was a note from Operative BJ, who writes a poignant post the Czar needs to reprint in its entirety.
Today, September 11, we honor the memory of those who were killed by Islamic terrorists.
Islamic. I’ll say that word because Islam does indeed condone – and even encourage – the killing of anyone who do not subscribe to Islam. And, unlike religious leaders from sects based on the Old and New Testaments, today’s Islamic clerics condone – and even encourage – the slaughter of innocents. They are cowards, unwilling to do the “dirty work” themselves but willing to use religious dogma to demand the yearly mutilation and death of tens (hundreds) of thousands of people around the world. And they show no regret in calling up others to commit these atrocities in the name of Islam. They do not deny this. Indeed, they are proud of it.
Even as recently in his speech on September 10th, the child-king Obama still refuses to acknowledge the existence of Islamic terrorism, or that believers in Islam have used Islam – and only Islam – as the reason for their terrorist acts. He still refuses to acknowledge that the first word in the acronym ISIS is “Islamic”. He still refuses to acknowledge that Muslim leaders – both lay and cleric – continue to threaten harm (including death) upon those who do not subscribe to Islam or who, having been Muslim, wish to subscribe to a different set of beliefs. He still refuses to acknowledge that those Islamic leaders are *at war* with America and that they have not and will not respond to reason and turn away from violence.
If one cannot name one’s enemy, one cannot focus one’s efforts on defeating that enemy.
After listening carefully to his speech on September 10, 2014, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that the child-king Obama is first and foremost a coward. Not a traitor, or a poll-driven politician, or an ideologue. A coward, because he does not have the courage or strength to say what he knows must be said. A man who takes pains to be politically correct instead of speaking plainly. A spineless, simpering, withering man who does not have the courage of his own convictions. A coward.
And after that speech, I am convinced that the rest of the world knows he is a coward and that he knows that his “strategy” is nothing more than a recipe for disaster. Why else would he ask others to do “the dirty work” for him, to demand that others take action that he is unwilling to take? To use the same tactic that Islamic clerics use on their followers?
My daughter was scheduled to be at the Windows on the World restaurant in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, for a brunch meeting with her advisers from the college she was about to attend. The only reason she was not there is that I would not let her go to NYC on a school day. Today, she lives and works in Los Angeles. And I say a prayer every year on September 11, thanking G-D for intervening in saving my child’s life. The invitation letter is still in a file folder in my home office.
I cannot, and will not ever forgive Islamic terrorists for what they did to American families on 9/11/01. I cannot, and will not ever forgive Muslim clerics who continue to encourage attacks on innocents anywhere. And I cannot, and will not ever forgive Islamic apologists (CAIR, anyone?) who defend the actions of those who almost cost me my daughter.
For me, this day holds some very deep feelings. I thank G-D for my daughter’s life, and I pray that G-D soften the pain of those who lost loved ones on that day.
At least three of us in the Castle had friends in the World Trade Center that day; some survived, some did not.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.