It’s somewhat encouraging to see the free world attempt to unite in its battle against ISIS. On the surface it would appear the world is serious about stopping terrorism. Unfortunately, if you look a little more closely, and you really don’t have to go that deep, you will realize that the same people claiming to battle terrorism are actually tolerating it, or even worse, supporting it.
All over the world there are governments claiming to take the fight against terror seriously while simultaneously opposing Israel in its fight against terror. European governments, now frantically scrambling to defend themselves, reward Palestinian terror by calling on Israel to withdraw from the territories. The contradiction is a glaring one that is rationalized away by a disingenuous concern for the plight of the Palestinians. Without delving into the topic of whether or not the Palestinians are treated fairly as people, as long as the world’s reaction to innocent Jews getting mowed down by a car or stabbed in the street is a call to Israel to make changes, the message it sends about terror is a damaging one. Terrorism is terrorism. It’s never freedom fighting or armed rebellion if it’s not a battle against other soldiers. When people with weapons attack innocent men, women and children, saying it’s different than what ISIS is doing doesn’t make it so.
The two most guilty parties in this tragic comedy of errors is the United Nations and the U.S. Administration. When the UN files a report, in today’s world, and calls Israel the world’s top human rights violator, the message it sends is twofold. First of all, it shows a clear bias against Israel, something very counterproductive to fighting worldwide terrorism, and secondly it shows a tolerance for those countries truly involved in human rights violations. The UN is the type of organization that would offer ISIS land to call its own, accept it as a nation, and as long as they are at least willing to lie about treating its citizens fairly, declare the Islamic State more of a champion of human rights than the democratic State of Israel. The United Nations is an ongoing farce and doing more to lead the world down a path of terror and destruction than towards a path of freedom and safety.
The other main culprit is the current American administration. To make a deal with Iran, any deal, is in short, making a deal with terrorists. As much as President Obama and John Kerry go on and on about how this deal stops Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, the message here is frighteningly clear. The message is that this United States administration is willing to deal with terrorists. The Iranian regime has funded and trained terrorists for years. It calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. It is a nation responsible for the murder of men, women and children. Rather than send the message to the entire world that terror will not be rewarded with negotiation, this administration not only chose to negotiate, but chooses to release billions of dollars to a nation using its money to support and train more terrorists. Then the administration takes this to an even more grotesque level by actually being proud of the accomplishment of making a deal with a nation that represents everything we claim to be fighting. The only way the President might have been right when calling ISIS the JV Team, would be if he simultaneously referred to Iran as the Pro Team.
If terrorism is to be defeated, it can only be done without the interference of fear, corruption, and bigotry. If any of those factors get in the way, the enemy will know this, laugh in our faces, and gain tactical and political strength. If we are truly going to show intolerance towards terror, we must show equal intolerance towards those allowing it to grow, regardless of whether or not they claim to have our best interests in mind.
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