Hopefully the title is enough to alert you to the content of this post, but if not consider this a warning. This report is very disturbing. A senior member of the Islamic State in Australia instructed another member of the terror group to snatch random people off the street and behead them on camera. The terror sweep Australian police conducted yesterday uncovered the plot and at least averted this specific act of barbarism planned for the cities of Sydney and Brisbane.
It stands to reason that the United States and Britain are in similar danger. I think it is safe to assume they have numerous plots in place. It goes without saying that we hope and pray that none are successful but only time will tell if we wind up that fortunate. In the meantime we all need to be diligent wherever we may be, be it a train a busy street, or even a sporting event. I do want to make one important point though. The time for these “clean wars” is over. Yes it is a tragedy when innocent civilians die, but when evil takes up camp in a civilian population center we need to learn the lesson of the allies and Dresden and if appropriate even the lesson of Harry Truman and Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
I don’t propose we wait for thousands of Americans, Brits or Australians to get killed. I don’t believe we need to spend the years to come in fear for our lives. It is my belief that if any significant act of terror takes places we bomb them like the allies bombed the Nazis in Dresden, Germany in February of 1945, killing an estimated 25,000 Germans. If that doesn’t work we do what the United States did to Japan dropping atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing as many as 160,000 people. Devastation. Tragedy. But the war ended and not only were the allies able to rebuild their lives, the Germans and Japanese were as well.
Some might say it is easy to sit in front of a computer and push the idea of killing tens, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people, but I believe it may wind up saving millions of lives. No more “targeted strikes” and careful attacks. If they truly do take the war to us, we need to decimate them. If we don’t do it now we’ll need to do it later and a lot more people will die as a result. Or even worse, they’ll wind up decimating us.
Believe it or not I don’t believe in war, however, I believe you do what you need to do to survive. If we are to survive we need to pummel this enemy into submission before they are too strong to destroy.
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