Ever since the tragic attack in Orlando two weeks ago, people have surfaced that I’ve now labeled as terrorism deniers, thus throwing the denier label right back at the liberal Left where it truly belongs. Hopefully you get my connection here and yes, they’re really out there and always have been, but today, it’s become vogue to not mention the words Islam and terrorism in the same sentence. In fact, I’d bet that in any given scenario, terrorists dressed in black could probably strike at some public venue in America yelling “Allah Akbar” and these deniers would be crowing about climate change and gun control verses focusing on defeating terrorism. But that’s not all, today, our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch said that compassion, unity and love would defeat ISIS. Is this the country we’re become? A bunch of sissified pacifist fools?
Now I heard a lot of downright insane statements in my 57 years on this planet, but you have to be plum dog stupid to think that love, unity and compassion are going to defeat ISIS. To make things even worse, Ms. Lynch stated on national television today that she did not know the whereabouts of the Orlando killer’s wife. Ok, I get it, maybe the AG didn’t want to tip off the media to the fact that they’re watching her, but come on, did you see the AG’s face? She truly looked out of her element and uncomfortable with the question and rightly so in my opinion, as the American people are pissed that this mass murder occurred. Enter USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers.
For those of you who don’t know Ms. Powers, she is a regular guest debater on the O’Reilly Factor, representing the positions of the liberal Left. She is, in my opinion, a very bright woman, who has written an excellent book, titled the “Silencing.” If you have not read her book yet, I highly recommend you go out and buy it. So, now that I’ve given Kirsten a plug, last night she appeared on the Factor to debate O’Reilly regarding the Rights premise that the Orlando massacre was an act of terrorism and not simply some random act of gun violence as the Left purports.
So, after O’Reilly laid down the facts, such as the killer being a practicing Muslim, a self-proclaimed jihadist who stated he committed this act on behalf of ISIS where he also pledged his allegiance to Abu Bakr Baghdadi, Ms. Powers took her stand as a terrorist denier, telling O’Reilly that she didn’t believe any of it and that she didn’t think Van Jones was spouting propaganda. In her mind, it was more likely that the killer had some grudge against gays and it would be insensitive to blame Muslims for this senseless slaughter. In fact, the whole naming your enemy thing is racist and shows islamophobia.
Now if you were paying attention while Ms. Powers exposed her denial, in the background you could still hear Senator Feinstein yelling about AR-15’s and how military grade assault weapons are being openly sold and that Congress needs to take draconian measures to take guns away from law-abiding citizens because a terrorist attacked a LGBT audience. So let me get this right, did we take pressure cookers away from cooks after the Boston bombers struck, or did we confiscate aircraft from companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin after the September 11, 2001, attacks? Do you see just how insane the logic on the Left is? Oh. By the way, he did not use an AR-15.
As a former Battalion Commander whose commanded troops, could you imagine me telling my warriors that the strategy to defeat our terrorist enemies is a display of love, unity and compassion? As Chris Berman used to say on Monday Night Football, “C’mon Man!”
The Orlando terror massacre has demonstrated that the Left is not a believer in science and is a fraud when it comes to protecting the citizens of the United States. They simply cannot do it and have demonstrated they are not up to the task. This current sitting President and the candidate for his office will not get out of their bed when the call comes at 3am nor will they confront terrorism head on. They will lie to you and make up a story about how a video caused the attack as someone’s loved ones were left behind and murdered by terrorists.
Weeks have currently passed and it is business as usual when it comes to dealing with terrorism. As we’ve seen based upon his actions, Barack Obama does not have a strategy nor does he plan on doing anything to rock the boat until he relinquishes office in January 2017. This emboldens the terrorist organizations around the world.
Without question, there is a significant divide among American citizens regarding guns and terrorism today. What my troops would tell you Mr. & Ms. Terrorism denier, is that it takes guns to defeat terrorism and “YOU” are exactly what the terrorists are counting on, as “YOU” will push for the disarmament of the citizenry and the establishment of guns free zones, further dividing us and making us too weak to respond. God help us if we get to this point.
Colonel (Ret) John D. Vernon, USA, is the author of “Angels Watching Over Me” and is the CEO, American Warrior Press. Learn more at http://americanwarriorpress.com and follow him on twitter @JOHNDVERNON1. ©JohnVernon2016