The wrong answer to terrorism is what we’re doing right now.
What our government is teaching prospective terrorists is that all they have to do is manage to get two jackasses who are willing to die to commit mass-murder, even if they kind of suck at it (let’s face it, when they blew up those bombs in Boston they did commit their intended deed but an hour earlier and 10x as many people would be dead or missing legs.)
Then they pop a cop trying to rip off a convenience store and toss (non-working; they didn’t explode) bombs out the window while trying to elude the cops.
The payoff for doing this is that an entire city shuts down to literal empty sidewalks and train service is halted along a hundred-mile+ stretch.
Even worse now the authorities are allegedly preventing residents who were away from their homes from returning there! You are now being forcibly dispossessed of your residence! Yeah, it’s temporary, but so what — that’s my damned house, not yours! Get the hell out of my way!
Need I remind people that the entire point of terrorism is to terrorize? To create economic havoc in a given area through violence, and by doing so advance some social or political goal?
What sort of lesson is the jackass in the Oval Office along with those crap-for-brains idiots in Massachusetts sending to our enemies around the world?
Two *******s shut down a city of 7 million people who then cower in fear in their homes.
Screw that and screw them.
What should be the response is that every American who lives in that area should go about their business while openly carrying a pistol, rifle or both.
Go ahead — try that terrorist crap with the proper response to such an event and see how long you live. That would instantly be the end of those terrorists and the economic disruption would be zero. It would also send a strong message — pull that crap and we the people will do our duty as citizens to the common defense.
Instead we have a state and city that claims that doing so is “illegal” and gives the terrorists exactly what they want.
Those terrorists are responsible for murder but they’re not responsible for the economic disruption.
You are responsible by putting up with this crap and the government is directly and proximately responsible by demanding that you cower in fear. Two jackasses who kill or injure fewer people than get hurt in car accidents in a given 24 hour period have now conspired with an idiot government to shut down an entire city of 7 million people!
How far we’ve fallen as a nation. We can’t find our balls with both hands these days. We want the nanny cops and government to “protect us.” How well did it work at the Marathon? To make it worse Massachusetts is one of those “great states” where you can’t legally carry or possess a weapon without a license even though the 2nd Amendment says you have the unalienable right to do so.
I remind everyone that the 2nd Amendment exists for exactly this sort of reason and circumstance. Go read it again if you’re challenged in your memory of its words.
These terrorists deserve to assume room temperature as soon as they point a weapon or arm a bomb with the intent to harm anyone else. The more people willing and able to do that the better, and the best way to respond to this sort of crap is to deny them the economic damage they seek to inflict.
Stop being stupid America; you shame our forefathers and those who stood tall when threatened in this nation’s past, instead cowering in the corner and giving two murderous, cowardly jackasses exactly what they want.
What we should be doing is slinging weapons and going about our business, willing and able to discharge our duty as citizens toward both common and personal defense.
The Dorner Principle for American Jihadists
Read it, then let me add this:
When I watched the local and federal reaction to a couple of Jihadists killing and wounding fewer people than are gunned down an average night in Chicago, I grew more and more upset without really knowing why. I read the Denniger piece while visiting WRSA and knew what it was. We look like idiots prime for more of the same.
When the Jihadists realize how little effort they have to put into stopping all commerce in a city the size of Boston, around 7 million, they will do everything they can to replicate the actions and reactions as many times as they can.
Obama’s fawning media added to the frustration. The story was that Obama heard of the second suspect being captured while watching television. We are supposed to get an image of cool-headed Obama enjoying a cold one while watching Dancing With The Stars (no, I don’t have single clue when that show might actually be on air) and like every other person in America getting the news on a news break. That is insulting. It is propaganda. It doesn’t take much imagination to think of how that news would have gone down if it was Bush getting the news on a news break. It would go something like this:
“This just shows a president out of touch with the average American.” “It was as if this were happening in a different country rather than his own nation.” “Detached.” “Uncaring, out of touch.”
But, with Obama, the media frames it as in touch with America, just a dad being a dad until the urgency of the moment thrusts him into the limelight to quell any fears and calm the nation. Sickening.
Worse, however, was the way in which the feds and local cops entered almost every home searching for one guy. Also, with all the show that was put on: the flashing lights; the SWAT vans; the people escorted from their homes…they were looking for one guy and they never did find him. No, some neighbor looked in his boat to find a bloody suspect hiding in there, probably without any ammunition (yes, I know they said they exchanged fire, I doubt it) dying from his wounds of twelve or so hours earlier, and he calls the cops.
What a bunch of Keystone Kops. How many violations of rights did they commit in the bumbling search for one guy? ONE GUY.
I heard earlier in the day that they were looking for a dangerous suspect, one who had shown that he had no regard for human life, was armed and dangerous. He was capable and willing to take human life and I wondered who they were talking about, the suspect or those tracking him down. Is there a difference?
If this is how we react to terrorism, to shut down an entire city, trap people in their homes unarmed while these buffoons wander around town, kicking in doors, threatening citizens with their military-style tactics, unable to find the perpetrator of a bombing, a robbery, a carjacking and a high-speed chase, why shouldn’t we all be armed? Who better than us to defend ourselves and our homes?
They found him in a boat, shot the boat all to hell and apparently didn’t hit the bleeding suspect because he was taken into custody alive.
What it tells the world of Jihadists and anyone else taking notes that America is ripe for terrorism, that terrorist tactics work quite well. That just getting a few guys dedicated to ANY cause is enough to throw the whole nation into hysterics.
With any real organization capable of hiding this guy out for a week they would have been able to kill commerce along the entire Eastern Seaboard for as long as they could keep him under wraps.
Perhaps these guys learned the lesson of Christopher Dorner and understood what they could accomplish from that fiasco.