Defeating the enemy

Ralph Peters:
Declare war. A future president needs to ask Congress for a declaration of war against all jihadi organizations that threaten to attack the United States, our military, our citizens or our interests. No phony limits, such as just declaring war only on ISIS or al Qaeda (names change). All violent jihadis who target us, now or in the future, are mortal enemies.

Why formally declare war? It brings focus, unleashes resources, eases our self-defeating rules of engagement, clarifies laws and, critically, changes mind-sets. It lets us cull the political generals and replace them with fighters and gets the lawyers off the battlefield.
Call out double-crossing allies. No more free rides for states that sponsor terrorism, then expect our military to protect them (that means you, Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arabs), or that demand military aid even as they betray us (that means you, Pakistan).

Domestically, we need to:

Empower law enforcement. Political correctness has poisoned the interpretation of what laws we have on the books, handcuffing the police. Congress has to fix it with legislation.

Surveillance is essential. When we allow anti-American hate speech in mosques, the preaching of violence in religious schools and foreign funding of religious institutions from states where there’s no reciprocal religious liberty, it’s not “who we are as a people.” It’s plain nuts. Preaching violent sedition is already against the law. Hate mosques need to be monitored — and closed.

Criminalize Internet jihad. This should be obvious: We know, beyond dispute, that jihadi Web sites and chat rooms are the primary motivational means to radicalize and trigger lone-wolf and small-group terrorists on our soil.

And we’ve done nothing meaningful against them. Well, there’s a model for combating them: our campaign against child pornography.
Mandate law-enforcement intelligence-sharing. Bogus privacy concerns cannot be allowed to shield jihadis. When federal agencies develop baseline information on potential jihadis — such as the Orlando shooter — it must be shared with state and local law enforcement, unless a sensitive investigation is under way.

Treat Muslims exactly as we would any other Americans. They have to choose between the US Constitution and Sharia law. It’s one or the other. In 1917, when we went to war with Germany, my German-American ancestors had to decide whether they were Americans or Germans. We chose America (and a Doughboy uncle of mine was wounded in a German mustard-gas attack). Now Muslims have to choose between the United States and the destructive cultures they fled.
This would be a real test of seriousness for politicians, especially Democrats.  I am not sure they would get on board.

I would put Turkey near the top of the list of "double crossing allies."


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