We're waking up to news that is horrific. And devastating. But anyone who says this act of terror in Orlando was "surprising" or "unthinkable" has not been paying attention to radical Islam's global war on the West. Fort Hood. Paris. San Bernardino. How many more tragedies need to happen before our Commander-in-Chief (and Hillary, who also refuses to use the term "radical Islam") stop tainting threat assessments with political ideology? The time for political correctness is over.
This is a time of prayer for the victims and their families. It's a time to come together and decide where America and the world go from here? A few thoughts:
Our Commander-in-Chief won't ditch his ideology and confront radical Islam head-on, but the next President damn well better do so. Radical Islam is at war with us, but we are not yet genuinely at war with a group our President won't call out by name. This isn't Obama bashing...this is being fed up with watching carnage on the news, and wanting some real solutions that address the real problem. America's leaders need to get serious about this war. Immediately.
Calling this a "lone wolf" incident misses the point of fighting a global network of "lone wolves". They don't wear uniforms or hail from one country. But the ISIS caliphate makes this a unified effort with a unified ideology: radical Islam. Deal with it.
Guns will naturally be called a culprit by the left. That's shifting the focus away from where it belongs. Guns are a tool, not a cause. Spoons don't make people fat. Gun laws aren't responsible for the shooting in Orlando. We need to deal with the real problem.
Letting 10's of thousands of refugees into our country from ISIS stronghold regions, with NO WAY of properly vetting them, will bring more individuals like this one to our shores. Everyone acknowledges this as part of the equation. The question is: Is that acceptable? Is pumping the breaks on Syrian refugees until proper vetting can be done bigoted...or common sense? Our country's leader need to answer this question directly, and be accountable for the aftermath.
I pray common sense trumps political correctness, and our nation figures out a way to rid the world of the subhuman scum that perpetrate these mass murders. I'm sickened by all of this.http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/12/us/orlando-nightclub-shooting/index.html