According to news reports, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Northwest airliner in Detroit on Christmas Day, was known to have terrorist ties.
His name was placed on a watch list because of his contact with radical Islamics. Last month his own father, a respected banker, went to the United States embassy in Nigeria to report his son’s extremist views, and expressed concern that he might be involved in terrorist activity. Despite this warning, the 23 year old was still allowed to board an aircraft flying to the United States, where he almost incinerated 278 passengers. Why?
What does it take to stop these lunatics from entering our country, and to get control of those already here? Why don’t we, as a nation, have the balls to say “Enough is enough,” and take a hard line?
The administration says it is illegal to “profile” people based upon their ethnicity or religion. Why? I haven’t heard any news reports of white Baptist women over age 55 attempting to blow up airliners lately. We all know that the nutcases who attack us are young men of Arabic descent, or people like Abdulmutallab, who have expressed radical Islamic viewpoints. Why do we have to wait for them to actually commit an act of aggression against us before we can respond? What’s wrong with treating these potential enemies like the threat they pose, and not allowing them anywhere near our shores?
What does it take before we pull our heads out of our respective butts and understand that we are in a war, and that the first rule of warfare is that there are no rules? Do you really give a damn if we offend a million Islamics who already hate us, if it prevents an attack on a single America citizen? I don’t!
Why don’t we round up the radicals in our own country who are here on visas and expel them, and then close our borders to anyone who even remotely resembles a terrorist? Okay, we may single out a handful that are just spouting off and may never actually do anything, but I can live with that, too.
We need a policy that basically says “If we have reason to believe that you pose a threat to our nation, or may pose a threat in the future; if you have contacts among the terrorist community, or if you express radical anti-American sentiment, you are not our friend. You are our potential enemy, and we don’t want you anywhere near our country.” Then we have to do whatever it takes to keep them out.
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