Suspect #2 is in custody and is never seeing the light of day again. I'm indifferent to whether he gets the death penalty or not. It is however, my fondest wish that he get no miranda and no trial. He should be interrogated swiftly and firmly and then be sent to gitmo without a second thought.
Evil has been stopped today, now it should be vanquished. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Bring on the water board.
Enough with the kid gloves, enough with the bullshit. The drones are a good start, but we can do more. We can always do more. We must stop at nothing to keep our shores and our children safe. This is war.
And while I'm not surprised that this act of terror, this slipshod barbarity, was yet another jihad, I'm not happy about it. Well, maybe a little, because I said from the very beginning that there would be an al qaeda connection. But I'm not nearly as happy as the liberals in my life are disappointed.
Don't believe me? This article from Salon pretty much sums up the left and the MSM's true feelings in the matter. I know they are relieved as I am that the bad guys are caught and Americans are safe, but I also know deep down they are in anguish that once again evil came with a prayer rug. And even deeper down, they know this evil is here not because of what we have done but because of who we are.
Oh, and I won the bet with my wife that these terrorists would be radical Muslims. I proclaimed, in our living room on Monday "This is radical Islam, no doubt." The love of my life raised an eyebrow skeptically, not because she claims to be any expert or even cares really, but because she loves to cool me off when I think I'm hot shit and know everything. "Alright, you're on. A hundred bucks says this is some crazy white guy."
I got the text this morning, "Ok, and I owe you a hundred bucks." Like I said, only happy a little.
And yet I am still mystified. Mystified that it's okay to call every fringe group on the planet crazy and fucked up - except the one that has killed the most innocents. Pro-lifers are fanatics. Tea Party people are scary. Right wingers are Fascists. Gun advocates are violent. Radical Muslims are... WAIT A MINUTE HOLD ON YOU RACIST PIECE OF SHIT!!!
And yes, liberals are also reading comprehension impaired. Read the next sentence very slowly.
I HAVE NEVER SAID THAT MUSLIMS ARE CRAZY AND FUCKED UP. I HAVE ONLY SAID THAT RADICAL MUSLIMS ARE CRAZY AND FUCKED UP.
No matter how many times I say this - it doesn't seem to get through. Oh well. I guess I'm racist. Whatever. Don't care.
Radical Muslims are crazy and fucked up. And they are far crazier and more fucked up than all the homegrown American idiots put together.
Radical Muslims mutilate women. They chop off limbs. They terrorize villages and chop off heads. They rape young boys - systematically. They are genuinely and truly deranged and terrifying. And there are millions of them.
Take the worst of the worst from our shores. The Westbero Baptist Church assholes are crazy and could be called evil - but last I checked they haven't been lopping off limbs or throwing acid in school girl's faces. There's also less than 100 of them.
And then let's look at the home grown evil doers that have actually raped and killed people. Like say, Occupy Wall Street. There's thousands of these knuckle heads and they have actually done some real damage. And if the seemingly never ending list of crimes from these folks doesn't impress, how about an actual plot to blow up a bridge and kill innocent people?
Still not impressed? Alright, then how about the Weather Underground, who more than once succeeded in killing people, including cops. Of course, their members are now all rotting in prison for their crimes. Oh wait, no scratch that. They're actually out and highly successful, in positions of power and influence, including tenured faculty at Columbia University. They get a pass because their socialist beliefs fall in line with the infantile progressives that sip latte's and text on their i-phones while bemoaning corporations.
So because there are these few rotten apples that have done evil of course means that I view ALL left wingers as murdering rapists, right? Oh wait, no... I'm not a MASSIVE IDIOT.
And when I say that Radical Islam is evil, people couldn't possibly think that I meant ALL MUSLIMS were evil. They would have to be MASSIVE IDIOTS to believe that.
I call evil evil when I see it, and I call it by it's name. I am not uncomfortable saying that radical Islam is the greatest threat to our freedom on the planet and that we must fight it.
I'm dismayed at those who squirm at these words but are perfectly comfortable slandering pro-life or pro-gun people as lunatics and "just as bad" as the taliban. That's like me saying Michael Moore is just as bad as al qaeda. He's crazy, he's an asshole - but he ain't evil. He's just a moron.
Now if he were to pull out a gun and blow Rush Limbaugh away, then we might have an argument to say he was "just as bad" as a suicide bomber.
And when a lone nutball kills an abortionist, as has happened in the past, a grand total of 8 times since Roe v. Wade - I can concede that he's evil and even that he's "just as bad" as the pieces of shit that bombed Boston on Monday. But he's one guy.
But the pro-life movement is NOT evil. Radical Islam IS.
Despite the isolated incidents of sexual assaults (a LOT more than 8) and even two murders in it's brief history and a plot to bomb and kill hundreds, Occupy Wall Street is NOT evil. Radical Islam IS.
Radical Islam is a systematic system of beliefs in which the primary focus is the destruction of Israel and ultimately the United States and the end result for all western countries to come under a caliphate of a twisted version of the Muslim faith.
It has millions of followers who celebrate in the streets when Americans die.
It is evil.
I have no ill will to the real religion of Islam, and I in fact (unlike most of my liberal friends) have been to several Muslim countries and have made actual Muslim friends that I still keep in touch with. I am a lover of all people and have a deep belief and faith that most all, including Muslims, ultimately want peace and prosperity for themselves and their children.
Just because angry liberals in this country make shrill condemnations that anyone who speaks out against the radical version of Islam is a xenophobe or a racist - doesn't make it so. But if that's the only argument they have against those of us to speak the truth, then so be it.
I am happy to wear the names "racist" or "hate monger" as badges of honor if they come from cowards.
And I am content in my beliefs, so much so that I forgive the self loathing decadence of those who are quick to condemn my country and yet slow to recognize true malice that festers overseas and occasionally infects our shores.
Tonight I will sleep soundly, knowing that Suspect #2 is going away forever, a footnote in the long story that is our war against terror. But tomorrow is another day and no doubt future challenges await. There are those among us who through their jejune tantrums seek to intimidate those of us, the majority, who can recognize true evil when they see it and have the fortitude to call it as such.
These childish screechers are of little concern, because I know when the shit really hits the fan, as it did on 9/11, they will (much like the toddler who has his sippy cup snatched away) for a while, wake up and realize that the time for foolishness has ended, and they will join the rest of us, united as Americans.
Then peace time will likely return and they'll head back into the ball pit of self-doubt and selfishness. But the grown ups will still be here for them if things should go bad again, with love in our hearts and malice towards none.
Except those that are actually evil.