| Merah, Charlie, Bataclan and now Nice: How many more times until we recognize what is staring us in the face?
| Monday, July 18, 2016
|Translated from the French, an editorial of Alexis Brézet, Editor of Le Figaro: Merah, Charlie, Bataclan, Magnanville, and now Nice…How many more
times until we recognize what is staring us in the face? How many more
savage attacks, how many more maddened massacres, before our leaders
become willing to admit that Islamic fanaticism is waging a war to the
death against our country and our civilization?
How many innocent
victims – men, women, children – before our rulers finally decide to
take the ruthless measures necessary that the barbarism of Allah’s
madmen demands? Merah, Charlie, Bataclan, Magnanville, and now Nice….
More than two
hundred names etched into the memory of our country, and still we have
the same granitic chins, the same solemn declarations, the same tremolos
in the voices. And then what? A few more soldiers in the streets, a few
touch-ups to the laws, a few bombings in far-away lands, and
“We are at war.” There, it’s said. After so much procrastination, the
phrase is now on everyone’s lips. But does anyone really believe it?
“Aux armes, citoyens” [from la Marseillaise], we exclaim
full-throatedly, but our arms are those of peace, of candles and
hashtags and funeral processions and the procedural subtleties of our
criminal code. In truth, a phony war! We leave our borders (what soldiers call our
lines) wide open to our enemies.
The recruiting agents for the jihad
preach their doctrine of hate with impunity, in the very mosques
financed by the enemy. Those we call “traitors” who went off to fight in
Syria [for the Islamic State] upon returning undergo nothing more than a
simple course of “deradicalization.” As for those flagged as a “threat
to national security,” who might constitute a fifth column, they roam
freely because “they haven’t yet committed any crime.”
Read it all here.......................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:55 PM