Former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer calls the elites of the Western world can never solve the problem of radical Islam and suggests instead exiting the Arab world to preserve America.
The past two weeks have been full of examples that demonstrate how difficult it is to defend the United States from its enemies — as the saying goes — foreign and domestic. The Trump administration’s first step toward improved U.S. national security — the travel ban — was opposed by multicultural and therefore brain-dead political, religious, media, and academic elites in North America and Europe. As long as these paragons of idiocy are addicted to the genuinely stupid idea that you can make a political entity stronger by adding ingredients that erode its unity and pits its citizens against each other, domestic security will remain far over the horizon.
The last fortnight also has shown Americans — that is, those who voted for Trump — that 21 years after bin Laden declared war on the United States, U.S. policymakers, the media’s conglomeration of reading-from-the-same-lying-script experts, and the academy’s greedy authors of costly and universally failed de-radicalization programs continue to refuse to tell the truth. That obvious and irrefutable truth is that minor things like the travel ban, water-boarding, and rendition are matters of little or no interest to America’s Islamist foes, except as propaganda themes that incite America’s most dangerous enemies, namely, the elites of Europe and North America. The items that have caused such pain and fun occasions for demonstrating among the elites will never win the Islam war. They are, at most, useful complements to the use of overwhelming and indiscriminate conventional force against the Islamists. That, of course, is one of only two choices by which America can avoid bankruptcy and final defeat in the Islam war. The other, quicker, and smarter one is getting out of the Arab world, thereby letting Arabs, Persians, and Israelis sort out their destinies. That is, after all, the Wilsonian idea of “self-determination” that the Trans-Atlantic elites always sing the praises of and claim to be seeking to advance. For once, I agree with them.
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