Monday, January 11, 2016

The Federal Failure to Counter Jihad

With the incidents of the past two months, ranging from San Bernardino to Merced to Rochester, we now know that we are essentially unprotected from terrorist attacks.

What San Bernardino amounted to is that government fumbled the ball and then refused to pick it up.  Every single error made on the federal level concerning terror since the first inauguration of Barack Obama came to a head, from encouraging Muslim immigration to enabling terrorists to enter the country to crippling security investigations in the name of PC.

The federal government has unilaterally broken a basic element of the social contract -- that the citizen will give up private use of violence and support the government in exchange for protection.

That protection is no longer forthcoming.  Both the military and police have given up any pretense of attempting to control Islamic terrorism.  Homeland Defense was founded to create a new basis for a public employee’s union.  It fulfills that role admirably.  It does nothing else.  (Consider the Lutchman case in Rochester, N.Y.  in which Emanuel Lutchman, a near-lunatic, was infatuated by ISIS websites but transparently unable to act upon them without help.  He obtained this from government agents, who not only encouraged him, but in fact purchased the items he was going to use in the attack.  That he was groomed as a trophy bust is difficult to deny.)

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