Monday, December 11, 2017
Two weeks ago, the Islamic State threatened a terrorist attack against New York City. ISIS supporters posted a picture of Times Square with the caption, "We meet at Christmas in New York . . . soon."
This morning, Akayed Ullah, a 27 year-old wannabe suicide bomber, attempted to make good on that threat. Ullah strapped a pipe bomb onto his chest and tried to detonate the device in an "underground passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations in Manhattan."
Three people were injured in the attack. Thankfully, no one was killed. Ullah is reportedly a permanent resident from Bangladesh.
This bombing comes just six weeks after Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov murdered eight people in New York City with a rented truck. Saipov was in the country thanks to the "diversity visa lottery."
Let me repeat: The worst thing that can happen today is if they Mirandize this jihadist and tell him he has a right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. We are not experiencing a crime wave.
We are in a war against Islamic supremacists. We are being attacked by committed enemies, yet we are allowing our own constitutional rights to handcuff us in this battle.
Speaking of enemies, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh did not react well to President Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The imam posted a prayer Thursday on his Facebook page calling on Allah to "destroy the Zionists and their allies."
What makes Imam Elsabagh's prayer particularly noteworthy is that his mosque is not in Gaza, but in Garland, Texas.
California. South Carolina. Tennessee. Texas. How many radical imams are preaching such hatred in America? How many more Saipovs and Ullahs must we endure?
Thursday, November 30, 2017
North Korea's latest ballistic missile test set off alarm bells around the world. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the missile's trajectory suggests that the Stalinist regime is now capable of hitting targets "everywhere in the world," including every major U.S. city.
Sadly, President Trump's options are limited. Past efforts by other presidents aimed at appeasing North Korea have failed spectacularly.
So we are left with military action to take out Kim's missile facilities or living in a world where this tyrant extorts and blackmails us and our allies in the region. The latter option inevitably results in those allies -- Japan and South Korea -- developing their own nuclear weapons.
Here's something else to keep in mind: This is not the result of any failure by Donald Trump. North Korea's missile program did not make some great, sudden leap on Inauguration Day 2017.
This cancer dates back to the Clinton Administration, and is the product of a failed American foreign policy establishment. Unfortunately, its influence extended through several administrations, and grew dramatically during the past eight years when Obama and his allies were busy apologizing for America and gutting our missile defense systems.
That is what put us in this position today.
Former Obama officials who regularly go on TV to wag their fingers at Donald Trump should be outed as the default architects of North Korea's nuclear program. They have zero credibility, and should be laughed out of the TV studios they are sitting in.