This is probably the line many anti-war activists and politicians will take in the wake of today’s London bombings.
“We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings.”
If fighting extreme Islamic terrorism were a short-term proposition Galloway’s opinion on the matter would probably be the correct one. The problem is that we cannot afford to play the short game with these monsters. They have decided that the freedom-loving cultures of the west represent all that is wrong with the world. They have decided that they hate us and that they’d like to either convert us to their way of viewing the world or kill us.
Simply leaving these people alone is not going to change any of that. Unfortunately, Galloway and those who agree with him don’t see this. They don’t see that the solution to Islamic terrorism is not to leave the terrorists (and the rogue states that hide them) alone so that they can grow strong and project their aggressions on us even more fiercely then they’re doing now. The solution is to attack these people where they live. We have to remove the political oppression that breeds these terrorists and replace it with freedom-loving societies who will give no harbor to extremism.
Along the way to that end we’re going to weather some pretty rough stuff. We got ours on September 11th. Spain got theirs on March 11th. Britain is getting theirs today. But in the face of this rough treatment we must recognize that these attacks are intended to deter us from our goal of ridding this world of Islamic terrorism.
If we give up now, we’ll only be doing what the terrorists want.
Britian is paying the price of appearant success of the Madrid Bombing.
I think that’s exactly right. When the terrorists hit Madrid the people of that country reacted by electing a leader who prefers appeasement over fighting when facing terrorists. So the terrorists, seeing what the Spanish attack brought about, have tried it again.
This time the British cannot let them get their way.
Rob Port is the owner and operator of Say Anything.