Obama Must Declare War, Drop Political Correctness and Save Lives
By Sebastian Gorka Ph.D.
America is at war. The events in Orlando represent a sea change in the United States. Or at least they should.
In the last two years, since the Islamic State declared the reestablishment of the Caliphate from the Grand Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, U.S. police and federal agencies have intercepted, arrested, or killed 103 individuals on U.S. soil connected to the Islamic State (see Threat Knowledge Group’s report, ISIS: The Threat to the United States.)
As reports continue to flow in, it is clear that the murderer of the 50 innocent people at the nightclub in Orlanda linked himself to ISIS. And not only that, but the Islamic State, through its official propaganda outlet, has claimed responsibility for the attack, tweeting “The Orlando attack is the work of a soldier of the Caliphate.” The year 2015 saw the most jihadi plots on U.S. soil since September 11, 2011. This is despite two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the expenditure of trillions of dollars, and the loss of thousands of lives among our servicemen and women.
The administration of President Obama now has an historic opportunity to declare to the world that we are at war and our enemies must be crushed.
The time for political correctness is behind us.
The idea that federal agencies, armed services, and law enforcement are not allowed to discuss the religious motivation and ideology of our enemies, and that words such as jihad have to be censored out of our lexicon of counter-terrorism and military training has to end.