Mark Steyn has been writing and giving a lot of interviews since the tragic Paris attacks. Much of what he says is bang on.
Radical Islam is not like any adversary that modern western nations have faced in the past. It transcends international borders, has a very long-term world view, and is merciless in pursuing it’s goals. Speeches and photo ops by Western leaders ain’t gonna amount to a hill of beans because there’s no real resolve to fix this problem.
As he says:
The west cannot win this thing with a schizophrenic strategy of targeting things and people but not targeting the ideology, of intervening ineffectually overseas and not intervening at all when it comes to the remorseless Islamization and self-segregation of large segments of their own countries. (Source).
Why on earth is President Hollande bombing targets in Syria, but ignoring the ‘no-go zones’ right in Paris and other European cities, where even the police can’t go because radical Muslims have taken over the neighbourhoods?
Many in the mainstream media have worked tirelessly to deny the existence of ‘no-go zones’. But the Belgian government just flashed a Death Star-sized spotlight on them by conceding that it doesn’t control parts of its national territory.
As it turns out, one of those rogue regions called Molenbeek has been linked to several terrorist plots in recent years. At least one of the Paris attackers came from there.
Remind me why Hollande isn’t directing his gaze to Belgium instead of Syria? The mastermind behind the attacks was born in Belgium. One of the alleged conspirators actually worked for the immigration department. Gee, ya think he might have let other terrorists into the country? That’s how deeply they’ve infiltrated some European nations. I bet that some have infiltrated airport security, which allows them to blow up planes. This is like a horror movie.
But Hollande doesn’t want to touch that can of worms. It makes for a much more spectacular news story to rapidly bomb Syria than to deal with the reality that the enemy is already within the gates; that not all cultures and value systems are created equal; and that moral relativism is suicidal when faced with a confident and determined opponent who not only believes in right and wrong, but where a sufficient number are willing to kill those in the ‘wrong’.