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12-13-2015, 02:22 AM
Seems UK and France are getting what Obama doesn't:


SECURITY (http://dailysignal.com/category/security)COMMENTARY
Tony Blair Isn’t Politically Correct When Talking About Islam and Terrorism

Mike Gonzalez (http://dailysignal.com/author/mgonzalez/)/@Gundisalvus (http://twitter.com/Gundisalvus)/<time datetime="2015-12-11" class="date" style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">December 11, 2015</time>

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair strode into Washington last week speaking urgently about the need to have a long-term strategy to defeat Islamist extremism on the ground as well as ideologically, with both superior military force and confident Western values.

It was as if he were a visitor not from the U.K., but from another planet. Washington is not exactly what you’d call a bustling wartime capital.

The Obama administration is, in fact, making the case that the proper response to current threats from ISIS is to tighten gun control laws (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-calls-tighten-insane-gun-laws-san-bernardino-shooting/), reduce carbon emissions (http://nypost.com/2015/12/01/president-obama-wants-to-beat-isis-by-fighting-climate-change/), and double down on political correctness (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428048/san-bernardino-shooting-loretta-lynch-muslim-backlash). These ideas are, moreover, being actively promoted by ideological allies in the media and the culture.

Such an approach is—to nobody’s surprise—failing spectacularly to rally the nation, which appears more divided than ever. Conservatives are stunned that anyone would want to disarm the citizenry at this point, that there are people who actually believe (http://thefederalist.com/2015/12/03/bill-nye-the-propaganda-guy/) that climate change causes terrorism, and that a society can battle a jihadist ideology without proudly asserting an alternative, in this case the values of liberal democracy.


Asked by the moderator, former ambassador Martin Indyk, why he dares speak about Islamist terrorism and extremism, given that the Obama administration insists that such mentions will alienate all adherents of the religion, Blair simply smiled and said, “Because that’s what it is.”

“Those who believe in concepts of the caliphate and the apocalypse—so much part of Daesh [ISIS] propaganda—stretch deep into parts of Muslim societies,” Blair said. “A belief in innate hostility between Islam and the West is not the preserve of the few.”

“In many Muslim countries, large numbers also believe that the CIA or Jews were behind 9/11. Clerics who proclaim that non-believers and apostates must be killed or call for jihad against Jews have Twitter followings running into millions. … The ideology has deep roots. We have to reach right the way down and uproot it.”

At times, Blair’s criticisms of President Obama were indirect, as when he said that “sustained engagement over a period of time is preferable to a vacuum.”

“They have to be eliminated on the ground … to destroy the so-called caliphate.”

But it was when he spoke up for the all-important battle for ideas that Blair seemed to be more at odds with an administration and a president who seems (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/05/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast) to be apologetic at best and condemnatory at worst of Western civilization.

“We have to explain to our citizens and those coming in why our values and our way of life matter to us, and why we will defend them to the last,” said Blair. “We must recover our own confidence in our own belief system.”

Far from fearing being too strong lest the West alienate Muslims, Blair considers the reverse the real threat. “A continued failure to recognize the scale of the challenge and to construct the means necessary to meet it, will result in terrorist attacks potentially worse than those in Paris, producing a backlash, which then stigmatizes the majority of decent, law-abiding Muslims,” he said.

“Force alone will not prevail—the Islamist ideology also has to be confronted,” Blair added.


There's lessons here for the GOP candidates too!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
12-13-2015, 10:12 AM
seems uk and france are getting what obama doesn't:


there's lessons here for the gop candidates too!

“force alone will not prevail—the islamist ideology also has to be confronted,” blair added.

it prevailed in iraq until the obama gave all that was won back to the ffing muzzies!

It prevailed here below and stayed as a victory for hundreds of years because islam then had no obama traitor in the western world to give back what so many died and sacrificed for!


muslim invasions: Charles martel

charles martel - battle of tours:

In 721, the umayyads first came north and were defeated by odo at the battle of toulouse.

Having assessed the situation in iberia and the umayyad attack on aquitaine, charles came to believe that a professional army, rather than raw conscripts, was needed to defend the realm from invasion. To raise the money necessary to build and train an army that could withstand the muslim horsemen, charles began seizing church lands, earning the ire of the religious community. In 732, the umayyads moved north again led by emir abdul rahman al ghafiqi. Commanding approximately 80,000 men, he plundered aquitaine.

As abdul rahman sacked aquitaine, odo fled north to seek aid from charles. This was granted in exchange for odo recognizing charles as his overlord.

Mobilizing his army, charles moved to intercept the umayyads. In order to avoid detection and allow charles to select the battlefield, the approximately 30,000 frankish troops moved over secondary roads toward the town of tours. For the battle, charles selected a high, wooded plain which would force the umayyad cavalry to charge uphill. Forming a large square, his men surprised abdul rahman, forcing the umayyad emir to pause for a week to consider his options.

On the seventh day, after gathering all of his forces, abdul rahman attacked with his berber and arab cavalry. In one of the few instances where medieval infantry stood up to cavalry, charles' troops defeated repeated umayyad attacks. As the battle waged, the umayyads finally broke through the frankish lines and attempted to kill charles. He was promptly surrounded by his personal guard who repulsed the attack. As this was occurring, scouts that charles had sent out earlier were infiltrating the umayyad camp and freeing prisoners.

Believing that the plunder of the campaign was being stolen, a large part of the umayyad army broke off the battle and raced to protect their camp. While attempting to stop the apparent retreat, abdul rahman was surrounded and killed by frankish troops. Briefly pursued by the franks, the umayyad withdrawal turned into a full retreat. Charles reformed his troops expecting another attack, but to his surprise it never came as the umayyads continued their retreat all the way to iberia. Charles' victory at the battle of tours saved western europe from the muslim invasions and was a turning point in european history.

Charles martel - later life:
After spending the next three years securing his eastern borders, charles moved south to fend off an umayyad invasion in provence. In 736, he led a successful campaign that expelled the umayyads from the region and for the first time integrated heavy cavalry into his formations. From 737, until his death in 741, charles focused on the administration of his realm and expanding his influence. When he died on october 22, 741, his lands were divided between his sons carloman and pippin the younger. The latter would father the next great carolingian leader, charlemagne.