August 20, 2014

My response to the execution by beheading of James Foley and others

Embrace your inner war monger.

No, I don’t care what Glenn Greenwald would say. No, I don’t care what some sniveling lefty apparatchik like timb, needing the virtual hugs of some kind — any kind, his life is so sad and empty — of online community, thinks.  No, I don’t care that I’m called a “racist” or an “Islamophobe.”  No, I don’t care if some jaggoff with hipster glasses wants to call me “chickenhawk.”  No, I don’t care what the neo-isolationists in the libertarian movement have to say, with their smarmy dismissal of the real dangers to American interests presented by barbarians like these marauding zealots whose goal is power and subjugation.  No, I don’t care what a group like CAIR has to say.  No, I don’t care what some professor burps out about root causes, or understanding the importance of the sword in Islamic religious culture, while drawing parallels to the Christian use of beheadings (hint:  one group used the tactic 9 centuries ago; one used it yesterday, and today, and will doubtless do so tomorrow, the next day, and the day after that).

No, I don’t care to hear the academic dissertations that routinely devolve into tu quoque moral relativism and jargon-laden abstractions.  No, I don’t believe it is up to “us” to show “we’re better than them,” that by letting them lop the heads off of Christian children, or American journalists, or former allies in Iraq and not retaliating with similar brutality, we’ve taken a worthwhile moral highground:  that’s a coward’s stance and leads to the emboldening of evil.  No, I don’t believe we need to fight wars against avowed enemies who hide among civilians with “surgical precision”; fight wars to win and in so doing, end wars and end the desire to start new ones.  Like the creepy Koranic trees who snitch on Jews so that they may be exterminated, perhaps it’s time for civilians to point out where the Islamists are hiding so that they may be obliterated.  Or else they risk being obliterated in the blitzkrieg we should be unleashing.

No, I’m not worried about being called “bloodthirsty” by people who rely on the odds of their not being affected by Islamic radicalism to take the sanctimonious stance against the overwhelming use of US force.  No, I don’t care that some clergy person somewhere calls out for “peace” without providing any any plausible path toward that end.

Instead, I say this:  unleash utter hell on the monsters wherever they are.  You don’t win wars by defeating generals; you win wars when the people demand the generals surrender, or else themselves begin to turn on them with force.  And Obama’s beloved Muslim Brotherhood “moderates,” themselves born out of Nazism, should be returned to the rancid dust and sand from which they were birthed.  Under tons and tons of rubble.

These animals are real, not part of some political chessboard that progressives like to move about on.  They don’t care if you sympathize with them in Vanity Fair or, like one Russian soldier, refuse to convert and die a martyr to Catholicism.

They want to control you, me, your children, my children, the culture, religious belief, and the entirety of the world.  The fact that this may be overreach — and the Caliphate an ultimate delusion — doesn’t mean heads aren’t going to be lopped off, and mass slaughter isn’t going to continue.

No, I don’t worry that you call me a war monger.   I want the barbarism to stop.  And if that means a kind of righteous barbarism is visited upon the animals in return for their attacks, advances, and slaughters of innocents — with the end result being that the aggressors are left in pulpy spots ground into the desert sand, unable going forward to continue their advancing and slaughtering — then what we have, morally, is a net good.

The American government — particularly under the most Islamist-coddling administration in history — didn’t kill James Foley.  A sick asshole in a ninja suit pretending to be a holy warrior did, in order to get his rocks off.  And there are thousands more like him, with more being recruited to engage in the wildings so long as there are no appreciable consequences. Watch the video.  This is what we’re up against, and there’s no reason we need be. 

What the world needs now is a cleansing fire.  Not like that of the ovens of Dachau, but rather like the one that burned through the streets and tunnels and environs of Dresden.  Without apology. Without remorse.  Without a care of what some phony sanctimonious journalist will write, or what the terror-enablers in the UN will decree.  Stick your international criminal court.  And get your goddamned filthy assembly out of our country.  You want a Caliphate?  Fine.  Then we’ll attach a fuse to the end of it and set that bitch on fire.

We saw evil like this in the 30s and we stood by and did nothing until it hit us in Pearl Harbor, thinking it wouldn’t find its way here.  Today, it’s already found its way here and is secreting itself within our country thanks to a corrupt and outrageous border policy that has all but negated our national sovereignty.

We can sit back now and show our nuanced pose to the world, then pay the price later when a US city goes up in flames.  Or we can strike now with such ferocity and such finality that the threat we’re destroying has to work its way back from the stone ages.


And yeah, I’m looking at you, too, Iran.

So.  To all the preening liberals who may choose to point to this as evidence of bloodthirsty xenophobia or a thrill for war, I offer a preemptive response:  fuck you and the sophistry you’ll use to condemn me.  I hate war as much as anyone.  I’m just not stupid enough to think we can simply wish it away — particularly against an enemy who takes such joy in showing their trophies, be they the heads of children on pikes or the digital video recording of executions.  I don’t care why they do what they do.  I care that they’re made to stop.  By whatever means necessary.

That’s the real moral stand to take, unpopular amongst the finger-wagging nuanced crowd.  And no, I don’t care about them, either.



Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:52am

Comments (59)

  1. I hate war too — so much so that I want anyone who wages war on me and mine — my family, my community, my country, my civilization — dead.

  2. The last time we got called out by a militant islamic group with aspirations to world revolution and a globabl caliphate, 9/11 happened.

    Declare war on ISIS/ISIL/Al Qaeda in Iraq or whatever they’e calling themselves.

    Not an authorization of military force, no war powers act notification, a real declaration of war.

  3. The useful idiots and concern trolls cannot believe this is a struggle for survival. Perhaps it is because they are naive. What I fear, however, it is because they believe that America is so horribly flawed that it doesn’t deserve to survive and will therefore support any entity that seeks its destruction. That thought is truly frightening.

  4. globabl (short for globeababble, perhaps?) could be a useful novel coinage there Ernst

  5. Liberals do not declare war, they are a carrier.

  6. me type pretty one day

  7. I’ll still cling to the unpretty then

  8. I mean, c’mon, the novel is the modern, and we’re all about the modern

  9. Compare Obama’s whaa-whaa-whaa with this:

    Sure, we all want to go home. We want to get this war over with. But you can’t win a war lying down. The quickest way to get it over with is to get the bastards who started it. We want to get the hell over there and clean the goddamn thing up, and then get at those purple-pissing Japs. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. So keep moving. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler.

    When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a Boche will get him eventually. The hell with that. My men don’t dig foxholes. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have or ever will have. We’re not just going to shoot the bastards, we’re going to rip out their living goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket.

    Some of you men are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you’ll all do your duty. War is a bloody business, a killing business. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them, spill their blood or they will spill yours. Shoot them in the guts. Rip open their belly. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt from your face and you realize that it’s not dirt, it’s the blood and gut of what was once your best friend, you’ll know what to do.

    I don’t want any messages saying ‘I’m holding my position.’ We’re not holding a goddamned thing. We’re advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding anything except the enemy’s balls. We’re going to hold him by his balls and we’re going to kick him in the ass; twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all the time. Our plan of operation is to advance and keep on advancing. We’re going to go through the enemy like shit through a tinhorn.

    excerpt from Patton’s “The Speech”

  10. america is constitutionally incapable of not stepping on its dick in the middle east i think

    it’s a thing

  11. ISIS = Fourth Reich

    They’d gladly cop to it, too.

  12. it’s a thing

    Show me the non-Arab nation that has successfully navigated those roiling waters.

    The barbarity of Middle Eastern cultures goes back millennia, long before Islam. My heart breaks for children born into such a place, where they’re likely raped before puberty and then fed twisted sexual double-talk about what’s halal and what’s haraam.

    The rage that their sexual dysfunction engenders gets turned outward, toward the Jew and the Infidel.

    The back of those perverse cultures needs to be broken. I don’t know what will do it — short of raining the Wrath of God down up on them.

    Nuke the Kabaa from orbit. It’s the only way.

  13. I heart Patton, Darleen. I could listen to his speeches all day.

  14. Show me the non-Arab nation

    something like the once enduring ottoman empire, ya mean?

  15. BREAKING: we now know why Obama broke from his vacation to return to Washington

  16. Word.

  17. i’m just saying this whole middle east thing is demonstrably outside america’s competence, and increasingly moreso as vajajay jarrett and president food stamp have led us to become more anti-semitic like europe and bereft of guiding principles what might inform such an effort

    plus we broke to where you’d be smart to put your swishers behind the counter if america moves into your neighborhood

  18. were ifs and buts
    candies and nuts
    what an awful lot
    of vaporized jihadis
    there’d be

  19. Foley was (reportedly) a fellow traveler with the Syrian jihadists who found out they weren’t his friends until it was too late. That said, he should not have been killed and ISIS showed their true colors again.

    There is no negotiation here. We should be killing ISIS every chance we get. With drones, with jets, with special forces, with allies such as the Kurds.

  20. Only those willing to kill for what they believe in can win.

  21. Bravo.

    Thank you for speaking for me.

  22. “A group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century,” Obama said, using the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

    He added that the international community should work together to “extract this cancer so that it does not spread.”

    After declaring the “entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of James Foley,” a tie-free Obama’s motorcade took him to the Vineyard Golf Club to play a round with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cy Walker.*

  23. BREAKING: we now know why Obama broke from his vacation to return to Washington

    What he actually flew back to DC for.

    The world is going to have to get along without us for a couple more years.

  24. has no place in the 21st century

    Do you know why this shitheel jackass ObaZma continues to speak in these terms, using “the 21st century” as a talisman for the morality he lacks?

    It is this: this moron actually believes that “History” is sovereign in human affairs. I shit you not. And he is joined in this by millions of other morons precisely like himself.

  25. These guys are bedbugs. No half-measures.

  26. this moron actually believes that “History” is sovereign in human affairs

    And that History intends that human society proceed toward a particular end.



  27. It’s all a twisted counterfeit of Christ’s Second Coming.

    Wherein there is chaos, followed by cleansing the wicked from the earth, followed by Heaven on Earth.

    In the counterfeit versions (Leftism, Islam), the “righteous” foment chaos to usher in the cleansing (also carried out by “the righteous”) who then establish Heaven on Earth.

    In the Christian version, the chaos is the result of human wickedness, the cleansing is done by God — who alone knows the sheep from the goats — and Heaven on Earth is also established by deity.

    Notice that in the Christian version, believers just have to mind their own Ps & Qs: God does the rest.

    In the counterfeits, humans assume the role of deity for themselves.

    Which is why their efforts to immanentize the eschaton result in a veritable hell.

  28. In the counterfeits, humans assume the role of deity for themselves.

    Which is why their efforts to immanentize the eschaton result in a veritable hell.

    Kind of like the renegade angels did, “veritable” meaning half-assed because we are, after all, only human.

    But consider that. Even the angels couldn’t create an alternative Heaven. But man can?

  29. If I ought to apologize for being ignorant of and therefore not going into or buying into immanetize the eschaton talk, then I do so, apologetically begging leave to differ. If, on the other hand, no apology is necessary, then I’ll leave off with all of that. I say this taking for granted that the political philosopher who cooked such talk up is very great, very learned, and certainly to be respected — which is in part to say that my ignorance of his teachings is a fault in myself and not in him.


    I don’t believe we have need of such a complex theoretical development in order to find alternative horizons to History taken in Hegel’s supreme sense. In my own simple way, I think nature is quite enough — for a start, anyhow, if yet it must remain to be supplemented in revelation for those of us who recognize the distinctions.

  30. Kerry: ISIS Is An “Ugly Insult To The Peaceful Religion” Of Islam…

    Obama Says Islam Has Nothing To Do With Violence Committed By ISIS…

    Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS.

    ISIS is not a new phenomenon.

    Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson.

    That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and Howard Zinn chiming via Ouija board would have trouble blaming the Wahhabi assault on the Iraqi city of Kerbala in 1802 on the United States or an oil pipeline.

    Forget the media portrayals of ISIS as a new extreme group that even the newly moderate Al Qaeda thinks is over the top, its armies are doing the same things that Wahhabi armies have been doing for centuries.

    Peace Out.

  31. VDH Papers: Nothing to do with Islam

    pretending that modern jihadism has “nothing to do with Islam,” and spinning pleasing distortions of Islam’s theology and history, will not help sincerely reform-minded Muslims, for they know that there is no historical or theological foundation for these flattering fairy tales, which consequently lack authority in the eyes of most of their fellow Muslims. They know their own history and religion too well, unlike the Western apologists who tell esteemed and learned Muslims like Khomeini and Tantawi that they don’t know their own faith.

    I always love it when Western Intellectuals think that they can interpret the Quran for Muslims in a way that will persuade them to change their ways.

    As if Muslims were motivated by a desire to sit at the Kewl Kids’ table.

  32. Kind of like the renegade angels did

    In my religious tradition, those same “angels” are behind this effort as well, using their same wicked assumptions: give us God’s power and we’ll make everything right.

  33. Mr. Muggeridge: when the Devil offered Christ the kingdoms of the earth, you see. Now;
    He wouldn’t take them, of course. Interestingly enough that the kingdoms of the earth should be the Devil’s gift — which I cordially approve of,cordially agree with. (Laughter) Now, –
    Mr.Buckley: He never denied him his proprietorship.
    Mr. Muggeridge: No. Never, never, never. Now, you see, from the point of view of the sort of Anglicans’ and other clergymans’ sort in this country that I am talking about, that was an act of madness. Christ should have accepted the kingdoms of the earth, and He should have set up excellent, Socialistic, equalitarian, forward-looking, welfare-creating governments
    in them. And then mankind would live happily ever after. That’s the view of’ the clergies today. But, of course, I think Christ was absolutely right. Because I think that if you could establish a kingdom on the earth that was any good, then human life would be so insignificant, so tenth-rate that it would not be worth living. You see my point?
    Mr. Buckley: Yes, I certainly do. I certainly do. And we know, and Christ made it
    explicit that His Kingdom was not of this world.
    Mr. Muggeridge: Not of this world

    (Firing Line No. 91 – The Culture of the Left – 2/26/1968, )

  34. In my religious tradition, those same “angels” are behind this effort as well, using their same wicked assumptions: give us God’s power and we’ll make everything right.

    As I see it the “angels” are doing as steph’s comment describes: offering to men what Jesus refused. And of course there is no shortage of men who think they’re wiser than their Savior.

  35. Only right-wing troglodytes think that Teh Other is truly dangerous, because racism.

    ERGO, Muslims are not dangerous.

    It’s that simple.

  36. That’s the view of the clergies today.

    And of the Grand Inquisitor.

  37. offering to men what Jesus refused

    Christ’s response is more of a “yes, but not that way.”

    He’s going to reign sovereign eventually, just not in the way people want, which is RIGHT NOW.

    The heaven on earth will be on His terms, and anyone willing to live by those terms is welcome to stay.

    Otherwise, embrace your inner goat.

  38. goats are fucking tasty

    and I don’t give a shit if they’re halal or not but if I’m inviting muslims then yes for sure we get our halal on I got me a halal market just out front

    goats goats goats I might goats for some jamaican this next week

  39. Only right-wing troglodytes think that Teh Other is truly dangerous, because racism.

    ERGO, Muslims are not dangerous.

    It’s that simple.

    We’re so screwed.

  40. if it’s angels

    you’re probably watching cbs

  41. but surely this isn’t the cbs which stands for the modern tv producers who hold that christians bugger sheep, is it?

  42. Closest thing to spirituality I’ve seen on CBS in recent years is the fact NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan is a Catholic and his pastor doesn’t bugger the choir boys.

    At least, not in any of the episodes I’ve seen.

  43. GCB was on ABC and i really liked what i saw of it

    i give you Kristin Chenoweth

    praise Jesus

  44. Agree with every syllable, Jeff G.

  45. Matt Bracken has a piece regarding Islam.

    Looks to me the only way to reform Islam is to convert them all to something other than the death cult to which they belong. Or kill them. Doesn’t look to be much middle ground.

    And for all the simpering “root causes” weasels, Islam is the root cause, fools.

  46. Dead solid perfect, Jeff, dead solid perfect.

  47. There’ll always be al-Qaeda, ISIS, IS shoots growing in the fertile ground provided by the Quran. Eventually, the very roots of Islam will need be forcibly removed from this mudball. Let’s hope Israel has several warheads targeting The Source, if it comes down to a last-gasp finish. Because, eventually, that’s the only way the evil will be stopped.

  48. Looks to me the only way to reform Islam is to convert them all to something other than the death cult to which they belong. Or kill them. Doesn’t look to be much middle ground.

    Ann Coulter got dropped from polite company for saying that in print.

    You’d better watch your ass.

  49. You know, I’m thinking a nice bounty system oughta ’bout do it. You know all those dangerous gun-loving bitter clingers we go ’round here? I know just the use for ’em. Put a $1,000 a head bount on those fuckers over there, and free plane tickets to Baghdad, and I bet the problem clears itself up right quick.

  50. At this point the sitting US gov’t doesn’t have a clue, any strategy, or the will to do anything in Iraq. Since that’s the case I’d rather they not do anything at all.

    This particular obscenity can be reduced to a brown smear on Satans thigh via drone strike, if our majesty reads enough glowing obituaries of the victim in Vanity Fair or GQ. He probably already should have been. But the real issue here is that ISIS wants some freinds out of jail, and now all they need to do is kidnap or buy someone with an American accent and put him on YouTube. And if we drizzle the place with “advisors” and air support ISIS will certainly grab one or two.

    Let them burn. Ignore them. Let Iran bleed for a bit. They wanted this war.

  51. Tom Tancredo said some things too. Wonder if he’s nodding his head sadly these days.

  52. And yeah, I’m looking at you, too, Iran.

    I thought at the time of Gulf War II that the war was not winnable (in the old fashioned sense of leaving an enemy utterly defeated) as long as Syria and Iran remained off of our to-do list. Similarly, Afghanistan will be unresolvable as long as Pakistan remains an issue.

  53. Editor’s note: we leave the following intact so that children understand the danger of contracting syphilis. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

    [Oh lordy, they’ve got their war boners on again. I can’t help but notice that no part of jeff’s “embracing his inner warmonger” involves joining the service or actively hoping that his children one day volunteer to be thrown into the overseas meat grinder. The cry of the teabagger is to sit back in suburbia and scream and cry for other people to do some killin’ so they’ll feel that post 9-11 patriotic endorphin rush all over again. Sad. What you guys don’t realize is that no matter what the US does militarily, there will never be a point where the 3 billion brown people of the world throw up their hands and scream “we surrender! we surrender! All hail the Great America!” You will never get the closure you want. There will never be enough foreign blood to satiate your unholy thirst. There is no way to cleanse Islam from the earth. So “come off it.”

    Also I’m guessing the only place where Goldstein ever beat up an Obama supporter is in his dreams. The one where he’s hanging out with Cory Feldman and banging Elle MacPherson. Dreams are nice. But they are just dreams.]

  54. Dreams are nice. But they are just dreams.

    Said all that about Hope and Change, didja?

    Some dream. For a nightmare.

  55. Thank goodness for that editor’s note when that madman started raving.

    This guy is self-refuting.

  56. >There will never be enough foreign blood to satiate your unholy thirst. There is no way to cleanse Islam from the earth. So “come off it.”<

    danny pearl was unavailable for comment because of the WATERBOARDING or sumthing

  57. Andrew Klavan: Democrats at War

  58. What you guys don’t realize is that no matter what the US does militarily, there will never be a point where the 3 billion brown people of the world throw up their hands and scream “we surrender! we surrender! All hail the Great America!”

    And what you don’t realize is that there’s a very good possibility that you and yours will throw up your hands and scream “We believe! We believe! Allah be praised! Please don’t kill us!” We’d prefer that our children (especially our daughters) not be forced to live under Sharia. We’d love to have you fighting beside us, but we know that for as brave as you are facing off against Chik-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby, you’ll shit your pants and assume the fetal position when faced with a foe who could actually do you harm.

    Which makes your commentary about fights and dreams all the more pathetic.