Roger L. Simon

'Lone Wolves,' Trump and the Election of 2016

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There are no “lone wolves,” the latest politically correct neologism invented to explain (and explain away) the spread of single-actor terrorists proliferating across the world and now the U.S., notably with the latest murder of our unarmed military in Chattanooga by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.

“Love wolves,” like “Islamophobia” before it, is a bogus term of distraction, designed to take focus off the reality that a solid percentage of the billion plus Islamic world is at war with the West, seeking to take it over, militarily and/or ideologically.  These may be solitary individuals (or often not, as in Boston and Garland) but they are all acting from the same playbook — the Koran and Hadith.   They are simply soldiers in a massive global army.  They all know their instructions, which are in front of their eyes and couldn’t be simpler.

Attempts are being made to find an excuse — anything but Islam. According to CNN, Abdulazeez’s Jordanian relatives are claiming the young man was “depressed.”  So is almost everybody I know at one time or another … and guess what?  Not a single one of them is a terrorist.  Perhaps Obama should declare a War on Depression and give out free Prozac in the mosques along with condoms.  That should do it.

Meanwhile, I’m sure some exist, but I have yet to meet a single middle or upper class white liberal or progressive who has actually read the Koran or Hadith.  At most they answer, “Well, sure… back in school,” in which case you know they’re lying. Or they’ll launch into a disquisition on how it doesn’t really matter because all religions are equal, noting that there’s “bad stuff” in the Bible.  Somewhere north of ninety percent of these folks do not know that the Koran, unlike the Bible,  is considered by Muslims the verbatim dictation of Allah to Mohammed (therefore undebatable) or how the  inevitable contradictions that stem from this are rectified through abrogation. And they have even less idea what this abrogation adds up to, how it has ratified the ideology of the murderous modern jihad movement from the Muslim Brotherhood on into ISIS.  They don’t want to know.  They also don’t want to know that Muslim immigration is exploding and overwhelming the FBI. This is highly disruptive information to them and wouldn’t play well at the next PTA diversity meeting.

They similarly don’t want to know that ISIS (the former jayvee team) is currently buying property on European soil.  Better stick close to the cruise ship on those Mediterranean vacations.  Could get a little disruptive.

But speaking of disruptions, in the midst of all this, Donald Trump is now leading the Republican presidential polls because many feel he is speaking the truth — and he is in most instances. One instance in which he didn’t, however, occurred this weekend when he mocked John McCain’s military record. (“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”)  Whatever you think of McCain’s politics (and there’s plenty negative),  the man — as Rick Perry and  Senator Tom Cotton (one of the true heroes of this country right now for leading the way against the Iran deal) noted on Meet the Press — did spend five and a half years in North Vietnamese prisons, being beaten and tortured, bones broken, bayoneted in the stomach, sleeping in his own feces, etc. etc. At that time The Donald was at Wharton, avoiding the draft multiple times, revving up his real estate business and chasing nookie, one would assume.

Most importantly, as an admiral’s son, McCain was offered early repatriation by the North Vietnamese and refused, choosing to stay with the other POWs and be tortured and beaten continually to the proverbial inch of his life. (He attempted suicide at one point.) According to Wikipedia, which appears to be well-sourced on this matter, McCain spent nearly five of his five and a half years in prison because he refused this privileged repatriation.   I don’t know a single other contemporary figure who can say the same. Do you?

So goodbye, Donald, it’s been fun. You did a good job bringing up immigration, Mexico and sanctuary cities, but you’d be a lousy commander-in-chief of the United States military.  And if there’s anything clear right now, that is by far the most important qualification we should be looking for in our next president.  In fact, you could almost say it’s the only one.  Earlier, I have written, referencing The Godfather,  more than ever “we need a wartime consigliere.”  I’m doubtful about my opinions about many things, but not about that.

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