O'Reilly: Crazed Ideologues And Weak Leaders On Both Sides Help Terrorists

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 9:35 AM
O'REILLY: There are two major situations the nation must deal with in the interest of your public safety -- keeping you and the people you care about safe from random violence. First, the Islamic jihad. Second, guns. On the ISIS-jihad front, Congress must declare war on specific terror groups like ISIS, shifting the primary role of protection from law enforcement agencies to the military. A declaration of war would allow the president much more leeway in neutralizing terror threats both within and outside the country. Also, NATO nations would then have to step up the fight against the savages, bringing more power to the battlefield, which of course is everywhere. This strategy is not a knock at American law enforcement agencies; they are doing excellent work. But as we've learned in the Orlando case, the FBI had the terrorist Omar Mateen in its files. But civil liberties being what they are, suspicions are not enough. You cannot detain someone for long without proof of a crime. In a war situation, investigators would have far more options in defining enemy threats and dealing with them. It is troubling that the current commander-in-chief will not say the words "Islamic terror” to define the threatening enemy. Again, today responding to mass murder carried out by an ISIS sympathizer, Barack Obama would not reference the specific threat from the Islamic jihad: OBAMA: "As far as we can tell right now, this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of