A columnist in today’s WSJ writes of the problems and way forward for Pakistan, the SWAT area of which is arguably the penultimate theater in any war on terror that is serious, Saudi Arabia being the logical ultimate theater.
Any war on terror that is serious in the way WW2 was serious – a fight to the death against tyrannical threats to liberty and freedom, which very much is what Islamism vs The West really is – that does not BEGIN with the immediate destruction of Saudi Arabia and its funding of global Islamist terror is not serious.
And, of course, having a president who bows and scrapes obsequiously to a foreign king (and then who lacks the balls to admit he was actually bowing), said king paying for the destruction of liberty and freedom around the world, shows the world just how un-serious our boy president really is about stopping Islam’s global power grab and the total lack of freedom that goes along with it. And Obama’s grab for socialism and tyrannical unconstitutional power (the Chrysler debacle is unconstitutional under the 5th Amendment’s takings clause; a president has no Constitutional authority to order the firing of the CEO of a private company, no matter how badly he performs, etc, etc) proves how un-serious he really is about liberty and freedom and the rule of law.
I digress – back to Pakistan.
The SWAT area, never really under the control of the Pakistani government, is home to the Taliban and enablers – and not much else. The Pakistanis never have voted for an Islamist government. Like most people outside of the Democrat Party in America and its equally ignorant European anti-Western political parties, Pakistanis want what most people want – the legal ability to pursue happiness absent the tyranny of socialists, “People’s Parties,” and American Democrats.
So – SWAT. A desert region with nothing going for it. Mud huts and subsistence farming and Islamists and enablers. No cities, no agriculture, no exports or imports, basically no economy, no education, no manufacturing, no farming, no museums, theaters, monuments – nothing at all.
And from this area come men who kill. That’s all they do. They kill Pakistanis, American, Afghans, those NATO members who know how and are allowed to fight. They kill without mercy and without regard. They kill men, women, children, Christians, Muslims, people of other religious traditions, and those who do not believe at all. They kill girls who have been raped, accusing the GIRLS of adultery. They bury women up to their shoulders and then have their OWN CHILDREN throw stones at them until their mothers are dead.
THIS is why we have nuclear weapons.
These people are lower than animals. Animals don’t kill their mothers. Animals don’t make a religious show of “faith” by burying members of their own species and bit-by-bit killing them.
NOTHING exists in the SWAT but the ability and desire to export death. It is time to nuke the area and give the residents of Pakistan and Afghanistan a future in which they can pursue their dreams.
And sacrificing the life of ONE SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER or MARINE to kill these people is so fundamentally immoral that words do not exist to describe it.
Nuke them and be done with them.
And then turn and look Saudi Arabia in the face.