The thought occurred to me the other day, "I wonder how Dzhokhar Tsarneav feels about his life today?" as he's lying in a Boston hospital with a hole shot in his throat, hovering between life and death, unable to speak and even unable to find even one sympathetic eye to look into, surrounded by people who would like nothing better than to throw him into a swamp full of alligators and copperheads.
His brother dead, his family thousands of miles away, and nothing to look forward to but being strapped to a gurney and given a cocktail of life-ending drugs or at the very least never breathing another breath of free air in a prison surrounded by the worst of the worst, many of whom would love to hang his scalp on their belt.
A handsome 19-year-old living in the freest nation on earth with all the perks and advantages of being a full-fledged American citizen who in the period of three days was reduced to a scumbag that will forever be remembered for callously murdering an eight-year-old child.
What kind of religion and what kind of god advocates the wholesale slaughter of ordinary citizens, what kind of clergy send young men to a gruesome death promising them a place in some male-dominated sensuous paradise where they will while away the eons in the arms of multiple virgins?
Apologists claim that Islam is a peaceful religion and, yet their holy writings, the Koran and the Hadiths of Mohammed, have multiple references to destroying unbelievers and probably 90 percent or so of the terror plots on the planet are carried out by Muslim extremists.
If Islam is truly a peaceful religion, where is the united outrage from the Muslim community? Where is the outcry from the huge enclaves of Muslims who live in America, where are the stinging proclamations from the mosques denouncing the violent taking of innocent life?
Where are the envoys from Islamic nations standing up on the floor of the United Nations roundly denouncing the violence of the rogues they claim have perverted their faith?
The truth of the matter is that there are none, or next to none as the American Muslim community tends to whistle through the graveyard on the subject, never quite condoning, never quite condemning, spouting platitudes about how America doesn't understand Islam and how the majority of Muslims are good American citizens who are swept up in the dragnet of anti-Islamic sentiment every time one of their number pulls off or tries to pull off one of their murderous escapades.
Well speaking just for myself and applying a little cowboy logic to the subject, I say you can't walk the middle line on this one, you're either a Muslim American who stands up for America and denounces these terrorist murderers or you're a Muslim living in America who agrees with them.
There can be no middle ground here and that also goes for the president who walks on eggshells when it comes to anything to do with Islam.
His choice of words, his choice of descriptions, even his depictions of the terror itself are tempered with phrases like "let's don't jump to conclusions" placating rhetoric and never mentioning "Islamic" and "terrorist" in the same breath.
Mr. President, with all due respect, how are you going to solve a problem if you refuse to even identify it?
The incident in Boston should never have happened, in my opinion, and is the result of a government riddled with incompetence and political correctness. Tamerlan Tsarneav should never have slipped through the cracks after no less than Russia warned our government about him; he should have had a red flag on his back from that day forth and yet our Homeland Security apparatus left him free to roam the streets of America to build bombs and murder and maim American citizens.
This is unacceptable, we need hard-edged men and women running the defense of our homeland, bold and capable, unafraid of being condemned for profiling if it comes to that, a person with the guts of Patton, the guile of MacArthur and the iron will of Schwarzkopf.
Fire is best fought with fire and, until we get some people with fire in their bellies in charge of the security of this nation, we're in big trouble.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America