Where's Jack Bower?
While Congress is busy exempting itself from their won compliance with
Obamacare, they have no time to deal with the thorny and unresolved issue of how
to properly deal with those who wage war against our country.Reliance on the Laws of War and status as enemy combatants with traditional
nation-state warfare is one thing.Good police work and civil courts are
fine, and necessary, for non-military domestic criminal violations of the law,
including murder.However, those engaged in Jihad against us consider
themselves to be holy warriors for their faith, regardless of what we, their
targeted victims think of their beliefs and methods for wining the hearts of
severing heads of infidels. They do not wear uniforms, do not respect
non-combatant status, they do deliberately target women and children, and act in
every other way incompatible with the laws of warfare.Clearly
jihadis do not deserve the humane treatment guaranteed by the Geneva Convention.
Nor is handling by the criminal justice system appropriate. The Gitmo route
seems the best solution yet, and should be used in cases like the Boston bomber.
However, the traditional swift death penalty for spies seems even more
appropriate, not lawfare.
Our CIA and FBI cannot even work together in a country that is bound by law to
share information. The Attorney General, the top law official, grants immunity
to a man who shutdown the whole metropolitan Boston and the transportation
networks for a weekend and killed 3 people and maimed many more and impacted
psychologically a myriad more. The FBI and Homeland Security and this
administration in the past 2 years have done some things that we believed were
improving. We have the CIA, State Department, FBI, TSA and other agencies
within Homeland Security that can't even talk to each other. Parochialism
is still alive, even after 9/11 as this President goes around the world bad
mouthing our country and our citizens. He has allowed more people to come here
and take advantage of our entitlements that have taken priority over the
citizens of the United States of America. He isn't completely to blame as
Congress has not done it's part to ensure the President is enforcing the
laws of the land at the Federal and State levels. He thwarted Arizona to secure
their state more. That threat has held Texas and California doing what Arizona