Now Brussels has been added to the growing list of cities that have suffered a terrorist attack. A number of Americans are among the injured. We can’t predict where they will hit next but there will be more attacks.
It is vital that we recognize we are at war. In a traditional war we know where the enemy is located. In this war they are hidden among us. They are a very determined enemy and are willing to die for their cause.
Unfortunately the Obama administration seems to see it primarily as a PR problem. It isn’t called a war. The religious aspect of it is ignored in the interest of political correctness. The Fort Hood massacre was workplace violence. The Libya attack was a demonstration that got out of hand. We are engaging in bombing missions against ISIS but the rules of engagement are so strict that not a single bomb is dropped in the vast majority of missions.
I do agree with Obama on one point. We should not demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few. The vast majority of them are good law-abiding people. We need their help in finding evildoers in their midst. This is less likely to happen if they feel under attack.
While we need to be aware of the possibility of a terrorist attack, we shouldn’t let it control our lives. If we do, then they win.