… You’ve gotta be looking up every time you see a moving shadow… looking nervously over your shoulder… searching for the drone that must be there but can’t be seen. If you’re a terrorist the odds are suddenly much higher that you’ll get introduced to your seventy two virgins much sooner. The roll call of the Al Qaeda leadership that has been taken out by our forces is impressive… and telling.
Regardless of how the lisping, drooling Lame Stream Media has denigrated the mission by insisting that when we chop off one tentacle, new leadership immediately fills the gap. It fits the left’s narrative nicely, but it’s far from the truth. You can only replace so many key leadership roles without the replacement pool getting thinner and less experienced, while at the same time the ‘fight’ has to be taken to the most awesome military machine ever seen on the face of this planet. Not a fun prospect. Especially when some bright young commander decides to suspend the more than onerous “Rules of Engagement”.
Even third and fourth level Al Qaeda operatives know that we can, and will, take them out at every opportunity. Whether by our combat patrolling, by special forces, or a half dozen other agencies dedicated to the destruction of Islamo-Fascist terrorism, of which our drones are only a part.
It’s been a sort of take-no-prisoners attitude when one of these dudes is ID’d. Keep in mind that in many cases a positive ID can only be made on the ground. Likewise, there have to be boots on the ground at the site of any strike to collect DNA samples. Sometimes, positive identification can be made from the air as well. The results are usually more dead terrorists. Our latest triumph, of course, being the obliteration of Anwar al-Awlaki and a couple of his grease-ball buddies. Yes, we are hunting them both abroad and especially here at home.
Americans are, I think, beginning to realize that this is an inter-generational war of extermination. Like it or not, a historical examination of the only truth Islam can claim is that of unbridled savagery, ever at odds with those who would oppose their cult-like political/military ‘religion’.
Our brilliant military special operations people will continue to track these terrorists wherever they are. They can never, ever, feel safe again. The ones here in our country will be rooted out one by one also, as more and more Americans make it their business to be observant. It’s our country… We have to protect it.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2011