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Cameron Defines the ISIS Threat

How refreshing to hear a Western leader – not ours, of course – name the threat we face, place it in historical context, and commit his country to a years-long effort to defeat it.

British Prime Minister David Cameron today raised the threat level in Britain – declaring a terrorist attack “highly likely” – and spelled out for Britons the actual problem they have to deal with.

Would that our president drop his meandering nonsense about synergies we have to create overseas and about the blame Bush supposedly holds for unleashing ISIS. All his rationalizing is what it always is with Obama, an excuse for not taking action. Because unless the enemy is Republicans, Obama lacks the nerve.

As Cameron said today, we are in a war against Islamists who want to destroy our society and replace it with their version of the Koran.

We are not just up against dudes with bombs. We are fighting an ideology that drives its adherents to utter barbarism, and before we recognize that, we won’t defeat it.

From Cameron’s speech:

What we’re facing in Iraq now, with ISIL, is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before.

This is not some foreign conflict thousands of miles from home that we can hope to ignore. The ambition to create an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq and Syria is a threat to our own security here in the U.K.

Let’s be clear about the source of the threat that we face. The terrorist threat was not created by the Iraq war ten years ago. It existed even before the horrific attacks on 9/11.

This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with the perceived grievances over Western foreign policy, nor can it be dealt with by addressing poverty, dictatorship or instability in the region, as important as these things are.

The root cause of this threat to our security is quite clear. it is a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all faiths and by all faith leaders . . .

We cannot appease this ideology. To do this, we need a tough comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source.

We are in the middle of a generational struggle between a poisonous and extremist ideology that I believe that we’ll be fighting for years, and probably decades. We must take whatever action necessary to keep the British people safe here at home.

Cameron’s remarks, offering a brutally realistic depiction of the struggle, have been called Churchillian. Unfortunately, Mr. Cameron is rather less like Churchill than a growling, lunging Yorkshire Terrier.

Under Cameron’s leadership, Great Britain is eviscerating what’s left of its military, joining the ranks of European nations who have decided to stop defending themselves while spending the money instead on social welfare.

The British recently announced that they are cutting their active duty army to 82,000. That’s about the size of the army they fielded during the Napoleonic period. So the new Lion of London will need the United States to take care of business.

But our guy, of course, is the one who removed Churchill’s bust from the Oval Office.

Which leads me to the following point: Be very afraid.

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47 Responses to Cameron Defines the ISIS Threat

  1. Too funny. I am working on a project and just jumping in to scan things — although that is not altogether the most motivating thing I can do on break:)

    Anyway — I scanned this as Cameron denies ISIS threat and I thought Oh No. Good to know not so — well done Keith, even if, as Sportinlife10 says, my heart is in my throat.

  2. Obama says the world has always been messy. We’ve only noticed that the world seems more unstable due the internet and instant messaging? Did those things apply to the world view during WWI or II? Today, Obama blamed The Pentagon for not having a strategy. The military is ALWAYS ready. God forbid anything happens, but the blood of innocents will be on his hands.

  3. “…unless the enemy is Republicans, Obama lacks the nerve.”

    now Keith, you’re not being fair. Obama is also perfectly willing to stand firm against the Israelis.

  4. I appreciated Cameron’s speech today.
    I would love to hear what the conversation is between O and Cameron.
    Is Cameron yelling at O, while O is hanging up on him?
    It is so amazing these two men are on complete different pages.

    • But when Cameron visited 0 (in 0’s 1st term I think) they had a bawdy party visiting various US landmarks. Cam looked such a fool following 0 around trying out American past times…

  5. The only way to defeat these religious extremists is to kill every one of them, and no civilized country is willing to commit to that kind of war.
    The Islamic quest to force every human to conform to their religious beliefs is incomprehensible to civilized people who have learned to live alongside all manner of beliefs, or non-believers.
    Here in the US, we not only allow all religious beliefs, or non-beliefs, we live among people from other lands, other racial groups, and manage to keep the peace.
    We can’t fight these savage, feral murderers with a bomb, or with a containing action or whatever our military comes up with. We can’t fight the Islamists with our current military constrictions, we can’t do this alone, and we need an allied force to agree to a final solution that will end this, but that will never happen.
    We need to kill them all, or they will kill all of us. Who would sign on to that today.

    • In their view, WE are an abomination. An affront to Allah. We must be destroyed. There is no negotiation. No reasoning. No middle ground. It’s them or us and I vote US. But in this age of political correctness would we have bombed Germans cities? Would we have dropped Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Even if we knew in the long run it would save millions of lives, on both sides? The answer from this administration is a resounding NO. Look out ISIS or ISIL, the DOJ is gonna sue your ass off!!! That’ll hit ’em where they live.

    • Would be ironic indeed if the Catholics — or a coalition of Christians (updated version) put on some chain mail, with the American flag as their banners, mounted up, and took to the streets and deserts to face ISIS — who if you notice still carry banners and are on horseback.

      Ah, the good ole’ days.

      That would be sweet justice for all that Barack Obama has done — for the Christians to defend this country while he is contemplating a “strategy”.

      Yeah, late night and all that.

  6. The truth is it is time to be afraid. Truly, truly afraid. We are rudderless on a captainless vessel navigating very turbulent waters, indeed.
    It is now the time that God fearing people’s should regard the near future with doubt and more than a little bit of regret.
    God Bless us all in the coming months. I’m not sure we are ever going to be able to return to any sense of “normalcy”.
    Bless you, Keith, and all of your readers.

    • While ISIS remains a legitimate focus, I’m just as concerned with what the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans, and Iran have in mind, all being nuclear weapons capable.

      oBama’s weakening of our Military and his making the United States into the classic Paper Tiger will surely embolden the anti-American aggression of these adversaries.

      I fully expect Russia to seize the old Soviet Empire and their former eastern satellite countries. China to seize Taiwan and maybe even Japan. North Korea to invade the South, and Iran to nuke Israel or pass nukes to terrorist ASAP.

      Yes, it’s time to be very afraid.

  7. This was the case with England in between the two world wars–and it was true for the United States then as well–that there was a large element, probably a majority of the population, who never wanted to go to war again after 1918. Disarmament was the vogue. But when people realize they will die if they don’t fight, they change their minds. Let’s hope this is the case with Cameron. I think of that scene in Homer where Hector is afraid to fight and Achilles chases him around the walls of Troy until one of the gods, Athene I think, tells Hector to man-up and face his enemy. We have come to that point.

  8. I bet you not to send our ‘Achilles’ on this mission. He has more vulnerable spots than just his heel. That this is getting to be a Greek type tragedy is undeniable and the media are the chorus in reverse. They rewrite the story and make all the sad lines sound like happy ones. The difference between Mr. Cameron and our Clown is that Mr. Cameron actually cares about his country and its citizens. Now, how about a nice cup of tea?

  9. Churchill understood that Islam period is a problem — not just “extremism that is condemned by all faiths and all faith leaders.” Many “faith leaders” of one particular “faith” have no quarrel with the so-called Islamist agenda; they just differ on tactics.

    Meanwhile, Cameron’s government has been clamping down hard on Britons (and Americans) who are trying to awaken their countrymen to the ways their culture is being assaulted by Islam and its adherents. Cameron, like nearly every other Western leader, has been too deferential to Islam and too contemptuous of the counterjihad.

    • And England & France have been over run with Islamic immigrants. They were allowed in & islamic extremists have rooted themselves in those countries’ lives, taken over areas & seem allowed to invade the culture & began their reign of terror.

  10. We need to get down to business. A good start would be deporting every Somali refugee in the US since it appears the two dead ‘Somali-Americans’ fighting for ISIS were from Minneapolis and San Diego. The idea of referring to anyone from that part of the world as a hyphenated ‘American’ is repugnant. We have no clue as to their ideology and we can’t afford to take chances with any of them.

    Cameron is also revoking passports and visas, along with citizenship, for every radical Islamic suspect on his watch list – the US should start this policy immediately. Unfortunately, Obama is the greatest internal threat we face. He has no strategy for ISIS, but he is threatening this nation with unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal alien invaders. It doesn’t get more perverse!

    • Thanks for bringing up the point of Cameron revoking the passports. As Keith noted, Cameron state we are at a war against Islamist.O is attending fundraising.
      Why am I the only one that expects to see him sitting behing his desk with piles of paper regarding this ISIS issue, and the Long List issues.
      I do not understand his mentality. This would be the perfect time for him to step to the plate tackle ISIL and bring the Country together to be stronger in everyway.

  11. Obama, tonight at the fundraiser:

    “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” Obama said. He said this is a time of extraordinary changes around the world. He cited several hotspots, saying, “We’ve seen the barbarity of an organization like ISIL.”

    The Middle East is challenging, “but it’s been challenging for quite a while,” Obama said, adding that this challenge was not comparable to the Cold War.

  12. Well, finally western politics is coming home to bite us. Doesn´t Cameron ( along with Obama etc ) bear any responsibility for the problems because of their support of the Arab Spring that dangerously destabilized the region ? And presently, the leaders who want Assad deposed in Syria are, in my view, absolutely responsible for the rise of ISIS. Why not help a real, strong MidEast leader, such as Assad, deal with this murderous lot ? He knows what to do for sure. Also, Cameron should start dealing with the threat from Islamists at home. Britain has many mosques with hate-mongering leaders. Britain has many, many Muslims. Well, Europe is awash with Muslims. We have a problem, and we probably have a Trojan Horse, many Trojan Horses among us. Protests against Islam are usually silenced with the racist labels and media is playing along.. I think our leaders should stop quarreling with Putin, shake hands and unite in a much more important fight, that one again Islamism. Many of us do not understand why that is not the top priority. “We cannot appease this ideology”, Cameron says. Well then, for heavens sake, stop doing it.

    • Exactly, creeper. The Rotherhan-scandal is almost unbelievable. That´s what happens when a society gets paralyzed by political correctness.

  13. David Cameron of the UK Fantasy Island is the LEAST rational leader of the free world who laughs at his starving constituents–starving and homeless by his policies and the EU he supports. How do we KNOW the creep is telling us the truth and not using this rebel madness as an excuse to bring Britain to its knees with martial law? Do your research on so called saintly Winnie Churchill, removing the bust from the Oval Office was Obama’s greatest accomplishment. The old pansy pedophile drunk was an inch less than Hitler in his racial opinions and deeds.

    I despise Obama….but I’d take him any day than the offal posing as leadership across the pond.