"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end...we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. "
~ Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 4 June, 1940
In London today, terrorism lifted its cowardly, covered face yet again. The anonymous army of hatred once again slaughtered unarmed, unsuspecting innocents as they were enacting the routines of their peaceful daily lives.
Today the terrorist front was in London, with fiery destruction erupting from trains and buses. Last year, Madrid's trains and a Beslan school were the targets of brutality. In 2003, Casablanca and Jakarta were attacked by these gutless savages called terrorists. Nearly four years ago, on September 11, 2001, it was in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. that suffered at the hidden hands of terrorism.
The list of cities and the names of innocent victims goes on. It will continue in this tragic vein until the world unites in understanding that these barbarians mean to annihilate us. These monsters want us dead. They want to destroy as many of us in as gruesome a manner possible for the sheer glee it gives their evil black hearts.
Does anyone truly care about the reasons the terrorists hate us, outside of a misguided left wing fringe that refuses, or is unable, to recognize pure evil, even as it bleeds across our television screens? I think most people agree, as I do, with Mark Steyn:
"...when you're dealing with a situation where a guy is trying to kill you, you don't really care what his motivations are. You need to be able to stop him from killing you."
I can't think of a better way to phrase the reality of what we're facing. This is real. The terrorists mean business, and they want to kill us. Call me crazy, but I say let's kill them first.
As for our British friends who are suffering tonight, we are with you in spirit. Our nations and our people are in this fight together. It's called the GWOT--Global War on Terrorism--for a very good reason. It is all one war.