At Trinity College in Dublin
“Being fascinated by history, I read as much as I can. It just reminds me of the late 20s, the 30s … reading about how these things could have happened at that time. It’s a scary time.”
So is Trump Hitler? Is that what you are claiming, Mr. Scorsese? It’s so unoriginal, that it’s actually boring.
Referring to the rise of global terrorism, Scorsese says that the Iraq invasion “had created thousands and thousands of Travis Bickles.”
This reference to Bickles is much more interesting to me. But. maddeningly, Scorsese does not make it clear what he means.
Bickles, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is the depressed loner who is the focus of his 1976 film Taxi Driver, which I consider vastly overrated. Bickles is drawn to violence in his disgust against the decadence and sleaze around him.
“They say they have nothing to lose.”
Just what is Scorsese getting at?
عمر عبد الرحمن
تعفن في الجحيم، الأحمق
The Blind Sheikh, whose moniker could have been The Blind Creep, has finally died. Sadly, he wasn’t executed. He died in prison. He was a terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of many. Enjoy your virgins!
Just the other day, I tweeted about how he was the poster child for strict immigration controls. He was issued a tourist visa to the United States despite being on a terror watch list!
Rot in hell, Blind Creep!
for the TRIUMPH of
is for good men
to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke
I wish President Obama and Hillary Clinton had this moral clarity.
Once again, some fanatic, no doubt inspired by the radical teachings of an imam somewhere, has killed dozens of innocent civilians. This time it was in France, yet again, in the town of Nice.
“But because of the country’s penal code, which prohibits raids between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless a crime is in progress or in case of fire, police were ordered to wait until dawn to pursue him. By then, Abdeslam was nowhere to be seen.”
Welcome to bureaucratic heaven or hell,
depending on your point of view.
“It is in essence
the Ground Zero
of European jihadism,
there is no question about that.”
— a former senior U.S. counter-terrorism official commenting on NBC about the area in Brussels where the terrorists operate
Hey, Europe, it’s well past time to take Islamic radicalism seriously.
Muslims who help terrorists are ENEMIES OF THE STATE, and the general public. Islamic leaders MUST publicly and vociferously DENOUNCE TERRORISM. There must be serious consequences for anyone refusing to do so, including deportation.
Obviously anyone helping and harboring terrorists — if taken alive — must be rounded up, arrested and charged. Yes, I realize our open-minded, tolerant friends would rather talk it out than resort to violence, but terrorists and their sympathizers must be scared out of the business, out of Europe altogether, or off the planet to meet Allah. There are no other options.
“ . . . the fact that [terrorist leader Salah Abdeslam] was able to evade authorities for so long demonstrates the high level of support for their network in the community.”
It’s a competency problem, says a former FBI and U.S. Army counter-terrorism operative.
“That they could sit for four months, not only in Belgium but in Brussels and especially in Molenbeek, and plot these kinds of attacks just four days after the arrest of such a high-level network facilitator — this is shocking to me because they should have been on the highest level of alert.”
The West must be proactive, vigilant and relentless. Waiting around for the next attack only kills, maims and terrorizes innocent civilians.
“It is hard to conceive that this would happen on such a large scale when it was so obvious that these guys were operating there. After [Abdeslam’s] arrest, you would have to assume everyone in the network was preparing to launch whatever they had.”
It’s time to scare the bad guys and their friends.
“I expect a lot of doors to be kicked in over the coming weeks.”
I sure the hell hope so.