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"Losing to Jihadists???"

Reader comment on item: I Give Up: There Is No Terrorism, There Are No Terrorists
in response to reader comment: Stephen Coughlin is warning us..are YOU listening?

Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Jun 6, 2015 at 11:17

Hello, Frank. You said,

Stephen Coughlin a leading national security advisor and Islamic law expert explains how and why America is losing to jihadists...

Frankly, I fail to see how "America is losing to the jihadists". Yes, we were successfully attacked on 9/11/2001, with considerable loss of life; but we have since then certainly exacted a like toll and more from the ones who perpetrated the attack. We drove the Taliban out of Afghanistan, assassinated Osama bin Laden and his close inner circle, and have been taking the battle to the enemy in places like Iraq and Yemen. That cannot be called "losing", by any understanding I am familiar with.

What I do notice, since 9/11, is that the US Government has taken on an Orwellian control over American citizens -- with ever-more-intrusive checks at airports and border crossings, reading the emails of private citizens and creating police forces that look more like armies than police. All of this seems to have little or no connection with jihadist activities, since Muslims ("jihad" is a purely Islamic pursuit) are pointedly not targeted. I also notice that with Mr. Obama in the White House, we are insensibly sliding into a Presidential Dictatorship of rule by fiat. That, too, seems to have nothing to do with any Islamic threat.

Meanwhile, the jihadis seem to be more intent on killing one another, than on anything else. If that is how they are "winning", then I can only wish that they continue to win, more and more!

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