Uncommon sense with Glenn Mollette
ALL IS CALM and all is bright? Few Americans are singing Silent Night this week in America.
First, let me say I do agree with president Barack Obama in that we must not send thousands of soldiers to Syria. This would end up costing us thousands of lives and another trillion dollars that we do not have.
However, if Obama wants to shut down Islamic State, there’s a list of actions he must take.
The organization’s communications and media must be shut down. Americans are guaranteed freedom of speech but not IS. We must do everything we can to take out its ability to communicate.
This includes cell phones and internet access. Can we not figure this out? Any social-media corporation that has ties to America or any segment of the free world must help with this. Islamic State promotes, taunts and recruits via online propaganda. We have to stop that.
All means of making money must be blocked. Islamic State has millions and millions of dollars at its disposal. We must bomb the oil refineries it controls and put them out of commission.
We must shut down Islamic State’s travel means, take out its major bridges, destroy its highways and airports and take out all its sources of food supply.
We must work strategically with Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany. However, the Middle East countries must get on board with manpower and cash to support the effort.
By the way, where is worthless Saudi Arabia? The Saudis do not even want the Syrian refugees in their country. They would rather send them to Germany or America!
We further need to take control of the visas that are being issued to anybody and everybody. People from all over the world can acquire a visa to America for almost any excuse. This must be tightened up drastically.
Obama must recognize that guns are still not the problem. The couple suspected of the San Bernardino mass shooting had a bomb factory in their garage. They could eventually have killed dozens or hundreds with bombs!
Does anybody remember April 19, 1995? Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people and injured more than 600 in Oklahoma City with a truck bomb! The radical Muslims of September 11, 2001, took over airplanes that became catastrophic missiles killing almost 3,000 people.
Do you remember the Jonestown massacre? In 1978, 900 people were led to their deaths by radical religious leader Jim Jones. He led some and forced many to drink Kool-Aid poisoned by cyanide.
Jones’ henchmen guards did have guns. However, most of the 900 died from cyanide poisoning.
Radical religion was at the forefront of the massacre. Groups such as Jones’ People’s Temple and Radical Muslim Mosques are a danger to our society and must be monitored.
Speaking of religion, our president needs to call America together in prayer. We need a special day of prayer for our nation. People are jittery. People are buying guns and ammunition as fast as they can be made.
The 30th day of April 1863 was set aside by Abraham Lincoln as a day of fasting and prayer for the nation. Nothing could have been more frightening than the Civil War. Bloody killing was taking place all over this country. Americans were killing Americans.
We stress, jitter and worry about this country and the world situation. More and more, our world needs a strong and wise America to step up and provide strong and wise leadership. Surely, we need the wisdom, help and power from Almighty God to lead and calm our nation.
Glenn Mollette is an American author whose syndicated column is read in all 50 states.
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