America is at war… a war without national boundaries. I wrote several years ago (and was severely criticized) that America has a bloody enemy.
Does anyone honestly doubt that now?
While I could go on and on about attacks on our nation and it’s citizens, at home and around the world, here are a few of note…
In October, 1983, the attack on the Marine barracks in Beruit, Lebanon claimed 299 lives.
In October, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked while sitting at anchor at the Port of Aden in Yemen. Seventeen American sailors were killed.
On September 11, 2001, we watched helplessly as our fellow citizens were murdered in the Twin Towers and at the Pentagon, attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives (almost all civilian). For most of us, the images of our fellow citizens jumping from the upper floors of the World Trade Center are indelibly etched into our minds.
Four Americans (including Ambassador Chris Stevens) were murdered in Benghazi in 2012 when the U.S. Consulate was attacked.
Since 2001, thousands of our brave servicemen and women have died on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now… Boston.
While we do not yet know who is responsible for yesterday’s attack, we do know who the father of terror is. It is high-time for the terrorists of the world to be held accountable. It is time to end political correctness. It is time to serve notice on these brokers of violence and fear, as well as countries that send or harbor them, and let them know that we have had enough.
No more monetary aid for countries that foster ill-will and hatred toward America.
No more weapons for countries and administrations that are known purveyors of intolerance, injustice, and violence toward the United States, Israel, or any of our allies.
No more rewarding countries with aid who persecute their own people simply because they follow Jesus.
And no more oil dependence. Let’s end our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and open the unlimited resources of America. We need to build the pipelines and refineries right here at home, and cut off the finances of tyrannical and jihadist regimes.
It is time to know who our friends are and who our enemies are. It is time to silence these tyrants hiding behind their abused populace, empty rhetoric, and misguided religion.
For now, let us pray for our fellow Americans in Boston.
And let us join together with one voice and declare…Enough is Enough