A message from the DC sniper has just been broadcast: "Your children are not safe anywhere at any time."
Palestinian and Islamist supporters are fond of peddling the lie that fighting terrorism breeds more terrorists.
Actually, just the opposite is true: fighting terrorists causes terrorists to be killed or captured. No one is going to rush to join what they perceive as a losing cause.
It's the successes of terrorists over the past few years that breeds more terrorists. Particularly the fact that no matter how many Israelis Palestinian terrorists mass murder, Israel insists on striking back in a surgical manner, while Europe condemns Israel for even attempting to defend herself.
The left has convinced the world that the Allies were the bad guys in WW II. We committed "war crimes" by bombing Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.
The lesson of history is that when faced with extreme evil, one must use extreme force. Behind every Adolph Hitler stands a civilian population willing to make the armaments, provide the foot soldiers, and look the other way as their leaders commit atrocities.
The reaction of the Muslim world vacillates between "we have nothing to do with this" and "you have to understand the root causes."
The reaction of the West vacillates between "we will go after the terrorists with surgical precision" and "we must not become like them."
But there is one point that the West overlooks: by sticking to our rules of engagement (no military conscription, no world war against terrorism-supporting regimes, and appeasing as many dictators as we can) we risk losing the war.
Our enemies, Islamists, know that they are willing to blow themselves up to kill us, and more importantly, that we are willing to be blown up rather than to hit them back so hard that no one would ever dare attack us again.
I predict terrorism will go on for several years. Either the West will start electing very tough leaders who will respond to these mass murderers with swift and overwhelming force, or the West will slowly die -- all the while wondering what we did to deserve such a fate.
But there is a way out. We know who the terrorist supporting states are. We know who the terrorist groups are. We know where most of them are.
We can watch our children get picked off one at a time in the suburbs of DC, or we can send a wake up call to Arab and Islamic societies that condemn terrorism with a wink and nod.
What the US should do first is liberate Lebanon and erase Hezbollah. From there, we will have a base from which to bring about the downfall of baby Assad. From there we can strangle Iraq. With these three evil Arab regimes overthrown, Islamists' dreams of reducing the West to rubble will fade. The Arab street will know the game is over: adult supervision has arrived.
P.S. it doesn't matter whether the DC sniper is an Islamist. Clearly, whoever it is is emulating Islamist terrorists. Whoever it is has been inspired by apologists for Islamist terrorists like the ones who post at IsraelForum.com. After all, the US has tanks and bombers, and the poor little sniper only has a high-powered rifle.