Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

We Need Another Terrorist Attack

What is it about some American’s short memory? It was not so long ago that people were jumping out of the WTC towers to avoid the flames, and yet today the public is not galvanized into action to seek out and destroy those harboring the Islamo-fascist philosophy that led to the attacks. What the hell is the matter with a people that are more interested in the antics of Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton or what is the hot topic with Dr. Phil or Oprah Winfrey than about the people who are intent upon killing Americans? Pres. Bush said in response to Helen Thomas at his press conference the other day that the people are tired. Are we intellectually and morally soft as a people such that we are wearied with the war?

If you have been following the news carefully, or reading posts on this blog, then you should realize that a significant Islamo-fascist threat is smoldering within the United States and populated by U.S. citizens. You only have to look as far as Europe to understand what is on the horizon for the U.S.

Reports have surfaced that the National Intelligence Estimate is stating that Al Qaeda has rebuilt.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is warning about the threat to the homeleand. And, if you think that he is speaking from “gut feelings,” you are naïve and/or ill-informed. Without giving away vital secrets and without panicking the country, Chertoff is telling the country to get ready.

But, we are not ready. We have sent our best to foreign lands to do battle on our behest, and they are doing so. But, a significant portion of the politicians are responding to and representing a weak knee portion of the U.S. population and trying to end the efforts of the military. Politicians, in general, are not pushing the development of domestic resources to counter the conflagration that is going to erupt from the U.S.’ smoldering heap of Islamo-fascism, much less the threat from abroad.

Yes, there are modest domestic improvements. But, they are limited, halfhearted, mired in bureaucracy and under-funded. And, that is true on all levels: national; state; and local.

If you were able to be a fly on the wall and overhear the private conversations of intelligence officers, you’d hear them state that the U.S. needs to have another 9/11 style terrorist attack to awaken the populace. It’s the unfortunate truth that there is not going to be a truly significant effort expended to counter Islamo-fascism until the populous demands that its representatives from city halls to the halls of Congress respond to the need.

I can not over emphasize the necessity of a grassroots constituency demanding that government representatives leave no stone unturned. The initiative must start from the people. It can be done. It was done on a national level with the defeat of the recent Senate immigration “reform” bill.

Start on the local level and demand that your city politicians instruct the local police department to develop dedicated, full-time, local law enforcement intelligence assets. Insist that local law enforcement actively partner with state and federal authorities. Insist that the local police department train all officers to recognize and react to terrorism pre-incident indicators.

It is past time to reprioritize the political agendas and prepare for the long fight to the death with Islamo-fascism.