John Ridsdel's murder by terrorist thugs deserves a greater response than just words. Yes, I'm talking a military response but when it comes to fighting a group like ISIS, it’s clear the Trudeau government's heart is not in it.
Some say ISIS is not a direct threat to Canada so we should stick to assisting with training far from the front lines, not joining the actual fight. Yet each and every time there is a terrorist attack, we hear about the “outrage” that is felt.
I don't know about you but I’m sick of the “outrage”. I’m sick of the words of condolences and mostly I’m sick of the jihadis running roughshod. It's time to hit back.
I don't expect the Trudeau government to reverse itself and send fighter jets back to the ISIS fight but in this jihadi attack, John Ridsdel was killed because he was Canadian unlike terror victims who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He was killed by Abu Sayyaf with full knowledge of who he was. Canada has a chance to send a message by seeking retribution. It’s time to send in JTF2 to mess these guys up.
I propose we send in our commandos to help the Filipino army eradicate some of the bastards and call it a training mission. Give our expertise and take out some bad guys at the same time. A true win-win.
This would send a message that if you mess with Canada or Canadians, you’ll pay a price.
Some think to deal with the jihadis, we need to be nicer to Muslims in general. I wish this were a joke but it’s not. There are politicians and journalists who say we must be nicer to Muslims to stop radicalization, but that’s lunacy.
As has been pointed out before, the largest group of victims of the jihadis are other Muslims who don’t live up to the piety the jihadists want to impose.
History teaches us force is the only way to deal with such groups, whether it’s the Gates of Vienna, the Barbary pirates, or others, an army of jihadists responds only to force.
We don't need to be nicer to Muslims to stop killings like that of John Ridsdel. We need everyone to unite, including Muslims opposed to the jihadis, and forcefully say no, then forcefully and violently if need be, push the jihadists back.