On Fox News with Bill Hemmer, this morning, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters sounded highly pessimistic in his analysis of the implications of the attack on the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that resulted in 12 dead.
“Bill, when you said ‘good morning’, my instinct was, ‘no this is not a good morning.’ It’s a terrible morning. It’s a bad morning for press freedom, for freedom of information. It’s bad because the terrorists won! The terrorists won, this morning,” he despaired.
He continued, “even if the terrorists are tracked down and killed – and I hope they are killed and they die miserably – the end result of this is we are going to continue to self-censor….if we had guts, those cartoons would be reprinted on the front page of the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times tomorrow. They won’t be.”
(Already, major newspapers are blurring the images from the French magazine that the terrorists found so offensive.)
Peters declared, “brave journalists will die, and cowardly ones will profit.”
He went on to say that terrorism is getting more and more pervasive and sophisticated. “This was a military operation…these weren’t amateurs.”
“The bottom line is, we have lost the will to fight,” he continued. “We’re in a period of strategic decadence. We’re worried that maybe our interrogations are too harsh. Were’ worried about hurting people’s feelings, and they’re slaughtering people.”
“This was an attack on brave journalists, but every day dozens and hundreds of people are slaughtered around the world by Islamic extremists and we will not come to grips with it. Our president will not come to grips with it. Journalism will not come to grips with it. Even our military is lawyer-addled, lawyer-ridden, and worried about offending our enemies. This is a civilizational struggle — it’s our job to defend civilization against barbarians.”
James Delingpole, Breitbart National Security, Charlie Hebdo massacre: how the West will respond:
The story so far: 12 people, including two policemen, have been murdered at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by two hooded men wielding AK47s. In 2011 the magazine was firebombed after running a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. Charlie Hebdo’s most recent tweet, before the latest attack, was a cartoon featuring the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Here’s what will happen next.
Read his predictions – you will find that Islam apologists around the world have already fulfilled most of them.
Breitbart National Security: 10 TIMES WESTERN COWARDS TRASHED FREE SPEECH TO DEFEND ISLAM
David Harsanyi, the Federalist: The Future Should Belong To Those Who Can Slander The Prophet of Islam