Yesterday, a truck-driving terrorist killed at least 80 people attending the Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France. NBC is reporting that a “truck plowed into pedestrians during Bastille Day celebrations in the popular French seaside city of Nice Thursday, leaving at least 80 people dead in what the nation’s president called ‘obviously a terrorist attack.’”
Thursday night’s terrorist attack isn’t unprecedented. Though trucks of this size have never been used like this before, the idea was written about in 2010. Why didn’t we hear that Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine “dedicated an entire article to the use of vehicles to kill” in their fall 2010 publication.
The article got specific, telling potential future terrorists to “Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crowed locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you.”
Further, it said “To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run.”
Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the man who should be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense if he’s elected, was irate. Appearing on Megyn Kelly’s show, Gen. Flynn unloaded. If you don’t watch any other video this week, this video is must see material:
Here’s part of what Gen. Flynn said:
This is just a larger scale version of a tactic that we’ve seen used. They’ve used this tactic before. We know this has been used in the Middle East against the Israelis. The thing that I’m worried about — there is a warning that’s coming across social media for Germany and I’ve gotten little bits and pieces about the potential for Berlin so I don’t know what activities are going on there but I’m putting that out. I’ve already contacted my friends over there to let them know because I have social media capabilities that we look at.
Gen. Flynn was just getting started. Later, he said this:
We’ve captured their campaign plan over the last decade. We’ve actually captured it twice and it is essentially the same thing so we’re going to hear how well we’re doing in Iraq and Syria, that we’re pushing them back, we fought them out of Fallujah. Actually, that’s not what I see and that’s not what I hear. There is so much chatter right tonight by what I would call the jihadi soldiers, the jihadi army on Twitter and on Telegram on social media. There’s no chatter by leaders but we don’t know who these guys are but I know that there’s a lot of chatter by their soldiers praising what just happened.
Then Gen. Flynn lowered the boom on the entire Obama administration, Hillary included:
These guys are executing a campaign plan. Thiessen, who you just had on recently, he read it out of their magazine … What we have not done — and I will stop here and get off my soapbox in just a minute — but what we have not done, from an international standpoint, we have not established a set of strategic objectives to go after this vicious, very barbaric enemy. They have declared war on us. This is a world war. This is a world war. It’s not like it was in the history books of World War II. It might not feel like tanks on the desert and planes and ships at sea but this is a world war. They declared war on us. We must, internationally, we must create a new Twenty-First Century alliance, but we have got to take the Arab Muslim world to task, the leaders in this world.
If Trump gets elected, Gen. Flynn needs to become his first Secretary of Defense and John Bolton his first Secretary of State. They’d send the signal that America is serious about killing terrorists again.
President Obama has been the world president in terms of national security in my lifetime. He’s far worse than Jimmy Carter. That’s something I never thought I’d say.
Watch the entire video. It’s compelling viewing. Gen. Flynn on his soapbox on fighting terrorists is must see TV. You’ll learn more in 5 minutes of listening to him than you’d learn in listening to Hillary Clinton for her entire time as Secretary of State.
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