Europe -- no doubt, the USA also -- is seeded through and through with Islamic cells.
In the aftermath of the latest activation of such a cell to engage in cowardly mass murder against defenceless innocents (i.e., Islamic jihad) in Paris, there seems to be reviving a misguided drive to recommit US forces to the Middle East -- even as the threat to the West is deep within the West, and still on the march into the West, as masses and masses of Muslims arrive to Islamize, i.e., extinguish, the indigenous cultures of the Western world.
The solution, the salavation, if there is to be any, must begin at home, first and foremost with the reactivation of borders and strict immigration control to halt the transformation of the USA into the northern tip of Latin America, and, simultaneously, with the rejection of federal "resettlement" programs that are literally replacing the European-descended majority of this nation with blocs of peoples from hostile, conquering and/or primitive cultures from the Third World.
But there are strategic military reasons not to embark on another war in the Islamic world.
Following the Paris attacks, retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor spoke with Channel 6 in San Diego and made the following remarks.
Macgregor: “If we commit large ground forces to the Middle East with the goal of defeating or destroying ISIL (the Islamic State)” the results will include all of the following:
"First, it would provide a temporary, rather than a permanent setback to Sunni Islamism. Sunni Islamist fighters will retreat into Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. We forget that without the tacit and active support of Turkish President Erdogan and his supporters in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, ISIL could not exist.
"Second, we will yet again ensure the expansion and consolidation of Iranian-Shiite strategic power and influence from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean. Our intervention in Iraq created an Iranian Satellite in Baghdad. This time we would end up working with the Russians to ensure Iran controls all of Mesopotamia.
"Third, like the French, our first action should involve the closing of our borders, not the invasion of the Middle East. Given that our borders are open, immigration (legal and illegal) is uncontrolled and (if) unchecked no change will occur in the conditions inside the United States that foster criminality and terrorism."
"As long as Sunni Islamist leaders in Turkey, KSA and Qatar provide the support and pathways for recruits that brought ISIL to life in the first place, nothing will fundamentally change. Moreover, if we do intervene on the ground, assuming we find anything before it flees into neighboring Arab states and Anatolia, we stand an excellent chance of securing Mesopotamia for Iran and its strategic partner Russia. Since we did accomplish that already in Baghdad, I am unconvinced we should repeat the mistake in the rest of the region.”
Channel 6 wrote: "Instead, Col Macgregor thinks America should secure its borders, enforce Federal immigration law, and halt immigration (legal and illegal) until US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) can find out who is in the United States."
“Right now, we just don’t know,” Macgregor said. “We have at least 30 million illegals including large numbers of Muslims and Chinese. How many are agents that wish to steal intellectual property or pursue cyber terrorism? How many Chinese and Latino girls are in brothels managed by organized crime? What we do know is that we now have Muslim communities inside the US where the population wants to substitute Muslim holidays for Federal Holidays and Sharia law for the Constitution. I strongly suggest we deal with these internal problems first.”’
I asked Col. Macgregor if he had anything to add. He replied:
"For some reason, we forget that Tsarnaev and his brother, the Sunni Muslims who attacked and killed Americans in Boston, were Turks from the Caucasus, not the Middle East. Before we march into vast wastelands of the Middle East we had better secure Americans at home first. Marching into the Middle East the last time made matters worse, not better."