Team Obama Really Wants To Know The Solution To Countering Violent Extremism Which Won’t Be Named

No, really. Here’s the official blog of the Department Of State, called DIPNOTE, a term that is probably only ironic to me, since we called stupid people dips where I grew up on the Jersey Shore

What Solutions Do You Think Are Most Critical To Countering Violent Extremism?

This week, the White House hosted a Summit to Counter Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence. These efforts have become even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks throughout the world. At the Summit, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “Our goal today is to take this chance to think broadly about how to prevent violent ideologies from taking hold, and how to prevent terrorist networks…from linking up with aggrieved groups elsewhere, and how to prevent them from thereby expanding their influence.”

Secretary Kerry described this effort as the “the defining fight of our generation” and a task not just for governments but everyone, including civil society, the faith community, foundations and philanthropists, and the private sector. The Secretary urged the Summit participants to provide their ideas and suggestions on how we can counter violent extremism, and we ask you:

Wait, I thought John Kerry said that “climate change” was the most important fight of our generation? Anyhow, they have a wonderful graphic associated with the short blog post

So, apparently, you communities are teeming with potential extremists, and if you sit down with them in coffee shops and park benches everything will be super duper fine. To paraphrase Darleen Click, this is something one would expect from The Onion. This is the same kind of thing they push in Liberal urban areas, like Detroit, Baltimore, Birmingham, Chicago, Philly, etc, which all feature heavy amounts of crime, murder, and violence, and never seems to work.

Anyhow, the comments include plenty of good ideas, bad ideas, dumb ideas, and so on, but one consistent idea is

First we need to name them REGARDLESS OF WHO OR WHAT THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ARE. Then we have to go after them no matter where they are in the world. We also need to have not only a strategy but a plan to destroy them completely. I have decided to start carrying for my own protection because Obama and his Administration won’t do it. Hell they in fact keep releasing terrorist from Gitmo and prison. And most of them are going back home and back to fighting.


Quit encouraging the radical extremists with “politically correct” speech(es) and inaction. Speak loudly and carry an extremely large club.

Fortunately, John Kerry and Team Obama actually have a plan, as John Kerry lets us know

Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

Show the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration.

So, Obama and all his appointees, including you, will be resigning immediately, Mr. Kerry? Seriously, that’s the first paragraph, and a apparently The Idea. Which led to the silly graphic.

The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force alone won’t achieve victory. In the long term, this war will be won only by deploying a broader, far more creative arsenal.

In all fairness, Islamic extremism cannot be defeated solely by military force, because Islamism is an idea based on 7th century Islamic belief, rather than any sort of national identity. That said, if you’re thinking Kerry avoids using the words Islam, Muslim, and Islamist, well, not quite

A safer and more prosperous future also requires us not to be distracted by divisions grounded in hatred or bias. There is no room in this fight for sectarian division. There is no room for Islamophobia or anti-Semitism. Violent extremism has claimed lives in every corner of the globe, and Muslim lives most of all. Each of us is threatened, regardless of ethnicity, faith or homeland. We must demonstrate to the terrorists that rather than divide us, their tactics unite us and strengthen our resolve.

The only mentions, and not meant to highlight that Islamists are the ones performing most terrorist acts and pushing an extremist viewpoint. And, I don’t really think the Islamists, such as ISIS, really care about our resolve or unity, especially when the Left shows they have no resolve to fight Islamist extremism, and their unity is about deflecting, distracting, and creating strawmen to combat any condemnation of the threat from people who will not be named.

A safer and more prosperous future requires us to recognize that violent extremism can’t be justified by resorting to religion.

It might be helpful to recognize who these people and groups are. Name them.

No legitimate religious interpretation teaches adherents to commit unspeakable atrocities, such as razing villages or turning children into suicide bombers.

So, now Kerry is going to tell the adherents of the religion that won’t be named about their religious beliefs. Marvelous.

These are the heinous acts of individuals who distort religion to serve their criminal and barbaric cause.

Au contraire, this is exactly what 7th Century Islam was about, and follows exactly what the Koran says.

Anyhow, if you think the entire plan is mostly contentless and worthless, you’d be right. He really does double down on his starting sentence, thinking the solution is good governance (have you asked Obama to resign yet, John? Will you be sailing the next time there is a major world event?) and Kumbaya. OK, last excerpt of snark (seriously, every paragraph could lead to snark. Pick your favorite)

This week’s summit won’t solve all these problems, but it can catalyze a global effort.

In case John missed it, repressive, violent, and extremist Islam has spread across the planet, with many nations being part of the problem. And the non-violent adherents are using our own laws, societies, and social mores against us.

BTW, when will Obama, Kerry, and the whole team be resigning in order to create better governance and eliminate frustration? Seriously, that line alone deserved a completely separate post.

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