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About that 'truck attack' in France

July 19, 2016 at 6:42 am 10 Fresh Ink

Police approach the Driver's cab of a truck, in Nice, France, late Thursday July 14, 2016. The large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile (2 Km) along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. The driver was killed by police and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the Thursday night attack. (NADER EL SHAFEI via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Trucks don’t kill people, radical Islamic terrorists do.

But don’t tell PC media or the Obama administration that. Calling out radical Islam isn’t high on their priority list. Protecting Muslims’ feelings is.

After the horrific attack in Nice, France, most media outlets in the United States referred to the senseless slaughter in the South of France as a “truck attack.”

They didn’t mention that 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he zig-zagged his truck through a crowd of innocents on the Promenade. Days later, the barbaric Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack and called the “truck driver” a soldier.

It’s a troubling world we live in when ISIS — a death cult — is more likely to tell us the truth than our own media or some government officials. To say that’s a disturbing new normal is an understatement.

You can thank political correctness.

In the wake of a series of deadly terror attacks both here and abroad, what’s become obvious to all — except apologist liberals — is that political correctness and pinpricks won’t win this war.

Only a robust military response will.

To put it plainly, we need shock and awe — not James Taylor love songs. Or useless platitudes from Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who seem to think that we can disarm the Islamic State with hokey “Love will conquer hate” slogans.

Just imagine if Clinton, President Obama, John Kerry and Lynch were running the country during World War II. Do you think they’d be able to dismantle the Nazis and Japanese with kumbaya and love songs?

The truth is this administration’s incompetence in defeating the ISIS threat is equal parts embarrassing and dangerous.

Let’s not forget that after the Brussels attack, ISIS told us they deployed between 400 and 600 fighters to inflict a “wave of bloodshed” across Europe. Nice was just one jihadist. No doubt more deadly terror attacks are coming both here and overseas.

Americans must decide if we want to continue being victims to terror or valiant. Do we want to be warriors or helpless?

Those are our choices. We either fight to win, or we continue to wipe the blood off our streets.

The clock is ticking.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive” heard 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.


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  1. heretic July 19, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Liberalism is, among other things, materialism run amok. A Liberal is blind to the concepts of good and evil, and for that reason a Liberal can only see the material element of this crime, which is in this case, the truck.

    In the same way when a crime is committed with a firearm, he blames the firearm instead of the evil in the heart of the person committing the crime.

    Evil can only be contained and defeated by people who are smart enough to understand it and courageous enough to do battle with it.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser July 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Liberalism is also IMO a philosophy of Emotion and feelings over logic and facts..

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    • oleteabag July 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      heretic, “liberal ethics” are all “situational.” It other words, whether something is right or wrong depends on the situation. This enables them to come up with ENDLESS “justications” (excuses) for wrongdoing.

      “Good” and “evil” don’t even enter into it, because the liberal does not believe in these concepts. There is no “evil”–there are only poor, misunderstood souls who would not be doing bad things if they weren’t “oppressed”, or if we would hold hands and sing kumbaya with them and show them love. Thus when Islamic VERMIN rape children on one of our military basis, our soldiers are supposed to turn a blind eye–because “that is just their culture, and we can’t judge them by our standards.” The HELL we CAN’T–if it is on OUR military bases, we have EVERY RIGHT to apply OUR standards, and put a swift END to their LOATHSOME perversions.

      The author is quite right–if these FOOLS had been in charge during WWII, we would all be speaking German or Japanese by now!

      I would add one more element to your statement about how evil can be defeated–it can only be defeated by people who are NOT AFRAID to call it what it IS and deal with it accordingly.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser July 20, 2016 at 1:13 am

      Very true teabag. All evil needs to succeed, is for good people to do nothing.

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  2. paoldguy July 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Perhaps the Boston Herald by whom she is employed didn’t mention that he was a radical from Tunesia but it was on everything I read. Perhaps she needs to work for a better paper. Shock and awe one can do that against large groups in one place, but against individuals in different apartments. Not so easy. But a more important point is that when a group claims credit for an attack or that they have x number of suicidal terrorists are they telling the truth or just trying to increase their own importance or frighten us. It is not only governments thatlie

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    • MMA1978 July 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Well, I thought it would be worthwhile to test your assertion that it was on “everything you read,” and that she might want to work for a “better paper.” So, I launched Bing and typed in “Nice Truck attack.”
      Apparently, neither the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, or LA Times fit your criteria for “better papers.” One might consider ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN as “not papers,” but still, it appears that her assertion has a lot more validity than your counter does. My suspicion is that she did a tad more research.
      Considering that Orlando, Nice, Turkey and Paris actually happened and resulted in hundreds of deaths and maimings, you might want to reconsider who it is who’s trying to be more self important, and has a reason to lie.

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    • oleteabag July 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      paoldguy, I believe the primary reason ISIS is attracting so MANY of these “lone wolf” converts is that they have a capitol city and a much-publicized “caliphate” established, and appear to be a “major force” that is WINNING in the Middle East.

      THAT attracts malcontents and NUT CASES from ALL OVER who are misfits that don’t BELONG anywhere, and looking to grab a little second-hand glory by jumping on the ISIS bandwagon. It makes them feel like they are a part of something “important.”

      If we actually FOUGHT ISIS where they have established their “caliphate”, and brought them to a SWIFT and BLOODY END in THAT PLACE, I believe they would CEASE to be a magnet for these NUT CASES, and you would not HAVE all these misfits flocking to “belong” to and be part of ISIS by committing acts of “lone wolf” terror.

      The OTHER thing we should be doing WORLDWIDE is monitoring ALL the “jihad porn” internet recruiting sites, and ANYBODY who visits them is apprehended and IMPRISONED. Visiting THOSE sites should be JUST as ILLEGAL as visiting KIDDY PORN sites!

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      ltuser July 20, 2016 at 1:15 am

      [The OTHER thing we should be doing WORLDWIDE is monitoring ALL the “jihad porn” internet recruiting sites, and ANYBODY who visits them is apprehended and IMPRISONED. Visiting THOSE sites should be JUST as ILLEGAL as visiting KIDDY PORN sites!]

      Heck, to me visiting those sites, should be considered treason..

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  3. windywillows
    windywillows July 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I predict that the same thing that happened to Bush will happen to Trump. Let me explain…

    Clinton did nothing when the February 26, 1993,first(truck)bombing of the World Trade Center, the Khobar Towers attack, the August 7, 1998, bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the October 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole — Obama has not shown leadership as ISIS runs wild all over the world. So because of Obama’s weakness I expect something to happen shortly after Trump takes office.

    BUT, I also expect Trump to bomb the daylights out of these terrorists where ever they try and hide!

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    • ltuser
      ltuser July 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      All the while, saying “Your fired!” as the bombs drop.

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