Sunday, July 31, 2016


Terror is a form of warfare we citizens of the USA do not understand. As a nation of ‘mostly’ civilized folk, we cannot imagine strapping explosives to our body to kill ourselves and take as many other lives as possible while doing it. The thought is foreign to our thinking.
I was shockingly amused at the statement of the police chief in Munich lately who said:
Although the shooter was yelling ‘Alla Akbar’ he said: “This is probably not linked to ISIS.”
But isn’t that what the ISIS is calling for? Lone Wolves to attack using any means available.  It seems to be working. In many countries we are seeing common citizens ‘terrorized’.
I can somehow understand someone raised in the desert, who is scraping for food and owns nothing other than what they are wearing not caring for their lives. That person can be convinced to do things so he/she will have a great ‘after life’ as promised by ‘The Prophet’. Just wear the suicide vest, pull the cord, kill infidels and be in paradise.
BUT I cannot understand a person who has tasted freedom, a job to earn money for food and housing. One who is enjoying the amenities of a ‘civilized society’ killing themselves for a cause?
In the past few months, in an attack in France one suicide bomber was caught. He said, “I could not pull the ‘trigger cord’ on my vest, I wanted to live.”  My hope is many more start to feel the same.

Nite Shipslog

This is how I feel tonight. this is a cool 1955 Plymouth


Lisa said...

My thoughts too about the lone wolves. I always notice how young most are and think what a shame. I will never understand the mind of a terrorist. They are brainwashed and have no conscience.

Smiles from afar

betty said...

I pray for tge terrorists sometimes, especially those who are young, maybe considering joining up. I pray they will come to know the love of Jesus instead. It Iis so sad there is so much hatred in this world that people would be willing to kill themselves while inflicting pain and suffering on others.


Mevely317 said...

For the life of me, I'll never understand the hatred which exists towards the United States. Reminds me of the kamikaze pilots that bombed Pearl Harbor. Delusional.

Sorry, but I have to agree with the late, great General Schwartzkopf who said: “I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting.”

Back Porch Writer said...

I agree it is hard to understand this way of thinking by a terrorist. They have been so brainwashed. The devil has obviously promised them so much more. And what they will see everlasting (in hellfire) will certainly be too late for the ones that DID and Do pull the trigger.

Unknown said...

I can't understand someone wanted to kill themselves for the sake anything.
Life is not easy we have to make the best of all situations. We work, play have good friends and enjoy life. Then there is retirement to enjoy..

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a sad sad thing that someone could do something like take their own life, but there are many that don't have much to live for. Lots of prayer is definitely needed. Wish I could wrap the world in a big hug and show everyone, just how loved they are.