ISIS: To Fear or Not To Fear

ISIS has released a statement following the Manchester bombing praising their soldier in the midst of the “Crusaders” as an act of revenge for the transgressions against the lands of the Muslims. “What comes next will be far worse for the Worshipers of the Cross and their allies”.

The implication being that the next attack will target Christians.

Still the media continually tells us ‘do not be afraid’. As though fear is something that will heighten the power of ISIS. That concept elevates them to a supernatural being that feeds on fear, finds its strength in fear. ISIS may be evil in their soul, but they are still mortal in their flesh. Fearing them will not strengthen them – it will strengthen us.

Fear is not the emotion of a coward, ask any soldier. There is not a soldier on any battlefield who does not face fear, feel fear, and ultimately drive that fear as a means to act in courage.

Succumbing to fear is different than having fear.

There are different kinds and sources of fear. When on a battlefield, a soldier defies his fear and uses it to give him strength. That fear evolves into courage as his senses are toned, and the enemy is clearly in his sights.   If we are not afraid of ISIS, then we are allowing ourselves to become sheep at their whim for slaughter.

Succumbing to fear means we tremble and hide, and allow ourselves to become easy targets.

After 9-11, Israel’s Mossad was commissioned to evaluate the safety and security of our airports – after we had implemented Homeland Security and security checkpoints. Nearly all airports still failed the test. We can’t be safe if we under-estimate our enemy. We can’t be safe if we don’t properly understand and fear our enemy. That doesn’t mean we hide, or we act irrationally, it means we apply the intellect and the security measures of the Mossad. Their motto comes from Proverbs 11:14:

“Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

The Mossad is the world’s most elite intelligence organization incorporating a unit of assassins under the nomenclature, Kidon.   They perfected the double-agent classification of infiltration. The enemy battlefield today is quite different than previous wars. It isn’t a military unit that can be identified simply by their uniform or their insignia, because the enemy lives among us, basically utilizing the same ‘under-cover’ status that we use in our police forces and CIA.

The supply of battlefield martyrs is virtually endless. Killing them reduces the current defensive forces, but recruitment constantly reorganizes. And this is exactly where Obama seemingly purposefully failed in the fight against ISIS.

Tactically, he spent billions to destroy Syria thus leaving a breeding ground for ISIS to grow stronger. Our weapons stockpile was decimated. Our purpose was deliberately camouflaged. An immigration crisis was created. And ISIS proliferated, sometimes combining forces with al Qaeda and al Nusra.  Why do we even care about the Assad regime?   We shouldn’t.  But Syria was the decoy.  The purpose was to create exactly what we witness today.

Will Trump refocus? Will Mattis?

Yes we should fear. For fear will open our eyes and let us see the enemy, know the enemy, and not under-estimate their will and agenda.

ISIS will not simply disappear.  But if our most elite forces combined with Russia, Europe, Canada, and Israel can not defeat an army of less than 100,000, then we are doomed.

For now, ISIS has stated their next target will be Christians. Be alert. Be fearful. Be strong.

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