Stephen Franks is a smart man, he has realised that we are in a war and he is now speaking up.
He explores the statements made by defence expert Dr David Kilcullen about the fight against ISIS and what we have to do to combat militant Islam.
Kilcullen highlights the risks from¬†our internal responses (if the West¬†fails to destroy¬†the caliphate‚Äôs appeal to its own citizens):
‚Äú‚Ä¶if we fail to face the threat where it is today ¬ó primarily overseas ¬ó we¬íll suffer the consequences at home. This isn¬ít to rehash some Cold War domino theory in which we ¬ďfight them there or we¬íll fight them here¬Ē. It¬ís just to recognise the reality that a purely isolationist, defensive, policing strategy ¬ó protecting ourselves at home rather than seeking to defeat terrorism abroad ¬ó ultimately means the end of society as we know it. Mass surveillance, secret police, a national-security state, guards on every gate, a garrison society: that¬ís what a ¬ďdefensive¬Ē strategy actually entails.‚ÄĚ
He seems to¬†be warning¬†against the current mealy-mouthed approach to Islam within our countries, pretending that the conservative¬†Islamic leaders, their schools and their doctrine are part of the solution, instead of recognising¬†that they are fuel for the problem: ¬†¬† Read more »