This is not a game. When young British girls are the targets of a suicide bombing, can we take a short break from the posturing, political correctness and Russia conspiracy theorizing? Won't the hatred of Trump keep for a few weeks?
Channel-surfing on Monday night was like watching broadcasts from different countries. While Fox News and CNN covered the terrorist attack, MSNBC concentrated on the real news of the night—TRUMP'S COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA—as children screamed in the background in footage from Manchester.
It was a big enough step for MSNBC to stop claiming that the "explosion" was just popping balloons. The hosts reasoned, We know that Islam is a religion of peace, so what else could it be?
CBS and NBC News finally produced the name of the suicide bomber—the next day. (After any terrorist attack, the media like to keep us in suspense for as long as possible about whether it was a Muslim or a Christian.)
Even then, the answer was difficult to find on either network's Twitter feeds, which were bristling with minute-by-minute updates on former CIA Director John Brennan's congressional testimony about Russia and Trump: Yes, collusion was investigated. No, Brennan is not aware of any evidence to support the theory. BREAKING NEWS!
The media didn't gaudily broadcast the bomber's name, religion or ethnicity in their headlines, but at least they finally coughed up the information. He was Salman Abedi, son of Libyan "refugees."
Apparently, the media think you can't be trusted with that information. You might notice that the West is deliberately importing people who enjoy killing kids.
According to ABC News, the bomber's father, Ramadan Abedi (not to be confused with Huma Abedin) was a member of an al-Qaida-linked Islamic group in Libya. For this, he was accepted as a "refugee" by the British government.
Liberals' main reaction to the attack was not to demand the toppling of the terrorist-friendly British government, but to worry about an upsurge in Islamophobia. They say there's nothing we can do about terrorism and we probably shouldn't do anything anyway, because we deserve it.
While liberals are impatient to get back to their murderous immigration policies, conservatives are pining for war. And really, who wouldn't want to send ground troops to Syria after our tremendous successes in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Why do we need to fight ISIS in Syria again? I forget. How about we NOT send U.S. troops to some godforsaken nation of primitives?
My reasoning is: It will cost us trillions of dollars; we will sacrifice the lives of an untold number of our best young men in combat (and little girls—thanks, liberals!); and we will accomplish absolutely nothing, apart from creating a new stream of "refugees" and making the primitives even angrier with us, if that's possible.
Historically, starting wars in the Third World has not proved salutary.
Trump was elected for one reason: Because he promised to put Americans' interests first. If only he'd stuck to his campaign promises, he'd be a hero right now.
The one promise Trump has kept is the so-called "Muslim ban"—and he's looking prophetic on that. The Ninth Circuit was probably just about to release its opinion affirming a Hawaii judge's revocation of Trump's travel ban, but after Manchester, they'll have to sit on it for a few weeks.
Wouldn't you rather be defending Trump for imposing a travel ban, building a wall and deporting "Dreamers," than for idiotic leaks about nothing? If Trump started removing undesirable foreigners, liberals would rush back to the airports, en masse, and forget all about Russia.
The most humane response to terrorist attacks in the West is to kill a bunch of them for revenge, and then concentrate on our own problems. Instead of sending ground troops to Syria, we should be sending them to San Diego.
Our policy following every Islamic terrorist attack anyplace in the West should be the following:
1) We drop a nuke on some majority-Muslim city involved in terrorism.
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Ann Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and is the author of TWELVE New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.
Her book, ¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hell Hole, was released on June 1, 2015. Her latest book is IN TRUMP WE TRUST: E Pluribus Awesome