1968 Political Turmoil Over Vietnam Now Being Repeated Over Middle East Terrorism Threat In 2016

In 1968, the nation was bitterly divided over the war in Vietnam, and a major Presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, became a victim of the turmoil over that, but also of the Middle East conflict, with the Six Day War of 1967 provoking the assassination of RFK by a Palestinian Arab immigrant, who happened to be Christian, but is often perceived as the beginning of the issue of Middle East terrorism come to America’s home front.

After the Paris terror attack by ISIL (ISIS), it is clear that we are going to become a major target for similar kinds of attacks in public places, and also, it has often been wonderment that we have not had suicide bombers in this country, and it is likely we will experience that as well.

The danger is that fear and reality will lead America to elect an extremist right wing candidate, such as Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to the Presidency, which would undermine American democracy and our basic civil liberties.

Ironically, the terrorists will have won if we end up going hysterical, and allow the domestic reforms and civil liberties advancements, which have been the hallmark of the past century, to be lost in the desire for security!

Do not be shocked that we might see a real threat to the life of the President or some Presidential candidate over the next year to the election, and it might be from Middle East terrorism, or could be from a right wing National Rifle Association fanatic who decides he must eliminate someone who is seen as the danger to the future of “traditional values” in an America under siege!

The Secret Service needs, immediately, more membership, more training, more preparation for what is likely to come!

10 comments on “1968 Political Turmoil Over Vietnam Now Being Repeated Over Middle East Terrorism Threat In 2016

  1. Rustbelt Democrat November 16, 2015 1:45 pm

    Some of the Democrats amongst my circle of family and friends feel that something more needs to be done to defeat ISIS.

  2. Pragmatic Progressive November 16, 2015 7:50 pm

    Chris Matthews said that maybe we should recruit refugees to be our boots on the ground.

  3. Ariel Leis November 17, 2015 2:11 pm

    Obama called ISIS “a JV team” earlier this year. As we see the spread of ISIS into Africa and Europe, Iran celebrating the death of sanctions and boasting about their intercontinental ballistic developments, and Russia encroaching into the Ukraine and picking up the Syrian thread dropped by Obama, it appears to an outside observer that it is the Obama Administration that is the JV team.
    Let there be no doubt. What you see in Syria, Iraq,Lebanon, with Russia and Iran are not away games. This violence gets exported to Western soft targets as it was in Paris. And, to its enemies, America is the grand prize, and the enemy is playing the long game.
    In his own JV moment, Secretary of State, John Kerry, said of the alleged death of ISIS English speaking beheader, known as Jihadi John, “with the death of Jihadi John we are winning and ISIS is losing.”
    The slaughter of over a hundred people in Paris just two days later emphasized the pathetic dream world of the US Administration.

  4. Ariel Leis November 17, 2015 2:15 pm

    Historically, the President of the United States wears the title of “leader of the free world.” Barack Obama, in his presidency has relinquished that role almost gleefully. As a result, the world is a far more dangerous place.
    Charles Crawford, former British ambassador to Sarajavo, Belgrade and Warsaw, said in an article in PunditWire on 16 June, 2013, that Obama’s Cairo speech “set the stage for Egypt’s disaster,” meaning the overthrow of President Mubarak and the election of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    President Obama is the personification of leftist progressive ideology totally out of step with harsh reality. It is a faulty policy of denial, of cover up. Making nice doesn’t make it nice.

  5. Ariel Leis November 17, 2015 2:18 pm

    When Israel was forced to respond to thousands of missiles and rockets fired by Hamas last year, they flew 5500 air sorties over Gaza during the fifty-five days of the conflict. US planes have barely flown 1500 sorties in over a year against ISIS. This, to any military chief, is not serious.

  6. Ariel Leis November 17, 2015 2:19 pm

    America has had the blessing of time that is has not suffered the same slaughter we have seen in Paris. It is time to kick political correctness out and call it for what it is.
    It is certain that what we saw in the French capital is coming to America. It is predictable. You do not deflect the aims of the enemy by being nice. You do not stop them by surrendering to their demands. America withdrew from Iraq, yet ISIS rolled in to grab major tracts of territory, stole assets, killed, raped, and turned hundreds into slaves. America visibly refused to meddle in Syria, yet ISIS laid down its headquarters there to metastasize into a global Islamic network of evil and death.
    France’s President Hollande said, “We will lead a war without pity.” This is the new PC for democracy. It’s a pity he said it the day after Paris and not the months before.
    It is a pity that the American president hasn’t said it at all.

  7. Former Republican November 17, 2015 2:36 pm

    LOL! Is that you Lindsey Graham?

  8. Rustbelt Democrat November 17, 2015 2:53 pm

    LOL! Was wondering when our troll was going to crawl out of the woodwork for the day.

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