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AMERICA TAKING THE LEAD: Saving America and the World

Firm grasp of the obvious: We are rapidly approaching World War III. You know this, Clashmates, but we need to start talking about it more.

If you thought having the United States of America as the world’s policeman was bad, consider what will happen when we’re not. If nature abhors a vacuum, a planet without a powerful, benevolent leader means either not a single good country steps up to the task or a tyrannical power assumes the helm. Both scenarios are more probable as time goes on. Both scenarios guarantee years of darkness for mankind.

Six years into Barack Obama have shown little more than global appeasement and inwardly directed admonishment for virtually everything America stands for that is good. As a result, like massive icebergs, world powers have inched their way toward their own imperial and colonial goals.

Russia wants Ukraine, a country about the size of France. It’s a fairly big land grab, and we’ve done nothing but watch. Since China lost Taiwan in the 1950s, the PRC has always wanted the country back under its thumb. Nothing indicates Obama will lift a finger to uphold our promises made in the Treaty of San Francisco if China were to roll up on Taiwan’s shores. And just this week the inbred, mental midgets in North Korea have allegedly tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile system. Tell me what would happen if the fat little dictator were to walk right into Seoul.

This list of potential catastrophes is bad enough without adding the Islamic State to the mix. It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to sit and watch these Muslim monsters rape, torture, maim, decapitate, crucify, and burn alive anyone they don’t agree with — Muslims and non-Muslims alike — with impunity. We can’t let them get away with this.

What do we do?

Soft war efforts carried out by various US and allied intelligence services are effective and necessary, but they are often protracted and rarely offer direct and immediate results. Speaking of allies, it’s now clichĂ© that our friends around the world don’t trust us. Who can blame them? We can’t rely on large and capable coalition forces to put down our enemies so wherever we might go to fight, we’ll mostly go alone.

As competent and ready as our military is, we can’t put “boots on the ground” wherever turmoil reigns. Consider where our men and women would have to go. If we thought our fighting forces are stretched thin now, how about sending troops to Libya, Mali, Chad, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and back to Iraq and Afghanistan? Dropping large, conventional ordnance is highly effective if in sufficient quantities and on the right targets, but we wouldn’t likely have the secure air space of our friends to launch and resupply our aircraft.

I have omitted Iran until now. The solution is clear: In order to save America and the world, we need to drop our largest nuclear weapon on our largest enemy’s capital of Tehran. Dropping the B83, 75 times the size of “Little Boy” that hit Hiroshima, would make virtually every human being on this planet stop and take seriously America’s determination to be free, and that anyone who declares allegiance to evil will meet the same fate.

In 1945, the US was the only country with functional nuclear weapons so there was little risk of nuclear retaliation. The world took note and we achieved relative peace. Today, however, the following countries have this technology: Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and — coming soon if not already and thanks to Democrats — Iran. If we strike first on Iran, we might be at risk from Pakistan and maybe North Korea. Without question, going nuclear would also put Israel at greater risk so we would need to get buy in from the Jewish nation and ensure her safety. Keep this in mind: If we don’t hit Iran first, Iran will hit us or Israel. They repeatedly say so.

The Islamic wave of tyranny and torture must stop. If we don’t act, how will we be able to look in our children’s or grandchildren’s eyes, and say we did nothing? What if the barbarous acts perpetrated throughout the Middle East become commonplace in America? Do we think we are immune? I’m aware the current administration will never use our nuclear weapons on our enemies. And even if enough of our states invoke Article 5 of the Constitution to call for a Convention of States and we put into play the Amendments necessary to preserve liberty, nothing is guaranteed. We’ve seen how quickly victory turns into capitulation with most of the Republicans.

I pray we have enough time and the right public servants to do what’s necessary, and quickly.

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Michael Cummings

About the author, Michael Cummings: Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns. View all articles by Michael Cummings

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