Retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons gave a remarkably brief but powerful summation of the threat we face from radical Islam and how we’ve failed to face up to it since before Jimmy Carter.
Admiral Lyons explains how Carter failed to cut off Khomeini’s taking over of our embassy. Next he says that the Secretary of Defense “sabotaged” a strike against those who bombed our Marine barracks after Reagan approved it and the French offered to join our effort. In 1987, again Lyons says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “sabotaged” the choice to attack Khomeini.
Finally, he addresses whether “radical Islam” is different from “Islam,” saying
“until you recognize Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion, you’re never gonna come to grips with it.”
He concludes with this startling statement, “the Obama administration has a strategy. It’s very simple… It’s anti-American, it’s anti-Western, it’s pro-Islamic, it’s pro-Iranian and pro-Muslim Brotherhood.”