Some insight into the larger struggle. Michael Walsh, NRO:
My New York Post column today takes a look back at how Kitchener handled the forces of the Mahdi after Gordon’s death at Khartoum, and compares it with the recent killing of Osama bin Laden. My thesis is that, historically, jihadist movements have faltered and collapsed in the face of overwhelming defeats:
Is Iran pulling back from spreading terror, menacing the world and toppling us into a nuclear abyss? Is Ahmadinejad's Death to Israel, Death to America rant done for?The death of Osama bin Laden — another charismatic who preached death to the infidels — may have a similar disheartening effect — especially if followed by the relentless and, if necessary, brutal use of targeted force against Islamic terrorism.
Let's keep up the brutal use of targeted force against Islamic terrorism, wherever it raises its ugly head.
If it's a religion of peace, now would be a good time to prove it. (!)
That means leadership from Iran, the state sponsor of terror for over 30 years, in denouncing murderous jihad. Good luck with that...
More. Charles Krauthammer: The War Continues
When Larry was arrested a short time later, he said to police that Allah told him to kill his family, according to court records. A police report quoted him as saying: "I wish I had more bullets. I wish I had more bullets."
Linn remarked in court that, based on the accounts of the defendant's erratic behavior, he expected to see some evidence of underlying psychiatric issues. But in the end, he said, "there were none."
Chicago Tribune: Trial to test Chicago's terror ties