September 10, 2021

Terrorists either perish doing the deed or seldom get caught. It took a war and a decade to make Osama Bin Laden pay for the 9/11 attacks. So, President Biden’s warning after the Kabul bombing in August 2021 was as lightweight as the promise he’d made in April that American troops would come home “responsibly, deliberately, and safely.”

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After terrorists killed 13 American troops at the end of the evacuation, Biden addressed “those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm. We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

To make terrorists pay is simple to promise and difficult to do. You must: (1) identify them; (2) go after them; (3) attack them. Even then, diplomacy may put a spanner in the works. And of course, the government may have larger plans. When it comes to Biden, there have indeed been times when he was dead against making terrorists pay—when they were Iranian.

Take the bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires. As Vice President, Biden stood by when Barak Obama made sure that the perpetrators, though identified, got off scot-free. How and why could he do such a thing? Well, as Tom Friedman summed up after talking to Obama, the president felt that the Iran deal was “a better outcome for America, Israel and our Arab allies than any alternative on the table.”

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What a table that had to be, with no side issues that would offend the Mullahs. Eventually, everything was taken off the table—everything except the bribes. For caliphate fanatics, the prickly issues were (1) holocaust threats they routinely make against Israel, and (2) their worldwide network of terror.

Had those items been left on the table, the terrorists in suits would have got up and walked out. Then, according to Obama, they would have developed their Bomb.

Obama’s solution, in addition to everything else he gave Iran, was to give them $150 billion in spending money. The lot of the master terrorists was not crime and punishment but crime and reward. They’d slaughtered Jews wholesale. Now they had the cash to send more, Allah willing, to kingdom come. The deal Obama cobbled together was more a swap than a deal of give-and-take. He swapped the blood of Jews for a reptilian ally.