While our president auditioned in Argentina for "Dancin' With The Stars" -- sending a signal of celebration to Muslim terrorists worldwide -- the people who are not protected at all times by 20 SUVs filled with armed guards are finally questioning America's commitment to saving Western civilization.
Deutsche Welle interviewed Russian Deputy Defense Minister Antonov about Moscow's role in the Global War on Terrorism. His words were wise.
From the interview:
ANTONOV: The war on terror will be the main topic at the international security conference to be held in Moscow at the end of April. The problem is that some countries are playing games with the terrorists. They think it is possible to create islands that are free of terrorism. At the UN General Assembly, our president extended his hand and said: ''We have to stick together." If we do, we can come together like a fist. It's the only way that we can fight terrorism.
DW: Like a fist? That's a very illustrative analogy. But what part exactly can Russia play in the war on terror?
ANTONOV: I'll give you two examples. First, let's look at the Middle East. We have managed to stop the spread of terror in Syria. It would have been even better to combat its spread throughout the whole of the Middle East.
Secondly, there's Afghanistan. Terrorists there are seriously endangering security, and we are doing everything to ensure that this -- for want of a better word -- filth does not spread to Russia and the countries friendly to us. That is why we are supplying the armies of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan with modern weapons. We are doing everything to make their militaries more effective.Russia, of course, needs Europe's help. Terrorism aside, the Islamic movement rises and rivals Christianity in many parts of Russia. This poses a threat to the Russian identity.
We are going to have to do something other than Hashtags and Teddy Bear memorials to stop this. Solidarity and moments of silence are meaningless if no action follows them. We pretend to have resolve. We have nothing.