To the Editor:

For decades, Europe has followed a politically correct path towards self destruction. Their open borders policy threatens Europe’s way of life as millions of refugees and covert terrorists pour in.

Still, Western Europe continues welcoming hundreds of thousands more unvetted immigrants, including some who will add to the carnage.

Countries without borders are merely land masses unable to maintain their cultures, control their economies and protect their citizens. Some European countries are belatedly closing theirs in wake of the recent Jihadist atrocities, perhaps too late.

Jihad has come to America. The attacks of the last several years will continue metastasizing until our southern border is closed and airport security is tightened.

This administration doesn’t perceive Jihad as “an existential threat to America.” Global warming is our most portentous problem. Obama seems to view the Boston, Fort Hood and San Bernardino attacks as acceptable casualties while he continues his Neville Chamberlain world view.

“Strategic patience” is another of his oxymoronic non sequiturs we’ve come to expect in lieu of foreign policy solutions. GOP concern over Muslim refugee immigration is met with snide remarks like “they’re afraid of widows and 3-year-old orphans.” Cute.

Post-Obama America will require leadership that removes the anchor on our global commitments, rejects Europe’s solution to their immigration problems, unabashedly identifies Jihad for the menace that it is and implements effective information gathering guidelines commensurate with the terror threat.

Don Maresca

Bluffton

To the Editor:

I wonder how President Obama sleeps, with all the terrorist killings happening throughout the world. They don’t seem to bother him as his actions have shown.

When James Foley was beheaded he played golf; after the Brussels bombings, he was doing the wave at a baseball game in communist Cuba with Castro and dancing the tango in Argentina.His initial lack of action in Iraq led to the killings by terrorists in San Bernardino, Paris and Brussels.

The war in Iraq was ended after President Bush’s successful surge. Obama announced the war was ended, took credit, and announced the date our troops would be leaving. He was unable to negotiate with the Iraq government to leave several thousands soldiers behind, thus leaving a vacuum and an opening for ISIS. This was the rag-tag group that Obama referred to as the JV team.

He claimed they could easily be defeated as we all watched them rapidly conquer and ravage city after city, be-heading, drowning and burning Christians until they controlled most of Iraq.

There wouldn’t be an ISIS if Obama had stopped them in the beginning and young men wouldn’t have been so anxious to join a losing cause. Obama thinks GITMO is ISIS’s recruitment tool. The true attraction is ISIS’s many victories.

This rag tag JV team is currently promoting terrorism in 12 countries and Obama’s strategy is to contain them and not defeat them. Hillary intends to follow his policies.

Vince Sgroi

Bluffton