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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld tells Breitbart News exclusively that the way to win the war on terror is defeating Islamists “ideologically,” similar to the Cold War against Communism, and that the litany of attacks that have been occurring clearly come from a “violent radical strain of the Muslim faith.”
Rumsfeld told Breitbart News regarding the threat of radical Islamic terrorism:
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The only way you can deal with it is to identify it and engage all elements of national power and large collections of countries and purposefully go at it over a period of years just as we did Communism. You have to defeat it ideologically. You have to defeat it physically. You have to find the countries that are supporting it and chase down their bank accounts and stop the financial flow of dollars and resources to terrorists. And you have to combat it ideologically. And to pretend it’s not a violent radical strain of the Muslim faith is utter nonsense. That’s self-defeating. This president and this administration have been abominable in misunderstanding and miscommunication and delayed dealing with it in a way that has been harmful in terms of lives and blood and treasure and time.
Rumsfeld’s comments come in the wake of the latest attack, on Thursday night in Nice, France, after a several-year-long period of a growing number of attacks on the United States and Western European nations. Deadly attacks have occurred in recent weeks and months in Orlando, Florida, San Bernardino, California, Paris, and Brussels.
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“If you think about it, a terrorist can attack at any time in any place using any technique,” Rumsfeld tells Breitbart News.
And it’s physically impossible to defend at every place at every time of the day or night against every conceivable technique....
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