Ted Cruz, a melting and radioactive potato who continues to beat the odds stacked against him by his own face and personality, has weighed in on the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning by helpfully declaring war.

“This is a war,” he said on Fox News, Tuesday. “This is not an isolated incident. This is not a lone wolf. This is a war with radical Islamic terrorism. ISIS has declared jihad on Europe and on the United States of America. They have declared their intentions to murder as many innocents as possible, and it is long past time that we have a president who will acknowledge this evil, and call it by its name, and utilize the full force and fury of the United States to defeat Islamic terrorism, and defeat ISIS.”

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Cruz posted the video to his campaign Facebook page, along with a phenomenally inflammatory statement that reads, in full:

Today radical Islamic terrorists targeted the men and women of Brussels as they went to work on a spring morning. In a series of co-ordinated attacks they murdered and maimed dozens of innocent commuters at subway stations and travelers at the airport.

For the terrorists, the identities of the victims were irrelevant. They –we—are all part of an intolerable culture that they have vowed to destroy.

For years, the west has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear. We can no longer afford either.

Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.

We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here.

We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence.

We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.

We need to secure the southern border to prevent terrorist infiltration.

And we need to execute a coherent campaign to utterly destroy ISIS.

The days of the United States voluntarily surrendering to the enemy to show how progressive and enlightened we can be are at an end. Our country is at stake.

Let’s return to the bolded part. “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” We need to identify peaceful Muslim communities and come in wearing jackboots to prevent our need to do that at a future date. We need to model violent suppression before the other side gets there first.

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How does Ted Cruz imagine that people get radicalized in the first place? Isn’t it funny how he’s managed to convince people that he’s the less scary of the two?


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