- The Washington Times - Monday, July 18, 2016

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke penned an op-ed Monday saying Americans are witnessing “guerrilla urban warfare” against law enforcement following the slayings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

“Americans watching the news of the murders of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are observing a civil war unfold within our borders. A war between rule of law and anarchy-seeking hate,” Sheriff Clarke wrote for The Hill.

He argued that the spate of cop killings were not acts of terrorism, but “guerrilla urban warfare” against the police, the Constitution and American ideals.

“It’s time to come to the aid of our police, our front-line soldiers, by calling this war, and not terrorism,” he wrote. “Avoiding the truth through wordsmithing — the false narrative of the lone-wolf — is contemptible as more innocent officers perish while our politicians hem and haw. We as a people need to declare that we stand with rule of law, and not with the false tales of the revolutionary Marxist forces, who most recently have rebranded themselves from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.”

He said the Black Lives Matter movement is seeking revolution by targeting the rule of law — a common held goal with America’s enemies.

“Black Lives Matter organizers hold the same values of America’s age-old enemies, who have always fought the ideals of our Constitution and our nation. That they have now taken on as their costume a false concern for Black America only adds to their depravity,” he wrote.

Sheriff Clarke blasted President Obama for using last week’s eulogy for five slain officers in Dallas to defend the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The Democrats and their leaders have made their choice known to the American people: utter capitulation,” he wrote. “The disgust and contempt I have for this president’s and his party’s actions could not be more complete.

“The Americans I know are not willing to abandon our police and our great Democratic experiment to the pathetic cowardice — or worse — of the progressive left,” he wrote. “We fight back, and that comes by first describing the fight as what it is: guerrilla warfare. When we define Baton Rouge, Dallas, or even the [Orlando] nightclub, as terrorist attacks, we are setting ourselves up for slow and steady obliteration.”

“We ‘go about our lives’ with terrorist threats. We fight back and win when we are at war,” Sheriff Clarke wrote. “It’s time to reclaim our future and it begins by condemning Black Lives Matter, organizers and inspiration for hate, friend to enemies of law and order.”

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