Sunday, November 8, 2009

AMERICAN HEROES

Contemplate the images below, and then read on . . .














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CONFUSED?


There are many confusing, conflicting aspects to the struggle we are involved in.

Please bear with me while I make my point:

America, and the rest of the civilized world, are at war with an extremely dangerous group of criminal maniacs and their twisted logic.




Up until very recently, the war was known as the "Global War on Terrorism", or G-WOT. I don't know what they're calling it now on citations or campaign medals, but it is important to be aware that we are not fighting 'Terrorism' per se. Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy in and of itself. What we are fighting is Islamic Fundamentalism, in it's most extreme form.


The question to ask is not "Why do they hate us?"


The question to ask is: "What do they want?"


Consider: there are 1.82 billion Muslims in the world (source: CIA World Factbook). If only one percent of them are Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists, that's 18,200,000 enemy fighters.



This figure, by the way, represents the entire number of soldiers, sailors and airmen who ever served in the German Wehrmacht during the entire course of World War II and the Spanish Civil War (not the force strength of the Wehrmacht at any point).

A terrorist army that large boggles the mind, strains credulity. There are possibly that many sympathizers and auxiliary supporters, but there is no way al Qaeda and it's variants (Taliban etc.) fields and supports that many fighters.

The majority of Muslims are regular folk just like you and me, who want the same things we want: to be left alone, to prosper and provide for their families, to leave their children better off than themselves. As with any demographic, there is a segment of the Muslim community, however, who are susceptible to becoming deranged or disgruntled, like Army Major Nadal Hasan at Fort Hood last Thursday - these sociopaths are found in any population, and their numbers are tiny.

And there is a segment of Muslims who are active, dedicated members of al Qaeda, et al. Despite the fact that the terrorists are capable of inflicting mass casualties, these numbers are also tiny.


Here's my point:

Ordinarily, the modern terrorist ethos is twofold: A) to gain publicity for their cause, whatever it is, and B) to force the State entity into giving concessions.

What is sinister about al Qaeda and their ilk is their plan: they wish no less than to start a global religious war of Muslims versus Christians (Crusaders) and Jews (Zionists). The Islamic Fundamentalists also view secular, sane Islamic nations such as Turkey and Morocco as traitors, and enablers of the Crusaders and Zionists.



Their agenda is to create a limitless bloodbath on such an unprecedented global scale that for all intents and purposes they will have unleashed Armageddon upon us. This is their stated goal. They have stated this numerous times, via video releases, and their writings.

IF we succumb to a xenophobic tendency to embrace a knee-jerk hatred of all things Muslim; IF we lower ourselves to their level - THEN THEY WIN.

It is that simple.

S.L.



The military headstone images preceding this post were originally posted on Frum Forum on 6 November 2009.

5 comments:

  1. I do not agree with you on this one. You might be right on your 1% of active terrorists but because of the pronounced lack of comment or opposition to them from the other 99% I consider them as supportive of the 1%. This to me equals do not turn your back on them. Its that old fool me once thing. I have no trust for any of them anymore.

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  2. My feeling is those guys laying under those headstones are worthy, and there are many more like them.

    Every day in Afghanistan, thousands of members of the ANA - Afghan National Army - fight alongside US and Allied forces, and too often they are doing most of the dying.

    They are Muslims, and they are worthy too.

    The enemy seeks to drive a wedge between our Muslim allies, to divide us, and to inspire all the Muslims to rise up against us. If we buy into it, they win.

    Simple as that.

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  3. I also disagree. The whole point of Islam is to convert the whole world to their religion, if they can't convert us, then we're labeled infidels & then they have to kill us, it's all laid out in the Quran along with a whole list of other quirky things, u want to stop reading before the manlove thursdays with prepubescent boys chapter, trust me. 1% radicals of the fastest growing religion in the world is a big number in my book. What do they want? They want us dead, they have focused all their hate on us as the root of all their problems rather than blaming themselves for their poverty & problems. They laugh @ our diversity as they plot our destruction with our own laws.
    The 1's buried on the hallowed ground earned the right to be there & unfortunately they were probably killed by a fellow follower of Islam. This has been going on since 600AD & is gonna last awhile. Me, I'm looking foward to the 2nd coming when this will be settled once & for all. Regardless of what the US Administration is telling [lies] the US citizens, Ft. Hood was about radical Islam & I liken it to a pit bull going rouge & biteing his owner, u know there was a good chance it would happen & u did it anyway. Divide us? The sooner the better in my book....know ur enemy & keep ur guard up. No I'm not wearing a tin foil hat but I'm scared shitless of where the once most powerful nation on the planet is headed.
    Buzzy

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  4. Of course there are truly peaceful and honorable Muslims. They are for the most part very quiet. Is silence acceptance or fear? You tell me. Those that stand up and fight for thier own freedoms elsewhere and those who stand for us here deserve our respect. They have it. They are not being silent. They donot accept or fear terrorists or tyranny. They fight them.
    But why are so many Muslims so silent?

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  5. Morbid memory here, I was working in the Kuwait CAC as the Info Management Officer in 2007 and I remember the report of CPT Kahn going through my office. Sometimes I see names and dates and for some reason I can remember the exact details of their report. Great blog, keep it up.

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