The Islamic Mullahs arrayed against the infidels know they will win because their enemy is so weak…..So jihad makes perfect sense to them…..
By John E. Carey
The Washington Times
March 31, 2007
From the news headlines on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 we have these stories:
–The U.S. Senate voted to agree with the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a date certain for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. Senator Chuck Hagel said, the war “is not worth one more drop of American blood.” You think this is taken as a sign of strength striking fear into those waging the terror war against us; those that engineered the attacks on the World Trade Centers and Pentagon? Or do the terrorists believe they are winning and we are weak?
— On Tuesday, Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island said, “This is a strong message which amplifies the action of the House and reflects the overwhelming sentiment of the American people. It’s a message that must be heeded by the president and by the government of Iraq.” Well, sir, it may be a “strong message” from the Congress to the President. But how do you think the terrorist view yesterday’s Senate action?
The terrorist already view the U.S. Congress as a very weak elected body. The vote yesterday is hardly a message of national “strength” to the Taliban or other terror groups.
On 9/11, many Americans woke up to the fact that a deadly enemy is arrayed against us and that effective counterterrorism is critical to our national security. America responded like a lion; now it seems ready to throw in the towel and become the lamb.
–British sailors and marines, in international waters or in Iraqi territorial waters, conducting boarding and search operations authorized by the United Nations, allowed themselves to be taken prisoner by Iran, without firing a shot. Strength or weakness?
–Iran now threatens to try these captive British sailors and marines as “spies.” As the sailors and marines were uniformed members of Britain’s armed forces, trying them as spies would be a violation of the Geneva Conventions. A nation would threaten this provocation because it was counting on the strength or weakness of its adversary?
–In the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated a blast on Wednesday near the car of a senior Afghan intelligence official, killing four civilians. A bold act of terrorism because the Taliban believes its position in Afghanistan to be strong or weak?
–Radical Islamic separatists have caused so much trouble in southern Thailand that the Thai government, for the first time, is choosing to train women soldiers in counter insurgency. Who’s stronger? The insurgents or the Thai government?
–In Islamabad, Pakistan, female Islamic students on an anti-vice drive abducted an alleged brothel owner and have locked her up at their radical fundamentalist Muslim seminary in the Pakistani capital.
–In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, gunmen on a motorbike hurled grenades and opened fire on an army vehicle in a Pakistani tribal area Tuesday, killing five members of the military’s spy agency, officials said. The attack happened in the rugged Bajaur region bordering Afghanistan, where Pakistan authorities and tribesmen had signed on Monday a peace deal with pro-Taliban militants.
The Taliban doesn’t honor the agreement for two days because it feels strong or weak?One has only to read some of the doctrine and ideology of the radical terrorists to see that there is deep distain for western society and culture.
Americans and Europeans are especially weak, degenerate and filled with cowardice. Terrorism is justified to return the world to a holy caliphate.What are we doing in our nations now to turn this terrorist thought process around? We are advocating a pull-out. Maybe an across the board surrender.And what do we think will happen next?
Because a terrorist inspired war is already active or simmering in Lebanon, the Gaza, some former Soviet Republics, the Horn of Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere. Now we have further provocations from Iran.Senator John McCain said yesterday, “Every second year cadet at the U.S. Military Academy will tell you you don’t win by telling the enemy when you plan to leave.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said that yesterday’s vote effectively sets a “surrender date” in the war.”Setting a date for withdrawal is like sending a memo to our enemies that tells them to rest, refit and re-plan until the day we leave,” he said.
“It’s a memo to our friends, too, telling them we plan to walk away and leave them on their own, regardless of what we leave behind.”
Yet those that have voted to set a date certain for war’s end have refused to take responsibility for their actions by carrying out their Constitutionally stated responsibility in war: to fund the war they support and to reduce or end funding when they no longer support war.Does this look like strength or weakness to you? To the terrorists?
And what would any intelligent observer say of what Americans were doing on Wednesday morning? Reviewing last night’s “American Idol” competition show, which must be viewed to the believers of radical Islam as sexual, a decadent waste of time and filled with gay boys singing pop songs for teenage girls.
These guys on “Idol” are the very image of the weak American to the Islamist-terrorist.
And what are some of the topics of American discussion? Gay marriage, removal of religious icon from courthouses and other public places, and other “hot button issues.”
On the “Today” show: a report on the Pope in Rome (nobody much is listening to him) and even on the Fox News Channel a report on infidelity world-wide. This in the “adultery” form, but the terrorists just call us all “infidels.” That covers all sins.
Also in America: most believe in a woman’s right to “choose” (abortion). Most men who follow Islam think this is crazy.
So you can think or say that these radicals are uninformed, naive, gay and woman hating thugs. But what if they “win.” By win I mean what if they keep this blood letting from terrorism and fear going for a decade? Is that good for us? Can we maintain our prosperity while allowing them to come to us?
And in Europe? Muslim immigrants in almost every country feel they have been the victim of at least a little discrimination (that is why we saw rioting in France a year and a half ago and an ugly melee between police and immigrants at a Paris train station just yesterday) and the Christian Churches are all but empty on Sundays.
Germany is even enacting laws to boost its non-Muslim birth rate.The terrorist generally believe their ideology has been proven correct and that the West is weak and worthless to them. The terrorist can see hope that they will “win.”
Mr. Carey is former president of International Defense Consultants, Inc. and a frequent contributor to the Washington Times.
On Iran holding the British sailors and marines:
“Weakness is provocative.”
Ambassador John Bolton
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
March 31, 2007