Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Necessary War (Part I)

JOHN GALT February 4, 2014
World War III has begun, and the enemy is not the one we expected. America and the Western world are facing a danger they have never faced before. Our enemy is not a government or a country. We are fighting enemies who hate us so much that they are willing to kill themselves in order to kill us. This war puts our conventional military forces at a serious disadvantage. There is practically no defense against this kind of warfare. The enemy is Islam, and it is waging this war against our civilization. The Quran teaches its followers:
Strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is their destination. Quran 9:73
           And, if history is any guide, religious wars have been the bloodiest in human history. The contention that all wars eventually should end may not be applicable this time. This one is different; with new generations of Islamists willing to kill themselves in order to destroy the infidels, it may take generations, centuries, to end, especially given the high birth rate of the enemy. At this juncture it is impossible to predict how it may end.
In previous world wars the winner typically out-produced the loser. During the Second World War Americans were losing, on average six Sherman tanks for every German Tiger tank lost. But at the same time, American industry was manufacturing six Sherman tanks faster than Germans could produce one Tiger. Americans were producing more bombers than Germans were shooting down, and that was true for every other piece of military equipment. The United States, despite heavy losses at Pearl Harbor, not only replaced those losses in short order but also built a greater and more modern fleet than that of the Japanese. Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany were facing the unlimited industrial capabilities of the United States, further multiplied by the unlimited human resources of the Soviet Union. There was not a chance that the Axis powers could possibly win the war; they were out-produced and out-manned. The longer the war went on, the weaker Germany and Japan became.

In our current world war, the strategic equation may not be in our favor, since the enemies' weapon of choice is a limitless supply of human bodies. In this "arms" race, Islam will easily out-produce the civilized world, making our industrial and technological advantages inadequate. There is no shortage of Muslim volunteers, here in this country and all over the world, perfectly willing to blow themselves up for the "cause." Furthermore, the methods employed by the enemy challenge our conventional definition of victory. If in conventional war the army loses if it does not win, in the war on terrorism, terrorism wins if it does not lose. The events unfolding after the demise of Osama bin Laden are evidence that the armies of terrorists are growing and that Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are spreading through Africa and the Middle East to places they have never been before.             Our president and the Left, living in a politically correct universe, refuse to recognize the magnitude of this danger. They see appeasement as a panacea and insist that acts of terrorism are perpetrated by extremists. Islam, they say, is a peaceful religion, and the majority of Muslims are law-abiding citizens-ignoring the fact that these peaceful citizens celebrated the 9/11 attacks, from the West Bank to Jakarta to Detroit, Michigan, USA. The Left is also ignoring numerous reports of imams inciting crowds of hundreds and thousands of Muslims by calling for the destruction of the United States, Israel, France, Britain, and other Western countries. Since the 9/11 attacks there have been no reports of a single imam condemning terrorism. Not one.
             In keeping with the ideological dogma, the president's posture amplifies the Left's delusional position and the common theme of previous presidents' foreign policy doctrines, that terrorism is un-Islamic. President Clinton, in an address to the nation on August 20, 1998, said:
Islam [is] the faith of hundreds of millions of good, peace-loving people all around the world, including the United States. No religion condones the murder of innocent men, women and children. But our actions were aimed at fanatics and killers who wrap murder in the cloak of righteousness; and in so doing, profane the great religion in whose name they claim to act.
President Bush echoed Clinton in his speech to the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., September 17, 2001:
The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war. When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace. And that's made brothers and sisters out of every race-out of every race.
           But President Obama has outdone them all. He could qualify for the Nobel Prize for Duplicity in addition to his Nobel Peace Prize for his performance. In his near-pathological obsession in defense of Islam, which should come as no surprise given his upbringing, during a speech at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, Obama displayed a bizarre and illusory interpretation of facts and engaged in a deliberate distortion of history. Lecturing the crowd, the president of the United States of America stated that America and Islam  
share common principles-principles of justice and progress;  tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. ...Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality. ...The U.S. and Islam share common goals of justice and tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. 
          In his speech at Mumbai's St. Xavier's College on November 7, 2010, he declared that
Islam is one of the world's great religions. More than a billion people practice Islam and an overwhelming majority views their obligations to a religion that reaffirms peace, fairness and tolerance. I think all of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted by violence.
These words were being said about a culture in which any member of a family can kill a woman suspected of having an affair. According to Sharia law, it is the duty of a brother to kill his sister if she dishonors the family. These words were being said about a culture that glorifies female mutilation-cutting off a little girl's clitoris with a dirty razor without anesthesia. These words were being said about a culture that hacks off the heads of "infidels" and relegates females to a status subordinate to farm animals. The president, who has been a strong defender of women's rights to have an abortion and free contraceptives, has never raised the issue of the horrifying treatment of women in the land of Islam. In his 2009 Cairo speech, Mr. Obama actually declared,
I consider it part of my responsibility as the president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. 
          The examples above are not the stereotypes Obama had in mind, they are simply facts; and about them, he is silent. Disregarding rational consistency, intellectual honesty, and adherence to historical facts by proclaiming that the United States of America and Islam "share common goals of justice and tolerance," the president exhibits signs of political intoxication, kissing Islamic tuchis. There is as much harmony between America and Islam as we had with Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan.

            This president's proclamations should not deflect us from grasping the reality that the world is divided into two types of culture: one where violence is condemned and the other where violence is glorified. One culture is built on the foundation of liberty and the pursuit of happiness; the other worships violence and death. One where success and respect are measured in capital and the other whose virtues are measured in power and violence.
            The president and his leftist supporters maintain that all cultures are equal and as such are equally deserving of respect and celebration. That notion may sound noble, but in fact not all cultures are "born equal." This statement overlooks the fact that the cradle of freedom and democracy was the Western world, not the land of Islam. Western civilization, governed by reason and guided by Judeo-Christian values, discovered science and technology and has subsequently produced a prosperous and relatively harmonious culture that the rest of the world envies and admires. The land of Islam, governed by faith, has contributed almost nothing to the advances of science and culture since its inception. We do not know whether Obama deliberately ignores these important facts in an attempt to appease Islam or whether he feels some inherent sympathy for Islam, or both. In his book The Audacity of Hope he writes: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." And so he does.
Part II will continue tomorrow

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