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Lessons on Counter-Terrorism From a Missing Bird
The American Spectator ^ | 5/13/2011 | Judd Magilnick

Posted on 05/13/2011 5:27:08 PM PDT by MrsPatriot

To ignore history is reckless. To invert its lessons is suicide.

As we continue to fight for our existence as a free people, we are crippled by two impulses that one would think are mutually exclusive. Regarding the thousand year continuing threat to Western Civilization, we display amnesia, incapable of integrating the present attacks into a much larger arc of action. Yet, when determining a response to our current enemies, our literal, overly precise concept of what constitutes a "crusade" precludes adding any overt spiritual/moral/religious component to our effort.

Which is it? Confronting a remarkably patient enemy, how can we both forget and over-remember at the same time? Our lives depend on squaring this circle.

WITH A TIP OF THE HAT to another great American scandal, we begin with a third rate burglary:

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: counterterrorism; islam; maltesefalcon

1 posted on 05/13/2011 5:27:16 PM PDT by MrsPatriot
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To: MrsPatriot

It is very interesting that in many key battles that stopped the Moslem/Turk invasions throughout history in Europe, it was literally a handful of brave Christian soldiers who stood their ground and prevailed.

Charles Martel; Vlad the Impaler; the Knights of Malta; etc.

A fascinating facet of western civilization history.

Please add in more names/battles, and dates that you know of (i.e. Hungary, Germany, Italy, Vienna, Venice, etc).

2 posted on 05/13/2011 6:55:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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