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America's Fatal Weakness
Canadian Press ^ | December 11, 2006 | JB Williams

Posted on 12/11/2006 6:34:25 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican

Terrorists abroad have spent decades preparing for war against the west, studying American culture, identifying all of the cracks in the mortar, all of the weak links in our chain of command and the soft spots in our defenses that make the worlds last remaining super-power a vulnerable target for any terrorists willing to die for the cause.

In retrospect, America's weaknesses were more obvious to others than most Americans thought.

The USS Cole Attack

September 11, 2001

What must change to survive such an enemy?

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; democrats; iraq; wot
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This is a MUST READ for every American!
1 posted on 12/11/2006 6:34:28 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: All

May I suggest that America's weak link is Canada.


2 posted on 12/11/2006 6:36:16 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Fitzcarraldo

You can suggest anything you like, once you actually read the column...


3 posted on 12/11/2006 6:37:12 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

It's tripe.


4 posted on 12/11/2006 6:37:35 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: PlainOleAmerican
What must change to survive such an enemy?

Teheran and Mecca must be changed into fields of glass.

5 posted on 12/11/2006 6:38:44 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

BTTT


6 posted on 12/11/2006 6:38:48 AM PST by Covenantor
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To: PlainOleAmerican
What must change to survive such an enemy?

Deport all the mohos, Democrats and other socialists?

7 posted on 12/11/2006 6:39:53 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
The weakness we have is the democrats and the RINOS that go along with the terrorist and give them information that is suppose to be classified..We know that the Dem's line their pockets with dirty money from these filthy monsters..
8 posted on 12/11/2006 6:40:06 AM PST by Beth528
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To: arthurus
"America and the western world have but two choices in this war, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe or America. We must crush the will of Islamic Terrorism world-wide, or allow ourselves to become consumed by it. There is no other option… That's the lesson too many still hope to ignore."

Take Saudi oil away from the Arabs. Worldwide terrorism is an unintended consequence of $$$ flowing into an ancient culture.

9 posted on 12/11/2006 6:40:44 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: arthurus

Sounds right!


10 posted on 12/11/2006 6:43:15 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Fitzcarraldo

The same people who comment on articles before reading them, voted socialists into power thinking they were just Democrats...

WELL DONE!


11 posted on 12/11/2006 6:44:15 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: arthurus

I'll second that!


12 posted on 12/11/2006 6:44:38 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Beth528

and now, so do too many RINO's!


13 posted on 12/11/2006 6:45:14 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

We have met the enemy, Pogo; and it is us.


14 posted on 12/11/2006 6:47:41 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Fitzcarraldo
We must crush the will of Islamic Terrorism world-wide, or allow ourselves to become consumed by it

This is what I have been saying here for years, and so has everyone who has any notion of the history of Islam. The Saracens must suffer a level of destruction so great that they are convinced that Allah does not will that Islam shall prevail in this generation. Then after utterly destroying Teheran and selected other bastions of the paynim, their countries should be occupied, all mosques and symbols of Islam destroyed, and the populations forcibly converted to Christianity- Christianity because that is the religion with which we haver some experience. Ultimately it is Islam which must be destroyed. Mere destruction of the cities and the works of Islam will only put off another reckoning a couple of generations down the road. The people must be crushed and converted. The point of conversion is NOT actually to create more good Christians but to drastically shrink Islam. Christianity is the handy substitute.

15 posted on 12/11/2006 6:48:58 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Too many of "us", but not I...


16 posted on 12/11/2006 6:49:31 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican; melancholy
"the worlds last remaining super-power a vulnerable target for any terrorists willing to die for the cause."

According to Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck, and others, this is the decisive factor!

Nancee

17 posted on 12/11/2006 6:50:09 AM PST by Nancee
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Americans love their ideals, but not enough to do what's necessary to preserve them.

Our culture will not survive this fight.

18 posted on 12/11/2006 6:50:47 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: arthurus

"The Saracens must suffer a level of destruction so great that they are convinced that Allah does not will that Islam shall prevail in this generation."

The truth is always obvious to those seeking truth! BRAVO!!!


19 posted on 12/11/2006 6:51:14 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Trailerpark Badass

We'll survive, but there is bound to be a hell of a lot more suffering before the people are willing to fight. 3000 dead is clearly not enough.


20 posted on 12/11/2006 6:53:06 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: arthurus

Works for me.


21 posted on 12/11/2006 6:53:14 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ("Thanks, Tom DeLay, for practically giving me your seat"-Nick Lampson)
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To: Nancee

From the column...

"He with the will to win will win. He won't accept any other outcome."

This is the bottom line and we are losing the war of wills...


22 posted on 12/11/2006 6:54:18 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Our culture no longer knows what American ideals are...

Democratic Socialism - learn it, love it, live it! It's the future of America under tyranny...


23 posted on 12/11/2006 6:55:32 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
In the eyes of our enemies, America's decency and honor, our rules of engagement even at war, is our weakness.

Yep. We pretty much fight a war with our hands tied behind our backs while the Isamofacists kick us in the balls.

The author makes some good points, but he misses out another weakness, our liberal media who fights the war of public opinion for our ememies.

24 posted on 12/11/2006 6:55:36 AM PST by Always Right
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To: PlainOleAmerican; river rat
"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."

In World War II our fire bombings of Germany and Japan killed many more civilians than military personnel. This was the application of methodical terrorism. It worked. We won they lost.

Any war you fight that is fought on the terms of the enemy is a war you will lose. Our enemy does not see us as noble because of our rules of engagement. They think we are weak and stupid because of our rules of engagement. In this war if it looks suspicious, kill it! Otherwise, we are the ones that will die. The logic behind a war may be noble but the execution of war is not noble. It is deadly and brutish. All wars have errors in which civilians die, and soldiers die because of friendly fire. We must accept this and destroy the enemy or we will lose.

The civilian population of Iraq is the jungle the enemy hides in. They will protect our enemy until they are more afraid of us than the enemy. As River Rat says, "if you are not willing to kill your enemy and all that stand with him, surrender to him for you have already lost."

"Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."
25 posted on 12/11/2006 6:56:09 AM PST by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash and proud of it, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

studying American culture

What must change to survive such an enemy?

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American K-12 schools, and colleges and universities.


26 posted on 12/11/2006 6:56:42 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid)
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To: Always Right

YEP!


27 posted on 12/11/2006 6:57:48 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: Sans-Culotte

Where should we send donations of culottes?


28 posted on 12/11/2006 6:59:10 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Political Correctness:

”A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

By spreading this definition around, perhaps we can employ one of the more effective methods of deflating and defeating the fools who practice and promote it: RIDICULE.

Unless stopped – and soon – PC will DESTROY Western Civilization -- if it hasn’t already.

PASS IT ON!!


29 posted on 12/11/2006 6:59:54 AM PST by Dick Bachert (--)
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To: wintertime

Which must begin with crushing the NEA and the John Conyers - Teddy Kennedy's who seek further indoctrination of our youth.


30 posted on 12/11/2006 7:00:23 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Our weakness at home is that we allow domestic enemies to subvert us via our own laws. This is a well planned strategery and may well work if we sit by passively.
31 posted on 12/11/2006 7:01:37 AM PST by Dysart
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To: PlainOleAmerican

We may not survive long enough for Democratic socialism to take hold if we don't prevail in the Islamic War.


32 posted on 12/11/2006 7:01:55 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"He with the will to win will win. He won't accept any other outcome."

"This is the bottom line and we are losing the war of wills..."

I can't disagree with this. What I want to know is how we, as single Americans can change this. Can you make some positive suggestions to this effect?

Nancee

33 posted on 12/11/2006 7:02:11 AM PST by Nancee
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To: cpdiii

These are words every American MUST learn to LIVE by!


34 posted on 12/11/2006 7:02:34 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: arthurus; ohioWfan; Miss Marple; GretchenM; ClancyJ

"and the populations forcibly converted to Christianity"

I hope you lay no claim to understanding the religious faith of Jesus Christ. Put down your keyboard and pick up the Bible and read Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans and Hebrews. Then get back to us. Until then, what unmitigated tripe!


35 posted on 12/11/2006 7:03:13 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: cpdiii

It seems the firebombings may not have affectd the course of the war itself. Studies have shown that there was no reduction in the production of war materiel in Germany after the firebombings. What was accomplished was the defeat of the population. It was necessary to stun and defeat the population for the occupation to accomplish the transformation of the whole system to democracy. The same result occurred in Japan, though there the nuclear attacks did, indeed, also directly end the resistence.


36 posted on 12/11/2006 7:08:19 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: ilgipper

The Shootout! this weekend on the History Channel was about the Tet offensive. One on the speakers interviewed mentioned an interesting fact that there was no "Pearl Harbor" to rally public support for that war. Well, we have had our 9/11, and the gov still insists on fighting a PC "war" on terror. How many more Americans have to die before we fight to win?


37 posted on 12/11/2006 7:08:59 AM PST by FNG
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I am afraid it will take at least another 9/11 before this country can muster the guts to really take it to the Islamofascists. In spades.


38 posted on 12/11/2006 7:11:39 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: txrangerette

It has nothing to do with the theology of Christianity. It has to do with the replacement of Islam which is necessary to end the threat of the barbarians. What would you replace Islam with? Humanism? Replacing religion with purely rational pap will not take with a population that has not grown up in the Northeastern US suburbs and gone to Harvard. It is not realistic to determine to send them all to Harvard. Forcible conversion is far superior to genocide which is the rational alternative for removing the threat from our children's future.


39 posted on 12/11/2006 7:13:56 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: txrangerette

You do not understand even a little bit the threat that Islam poses to the existence of yourself and to Christianity, and to Buddhism, and to everything else.


40 posted on 12/11/2006 7:15:33 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
They come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, all disguises, speak many languages, hold regular jobs and live in many of our neighborhoods

But they all have one characteristic in common .... they are all Muslims.

41 posted on 12/11/2006 7:15:52 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"The Baker – Hamilton Commission on Iraq just issued their worthless report. The news media is eager to treat this report like “news” of some indictment of Bush Iraq policies. ...This special Iraq commission has come up with the ingenious idea ...that until Iraqi troops can defend their nation, American soldiers can not leave Iraq… This is news? This is innovative thinking from our nations best and brightest?..."

As if this is NOT what the administration has been pounding into the media talking heads from the beginning....!!!???? As if we have NOT heard this nine ways from Sunday ever since Thunder Run, andAS IF we have not had it reiterated to us as if we were 5-year olds in every State of the Union address since the deployment????!!! Duhhhh Maybe the MSM is confused because this plan ALSO goes by the name of 'stay the course'...an attitude and an idea that has always stuck in their throats... like, since Viet Nam!
42 posted on 12/11/2006 7:16:59 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"America's Fatal Weakness"

One day our weakness will be traced back to our loss of faith as a nation. While we bussied ourselves with dismantling mangers during Christianity's second most holy day, and outlawing every other public display of Christianity, and were reveling in sexual promiscuity and vice of every kind, and passing laws to protect this vice under the pretense of "rights", the muslims were still busy bowing to their 'god', and their koranic hatred for Christians, Jews and 'infidels' festered. Their religion provides for them a great source of energy and fuel to stoke their Christian/Jew/infidel hating traditions, while Western faith turned from Christ to Darwinsm, secularism, politics, drugs and sex; in other words, 'humanism'. Hence, we have developed a spiritual blindness that prevents us from seeing the depth and breadth of the evils and dangers of islam. When God decreases evil increases, so we will never defeat islam without God and our Faith.

We think that technology will conquer them, or perhaps a smooth 'dailogue' with their evil leaders, along with concessions, will sooth their hatred and allow them to peacefully coexist with us. Of course none of this will work. Evil is not appeased. Until the West has its spiritual eyes open again, through a conversion back to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, I believe there will remain in our societies a deadly inability to even see the face of our enemy, let alone defeat him. The face of islam is the face of Lucifer, who loves to mock the true God by taking the religion He founded and inverting it, and making it his own.

43 posted on 12/11/2006 7:19:41 AM PST by TheCrusader
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To: arthurus

You wouldn't have to replace Islam with Christianity, if they were crushed and felt that Allah would not protect them.

They would abandon it themselves.


44 posted on 12/11/2006 7:21:52 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Our culture will not survive this fight.

I think we will - however it's going to take a Great Awakening. There is, unfortunately one way for that to happen - and that is another horrific attack. It's coming and when it does, I think most liberals will throw away their flimsy liberal "convictions" and become rabid hawks. They will play the "hawkier than thou" role. Most of their liberal "convictions" are not convictions at all - but mere hot air blather.

Read the book "Do As I Say" and you will realize that most liberals do not really believe what they spout.

A murderous attack on America will send those phony convictions to the trash heap and these same liberals will be screaming for muslim blood.

At least I hope so.

45 posted on 12/11/2006 7:26:37 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Our weakness is also one of our greatest strengths.

While we do need to have the will to win to be able to prevail, we also need the willpower to not become another butchering country that kills indiscriminately.

46 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:14 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Bigh4u2
They would abandon it themselves.

They would not likely abandon their religion, even if crushed. You do not understand the abject fatalism of the mussulmans. They will go inert and lethargic for a time, perhaps a generation, perhaps several, but they will not give up their religion just because they failed to conquer. And a new Fever will eventually sweep through them again and the cycle will peak once again with death with destruction throughout the world. This is the history and future of Islam.

47 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:36 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
America's weaknesses in the war on terror:
48 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:50 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
In the eyes of our enemies, America's decency and honor, our rules of engagement even at war, is our weakness.

And the Left thinks this isn't a war against Evil.

49 posted on 12/11/2006 7:28:56 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Tokra

A murderous attack... like 9-11?


50 posted on 12/11/2006 7:29:35 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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