Skip to comments.The War Against Global Jihadism
Posted on 01/07/2007 10:35:17 PM PST by neverdem
President Bush has said that the war against global jihadism is more than a military conflict; it is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century. We are still in the early years of the struggle. The civilized world will either rise to the challenge and prevail against this latest form of barbarism, or grief and death will visit us and other innocents on a massive scale.
Given the stakes involved in this war and how little is known, even now, about what is at the core of this conflict, it is worth reviewing in some detail the nature of our enemy - including disaggregating who they are (Shia and Sunni extremists), what they believe and why they believe it, and the implications of that for America and the West.
Islam in the World Today
The enemy we face is not Islam per...
Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has also declared his absolute hostility to America. Last October, he said, "whether a world without the United States and Zionism can be achieved... I say that this... goal is achievable." In 2006 he declared to America and other Western powers: "open your eyes and see the fate of pharaoh... if you do not abandon the path of falsehood... your doomed destiny will be annihilation." Later he warned, "The anger of Muslims may reach an explosion point soon. If such a day comes [America and the West] should know that the waves of the blast will not remain within the boundaries of our region."
He also said this: "If you would like to have good relations with the Iranian nation in the future... bow down before the greatness of the Iranian nation and surrender. If you don't accept [to do this], the Iranian nation will... force you to surrender and bow down."
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
This is a terrific article. The author clearly understands that the theological and eschatological differences between radical Sunnis and equally radicals Shiites does not prevent them from making common cause against mutual enemies. It is a stinging rebuke to those who contend that such disparate factions could never cooperate.
What makes you think they give a damn for what is the reality since they have their own truth. Isn't it obvious the Pelosi, et al fools have been floating a myth they prefer?
By the headline, I thought this was about Nancy Pelosi.
Since I live in ground zero times two, NYC, I can hope for reason, can't I?
You're not that naive based on what I've read of you in the recent past.
"There may be moderate muslims. But there is no moderate islam." Ibn Warriq.
The religion of Islam is the problem ... Islam destroys civilizations, people only serve it. [And if you don't know what 'IT' is, I have much work to do on this thread, but suffice it to say a black rock is the focus of the worshippers, a dead, black, revered rock, the perfect Chauncey Gardner focus for desperate fools.]
Great movie, that one.
I'm not sure what you mean. Being born here, having family and friends and still staying in NYC, or having hope that the dems will wise up? If it's the latter, the same could be said for many of the pubbies too.
The West has been whistling past the graveyard of the Middle East and Islam since 1492. If they didn't have relatively cheap oil, the area would be avoided like the plague. IMHO, the clash of civilizations has been inevitable. Modernity has just hastened it.
Ah, I'm glad someone is old enough to 'get it'.
'Reason' is a word foreign to liberals.
Recent converts from Islam say 70+ plus percent support Jihad(genocide) worldwide..
I'm an Opto-pessimist.. I hope for the best but expect the worst..
The Optimists can and probably will get multi-millions maybe billions murdered..
That's true as a general rule, but it's not a reason to give up on the hope that the power of reason can change minds, even more so when accompanied by harsh facts from the future attacks that Islamists promise. Talk about interesting times. We are in one heck of it.
I don't believe both major political parties will survive, but one probably will. The question is which one, and what will replace the opposition, IMHO.
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