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The Next Attack at Home
Vanity | 1/20/07

Posted on 01/20/2007 9:31:18 AM PST by pabianice

The United States is and for most of its history has been a nation of people who know they have a good thing and basically just want to be left alone to enjoy liberty, prosperity, and the pursuit of happiness. Yes, even today’s American socialists, with their demand for equality of result (except for themselves – their personal fortunes and high status are somehow in their minds exempt from the demands of equal impoverishment they make of others) see themselves as embodying the best of Jefferson, Madison, and Paine.

This is, in my mind, the explanation of how we have approached most wars in general and the war on terror in particular. Until the Japanese attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor, 62% of the American public opposed the US being involved in World War II. Before the war ended, Roosevelt’s popularity had fallen to below 35%. Half of the American public opposed our entry into the Korean War. I graduated from college in 1968 when almost every one of my male college classmates was frantic with his attempts to avoid military service and did everything they could – including burning-down the ROTC building, stoning recruiters, and throwing their urine samples at officers during induction physicals – to exempt themselves from serving. When, to our country’s everlasting shame, the Democratic Congress cut-off all funding to our South Vietnamese allies in 1973 (even rifle ammunition) and condemned three million Vietnamese and Cambodians to death by torture, the country as a whole ignored these results and went on its way back to enjoying itself as best it could.

Today, as the Big Lie is again being told by the likes of Charlie Rangel, John Kerry, and Nancy Pelosi that only poor, stupid slobs are dumb or desperate enough to join the military, we are in the third decade of a war waged against us by religious fanatics who will not stop until we are destroyed and made by them servants in a world-wide caliphate. The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a shock and for a brief time united the country in opposition to these semi-literate, misogynistic, medieval thugs who, BTW, want to kill all the Jews and homosexuals. But that was over five years ago, just under the total length of World War II. And the war we’ve been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq is so, you know, long, and we haven’t beaten the bad guys and those places are, you know, so far away, and heck, what did we do to make them angry in the first place? If we just bail out now and make nice, why, they may even start liking us again, and how likely is it that they will hurt us again here at home and anyway we know that it’s all the Bush Cabal that’s doing this for oil and pride and just pure Republican evil (and probably homophobia and sexism and racism, too) and I just want to get back to living the good life now that the Democrats are back in control and will do anything for me just to make themselves feel like virtuous liberals…

So, here we are, about to abandon another tough fight in some place not one American in 30 can even find on a map, a fight we didn’t want in the first place. The producers of the TV fantasy “24” are being pilloried for being “racist” and “Islamophobic” even as the same critics are applauding truly bad science fiction like “An Inconvenient Truth” and truly despicable lies like “Fahrenheit 911.” So the wait begins. We are assuring more attacks on the US by the bad guys who think in terms of decades and centuries, not the time between episodes of “American Idol.” The WMD attacks on “24” will happen in fact because we are not tough enough to see things through as they are. When this attack rouses us again to righteous anger, I wonder if we will still have the stuff it takes to fight back and win. Or will being subjects of a world-wide caliphate seem to a nation that has in large part degenerated to a country of Eloi somehow easier, more peaceful, and less stressful.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: allisvanity

1 posted on 01/20/2007 9:31:20 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

well said!


2 posted on 01/20/2007 9:37:49 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: pabianice

Well said, madam. Well said indeed!


3 posted on 01/20/2007 9:40:05 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

I think he's being generous in calling the "semi-literate". But, I think the enemy within is actually hoping for future attacks so they can say that we need to surrender.


4 posted on 01/20/2007 9:43:16 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: pabianice

Good article, thanks for posting it here.


5 posted on 01/20/2007 9:43:47 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: pabianice; All
Pass it on

Benny Morris: The second Holocaust will not be like the first http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eejh/message/63915

6 posted on 01/20/2007 9:46:43 AM PST by anglian
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To: anglian

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eejh/message/63915


7 posted on 01/20/2007 9:47:17 AM PST by anglian
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To: pabianice
I posted this on another thread, I believe it with all my heart.

From reading history of the last go-round with Muslims in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, it will be enough when:

A) We pay a dhimmi tax to the Arab nations exporting this (as the Europeans did in order to stop the kidnappings and slave trading);

B) Submit to their laws, adopt the caliphate and convert (as most of Africa did);

C) OR, Suck it up, go to war and beat the crap out of them (as Thomas Jefferson had to do).

Your option.

Muslims appear to get a wild hare every 3-400 years. This has been going on since the Crusades which were basically a response to the same situations we face today. That takes us back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It would appear that Muslims have some type of internal alarm clock that, instead of a tone or chimes, yells" Allah Akbar! Kill the Infidels!" when it goes off.
8 posted on 01/20/2007 9:49:08 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: pabianice

Excellent!


9 posted on 01/20/2007 9:51:40 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: pabianice; All

You may find this interesting.

Afraid to Go Back Home

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,920360,00.html?promoid=googlep

I think the left forgot.


10 posted on 01/20/2007 9:56:17 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: pabianice

How true. We have done a spain and the enemy is emboldened.


11 posted on 01/20/2007 9:59:12 AM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: pabianice
This is how Pelosi on ABC News with Dianne Sawyer talked about the Congressional Medal of Honor that was posthumously awarded to Jason Dunham last week. Here’s how Pelosi described Dunham’s heroism:

PELOSI - “I just had the privilege of meeting with the family of the young man who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He jumped on a hand grenade and saved the lives of his other young people in his unit.”

12 posted on 01/20/2007 10:00:01 AM PST by anglian
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To: pabianice

Excellent and well written. The next attack on our soil will probably set off a world war with great internal strife here at home.


13 posted on 01/20/2007 10:01:38 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: anglian

I just finished reading the cite you posted. I'm overwhelmed and cannot think of anything to say, except Come Lord Jesus, Come. Forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.


14 posted on 01/20/2007 10:05:49 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: sageb1

Just finished the cite you posted, as well. Yes, I wondered about that. I just hope we can come up with solutions for people who really, really need to be here without opening the door for those who don't.

Immigration is a fine balance, and we've yet to find it.


15 posted on 01/20/2007 10:14:20 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: pabianice
Excellent read! I am reminded of an old song: "Over There" by George M. Cohan. The lyrics go something like:

Johnnie, get your gun, Get your gun, get your gun, Take it on the run, On the run, on the run. Hear them calling, you and me, Every son of liberty. Hurry right away, No delay, go today, Make your daddy glad To have had such a lad. Tell your sweetheart not to pine, To be proud her boy's in line.

Johnnie, get your gun, Get your gun, get your gun, Johnnie show the Hun Who's a son of a gun. Hoist the flag and let her fly, Yankee Doodle do or die. Pack your little kit, Show your grit, do your bit. Yankee to the ranks, From the towns and the tanks. Make your mother proud of you, And the old Red, White and Blue.

Over there, over there,Send the word, send the word over there - That the Yanks are coming,The Yanks are coming,The drums rum-tumming Ev'rywhere. So prepare, say a pray'r, Send the word, send the word to beware. WE'LL BE OVER, WE'RE COMING OVER,AND WE WON'T COME BACK TILL IT'S OVER OVER THERE!"

16 posted on 01/20/2007 10:20:30 AM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN OLD FEMALE FREEPER!)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

The thing is that back then the Berkeley Marxists helped to overthrow the Shah. They ended up helping to cause the problem we have now. According to the article I cited, some realized that. I've often wondered, in the current debate about Iran, why the role of our students in the 79 Revolution hasn't been brought to the forefront. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.


17 posted on 01/20/2007 10:25:13 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: pabianice
I wonder if we will still have the stuff it takes to fight back and win

Me too.

I don't have a good feeling about it. To many - especially Liberals and the tuned out ( I put the majority of younger people in this category, from experience) - war is just a bad reality TV show, not a serious life-or-death enterprise which determines your ultimate "lifestyle".

When the crunch comes to our shores (and it will) most of these same people will just want to do what they aways have done best - change the channel - not actually do something dirty and dangerous, like resist or take proactive action against evil.

"Compromise" will be their solution. It always was. It still is. It always will be.

19 posted on 01/20/2007 10:31:55 AM PST by Gritty (With enemies on both sides of the gate, what we'll see is not a 9/11, but 9/11 squared-Selwyn Duke)
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To: Bobbisox

I wish we could get songs like that back into the public scene. I do believe a LOT of us believe in our military and the ability we have always had to vanquish our enemies. Why else, in Los Angeles, do I see far more SUPPORT OUR TROOPS magnets on the backs of cars than those insipid Kerry Edwards stickers (that appear new)?


20 posted on 01/20/2007 10:34:00 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: pabianice

Very well said. As of this writing, a majority of Americans are not prepared to hear the truth about what our enemies have in store for us. They do not wish to be discomfited with painful words or uncomfortable realities, but desire a return to the soft cocoon of illusions the Democrats have woven for them. God will help us, but first we must help ourselves. Keep preaching, and perhaps more will listen.


21 posted on 01/20/2007 10:34:07 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: pabianice

The radical extremist islamic fascists also have to overcome regular Sunni and regular Shia and whatever the flavor is in Indonesia and in Phillipines and whatever is found wherever. They won't win, although they might continue tilting windmills forever.


22 posted on 01/20/2007 10:37:42 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: pabianice

I may get flamed for this.. But what the heck, I'm going to say it anyway.

If the next attack does come here, I hope to God it's sooner than later.

The Faster we get a serious wounding, the faster this country will get rid of the maggots and start listening to the Warriors.

Until then, I fear the nay saying nanny staters will leave us even more exposed than we are now.

and no I don't wish anyone dead, but in light of things.. sooner is better than later.


23 posted on 01/20/2007 10:38:39 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: pabianice

We need strong appeals to courage and patriotism. Enemies need to labelled as such and called out as such. Cowardice needs to be mocked and heckled, not courage. The idea of dying for your country needs to be proclaimed proudly, loudly, often, so as to show the retreaters for the cowards they are...not the heroes they fantasize themselves to be.


24 posted on 01/20/2007 10:42:05 AM PST by avenir (The fickle and the faithless go wobbly-kneed at every newsblurb.)
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To: pabianice

I agree with you that it WILL take another attack. The liberals surrounding me talk about "peace" and how George Bush is worse than the terrorists. I try to bend my mind into Moebius strips to understand their thought processes.

The closest I've been able to come is that they think nothing is worth dying for, and Bush has asked our troops to die fighting the War on Terror (Islamic Fascism). Yet the libs can't play out the chess game of their ideal. Nothing is worth dying for? Would you die to push your little child to safety from an oncoming train? Yes, the liberal daddy would. Would you die to save your grandchildren from a burning house? Liberal grandpas would. But would you die to save your neighbor's grandchildren? I suppose they would not.

The truth is, that matches what they believe fiscally. Liberals who make or contribute to policy are rich. They vote or push for small mosquito-bite sacrifices to "help" the poor (and leave the poor subservient and voting for them like trained rats pushing the food lever). The rich liberals know that these policies mean that the middle class, working hardest but barely scraping by, will be hit with huge financial shark bites to support the often undeserving poor. Such a cruel way of thinking can be hidden from the public simply by holding the hand up in a peace sign.


25 posted on 01/20/2007 10:45:52 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: pabianice

bttt


26 posted on 01/20/2007 11:04:52 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preached on themselves.)
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To: pabianice

bttt


27 posted on 01/20/2007 11:05:16 AM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: pabianice

Very nice piece. Bumped and bookmarked.


28 posted on 01/20/2007 11:26:00 AM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Yaelle
"Would you die to push your little child to safety from an oncoming train? Yes, the liberal daddy would. Would you die to save your grandchildren from a burning house?"

You may be giving the me-me-me'ers w-a-a-a-y too much credit. We have a country conditioned to think that murdering their own children is a woman's "choice," and anything 1/2" short of infanticide is ok for convenience.

29 posted on 01/20/2007 12:53:23 PM PST by penowa (NO more Bushes; NO more Clintons EVER!)
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To: pax_et_bonum

ping


30 posted on 01/20/2007 12:55:03 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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