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Decoding Libya
National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 03/26/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT by ventanax5

For nearly 20 years, we’ve willfully blinded ourselves to the Rosetta Stone that decodes our enemy’s war doctrine. But the jihad (or shall we call it “kinetic Islam”?) is catalyzed not by al-Qaeda but by sharia — by Muslim law. So is the “Arab Spring,” now playing in Tripoli (and elsewhere) after rave reviews in Cairo.

I have been opposed to our country’s starting a war against Libya. And starting a war is exactly what we have done, exactly what we would call it if the shoe were on the other foot — the “kinetic” and “limited” obfuscations of intervention proponents notwithstanding. My opposition is fourfold.

First, as a constitutional matter, Congress has neither declared war nor otherwise authorized combat operations. When there has been no attack on the United States, no imminent prospect of attack against us, and no vital American interest implicated, our system obliges the president to have approval from the people’s representatives before entangling the people in a foreign conflict.

Second, and more weighty than the legal prerequisites for war (about which there is considerable dispute), is the prudential policy implicit in this constitutional guidance (about which there should be no dispute). The American people are a free and self-determining body politic. It is we, not the president alone, who should make the most important decision a body politic can make: the decision to go to war.

Yes, the Framers understood the necessity of reposing in one official, the president, the power to unleash all the nation’s strength in the event of a real threat to our country, as quickly and decisively as the circumstances demand.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; islam; law; libya; mccarthy; military; muslims; obama; sharia

1 posted on 03/26/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT by ventanax5
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2 posted on 03/26/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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I just read that the Libyan rebels have admitted that some Al Queda fighters have now joined them. The Rebel leader was captured in Pakistan in 2002 fighting agains’t us in Afghanistan and then he was released in 2008. So now we are helping Al Queda overthrow Ghadaffi. Its surreal!! We need to cease and desist immediately and let that thing play out on its own.

3 posted on 03/26/2011 9:26:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ventanax5

Finally someone at NR who understands the basic issues. Yes, we are HELPING THE MUJAHEDEEN. Our worst enemies. Why? Because Obama is a Muslim, who favors our enemies.

And Bush is partly to blame as well, because although he went to war against the Muslim terrorists, he never really explained to the American people who we were fighting.

If even the Republicans refuse to name and describe our enemies, how can we expect the progressive Democrats to back off their treasonous ways?

4 posted on 03/26/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

This is the main reason I can’t support this war in Libya. In a sane world, before launching strikes or a “no-fly” zone, the question of whether this helps or hinders the War on Terrorism should have been asked. Primarily by asking who is likely to prevail if Qadaffy is eliminated.

Of course, we no longer have a war on terrorism. Instead we have a war on Qadaffi, and some weird, incoherent to ameliorate a string of wholly unrelated Man-Caused Disasters.

I’d call this whole cluster$(@% in Libya an Obama-Caused Disaster in the making.

5 posted on 03/26/2011 9:34:04 AM PDT by PENANCE
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Yes, and he says he JUST read about it. Well, better late than never. Most of us here in the forum were aware of what’s going on well before this latest business started.

In another forum I even managed to persuade a few liberals that the Muslim Brotherhood are not nice guys, and the al Qaeda group in the Libyan desert are allied with them in the same cause. Wake up, conservative pundits!

6 posted on 03/26/2011 9:34:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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McCarthy has nailed the problems being created with this little foray once again. This is a no-win situation that will greatly complicate matters for us no matter how it turns out.

Nation building by the West in the Islamic world is an exercise in futility. We’re in the process of buying ourselves a whole load of trouble.

7 posted on 03/26/2011 9:40:48 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Georgia Girl 2

we have to keep in mind this isnt about libya, it just one consolidation of the mideast. That is what obama is doing.

... from a previous post

Screwed himself? Screwed America and the West...

He has taken America into Jihad... and beyond.

The ME? ... consolidating it for his brethren.

His first speech in Cairo... His speech in Indonesia included references against the Jews.

He has more than shown himself to be on side with muslims. Heck! He shares their same mantra....death to America.

Lose the ME? I don’t thinkso....consolidate it in the name of Allah.

For Obama? Its the ..current policy from the white house.....the marginalization and destruction of America.

Obama , culturally never was an American as he carries many chips on his shoulder and as we see from his old culture at many levels. He feels for his Kenyan identity, he feels for his muslim identity developed during adolescence in Indonesia, and he feels his angst against white and America....DeSouza went to great lengths to detail this in his book.

Its all about death to America....death to the great satan!
from a previous posting, see second last paragraph...

His associations with the MB? His endorsement of the coup... These are the same guys who are shooting at our troops.

His drive against America is demonstrated in his unfettered support of the OIC driven “UN”.

All his acts are supportive of Islam.

“One of the prettiest sounds on earth” is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.
Barack Hussein Obama as quoted by Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times - March 6, 2007

• The FIRST thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was to attempt to declare a Muslim holiday. Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day. It did not pass.

• His biological father was a Muslim.

• Because his biological father was a Muslim the Islam world thinks he is a Muslim.

• His stepfather was a Muslim.

• As a child Barry was enrolled in school as a Muslim in Jakarta Indonesia. An Indonesian Madrasa.
• Barack Hussein Obama’s first and middle names are Arabic Muslim names.
Barack was the name for Mohammad’s horse. Husein, enough said.

• Obama recited the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer, which includes a vow of fidelity to Islam, in flawless Arabic on a radio program. - Nikolos Kristoff, NYTs, 3-06-07 (***this one is a gottcha moment***)

• On that same program he said he thinks the call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth.”

• Obama belonged to Rev. Wright’s (a former Muslim) church for twenty years. Many congregants are Muslims.

• Obama’s said that the U.S. is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

• Obama holds Muslim celebrations in the WH but canceled the National Day of Prayer.

• President Obama’s religious adviser, Eboo Patel, once deemed the United States “the ideal place for the renewal of Islam.”

• Obama does not give gifts on Christmas.

• Obama doesn’t celebrate his birthday.

• Obama falsely attributes Muslim participation in the founding of America.

• Obama required that the cross be covered when he gave a speech at Notre Dame.

• Christian symbol covered up during Obama’s Georgetown speech

• Obama’s first major speech in office was a “Muslim outreach” speech in Cairo Egypt.

• “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.

• Obama gave strong support to the Cordoba House community center and mosque to be built at the Ground Zero site of Sep. 11, 2001 at a dinner celebrating the day’s end of the first day of Ramadan at the WH.

• Obama tasked NASA with a mission of “Muslim outreach.”

• Obama referred to his faith as “my Muslim faith” gaffe in an interview with George Stephanopolous.

• Pushes Islamic freedom of religion but not Jewish or Christian freedoms. Several weeks ago he told Israel NOT to build settlements in East Jerusalem. But OK to build that Mosque at Ground Zero.

All this brings on a interesting question... how can America have any struggle against Islam, or protect herself with the most powerful muslim in the world sitting in the White House?

Be wary, wary aware ....and wary, wary afraid...get prepared for more creeping sharia...more than what is coming out of the White House today

8 posted on 03/26/2011 9:41:11 AM PDT by himno hero
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Well we have a Prince of Chaos in the Whitehouse so his agenda of destroying America is not just limited to economic destruction. I don’t know whats going to be left to save in 2 more years. The GOP seem paralyzed with either fear or ignorance. I don’t know which.

9 posted on 03/26/2011 11:01:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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I always thought Obama was too stupid to be the AC.

However, there are times I think that, if Satan's greatest trick was to convince mankind that he didn't exist, Obama's greatest trick might have been to convince mankind that he was too stupid to be the Son of Perdition.

Furthermore, if Obama isn't Abaddon the Destroyer, the real Abaddon better get onto center stage soon, because Act Three is beginning without him.

10 posted on 03/26/2011 11:32:39 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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“Furthermore, if Obama isn’t Abaddon the Destroyer, the real Abaddon better get onto center stage soon, because Act Three is beginning without him. “

Ain’t that the truth. LOL!

11 posted on 03/26/2011 2:21:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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