Skip to comments.We're fighting WWIII, but few seem to care
Posted on 09/15/2003 2:02:06 AM PDT by kattracks
For a country smack in the middle of World War III, we certainly are a blasé bunch. We're worried about how much fighting the people who want to kill us will cost, and whether we have an exit strategy in Iraq. Craven politicians and crazed columnists are second-guessing President Bush, who at times looks like he's first-guessing the nation's foreign policy. Since Bush, for some inexplicable reason, will not spell it out for you, it falls on me to do so. There are around the world thousands of Islamic fanatics who want to kill Americans because they believe Allah is down with that. These people are taught from childhood that Jews and Americans are undeserving of life on this planet. There is no negotiation with most of these zealots; there is nothing one can say to dissuade them. They want blood, and they will use any and all means to get it.
A number of nations help these killers and allow the murderous anti-American indoctrination to continue generation after generation. Iran, Indonesia, Syria and Saudi Arabia are the most threatening to us, although the Saudis do have some pro-American government officials like Prince Bandar, its ambassador to the U.S. Iraq used to be a terrorist enabler, primarily by helping homicide bombers kill civilians in Israel, but Saddam Hussein was open to causing trouble for the U.S. however he could.
The Islamic killers thrive on the Palestinian situation. As long as the Palestinians are denied a state, the propaganda machine that demonizes Israel and America will roll along unchallenged in the Arab world. So the only way to break down the hatred many Arabs have toward us is to forge a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement that both sides can live with.
For Israel to cooperate in this effort fully, it needs to feel secure. Having the Americans in Iraq helps that effort. Also, the U.S. needs a democratic outpost in the Mideast to pressure the terrorist states of Iran and Syria. A foothold in that region makes it infinitely more difficult for Al Qaeda to do its evil. The huge CIA presence in Iraq alone gives the U.S. a major advantage in learning about terrorist operations before they hurt us.
This nonsense about the UN rescuing America in Iraq is something Aesop would have published. The United Nations is a chaotic chamber with no sense of urgency about terrorism and no sympathy toward the U.S. Some of that antipathy might be justified, but not when American lives are at stake. In a perfect world, all countries that aid and abet terrorism would be isolated. This is far from a perfect world.
The failure of France, Germany, Russia and China to aggressively help America neutralize terror states is an outrage of historic proportions. France is the worst. The Chirac government lied to Secretary of State Powell about enforcing the UN resolution demanding that Saddam cooperate with weapons inspectors. Then France actively undermined both the war and the occupation. Bush should level with the American people about the duplicity of France and, to a lesser extent, Germany. I know this would cause an uproar, but what the French have done to hurt America and Israel is unconscionable.
At the same time, the Bush administration must begin to earnestly persuade nations that are not overtly hostile to us that we don't want to dominate the world, we want to make it safe for everyone.
Finally, WWIII is unlike any war in history, and mistakes will be made in fighting it. The Bush administration has the correct global view regarding terrorism but poor communications skills both inside the country and abroad.
The sad truth: Most people don't know World War III is underway and have little understanding of the stakes and strategies. But believe me, you and your family are in danger. We must stop the partisan bickering and acknowledge that brainwashed fanatics have us in their sights.
This time, there's no Geneva Convention and no limits on deadly weaponry. This time, there is no exit strategy. It's us or them.
Originally published on September 15, 2003
Nah. That's not his style. France's and Germany's actions stood on their own. Anyone who was paying attention realizes it. To the rest, I don't see it making a difference. They are the kind of people Jay Leno interviews on the street, who don't even know who the Vice-President is. It's just too hard for them to think about such things.
Yep,however even if that did happen the violence would not stop.
"For Israel to cooperate in this effort fully, it needs to feel secure."
Which is probably the main reason it won't happen.
The war on terrorism can't be one with military might alone.This war will eventually become very personal for everybody...and questions about what people actually believe are going to be asked in a very official manner.
We must stop them, whatever the cost. We have no choice.
And it will never be easier to stop them than it is now.
You're right, Bill. Keep telling it like it is. Democrats/"Liberals"/Leftists, in politics, academia, and "journalism", are dangerously misleading the public in order to serve their own interests.
Make that figure hundreds of millions.
I think the above is very true. Bush's style is action, not talk, and action is what we need. Under normal circumstances, any right thinking person would understand what he is doing and has done, and would give him credit for it.
But these are not normal circumstances, because the left (which controls the press and academia) hates Bush so much they'd rather see their own country go down in flames than admit the reality of this new war and help him pursue it.
This is why we now have Democractic revisionism that somehow makes it sound as if we all hallucinated 9/11. It's not that they've forgotten, they just don't want to admit what's going on, because they fear that it might make Bush look good. And because they control the press, he's having a considerable amount of difficulty getting his message out.
The goal is to win their respect, not a popularity contest.
The only thing that Arabs respect is raw power and violence.
Respect and increased vigilance are the reasons why we have not seen another attack since 9/11.
AS-SAHWAH.com: IslamicAwakening.Com Discussion Board: Jihaad: "AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI: A MESSAGE FROM AL-QAEDA" -Posted by Abdul Aziz (September 14, 2003) (Note: Abdul Aziz lists this e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and this web site url http://alhaqq.jeeran.com/ on his profile page.)
It seems our leaders don't care to address the obvious breach that is our borders.
Amen. I thought I was the only one who thought this way.
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