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Terror’s War on Civilization Grows
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  • theresanursemom

    We also need an honest media that isn’t a willing shill for the Islamists who cynically use their women and children as human shields for their military targets with the knowledge that the media’s coverage of all the needless carnage will blame Israel and thus serve as a “Winning of Hearts and Minds” PR campaign for the Islamists.

    • Jordan

      It’s almost like the MSM are celebrating Civilization’s march towards destruction. I don’t understand them. The best I can say is that they are consistent when it comes to siding with “the little guy”. Doesn’t matter if “the little guy” starts the conflicts or not. The fact that they’re “the little guy” is all the MSM seems to care about. Those poor poor “the little guy” people.

  • Fat_Man

    “The U.S. badly needs national leadership”
    21 Jan 2017.

    • Corlyss

      Got any suggestions for where we might find such a thing? We aim’ gonna find it in the existing political class.

      • Fat_Man

        I refuse to talk about the 2016 elections. We will see what happens when we get there.

        • Corlyss

          It’s too late by then. If the putative candidate isn’t being chosen and groomed by the day after the last election, we can forget being competitive against Dem/Prog Inc. They have academia, entertainment, and media, traditional, new, and social. All they have to do is plug in a cookie cutter liberal, and they are half way there.

          • Fat_Man

            That does not mean that I have to think about it.

  • Duperray

    Islam hates the entire world because it did’nt produce anything for 7 centuries. Its civilization died when they have been ousted from iberic peninsula. Since, it is hating all others. Coran orders believers to destroy or convert everything which is not islam, by any mean, whatever the cost is. As it is a religion, with God pretended Will used to justified any action, there is no limit, no settlement, no peace possible excepts full destruction of others.
    Unable to win by direct military confrontation, they use subterfuges, destroying West by infecting media (95% achieved), political parties (50% achieved in US) and why not Presidency? Imaging a future US President totally controlled by islam, you may guess about incurred destructions… A 10gram bullet kills a US soldier, but a pfento-gram virus is more efficient.
    It is not a joke from a mad brain, if it is necessary they will endeavour it.

    • Pete

      Islam should be put down like a mad dog.

      • FriendlyGoat

        As much as I dislike Islam for being a problematic falsehood, you cannot kill a billion people. “Put down” means what, exactly?

        We did have an opportunity the day after 9/11 to declare that we had, in fact, been attacked by Islam, but George W.Bush declined to offer the world that messaging on America’s behalf. He decided to praise Islam as “a religion of peace” and, instead, blame miscellaneous terrorists. Then we had a lengthy “war on terror” while cordially buying Saudi oil—–as though 15 of the 19 hijackers had not originated from there and as though 19 out of 19 had not originated from Islam.

        We can only wonder whether we should have answered the World Trade Center by visiting the Grand Mosque of Mecca with cruise missiles in short order. Yes, I know that such a decision may have been morally or politically impossible at the time——but, we MISSED the best opportunity we may ever have to correctly target the source of jihad with our clear answer that it simply will not be permitted against the free West. The philosophy of Islam should have paid a fast and high price, but we didn’t have the vision or will to impose that.

        Now, the aftermath can conveniently be blamed on Obama and Kerry, but the real decision point was 13 years ago and there is no evidence we made the best decision at that time.

        • Pete

          “Put down” means what, exactly?”

          Ann Coulter had one plausible answer. Invade the middle East, kill the leadership, and convert the left over masses to Christianity.

          Sounds harsh, but what else can you do with a cancer like Islam?.

          • FriendlyGoat

            Do you trust Ann Coulter to have any judgment in matters of Christianity? The Crusades didn’t work.

            Islam regrettably resides more in the people than in the leaders of the Middle East and elsewhere. The brainwashing is thorough. Gaza elected Hamas. Egypt elected Morsi. Assad cannot control the radicals of Syria without indiscriminate killing. Iranians and others have enshrined Islam into their governments.
            Pakistan has nukes tenuously controlled by a tottering government, and the Saudi royals know their power could fall too.

            Jesus is a strong answer, but it’s very hard to penetrate the hearts of people already pre-disposed against Him by the teachings of Islam, by laws against preaching Christianity, and by laws against apostasy from Islam.
            We Americans—both Bush supporters and Obama supporters—-hoped nation building and secular democracy would win maybe even slim majorities against the power of Islam, and so far we have been disappointed about that. Even in the face of that, I think we have to know that we cannot march in telling them of the love of Jesus while killing them. It’s a hard problem.

          • Pete

            “The Crusades didn’t work.”

            You’re right Ghost, but let’s not forget that the crusaders did not have the technology that we have today.

            The brutal fact is that the Muslim world exists only at the sufferance of the West. In their heart of hearts the he Arabs know that which is one of the things which has driven the poor devils crazy.

          • FriendlyGoat

            It’s true that the West sent untold trillions to the world of Islam over a long period of time related to oil, but I only “wish” that Islam itself could be collapsed at the will of the West. The darn thing has more critical mass than we ever imagined. That’s why we can’t find any society anywhere that is actually voting it away.

          • Breif2

            Wiki: “Critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed to sustain nuclear fission. More generally, ‘critical mass’ is similar to the tipping point concept.”

            If Islam is more sustainable than we thought, surely it has a lower critical mass than imagined!

            🙂 Just engaging in pedantic humor.

            (And your pedantic comeback could be that you said “more”, not “higher”.)

          • FriendlyGoat

            Okay. Not the best use of “critical mass” on my part in sort of a slang way. Let me re-phrase that Islam has more individual believers than it deserves—-given that it is a fib. The philosophy, through those believers, exerts more restrictive control on the collective actions of certain societies than most of the West imagined it would on a going-forward basis.

            We “thought” we could topple dictators and the people, gratefully freed, would run to embrace secular democracy.
            We have found instead that Islam-saturated places tend to elect more Islam. Even Malala, the girl shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for speaking out for girls’ education, in her book “I Am Malala”, makes clear that her belief in Islam stands firm.

          • Breif2

            I might quibble with some of this, but I consider the issue moot (as in irrelevant). As I replied to Pete, even if we were willing to countenance the idea of Conversion, there is no way it could be done effectively on the cheap. It would necessitate an investment which there is no way we would be willing to make, as Pete should understand. The only way we would do conversion is by sending missionaries in radiation suits to the remnants of the Ummah.

            In essence: we’re in a race. Given that civilization is increasingly fragile* and that destructive technologies grow ever more easily available, either Islam will purge itself of its Jihadi element, a process which will take generations and which we can speed up only incrementally, or there is a high risk that the Jihadists will finally, tragically, push too far.

            * In a practical sense. Compare, say, the effects of an EMP today compared to a century ago.

          • Breif2

            The conversion option is only plausible in the sense that if implemented, it offers a solution. It is implausible in the sense that there is no way whatsoever the West will adopt that option, let alone do what is necessary to implement it. If ever we are goaded sufficiently, we will skip right over conversion and straight to “Let God sort them out.”

          • andrewp111

            It can also mean kill them all with a superweapon like a directed asteroid strike or a relativistic missile. (A missile traveling at a high fraction of light speed would punch a deep but narrow hole in the Earth and flood large areas with lava.)

          • Corlyss

            Dreamer.

      • andrewp111

        A directed asteroid strike, centered on Iran, would do nicely. Good job for the CIA, and fully deniable. However, Israel would have to be evacuated first. You would also need extra asteroids to put down Bangladesh and Indonesia, and Hindu India would have to put down its own 100 million Muslims on its own, since they are geographically intermixed with the Hindus.

  • Duperray

    And therefore present externally supported Ukraine fire is ridiculous, Free civilized world, altogether with BRICS are on same side.

  • lukelea

    I’m sorry, but I must disagree. What we are engaged in here isn’t a war but a police action directed against loose collections of poorly armed, non-state actors. By no stretch of the imagination do they represent a mortal threat to our nation or civilization. To magnify the danger up out of all proportion to the reality only serves to rationalize the growth of a national security state, which, over time, could threaten our liberties and democratic institutions.

    • andrewp111

      ISIS isn’t “poorly armed” They are the highly disciplined, well-led, and effective, army of the Caliphate. They are on a roll militarily, and if current trends continue, they will take control of the entire Islamic world within a decade.

    • Corlyss

      “What we are engaged in here isn’t a war but a police action directed against loose collections of poorly armed, non-state actors.”
      Regrettably, that’s a trope that simply fails to capture the facts on the ground today, if indeed the “police action” notion ever had any purchase outside of domestic borders of some nation, any nation. The necessary predicate for a “police action” is an operation by a governmental unit exercising police power derived from that nation’s or jurisdiction’s laws to enforce those laws against parties subject to the jurisdictional authority of the unit. By no stretch of the imagination does the term have any relevant meaning outside a nation, and most definitely not in the international setting. There is no government, no police power, no competent jurisdiction to exercise such power, no duly constituted force of arms, that can be applied to international terrorist organizations. What exists is a bloody non-state mess without adequate analogs to deal with the carnage. It wants a different vocabulary. Unfortunately, the national actors in the drama cannot create a legitimate authority out of what exists. Dealing with the Forces of Chaos requires individual states to grow a collective pair and ally to crush and destroy those funding the Chaos, an idea for which there is currently no consensus and an active antipathy in NGOS like HRW and AI and the ever-fatuous EU and UN. If no state is willing to do what the US used to do before Bush and Doofus made their entrance on the world stage, God bless the hapless and the unarmed.

  • Breif2

    This reminded of what one Rodrigo Borgia wrote the other day:

    I never use the word “Hamas” anymore. I use jihadi … to make clear that we are speaking of a movement that spans the globe. Jihadi in Gaza shell Israel in the hopes of retaliation and collateral damage. Jihadi in Iraq ethnically cleanses Mosul of Christians. Jihadi in Egypt bomb churches. Jihadi in Nigeria … you get the picture.
    Make sure that no one forgets for a second that we are all fighting the same enemy. Give them a reading list of books that exposes Islam’s role in this movement.

    • Corlyss

      Who’s he?

      • Breif2

        Rodrigo Borgia, of the (in)famous Borgias, is also known as Pope Alexander VI. Given that he died in 1503, I assume “Rodrigo Borgia” is the nom-de-plume chosen by some internet commenter I know nothing about.

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