This is the state of the world today, October, 2012.
America has spent a decade and over a trillion dollars and 4,000 modern, Western-liberal, American lives to nation build in Iraq. The result is that Iraq now is run by shia islamists from Tehran. The US has billions of dollars of military equipment deals with Iraq, evidently for Iraqis to use to defend themselves from the islamists they have been hiding within their ranks and using for green-on-green attacks killing Americans.
Iraq also has just done a $4.2 billion deal with Russia for attack helicopters and mobile SAM systems. What do they need these for? To give to Iran, a theocracy quickly becoming an existential enemy of the West. (They have seen themselves as an existential enemy for some time; it is the acquisition of nukes that will make them so, an acquisition America has done nothing to stop.)
Is the US worried about this acquisition of Russian arms by Iraq that are being transferred to Iran, which undoubtedly will be used both in defense of and counterstrike to any Western attack on their nukes, costing the lives of civilians in Israel and American military on any future MidEast battlefield? Nope. Obama’s response to a Reuter’s report on the deal: “The State Department signaled it was not overly concerned by the Russian deal.”
The Egyptian populace – you remember, that peaceful cohort mal-labeled by the Obama administration and idiot liberals across the West as similar to the Prague Spring freedom fighters of two generations ago, only wanting Western-style peace and freedom? Yeah – those peaceful Egyptians…
A poll of Egyptians conducted last month shows that they have increasingly positive views of Iran, believe that both Iran and Egypt should obtain nuclear weapons, and still trust their own military more than any other institution in Egypt.
The poll of 812 Egyptians, half of them women, was conducted in a series of in-person interviews by the firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and sponsored by the Israel Project, a pro-Israel advocacy organization with offices in Washington and Jerusalem. According to the poll, Iran is viewed favorably in Egypt, with 65 percent of those surveyed expressing support of the decision to renew Egypt-Iran relations and 61 percent expressing support of the Iranian nuclear project, versus 41 percent in August 2009.
Sixty-two percent of those polled agreed that “Iran and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are friends of Egypt,” though 68 percent held unfavorable views of Shiite Muslims.
Iran’s deputy defense minister said recently that the Iranian regime is seeking more military cooperation with Egypt. “We are ready to help Egypt to build nuclear reactors and satellites,” he said on the occasion or Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy’s meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last month. Morsy’s office has said the two didn’t discuss military cooperation.
Eighty-seven percent of respondents want Egypt to have its own nuclear bomb.
How can this happen? To narrow the focus very tightly, let’s use Hilary’s shock on the Benghazi assassination (no, it wasn’t a “murder” as the Obamaniacs constantly tell us; it was a murder for political purpose, by definition an “assassination’) of Ambassador Stevens: “I can’t believe this has happened. How could they do this after we helped free them?”
We “freed” them?!?
Here’s what we did: Ghaddafi saw our take-down of Iraq because of their WMD program and immediately turned-over his own WMD program to the US and IAEA, cooperating on the most dangerous game being played in the Middle East. How did we reward him? We bombed his country, enabled his islamist enemies and got him murdered in the street.
How could WE do THAT?!
The guy did everything we asked. Then he got attacked by Al Qaeda (same folks we now are arming in Syria in the ridiculously naïve – or purposeful malevolent – theory that we are arming civilians interested only in peace), and we decided to assist Al Qaeda by bombing Ghaddafi’s forces and palace and getting him killed.
Hey! Thanks for the cooperation! Here’s a JDAM for your efforts!
But wait – there’s more…
For 30 years Mubarak – not a great guy, but a guy who kept the peace – abided by a treaty with Israel, lowering the tensions across northern Africa. What did Obama do on coming to power? Threw him under the bus.
Message from America to the muslim world: Cooperate with America and America WILL KILL YOU.
(Think I’m kidding? We armed Saddam, cooperating with him to fight the Iranians in the 1980s… then killed him. We armed Osama in the 1980s to fight the Russians… then killed him… We armed the Shah … then enabled his enemies to displace him… we armed and trained Ghaddafis’ forces.. then killed HIM!)
What took Mubarak’s place? The Muslim Brotherhood – the root of all islamist power and terror globally.
The Egyptians want nukes. Egypt now (thanks, Obama) is run by the MB. The MB wants to destroy Israel. No matter how large the force of attacking Arabs, Israel has ALWAYS defeated them. How do you stop a nuclear-armed foe bent on your destruction? Pre-empt him with your own nukes.
What is the only POSSIBLE reaction of Israel to a wanna-be nuke Egypt doing a deal for nukes with Iran, an Iran who, according to American intelligence (and even Obama) now is only two months away from enough fissile material for 4-6 nukes? An Iran with proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank… and now Egypt?
Easy – Israel must stop Iran.
Can Iran be stopped with conventional weapons? Nope. can it be stopped with sanctions? Nope. (Besides, sanctions harm civilians as much – or more – than war, leaving intact the rulers against whom sanctions were placed.)
The time for a single bullet or a conventional bomb load stopping Iran’s now-deeply-buried nuke program has passed. It only now can be stopped with nukes. Why? Because the West has been dithering for decades and doing everything EXCEPT stopping Iran’s ambitions.
Israel will HAVE to nuke Iran, BECAUSE of Obama, pure, plain and simple FACT.
How did this come to pass?
The extraordinary – now existential – idiocy and naiveté of the West, particularly America but with certain help from idiots in Europe (…you know, our ancestors LEFT Europe for a reason….).
What have we done?
We have projected our Western mores and culture and thought processes from a developed, post-Enlightenment, wealthy, modern and educated West onto the pre-modern, illiterate, tribal non- (anti-) Western culture of islamism, and expected them to behave and react as we do to events.
To say this is stupendously, existentially stupid is to understate “stupendously.”
(If anyone needs a better proof that “Schools of Education” and teacher unions must be outlawed, and that we really must have our best & brightest teaching our future generations (if there is time), and not these dregs of “schools of education,” I don’t know what that example would be…)
So let’s take a brief walk down Memory Lane of the last century:
- In 1918, Germany submitted to Wilson’s 14 Points – they didn’t surrender and don’t believe they were defeated; they were never occupied and their polity was not destroyed.
- In 1933 Germans voted into power Hitler.
- From 1933-1938 Hitler made as plain as the nose on your face he was going after European hegemony and would kill all the Jews he could find.
- In 1938 Chamberlain, in the most despicable act in Western history, gave-away an entire nation to Hitler, projecting his thoughts onto the megalomaniac.
- From 1939-1945, 50MM people died as a result.
- By 1945, America, Russia and Britain had utterly destroyed Hitler and the entire polity of Germany.
(Germany has been a peaceful, economic and military ally ever since.)
- In the 1930s Imperial Japan attacked China and Korea, used living civilians as practice dummies for bayonet drills, raped Nanking, raped Korea and began expanding their empire – the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” — across the Pacific and south toward Australia.
- Japan occupied millions of square miles, killing millions and destroying freedom across a large portion of the planet.
- America talked with them
- Millions of Chinese died
- Tens of thousands of pacific islanders were imprisoned
- America talked – right up to and including as they bombed us at Pearl Harbor.
- We fought back. Millions of lives were lost.
- Finally, Truman, accepting the calculus that our lives were too important to continue sacrificing in conventional warfare, nuked the bastards.
(Japan has been a peaceful, economic and military ally ever since.)
Fast forward to 1979.
Jimmy Carter, whom history will judge every bit as harshly as Chamberlain, gave-away the entire nation of Iran to a theocratic despot. Why? Because Carter, ostensibly a “man of faith,” projected his – Western, Christian – mores onto another true believer, and had no concept (he still doesn’t) that this true believer was worse – far worse – than Hitler. What did Carter do? Enabled the fall of the Shah and the return of Khomeini:
- Khomeini turned Iran – a modern, educated, peaceful regional ally of the West – into a theocratic despotism enshrining Sharia, a malevolent pre-modern barbarity of a cult in which, just for openers:
- All Jews must die
- Christians must be driven from the nation or killed
- Israel must be wiped from the map
- Women must be refused an education at pain of death
- Girls must be burned to death in buildings rather than be seen outside without their hair covered
- Science cannot be taught
- The Cult of islam – barbarism defined – MUST be taught
- Illiteracy must not be ended – it must be encouraged
- Girls who meet boys must be murdered by their own fathers or brothers
- Girls must be sexually mutilated prior to sexual maturity
- Rape victims must be whipped to death for the crime of having been raped
- Adulterous women must be shot in the head publicly
By ANY measure islamism is worse than NAZI-ism.. ANY MEASURE…
So – between 1938 and 1945, the NAZIs had grabbed almost all of Europe and North Africa and were spreading their despotism across millions of square miles.
What stopped the NAZIs? Brute force. All that could be mustered by America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the entire British Empire. The utter destruction of the enemy polity: buildings, roads, railways, water and electrical distribution, food sources, manufacturing… ANYTHING that could help the NAZIs organize train and equip soldiers, sailors and airmen to attack the West or defend against them.
What stopped Imperial Japan? The same thing, brute force. Now that the West has dithered ineffectually for decades, brute force will be required to stop Islamism and retain our freedoms. And since 1945 brute force can be applied without loss of American lives. Because NOTHING in ANY islamic country is worth the life of a single American, it is time again for the Truman solution.
Churchill understood – had long understood – Hitler and the danger he posed to liberty and the free world, freedoms that had begun in Britain with the Magna Carta and spread across the Anglosphere and into other cultures and countries over the succeeding millennium. Churchill was capable of educating his nation and ours of the danger of Hitler – and that he must be destroyed, no matter the cost. Russia also saw Hitler as an enemy, but not to non-existent freedoms in the USSR; just the danger of one despot to another.
Truman (D) understood that the goal – winning the war and stopping the carnage – and that American and Japanese lives were too important to sacrifice in an invasion destined to cost 1,000,000 lives and take 4 MORE years to conclude.
So he nuked the enemy, saving lives & treasure on BOTH sides, freeing Japanese from the Imperial government, ending the enormous toll on lives and treasure across half the world.
Between 1979 and 2012, islamism has spread across millions of square miles of south Asia, across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia, is making inroads in SE Asia in Thailand and other SEA countries, and now, with today’s Chamberlain – Obama – having given away Egypt and enabled the taking by islamists of Libya, has spread across all of North Africa. Islamism has killed tens of thousands – millions if you count the Arab Sunni v. Persian Shia 10-yr-war between Iraq and Iran. It has destroyed modernity wherever it has been found. It has destroyed freedom of expression, thought, scientific investigation. It has killed liberty between human beings interacting.
So – here we are again. Again America has placed into our presidency one who either is a terminal idiot with no idea of what he is doing and has done, or the very intelligent man the Left tells us Obama is, who must be bent on our destruction.
And the most volatile region of the world is in flames. Just like last time American put a Lefty into power.
Vote Democrat! Get millions imprisoned or killed!
If Obama really is the intelligent man portrayed by the media and the Left, it is difficult not to conclude that the loss of North Africa and Iraq (and soon Afghanistan) to islamism, and the lack of response to an islamist bomb in Iran, is anything other than not only anticipated – but eagerly awaited and enabled.
Can Iran and Islamism be stopped?
Of course. But it will take the same level of brute force required to stop a lesser evil named Hitler, or another named Tojo: The destruction of their polities, their political and religious infrastructures, their ability to feed themselves, their power and water infrastructures. “Victory” in war means making your enemy completely dependent on you, the victor. As last time we allowed a serious enemy to go too far, it will take an enormous application of force.
What did it take to stop Hitler? Brute force, all the civilized world could then apply. The Russians alone lost 20MM people. 50MM lives were the immediate cost of the European Theater of Operations in WW2. Why? Because no one put a bullet in Hitler’s head in 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937 or 1938.
Just as no one has put a bullet in ahmadinejad’s head in 1979, 1980, 1981,… 2012.
America, Britain and the Free World, along with the USSR, for entirely different reasons, came together to destroy the cult of NAZI-ism. At a huge cost.
Today we no longer can destroy the advance of the barbarity of islamism by the proper placement of a single bullet; that time has past. But we can – and must – stop this pre-modern barbarism soon. Or soon we will not be able to.
Can we stop islamism other than at a cost lower than the 50MM Lives of the ETO? We will have to , because no nation ever again will sacrifice the millions of men necessary to destroy Hitler and the NAZIs.
Once you make the easily-made-case that the goal – stopping this barbarity – requires all national means of force, and quit worrying about nonsense no one cared about in WW2 – the targeting of cities and infrastructure – we can destroy it in the same way Truman ended WW2 in Japan: nuke the bastards. This isn’t a game.
Will civilians die? You mean the same civilians arming, training, clothing, feeding and supplying the men and women blowing-up peaceful civilians on a daily basis? The same civilians that stabbed 2-yr-old toddlers to death in Chechnya? The same civilians carrying ammo to our enemies during firefights with American troops? Ammo carriers we are not allowed to shoot because they are women? (Do you die differently from a bullet carried to the fight by a woman?)
You have a problem with that? I don’t.
We have waited too long, led by ineffectual and naive leaders projecting Westernism onto non-Western enemies, to be able to stop this with limited force. We can stop this without any more loss of American lives, and stop it for good. So, yes, we CAN stop islamism – and the sooner it is done the less the loss of life – another historical truth.
SHOULD Islamism be stopped?
Freedom and liberty are at stake. It’s been just over three decades since Jimmy Carter turned-loose on the world the specter of Islamism and Sharia. In that time it has gobbled-up millions of square miles and tens of nations. It has put at-risk millions of non-muslims across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Oceana. It has attacked America, Britain, Spain and taken-over neighborhoods in nearly all European countries – and Dearborn, Michigan – to the point that women cannot walk there – and the police won’t even go there.
We came together to destroy the NAZIs. Islamism is far worse.
How many lives, how much treasure, how many women and girls, how many more countries are we willing to see destroyed and revert to the early 7th Century barbarism that is islamism and Sharia? How many?
What’s the cost we ultimately are willing to bear? The loss of the entire West and all of modernity?
For THAT is the cost islamism demands we pay.
Should we do this? Should we destroy islamism, never to rise again?
Do we value freedom and liberty, tolerance and diversity, women and families and a free, educated, wealthier future?
Pretty simple, really: Destroy islamism.
Do. Or Die.