Syria: Seriously – if you want the best short, concise explanation of what’s going on between islam and the civilized world, you need to acquaint yourself with a 1960s-era Star Trek episode, “A Taste of Armageddon.”
(Summary: Two civilizations (on two planets in the episode) have been at war for 500 years (sound familiar?). But they have decided just to designate the numbers “killed” in a simulated “strike” and then these citizens just walk in to a chamber to be vaporized. No “Horror of war.” So the “war” goes on for centuries…. our of sight, out of mind… just like a volunteer military killing and dying a little bit at a time, playing at war half-a-world-away. Kirk destroys the computers doing the simulating. Now the leaders of the planets will face the REAL horror of war – and so negotiate an end rather than wasting the lives of their citizens – literally forever.)
By choosing NOT to WAGE WAR (not COIN… WAR) against our enemies, but to keep it small, off the tube, inconsequential to the vast majority of Americans in our all-volunteer military, we are looking at this nonsensical “twilight war” for decades… for centuries. Robert E Lee: “It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.” The idea of death focuses the mind…. NOTHING is focusing the minds of Western Leaders right now.. and the need to be focused; islam is intent on destroying everything the West has created in the past millennium. Really.
And it is existentially foolish to think we cannot be beaten. Weapons don’t win wars – especially when not used. WILLPOWER wins wars, and there is NO QUESTION which side in this war has the willpower required to win: Islam.
Well, we have been “waging” this nonsensical “war” for more than a generation (since Khobar Towers at least), we have rotated dozens of General Officers in and out of the theater.. and NO ONE HAS WON. Why?
- The military likes it. A fast, concise war doesn’t give enough officers time to rotate in and out of combat, and combat is how you get promoted.
- Baby Boomer politicians are AFRAID TO DESTROY THE ENEMY because we NO LONGER SUPPORT OUR OWN CULTURE ENOUGH TO CAUSE IT TO BE VICTORIOUS OVER A BUNCH OF PRE-MODERN SAVAGES.
America & Russia, starting nearly from scratch, defeated the German Army, the most technologically advanced and well-disciplined fighting force of the time… in four years… across three continents. And defeated Imperial Japan at the same time.
We have been fighting illiterate ragheads armed only with AK47s, RPGs and IEDs for a DECADE and NOT DEFEATED THEM? ANY serious combat commander in history would be so ashamed he’d commit suicide. And any serious nation would expect any president getting us into this mess to quit – or be removed.
If Assad’s use of chem weaps really PO’d Obie, he’d covertly put a bullet in the guy’s head and caution his replacement – his ALAWITE replacement (we don’t NEED any more radical sunni failed states in the region, even though that is EXACTLY Obie’s goal) – not to use any more WMD. Nothing else will actually change what’s going on, not Obie’s “unbelievably small” strike, not Putin’s removal of chems, nothing. But the Left won’t DO that.
Besides, at BEST this only will result in a short time-out between sunni-islam clashes in the region that have been ongoing for a MILLENNIUM. A Taste of Armageddon… Short of hammering islam back into its medieval hole – the one jimmy carter so STUPENDOUSLY STUPIDLY let it out of – or eradicating it like the smallpox bacteria it is, nothing is going to stop this pre-modern barbaric cult of savagery from killing everyone who comes into contact with it.
Islam must be yanked into the modern world – or destroyed. It REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE.
The ONLY questions are:
How many modern, educated, productive lives, and how many billions will be WASTED by the West before doing so?
How many future parents, scientists, doctors, artists, musicians, teachers WILL NEVER BE BORN because their never-to-be-parents lie dead, wasted in the sands of islam?
Do we SO NOT CARE ABOUT OUR OWN FUTURE WE WON’T FIGHT TO DEFEND THE PARENTS WHO WILL CREATE IT?!?!?!
Either we go to WAR against a savagery that kills everyone with whom it comes into contact…and DESTROY IT….. or we accept as reality the plot line of a 1960s-era SciFi TV melodrama… and sacrifice OUR future to a medieval barbarism. THERE IS NO THIRD CHOICE HERE…
Seriously. THIS IS INSANE. DESTROY THE ENEMY.
MY kids sure as hell aren’t going to be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness by pretending to fight an existential enemy only to end of dead. ARE YOURS?