Monday, March 05, 2007
The War Within and the War Without.
The Uncivil War
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority
1 : one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty
one who commits treason
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Public acts of treason abound. Sedition comes easier to some than breathing. The seeds planted in the 1920s and earlier, that sprouted in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, now blossom in the likes of Schumer, Fonda, Kennedy, Clinton, CAIR, Maher, Carter, Murtha, Kerry, Gore; the list goes on. Politicians, actors, reporters, commentators, musicians, Fifth Columnists.......those who believe their 15 minutes of fame somehow endows them with a better understanding of how your life should be run. While I can't fathom most of their motivations, I do know that they are bent on the destruction of America as we have known it; the America of free speech, free worship, freedom to to aspire and to achieve. They are willing to sacrifice the freedom of our children and grandchildren for their grievously flawed view of the world.They villify the Commander-in-Chief, do their utmost to undermine the morale of the men and women who are their sole defense against a hostile world, work to destroy the economic and political systems that allows them the luxury of protest, actively provide aid and comfort to our enemies. They espouse a world without borders, therefore with no nations. No United States of America.
I had thought that we were at risk of civil war, and wrote about it here. I now believe that a Civil War is underway. It is currently low-intensity, waged largely in the MSM, in Congress, in universities, and on the Internet. The potential for it to become full-scale increases with every passing moment. On March 17, an engineered flashpoint in DC will provide the most immediate danger of open conflict. An open Civil War in the United States while a World War rages around us will most likely result in the end of the United States. At the least, it will end America's days as a world power, and render us susceptible to to the whims of others.
The World War
Some people suggest that the Cold War was World War III, and that we are now engaged in World War IV. One historian of my acquaintence suggested recently that World War II never really ended. What is clear is that we are fighting a World War. The War is global. There are no front lines. The War has come here to America. We have the smoking holes of Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Thousands of Americans dead in one day in America with our enemies jubilantly dancing in the streets in celebration. There are hot spots- Iraq being the most intense. Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, and other battle zones are not wars, they are campaigns in a much larger war. This distinction seems to be lost on most of the MSM, a large portion of Congress, pretty much the whole of Hollyweird, and a largish chunk of the public.
The islamic world is determined to establish a worldwide caliphate with domination of all others. This is no great secret. It is written about extensively by moslems around the world. It is preached in mosques every week throughout the moslem world. It can be seen in tapes of speeches, on international television, on the internet.
The desire for domination is a jealous one. It tolerates no other views. A Jewish State in Israel, Buddhist statues in Afghanistan, pork served at meals in British schools, synagogues and churches freely attended, women free to define their own lives, children free to learn all of the knowledge that our civilization has amassed; in the eyes of our enemies all the freedoms and rights we take for granted are anathema.
There is no compromise with this desire for domination. It is either them or us. I believed initially that the islamist enemy would gow tired of dying. Now I think that the war will end when they're all dead, or we're all dead. Many talk about the peaceful majority of moderate moslems. I have written about this before. The most telling thing about this majority's moderation is its deafening silence and inaction in the face of war and terror. This majority would most likely cheer the advent of a global caliphate. The only thing that could convince me otherwise would be the majority rising up, re-inventing islam, denying support to islamist murderers, and actively combating them wherever they arise. And then opting to coexist peacefully with those of differing faiths.
I post this essay as a work in progress. I may edit it some in the coming days, but I felt an urgency to publish. March 17th is around the corner. Worldwide, the situation appears to deteriorate by the hour. Some days I have the sense that this must be what it was like to observe events in Europe and Asia in the 1930s. My hope is that some who are unaware of the world situation, or cling to irrational ideas, may choose to explore events more fully. Perhaps even to act in the preservation of our society. I haven't cited sources here. There is documentation aplenty on the internet. If one raises a topic at littlegreenfootballs, one even gets free and rigorous fact-checking.
On the other hand, the impending Clinton/Obama Administration may quietly end America by 2010.
Most of what I've said will cause many people to call me a paranoid old crank. If that can still be said in 5 years, I'll be happy to sit down and discuss it with you over a beer at the corner bar. Or mosque. Whichever is standing there.
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On 4 NOV 79, Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, capturing and holding prisoner dozens of American citizens for well over a year. In most times and places throughout history this act would be considered an unmistakable act of war. The usual response to such an act would include the immediate use of as much military force as was available.
This is how Jimmah "Dimmah" Carter chooses to remember the outcome:
The Hostage Crisis in Iran
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took approximately seventy Americans captive. This terrorist act triggered the most profound crisis of the Carter presidency and began a personal ordeal for Jimmy Carter and the American people that lasted 444 days.
President Carter committed himself to the safe return of the hostages while protecting America's interests and prestige. He pursued a policy of restraint that put a higher value on the lives of the hostages than on American retaliatory power or protecting his own political future.
The toll of patient diplomacy was great, but President Carter's actions brought freedom for the hostages with America's honor preserved.......
From where I stand, a state of war has existed between Iran and the U.S.A. since 1979. The discovery of Iranian arms and personnel in Iraq or Syria should come as a surprise to no one.
Iran has also made its unequivocal declaration to destoy Israel, a clear declaration of war.
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