Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Face The Facts

Following the events of the most recent Arab-Israeli crisis one might imagine that Hezbollah and Hamas are comparable to misunderstood juvenile delinquents and that with love and understanding they will calm down and become productive citizens. CNN International has praised Nasrallah as being a benefactor of the Lebanese people. Their report made no mention of the number of murders he has committed and had committed by his followers.

The entire West is behaving quite naively.  Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Syria have only one objective: the wipe out all Christians, Jews, Sufi, and Sunni Muslims.  That’s it plain and simple.  They are not going away.  The religious police are being re-introduced in the Afghan society; many lives have been lost in vain if this is allowed to happen.

The correct course of action for the United States at this point is a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq. The US should position its military so that when the slightest terrorist attack takes place overwhelming and obliterating force can be unleashed destroying the enemy at the rate of ten times the damage done to Americans.  There will be no occupation, just a scorched earth leaving destitution and misery behind; and no helping hand afterwards.

Then and only then will peace be even remotely possible.  The Arab Street, so loved by the media, is uneducated, emotional, and desperate apparently unable to figure out the consequences of their actions.  So let them die.  That is their view towards those they consider their enemies.  Fill heaven with Muslims first, then let nature take its course with the rest of the human race.

Their can be no consoling, persuading, appeasing, or any other dealings other than with devastating force.  As that favorite of the left, Mao tse Tung, said “All power comes from the barrel of a gun.”

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Terror Again and Again

The United States and its Allies, if there are any, have miscalculated, and underestimated the power of Islam on the emotions of poorly educated and underemployed Muslims.  To a certain degree the charges of American arrogance in its foreign policy are true.  Across the political spectrum of American life there is a drift towards denial.  The conservative and evangelical people feel strongly that Christ will save them.  In reality the evangelicals don’t care they just want to get to Heaven; sound familiar?

The atheists, agnostics, Satanists, and lukewarm Christians, Buddhists, and the rest of the ultra left wing think religion is either despicable or a great club to belong to.  The religious teachings are certainly not to be taken seriously.  As a result these people can not conceive of anyone taking them seriously.  This is a big mistake.  Western culture has a strong tradition of dissent; Arab culture has no tradition of dissent.  That is why you see them jumping up and down in the streets chanting death to those who disagree with them or their leaders.  Of course were they to disagree with their leaders beheading might be in order.

My prediction is war and more of it; and probably in the most brutal sense.  For those who are strictly religious the promise of Heaven means more than one more dollar in the bank.  Of course the leaders of such people don’t really believe the ideas they preach they want power and could care less about Heaven.  The Pope wears Prada shoes, of course we don’t know about Mullah Kahmeni but we can guess.

The West will continue to bolster political correctness in the hope that if we cynically love our enemies they will reciprocate.  That idea is actually a death sentence.

World War

War for oil: it’s on the way.  Despite the accusations by the anti-war, Move-On.Org crowd George Bush naively thought he could save the world.  Iran is about three steps away from fomenting a global clash that is anyone’s guess about the consequences.  The Arab- Jewish (Israeli) war of extermination has been going on since 1948 its agonizing prelude being the Final Solution attempted by the Nazis.

The joke is on the West. The attempt to rid Europe of its Jews, known as the partition of Palestine and the creation of the Jewish state made the industrial world’s dependence on oil the basis of the coming world war.  In the early years no one paid much attention to the potential problem because essentially only the United States had a strong demand for oil and most of that was met through local production.  Still the international oils companies searched the Arabian Desert for more reserves.  As European prosperity returned their economies placed further strain on oil resources, but oil was mined so cheaply that the impact was minimal.

Gamal Nasser began to change all that.  The United Arab League wanted its share of the oil wealth that the West was expropriating from their lands.  The oil embargo of the 1970s pushed prices higher and led to contract renegotiation in favor of the host countries; in particular Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.  During the years between 1948 and 1967 the Arabs attempted to blot out Israel, with help from Russia, but were remarkably unsuccessful.  Of course Iranians are not Arabs but they are Muslims and fanatical ones at that.  The world was soon to learn that there is little worse than rich fanatics.

Western Civilization is in great peril but no one seems to believe this or even cares about it.  The Conservative view is that this can be coped with by force if necessary, but why worry about the Arabs when some brilliant scientist will most likely solve the problem with another form of energy.  There’s not really much hope of that, certainly not in the short term.  The Liberal view is that the world will be better off without Western Civilization as it is at the root of all that is wrong in the world.  A more conceited, arrogant view of life is difficult to conceive.

Without Israel it is more than likely that the oil rich Middle Eastern nations ( invented by Britain, France, and the US) would have developed along Western lines with Islam still being the basis of their political systems; but probably not Wahabbi Islam. The Soviet Union manipulated their client states and incited their attempts at eliminating Israel as part of the plan to push the US around during the Cold War.  The problem became one of weapons, dictators, and totalitarian states with the industrialized west’s money going to the Soviet Union to pay for military hardware and training.  It could only be this way because the US supported Israel as for a time did the Europeans.  That has changed leaving only the US supporting Israel.

At this moment the Iranians and Syrians, through their clients Hamas and Hezbollah, feel strong enough to start a war that no one will be able to control.  Some very hard times are coming; economically, physically, and possibly the use of nuclear weapons.  Get ready.