Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kumbya Detainees

Lindsey Graham and John McCain are delusional. Their position on the terror detainees is that if we don’t accord them the privileges specified under the Geneva Convention protocols that we are endangering our own soldiers if and when they are captured. What do they mean? Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, North Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, any African country are not signatories to this treaty. Graham and McCain are worried that those nations that are signatories might change their attitude towards the treaty terms if we, in violation of the treaty, fail to accord these murderers the status of soldiers.

John McCain was tortured by the North Vietnamese, legitimately according to them as they were not bound by the Geneva Convention protocols. The view that somehow the United States must behave in a manner that is not specified by the treaty on the grounds that we are somehow morally superior is pure fantasy. It is not a vote getter, which is what McCain and Graham are hoping for. Do they think that American or NATO prisoners will be beheaded in a humane manner? Once again this is an American failure to acknowledge reality.

Yesterday’s revelation that an opportunity was lost to eliminate part of the Taliban leadership was justified by an Army spokesperson “…if we were in an all out war demanding unconditional surrender we would bomb first and sort out later.”  According to President Bush we are in a battle for survival. Isn’t that the definition of an “all out war”?  There is no reason to put hot pinchers to the skin of detainees, nor use electrical genital stimulation, or pump water down their throats, but a little sensory deprivation, intimidation, or psychological prodding is justified and should be used.

The so-called atrocities at Abu Ghraib were anything but, and were cynically used by Democrats and others to flog the United States. Ted “High Ground” Kennedy compared the US to Nazi Germany and the US military to the Gestapo; obviously Irish Whiskey has clouded his memory.

The United States is either in a war to the death or it isn’t. The Government should make up its mind and wage war effectively or quit.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bush and Clinton Separated at Birth

I turned on the news this morning and wondered what all the fuss concerning the Clinton administrations incompetence was about. The report stated that 190 Taliban leaders and members had gathered for a comrade’s funeral. The United States had the chance to kill them all, or at least a large number of them and shied away. George Bush, my erstwhile hero, has failed again to put his money where his mouth is.

This reminds me of the Katrina fiasco; the blind leading the blind. The real problem is political polling which President Bush claims to ignore; this action puts the lie to that statement. War is about killing your enemy and killing as many as possible in as short a time as possible. It’s about killing the fighters, their families, and friends until they quit.

Politicians in the United States are basically a venal and cowardly group. President Bush and his supporters in Congress talk about how hard and long the war on terror will be. Well, it’s going to be a lot longer if we don’t start killing more of the enemy. The so called rules of engagement should be find’em, kill’em, find some more, and repeat.

If this is the Republican method of war fighting I can’t wait for the Democrats to take control. The similarities to Vietnam that have been long been bandied about falsely are now beginning to take shape. During that war actions against the enemy were hostage to domestic political opinion which deteriorated, naturally, as the war dragged on with no decisive end in sight. That the war against terrorism is a different can be argued. No standing armies to defeat, fifth columns at home deterring action, a weakening of the will rekindled only after another attack, these are the factors that ensure defeat. The failure to kill an enemy in plain sight is just plain crazy; I can’t wait to hear what Tony Snow has to say about this.

It seems that Clinton and Bush have more in common than was originally thought. Howard Dean is correct but for the wrong reason. He said that the administration looks ridiculous for the speech that Bush made on September 11; the administration looks ridiculous because its words are empty. Never mind what a person says it’s what they do that counts.

Monday, September 11, 2006

No Memorials Yet Please

All the speeches and memorials today are a bit premature. Those who were killed certainly deserve to be remembered and will be, but the war is not over. The war will not be over for a long time. As long as the battle of civilizations continues the fight will be seen on every shore, city, town, and village. The United States is forced to lead this fight because no one else will. This war is not about economics it is about survival. The latest tape from Al Zawahiri demonstrates this very clearly.

Oh those who would whistle past the graveyard are doing so in hopes that they will be spared when they surrender. It is not to be. Saudi Arabia has banned the possession and sale of dogs and cats; this despite the fact the Prophet had a fondness for cats. These pets were banned, not at the behest of PETA, but by the religious police on the grounds that pet’s ownership is a western perversion. The veneration of cats and dogs is an ancient relationship of man to animal. Cats had an honored place in ancient Egypt.

Zawahiri stated that they gave the West a chance to convert, to enjoy a ten year truce, and that by declining the West has empowered Al-Qaeda and its look a likes to attack, maim, kill, butcher, and anything infidels deserve. This is the reason we can’t all just get along.

By all means honor the dead of this war including those in Bali, Riyadh, Kabul, Kandahar, Madrid, London, and all the other places these wahabbi fanatics have attacked. Their fellow travelers the “moderate Muslims” support and encourage the jihadists financially, emotionally, and morally. They don’t speak out or condemn and would be happy to pick the pieces of a destroyed Western Culture.

There is nothing admirable about a civilization that has not progressed beyond 1400 AD; which is the situation in the Muslims nations. Science doesn’t count if that science is put to destructive use. The one consolation will be Michael Moore explaining why he can’t be a Muslim, though it is doubtful that he will refuse to convert given the alternative. The separation of church and state will be an arcane concept when the Democrats appease the Wahabbi killers. ACLU its members will be killed because Jews won’t be allowed to convert and the non-Jewish members will be considered too dangerous to ever practice faithfully.

Movies and video games, hip-hop, rock, and all the rest banished on pain of death or life in prison. Homosexuals will be executed forthwith as will all the confused transgendered waifs of Western society.

These are the promises of 9/11 and one should ignore them at their own peril. The unhonored heroes are those military personnel killed in action and despised by their fellow liberal Americans. The left cannot wait for the next event worth noting: the 3000th death in Iraq. This will be greeted with joy on the left, in secret of course, and public indignation on the platforms of power in Washington.

It cannot be argued that radical Islam wants to destroy all infidels; that has been their war cry for hundreds of years. The West is mostly infidel, decadent, and despicable to these people one would do well to remember that when listening to the deafening silence of moderate Islam.