Captain’s Quarters asks why Australia,
AQ targeting of India shows quite clearly (as does its attempt to strike Australia) that the analysis of American causality as the origin of the 9/11 attacks and the London bombings clearly do not make sense. If anything, India’s targeting shows that AQ doesn’t just dream of an Arabian peninsula under its tyrannical control, but an Asian and African continent ruled by a new Caliphate. That has nothing to do with American interest in the Middle East, but rather an old dream of world conquest that has haunted the consciousnesses of lunatics for centuries.
And here’s a good question for our media — why haven’t we heard about Mohammed Afroze? Why hasn’t his conviction for targeting India and Melbourne made headlines in the United States? Could it be that the media understands all too well what Afroze’s conviction means for its meme of American provocation of al-Qaeda and have chosen to remain quiet rather than prove itself tragically wrong?
Arthur Chrenkoff posts on Why we fight, part 2
Yet, all the talk about withdrawing foreign “crusader” troops from the Middle East and Central Asia is but a ruse. It is not really about withdrawing troops per se, but about giving Islamofascists the free hand to overthrow all the current governments throughout the region, many of whom actually or tacitly rely on Western assistance, and replace them with Taliban clones.
So yes, maybe – or maybe not – the withdrawal would temporarily diminish international terrorism, but at a price of helping to create a monster – a totalitarian jihadi superstate in control of most of the world’s oil resources and in possession of weapons of mass distraction.
This is absolutely crucial to understand: all the talk about the war on terror being the Third (or the Fourth, depending how you’re counting) World War, or the new Cold War, obscures the fact that it is in reality a largely pre-emptive war to smother in the cradle, while it’s still relatively weak, the menace which if allowed to grow would in a decade or two confront us with a specter of a genuine, apocalyptic world war.
Mark Steyn says multiculturalism is a kind of societal Stockholm Syndrome.