From The Gathering Storm
Last week there was much talk about the world entering World War III. It seems even good ol' Newt discovered this fact last week as he did his tour of the news shows. But Bush said we were in World War III a while ago.
US President George W. Bush, quoted in Agence France-Presse, has said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III".
That’s very interesting Mr. President. Especially in the light of the fact that in 2002, then-White House spokesman, Ari Fleischer, explicitly declined to call the hunt for Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda group and its followers "World War III".
And in spite of the fact in the fever of the aftermath of 9-11 on the steps of the Capitol, our representatives wanted to declare war, but you declined not knowing who to declare war on but you were positive that “If you weren’t with us, you’re against us”.
And now we declare that the struggle we face is World War III?
Fine. Who is the enemy? What strategies are they employing? What tactics? Where’s the coordinated plan to fight this world war that’s similar to the clear and decisive one that Roosevelt and the Allies had in fighting WWII? Is our enemy in this world war still a band of rogue terrorists who have hijacked a religion? Or are they something else?
Then answer me this. As I have said in my previous post, Winds of War: Connecting the Dots, every belligerent throughout history depends on the fundamentals of waging war – and the war of Islamo-fascism against the free world is no exception.
A belligerent must have at its disposal:
- Financial resources
- Weapons or Raw Material to Manufacturer Them
- Propaganda Machine
- Recruiting Apparatus
- Command and Control
- Safe Havens to Plan
The global Islamist strategy fills all six of these requirements.
They have the financial resources and support of the oil rich rogue states like Iran and the individual support of sheiks and rich Arab businessmen in the Middle East.
With these resources they can give their jihadist agents an endless supply of weapons and war materials for them to execute their insurgency of the West.
The Islamist propaganda machine uses the latest information technology and their mosques to get the word out and generate support and encouragement for their cause.
And their mosques strategically placed within the free nations of the world serve another purpose – recruiting of believers, and command and control of their troops.
Finally, safe heaven for planning and communication are provided by countries like Syria, Iran, and Pakistan where the free world military can not reach.
So tell me Mr. President, besides doing a pretty good job of ferreting out local and international financial supporters of the jihadists – except for combating the biggest financial supporters of all, Saudi Arabia and the other oil rich states, why have you not fought to remove the other fundamentals needed by the Islamo-fascists to fight this war?
- What are you doing to stem the free flow of weapons around the world to belligerents from us and our supposed allied nations?
- What are you doing to thwart the propaganda machine of the Islamo-fascists who use the infiltration, intimidation and disinformation tactics that I have written about in this blog? When will you speak out against the appeasement and political correctness that prevents us from defending our country against those who use our very rights and freedoms to against us?
- When will you speak out and take action against the many mosques funded by jihadist money that act as command and control, recruiting and propaganda centers in this country?
- And finally, why do you allow safe heavens to exist in Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and the Gaza Strip and not force the leaders of t hsie countries to clean hosue of Jihadists – or do it ourselves?
This is how you fight a war once it’s declared Mr. President. If you refuse to recognize the enemy for who they are and the strategies and tactics that they use, your declaration of war is empty and hollow and brings aid and comfort to our real enemy.
And if you read history, Mr. President, our enemy has always been in the wings ever since our first encounter with them 200 years ago. When President Jefferson asked why the Barbary states (present-day Morocco, Algerian, Tunisia, and Libya) would continually attack American and all other Infidel shipping, seize the cargoes and the sailors, taking both back to Islamic lands and enslaving those Christian seamen who sometimes could be ransomed, sometimes not, the reply from the representative of Tripolitania (present-day Libya), Sidi Haji Rahmand Adja, was this.
“…that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
That was 200 years before America was deemed an ‘Imperial Power’ by Marxists, 200 years before America was accused of ‘stealing Arab oil’, and 200 years before America was accused by the socialist Left of being a superpower that supposedly threatens world peace.
Our enemy was never really defeated, only suppressed over the last 200 years - to arise again today in a more dangerous and insidious form. That is the enemy to declare war on Mr. President. They’ve already declared war on us 200 years ago.