Good Article About the Terrorist Non-Threat
Know thy enemy is an ancient principle of warfare. And if America had
heeded it, it might have refrained from a full-scale "war" on terrorism whose price tag is touching $2 TRILLION. That's because the Islamist enemy it is confronting is not some hyper-power capable of inflicting existential -- or even grave -- harm. It is, rather, a rag-tag band of peasants whose malevolent ambitions are far beyond the capacity of their shallow talent pool to deliver.
Posted on February 24, 2011 at 6:44 AM
@Muhammad Naveed Khurshid
Even talking to you is in a way paying too much respect. However, I hope you stick around and contribute further.
"The war is not yet over. USA and allies are internally losing the war."
Islamic fundamentalism cannot win. Yes, America can lose, if we meekly surrender our freedoms and give up either on defending ourselves or on standing up for justice because it is too hard or too expensive. This is why some of us fear a War on Terror that lasts too long or costs too much.
We know about the oil trap. We send our sons and our daughters to fight because we know -- and they go, knowing. We don't have to lie people to their deaths (as with a majority of the hijackers on September 11th) to support an absurd jihad, or to chain them to the steering wheels of suicide trucks.
If Raymond Davis were a Pakistani, his self-defense shooting would not be an issue. If Davis had defended himself the same way on the streets of San Francisco, there would not be an issue. (http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/08/irs-agent-shoots-alleged-mugger.php) If Davis had been a private person on the streets of Oakland, he would at most have been cited for unlawful possession of a loaded, concealed handgun.
Pakistan can either be a civilized nation and honor diplomatic immunity, or give up its right to support and respect from the rest of the world. If Pakistan wants to be a nuclear power, Pakistan needs to act like one.
What you and your ilk should fear is the day that America decides that Islamic fundamentalism is a threat worthy of our full attention. In the meantime, we will muddle along with the Army and Marine Corps at war and the rest of America at the mall, because you are so very weak and we are so very strong. So strong that we are confident that Islam can peacefully coexist with the other great religions of the world, while utterly rejecting Islamic fundamentalism.
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