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It’s War, You Idiots

August 18th, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Yes, I promise to ask Angleton if I can just get the ouija board repaired.  It’s a wilderness of mirrors worthy of him at his most antic.

Let’s get outside these little boxes and look at the big board.  There’s an alliance plotting against us, bound together by two radical views of the world that share a profound, fundamental hatred of us.  If they win, it’s hell to pay, because then we will be attacked directly and often, and we will be faced with only two options, winning or losing.

That’s the bad news.  The good news is that they’re divided, and slaughtering each other.  And it’s not always possible for us to sort out what “each other” even means.  But one thing is quite clear, and I know it’s an unpopular idea, but it’s a true fact:  they’re not an awesome force.  The radical left has failed everywhere, and so have the radical Islamists.  Both claim to have history (and/or the Almighty) on their side, but they go right on failing.  The left is now pretty much in the garbage bin of history (you can hire Gorbachev for your next annual meeting if you can afford his speaking fee), and the “Muslim world”–sorry to be so blunt–is a fossilized remnant of a failed civilization.  Look at the shambles in Iran, look at the colossal mess the Brothers unleashed on a once-great nation.

So we’ve got opportunities, lots of them.  We’ve already passed up many:  failing to support the Iranian people against the evil regime that is the central source of terror against us and our would-be friends, failing to support Mubarak against the Brothers, failing to quickly support the opposition to Assad at the outset, before the enterprise got buried under a heap of jihadi manure, and so forth.  OK, we’re human, we’re led, if that’s the right verb, very badly, by ideologues who think we are the root cause of most of the world’s problems.  Which is the same thing our enemies believe, as luck would have it.  But this will pass, and even now we could transform the big global board by doing the strategically sound and morally correct thing, and support the Iranian people against the regime.  Don’t bomb them, don’t invade them, just tell the regime we know who and what they are, and start talking to their most dangerous enemies, the overwhelming majority of the Iranian nation.  We may not know exactly how to do it, but they do, and if we showed up, they would tell us.

That the regime fears them was demonstrated once again when the Iranian parliament rejected three nominees for the new government.  All three would have commanded ministries having to do with culture and education, which is to say young Iranians, the core of the opposition. Two of those candidates were associates of the Green Movement leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.  During the debate, the word “Green” was heard more than 150 times, underlying the alarm of the deputies.

Of course they’re afraid.  They are right to be afraid.  And just think of the consequences of a free Iran:  the fall of the Syrian regime, a devastating blow to Hezbollah, the Revolutionary Guards, Islamic Jihad and Hamas.  Bad news for the Brothers.  A kick in the solar plexus of the nasty lefties in South America…

Think globally.  Act as if you understood it.  On our side, confound it.  And yes, faster, please.  Especially those of you who pretend to be capable of leading us after the departure of these guys…

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I'm afraid it's a broader war than even Mr. Ledeen points out. Consider:


The Muslim Brotherhood and affiliated Islamist organizations are engaged in a global war against secular rule and democracy. Does the media ever come out and say this? No. Does the Obama administration ever talk about this? No. What gives?
In Turkey, secularists protests raged in Taksim Square against the rule of Muslim Brotherhood Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan. Erdogan has imprisoned Kemalist (i.e. secularist) political opposition and military leaders, on charges arising from a series of show trials known over an alleged conspiracy known as Ergenekon. Erdogan cracked down on these protests violently.
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/04/obama_erdogan_turkey_protests_friends
In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi was constitutionally recalled by voters after a short rule that produced no economic growth and was marked by violence against Christians and Jews. Right now, Egyptian secularists, especially Christians and moderate Muslims, are waging a war in the streets against armed bands of Ikhwani partisans.
Bangladesh is descending into utter chaos following sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader, the local Muslim Brotherhood party in February. Abdul Quader Mollah was convicted of rape and mass murder on charges from 1965. The country, like many others, is divided between supporters of democracy and supporters of Sharia.
In Kashmir, once again, Indian and Pakistani forces are exchanging fire. Pakistan’s mendacious Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, which harbored Osama bin Laden, is at the heart of much the global Islamist revolution. For decades, the ISI has provided money and arms to Muslim Brotherhood insurgencies around the globe. The ISI also provides cover for underworld drug lord Dawood Ibrahim, the World’s #3 most wanted man.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Dawood-protected-by-ISI-moves-under-its-cover-claims-Tunda-Delhi-police-sources/Article1-1109417.aspx
In Syria, a broad coalition of Muslims, including Alawis and Shiites, Christians, and Kurds are battling Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda mujahedeen who would overthrow Bashar Assad and install a Sharia-based, totalitarian state.
In Libya, the governing (Muslim Brotherhood) Justice and Construction Party offices were under siege by protestors following the assassination of an anti-Brotherhood political activist as he left a mosque.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23477992
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is destabilizing North Africa, including Mali, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. AQIM is little more than smuggling ring who brings goods from western Africa north to the Mediterranean, including drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Many AQIM employees fighters claim that it’s simply a good way to earn a living.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17308138
In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three states to the north of the country. Boko Haram, aka Congregation and People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad, is waging war on the Nigerian government to institute Sharia across the religiously diverse country.
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War is about breaking things and killing people. It isn't about nation building or regime change.

It's about the complete and utter destruction of the enemy's ability to wage war. It's about the total and complete destruction of his will to wage war.

To do this, you bomb Dresden into rubble, burn it all to the ground, and then make the rubble bounce. To do this, you drop The Bomb on Hiroshima. To do this, you kill all of the buffalo and attack villages and encampments in the midst of winter, destroying everything in sight.

If you want to defeat Muslim 'militants', you 'attack' their banking and finances. You destroy and level their mosques and holy places. You bomb the capitals and infrastructure of supporting nations into rubble, burn the rubble and then make the rubble bounce. ...and you do not -absolutely do not- send the death and destruction until none of them are fighting you -or threatening to fight you- anywhere, on any front.

War is a terrible and horrible business. Never, ever start a war.

...but, once it starts...

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It's much more difficult to win a war when your leader identifies with the enemy.

"In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope."

http://www.conservativecrusader.com/articles/b-hussein-obama-i-will-stand-with-the-muslims
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To meddle or not to meddle, that is the question. At best, we can monitor the situation and prepare to take action, if necessary. The Obama administration seems to be maintaining a cautious distance from the situation. Frankly, for this man, it is the right decision. He's incompetent at the job, and I prefer he stay out of it.
1 year ago
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One of our court jesters and morons, McCain claimed we could pick out the good guys in Syria and depose Assad, put friends in charge and live happily ever after. at least the Egyptians found and neutralized a few of the foreign jihadis, but the idea that our people could tell the good guys from the bad guys played itself out in Benghazi.
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You fall for the old "America bad" rhetoric though. Islamists have been attacking the US since 1782. It's time to pull your head out.
1 year ago
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I just can't seem to fall for the "they hate us because of our freedoms" rhetoric. I think more likely, the terrorist's actions are blowback because of our government's intervening foreign policies and CIA actions (God only knows what they're up too). This "War on Terror" is just BS. I'm more afraid of my own government's actions against my civil rights than any terrorist.

If you're in the war business, what better business model than a never-ending war?
- Try to kill all the terrorists anywhere in the world
- Kill thousands of innocent civilians in the process; creating a whole NEW crop of "terrorists".
- pretty soon, you're left scratching your head wondering why the whole world hates us.

How about we just leave those f'ckers alone?
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You're confused. It's not really because they hate our freedoms - although they do, some of them - it's because running a terrorist organization, which is secretive in nature, is also very profitable. When you're growing opium and coca, and transporting, and in the sex slavery business, money comes easy. Convinced now?
1 year ago
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So is running a defense industry, not hidden, that "needs" to find all of that hidden organization. Very, very profitable.
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As for the narcotics aspect, Mr. Ledeen’s analysis needs a little sorting out. Iran, Venezuela, and the FARC countries are not exactly pro-Brotherhood. Ed Snowden was shopping his asylum across FARC Land, remember? If anything, they’re pro-Russia. It seems that the one time truce between cartels, which had the FARC/Russian bloc working alongside the Islamists and ISI is breaking down over the Syrian turf war. In Syria, split it into two camps: AQIM vs. PKK. That’s the deal – see here.

Behind the facade of Islamiism, Naziism, Pan-Arab Nationalism… whatever the cause of the day… is the boss: Dawood Ibrahim, who has Pakistan’s ISI bought and paid for, serving as a bodyguard, international negotiator, and enforcer for his vast underworld enterprise.

In a nutshell, the Cold War picked up where it left off, except that this time around the United States has chosen as its chief ally not Western Europe, but the Muslim Brotherhood… a Nazi party in all but name whose foot soldiers are involved deeply in the narcotics trade. On one side Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian Christian fundamentalist who mentors Putin and Medvedev; and on the other Obama, a supporter of the Ikhwan’s intentions.

Where does this leave the normal person? It’s recalls the position of East Germany, caught between Nazism and Communism – two horrible choices that really weren’t that different at the end of the day. Still, one must consider that it is the Brotherhood who is brandishing the sword of the conqueror, not Russia. If there’s one group chiefly responsible upsetting global order, it’s the Brotherhood and their puppet master, Dawood Ibrahim.
1 year ago
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The straight dope... http://nyyrc.com/blog/

Mr. Ledeen is mostly correct. I also appreciate his use of the word “idiot,” because the people who should know better apparently don’t. Obama really has sparked a war by destabilizing the Middle East, and bungling the fight against organized crime.

Here’s a run down of the countries involved in this war against narco-caliphate:

The Muslim Brotherhood and affiliated Islamist organizations are engaged in a global war against secular rule and democracy. Does the media ever come out and say this? No. Does the Obama administration ever talk about this? No. What gives?

In Turkey, secularists protests raged in Taksim Square against the rule of Muslim Brotherhood Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan. Erdogan has imprisoned Kemalist (i.e. secularist) political opposition and military leaders, on charges arising from a series of show trials known over an alleged conspiracy known as Ergenekon. Erdogan cracked down on these protests violently. Erdogan, of course, is Obama’s close friend.
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/04/obama_erdogan_turkey_protests_friends

In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi was constitutionally recalled by voters after a short rule that produced no economic growth and was marked by violence against Christians and Jews. Right now, Egyptian secularists, especially Christians and moderate Muslims, are waging a war in the streets against armed bands of Ikhwani partisans.

Bangladesh is descending into utter chaos following sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader, the local Muslim Brotherhood party in February. Abdul Quader Mollah was convicted of rape and mass murder on charges from 1965. The country, like many others, is divided between supporters of democracy and supporters of Sharia.

In Kashmir, once again, Indian and Pakistani forces are exchanging fire. Pakistan’s mendacious Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, which harbored Osama bin Laden, is at the heart of much the global Islamist revolution. For decades, the ISI has provided money and arms to Muslim Brotherhood insurgencies around the globe. The ISI also provides cover for underworld drug lord Dawood Ibrahim, the World’s #3 most wanted man.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Dawood-protected-by-ISI-moves-under-its-cover-claims-Tunda-Delhi-police-sources/Article1-1109417.aspx

In Syria, a broad coalition of Muslims, including Alawis and Shiites, Christians, and Kurds are battling Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda mujahedeen who would overthrow Bashar Assad and install a Sharia-based, totalitarian state.

In Libya, the governing (Muslim Brotherhood) Justice and Construction Party offices were under siege by protestors following the assassination of an anti-Brotherhood political activist as he left a mosque. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23477992

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is destabilizing North Africa, including Mali, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. AQIM is little more than smuggling ring who brings goods from western Africa north to the Mediterranean, including drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Many AQIM employees fighters claim that it’s simply a good way to earn a living. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17308138

In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three states to the north of the country. Boko Haram, aka Congregation and People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad, is waging war on the Nigerian government to institute Sharia across the religiously diverse country.

In Afghanistan, Karzai doesn't trust Obama and is fending off an advance from the Taliban. Apparently, now the US negotiates with the Taliban

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1 year ago
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I'm pretty sure this is the reason that the Christian God designed incendiary and concussion bombs.
I have a personal liking of the MOAB.....sucks the oxygen out of their lungs.
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"Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."

Above is the official credo of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). They are, in their own words, a jihadist, terrorist organization.

Most would agree that the first duty of any government is the physical protection of the citizenry. During the MB backed Morsi presidency, the Coptic Christians were attacked periodically by murderous, salafist mobs. As they died and their churches and businesses burned, all reports conformed that the security forces didn't intervene or lift a finger to to save lives and property. Further, not a single arrest was ever made.

The Morsi government was, therefore, guilty of high crimes, and at that moment lost their moral right to govern by any reasonable metric. The government was complicit in murder, and should pay the full price through a trial and punishment.

The Syrian civil war has devolved into a tribal/religious conflict (the Majority Sunnis vs the Syrian Alawites and the Iranian/Hezbollah Shi'ites).

The "moderate" Syrian Liberation Army who we may yet send weapons to, is not a militia, but rather an umbrella organization composed of many militias. Commander Idris freely admits that he allows any militia into the tent which wishes to enter, including the Islamists. This is because the more men he can claim he has in his organization, the more Western largess he can reasonably ask for.
The reason the various Isalmist militias wish to join is simply because they want to get some of the goodies. Any Western weapons sent will inevitably end up in the hands of al Qu'eda related groups, as they are now not only in the vanguard of the revolution, but represent the vast majority of the foot soldiers.

www.TheCamelsHumpBlog.com
1 year ago
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You say we are in a war with both radical leftists and radical islamicists, and say our leadership, obama, is now losing that war. But what you are forgetting is obama likes both radical leftists and radical islamicists more than he likes the US, which he wants to fundamentally transform. So its no surprise that all of obamas actions are helping our enemies so far, since obama is on their side. Obama is not losing the war he is fighting, since he is on the side of our enemies. Instead the US is losing the war because we dont yet realize that our own president is fighting on the enemies side.
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Gee it is not that hard, Muslims, we are at war with all muslims everywhere.---duh

It is nice to have a muslim president who hates America and hates white people.
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