I was stopped by someone the other week who said it was not surprising there was so much terrorism in the world when we invaded their countries (meaning Afghanistan and Iraq). No wonder Muslims felt angry.
When he had finished, I said to him: tell me exactly what they feel angry about. We remove two utterly brutal and dictatorial regimes; we replace them with a United Nations-supervised democratic process and the Muslims in both countries get the chance to vote, which incidentally they take in very large numbers. And the only reason it is difficult still is because other Muslims are using terrorism to try to destroy the fledgling democracy and, in doing so, are killing fellow Muslims.
What’s more, British troops are risking their lives trying to prevent the killing. Why should anyone feel angry about us? Why aren’t they angry about the people doing the killing? The odd thing about the conversation is that I could tell it was the first time he had even heard the alternative argument.This extremism can be defeated. But it will be defeated only by recognising that we have not created it; it cannot be negotiated with; pandering to its sense of grievance will only encourage it; and only by confronting it, the methods and the ideas, will we win.
YES. AND WE NEED TO CONFRONT IT ON EVERY FRONT: DIPLOMATIC; ECONOMIC, AND KINETIC.
THE SOONER THE LEFT ACCEPTS THIS THE SOONER WE WIN, AND THE LOWER THE CASUALTIES.
BUT THAT'S NOT LIKELY ANYTIME SOON:
THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOMINATED BY DENIALISTS, APPEASERS AND "ANTI-WAR" DOVES WHO HAVE ALWAYS BLAMED AMERICA FIRST.BTW: I HAVE LONG WORRIED ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE TO HAPPEN HERE TO GET THE LEFT BACK ON OUR SIDE FOR KEEPS.
AND THE UK'S LABOUR PARTY, AND THE REST OF THE CHIC DEGEGERATI OF THE CONTINENT'S POSTMODERN LEFT BLAME THE US, ISRAEL AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN/RACIST-WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
BLAIR IS THE EXCEPTION ON THE LEFT. ALONG WITH LIEBERMAN.
I THINK IT'S GONNA MAKE 9/11 LOOK LIKE A PICNIC. AND IT MAY BE COMING SOON - AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT AL QAEDA IS THREATENING.
Update: LGF has the video --- Jihad Watch has some analysis. SITE (hat tip JW) has this:
The demands are emphatically stated by Gadahn [Azzam al Amriki] to not be construed as negotiations, for Muslims do not negotiate with “baby killers and war criminals”. These entail the removal of American military forces from Muslim lands, cease of encroachment into the political, social, and economic affairs in these countries, and to free Muslim captives from prisons.LOOKIT FOLKS: This tape is a traditional Koranic WARNING required before they undertake a MAJOR attack which will kill thousands at the least.
Should these demands not be met, Gadahn states, “means that you and your people will- Allah willing- experience things which will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Virginia Tech.” Withdrawing from Iraq alone, Gadahn states, does not qualify as acceptance of terms, and he mockingly advices for Bush to stop his “futile farcical maneuvers on Capital Hill.”
Bin Laden was sharply criticized by jihado-mullahs/imams for NOT WARNING the USA before 9/11, and this tape EXPLICITLY does warn us over and over. he uses the term "SUFFICIENT JUSTIFICATION" many times. This is the whole point of the tape, and it is made in English by an American so that there is absolutely no way anybody here in the USA can say we weren't warned.
This tape makes ANY attack - any MEGA attack using any WMD, including radiological/nuclear- OK as far as the islamo-fascists are concerned.
ASIDE: AND NOTE THIS ERROR AZZAM AL AMRIKI MADE IN THE TAPE: He called the USA's support fore Israel "moral support." He did not say it was IMMORAL support. This is a Freudian slip: deep down he knows that he and his ilk are on the side of immorality, and that the USA and Israel are on the side of all which is moral, just, good and right.