Thursday, September 28, 2006

This is no way to win a war! Weakness, cowardice, and damn lies from the leader of the free world!

"I send greetings to the many Muslims observing Ramadan in America and around the world.

Ramadan is the holiest time of the Muslim year and an important holiday when Muslims take time for prayer, fasting, and personal sacrifice. According to Islamic teachings, this month represents when God delivered His word to the prophet Muhammad in the form of the Qur'an. Ramadan is also an opportunity to gather with friends and family and show thanks for God's blessings through works of charity.

Ramadan and the upcoming holiday seasons are a good time to remember the common values that bind us together. Our society is enriched by our Muslim citizens whose commitment to faith reminds us of the gift of religious freedom in our country.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak."
- GEORGE W. BUSH
Surely, I cannot be the only one sickened by these goodwill wishes to the Muslim Ummah in the US and throughout the world? Not only do I find this message sickening, but also I find it weak and cowardly! It is also offensive, because such goodwill messages are never reciprocated. Has the West already become the slave of the Islamic world?

With each passing day, President George W Bush shows himself to be weak and growing ever weaker; indeed, in my opinion, he is too weak to be the leader of the free world at this critical time. After 9/11, he gave the impression that he was going to be the political ‘saviour’ of the free and democratic West, for he talked tough. But as the years have passed, we have seen that he has grown weaker rather than stronger.

Can you imagine Churchill issuing such a statement of goodwill to the Nazis during the Second World War? Imagine it! It would have been unthinkable! Winston Churchill was strong, and he had principle. He was no pussycat. He fought the Second World War with one thing in mind: Victory!
“I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realized …
(To listen to the speech in all its glory, click HERE)
This, Mr Bush, is the way to win wars! Not by sending wishes of goodwill to our enemy!

Doesn’t the President of the United States of America realize that the West is engaged in a war to the death? Doesn’t he realize that such messages of goodwill, especially when they are never reciprocated, will do nothing but appease and embolden the enemy? Doesn’t he realize the nature of the enemy he is dealing with? Doesn’t he realize that Muslims, and Arabs in particular, view such gestures of goodwill as a sign of great weakness? Doesn’t he realize that the war cannot be won this way?

Click here to listen to how Churchill might have reacted:

This was their finest hour

To start with, let him tell us how “our society is enriched by our Muslim citizens whose commitment to faith reminds us of the gift of religious freedom in our country”. What the hell is he talking about? How do these people enrich our society? As far as I can see, all they do is impoverish it! Only in the past days, it has come to light that an opera, Mozart’s Idomeneo, has been cancelled in Berlin because it might offend Muslims. Two weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI came under fire for his quotation of the emperor Palaeologos. Earlier in the year, we saw the furore caused by Muslims throughout the world when a few measly cartoons were published in Denmark. And you, Mr President, have got the unmitigated gall to say that Muslims enrich life here in the West. This is a lie. A damn lie, too! They do nothing but impoverish it! And the longer they stay in the West, and the stronger they become, the more impoverished life will be for us all. Moreover, how the hell do you think that Muslims living in the West can possibly remind us of the gift of religious freedom in the US? Of all people, Muslims do not understand the concept of religious freedom. In Muslim countries, people are put to death for converting out of the faith of Islam. Where’s the commitment to religious freedom in that? Don’t you realize that in each and every country that Islam has ever entered, and where it has been allowed to put down roots, that it has eventually taken over, and snuffed out all vestiges of freedom. Look at the evidence: Egypt, Libya, the Lebanon, Syria - these were all once Christian countries! The ultimate aim of all Muslims, Mr President, is not democracy and freedom, but theocracy and totalitarianism.

From what I can see, these goodwill wishes are an exercise in A-licking! Brown-nosing! Call it what you will! With such utterances, you show the Muslim world, and the rest of us, just how weak you are! Weak and craven and cowardly!

You seem to believe with your sophistry that you will somehow be able to change the nature of Muslims and Islam. You seem to believe that you will tame the lion by calling the lion 'a good boy'. You won’t. Be sure of that! The roaring lion that is Islam has never been tamed, and nor will it ever be. This lion can only be slain!

You, Mr President, made a fatal error of judgment the day after 9/11. Probably out of cowardice, you failed to identify the enemy to the citizens of the USA and the world. You had your chance, and you blew it. You should have stated that while, hitherto, America had not been at war with Islam, it is clear now that Islam is at war with your country. That, Mr President, was your first grave error. You should then have asked the citizens of your fine nation for their co-operation and unity. You should have stated that in order to win this war being waged against your country, you would need everyone to pull all the stops out, and to be prepared to sacrifice for the cause of eventual victory.

Further, you should have drawn together all sides in Congress, the right, the centre, and the left, in order to build a government of national unity. In time war, there is no room for divisions between left and right. War is the time when the people need to put aside their political differences in the cause of the war effort.

Furthermore, the people should have been asked to tighten their belts, and war bonds should have been issued to help finance the war ahead. No war was ever won without the sacrifice of the people. This sacrifice also includes the sacrifice of rights such as the right to sue others because of criticism. All those things, manifestations of life in a free and peaceful world, should have been suspended for the duration of the war.

During World War II, Japanese people living in the US at that time were interned. Likewise, Muslim people living in the US post-9/11 should have also been interned. You cannot wage a war with a fifth column spread across the nation. It is just not possible. You, Mr President, might say that it is not just to punish the majority for the sins of the extreme minority. I would say to you, Mr President, that it is always the case in this life that the majority has to pay for the sins of the minority. This is the nature of life, as unfair as it may be.

Because of the way you have tried to wage this war, because you have tried to wage this war on the defensive, Islam in the West has actually gained in strength since the attack on 9/11. Now the average person in the street doesn’t know what to believe. Their leaders are stating that Islam is really a “religion of peace” which has been “distorted” by the likes of the members of Al-Qaeda which, of course, is balderdash; and yet the news, despite the concealing distemper painted on it by the MSM, shows them that Islam is belligerent and malign, and that it is growing apace here in the West. Naturally, this disturbs many, many people.

All this has come about because you, Mr President, and your incompetent administration, have refused to look truth in the face. This is no way to wage a war, Mr President. This is no way to win this war, Mr President. This is no way to victory, Mr President! You are engaged in mendacity, prevarication, and sophistry. Historians will not be kind to you for enabling the enemy to take away our freedom and democracy. Shame on you!

©Mark Alexander*

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17 comments:

A Free Man said...

Great post!
This speaks for me too! Although I must admit, I did'nt think ALL of Islam was at war with us after 9/11, it is something I have come to learn, I know more about Islam now then I could ever have imagined 5 short years ago!
Bush is not evil like the left seems to think, neither is Blair a liar, I beleive they are good people that either can't comprehend or don't want to comprehend the enormity of the wickedness that faces us, or they know it and are trying their best not to alienate every muslim alive.
If the latter is the case, they are too late, even Muslim people that I know, friends I would have called them, scare me, they all, the 'moderates' and 'radicals' share the same oppinions, they argue the same point, as if learned from rote! I have now distanced myself from these people, I can no longer excuse their hateful rants against America and Israel!
I once saw an Islamic after school class for kids, it was genuinely terrifying, all the kids were bobbing back and forth reciting the Koran in Arabic, even though none of them understood it! It was here that these kids were indoctrinated with the superiority/inferiority complex they all have, it was here they were instructed about the wickedness of the Jews and the Crusaders, it was here that they were taught to hate!
This was in 1998, even then it creped me out, but I put that memory aside until after 9/11.
It is a wicked cult, that is the only conclusion any thinking person can come to!

John Sobieski said...

I despise Bush's stupidity about Islam and the sycophant dhimmis that surround him and wrote this grotestque 'greeting' for him. Truly the man is clueless. Hey, George, why don't you take that gold trimmed koran off the shelf of the Presidential library and crack it open to Ch. 9? Surely that is not too much to ask of our President.

Anonymous said...

One of the local mullahs wrote a 10-inch column in the editorial pages saying that there was no compulsion of religion in Islam & that Islam was full of love. Especially the peace-loving Muslims. They dig us special.

I got through about seven rewrites of my response before the vision of bricks through my windows and a knife at my family's throats finally pulled me from my revery.

Hafta be pretty damn lame to think you can carry on a rational conversation with an irrational man. Believe me. I've tried. How were the 60s for you, eh, Ahmed?

An academic friend who is also a Christian says he sees only a bleak future for humanity now.

And there's ol' Dubya hissonseff trying to make things bleaker. Like six million years of human evolution and he's the best we can get?

As if.

Hoş!

hutchrun said...

With suicide bombings spreading from Iraq to Afghanistan, the Pentagon has tasked intelligence analysts to pinpoint what's driving Muslim after Muslim to do the unthinkable.

Their preliminary finding is politically explosive: it's their "holy book" the Quran after all, according to intelligence briefings obtained by WND.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/013332.php#comments

Koran is the manual of jihad.

Mark said...

A Free Man:

Thank you so much for your excellent comment. It's so good that it would be great if you'd be so kind as to re-post the comment on my own weblog, too. You'll find it here: A New Dark Age Is Dawning.

By the way, all of you are most welcome at my weblog at any time.

Mark said...

John:

I despise Bush's stupidity about Islam and the sycophant dhimmis that surround him and wrote this grotestque 'greeting' for him. Truly the man is clueless.

I can understand why you do despise his stupidity about Islam. In fact, any right-thinking man would. I love the way you describe the greeting as "grotesque"! That's such an apt word to describe it.

Hey, George, why don't you take that gold trimmed koran off the shelf of the Presidential library and crack it open to Ch. 9? Surely that is not too much to ask of our President.

Yes, just that one Surah alone would give him a damn good idea of what we are up against. I join you in the chorus, John.

Mark said...

Anonymous:

An academic friend who is also a Christian says he sees only a bleak future for humanity now.

That's a pretty grim conclusion, isn't it? But pretty near the mark, I would say.

Like six million years of human evolution and he's the best we can get?

Yes, it's very sad, isn't it? The fact is, though, that if the USA goes under, then there is little hope for the rest of the West.

Mark said...

Hutchrun:

Their preliminary finding [of the Pentagon's Intelligence analysis] is politically explosive: it's their "holy book" the Quran after all, according to intelligence briefings obtained by WND.
Jihad Watch Archives

Koran is the manual of jihad.


I wonder how many tens of thousands of dollars have been spent to come to this "explosive" conclusion? If they'd only read some of these excellent blogs on the Web, they might have been able to spare themselves the enormous expense of the long-drawn-out analysis, and they would have come to the conclusion much sooner.

Funny that it takes them such a long time - five years - to come to a conclusion that most sensible people knew all along.

As you say, Hutchrun, the "Koran is the manual of jihad"!

Anonymous said...

No worse than the POTUS speech:
From : #713: Pipes weblog on Londonistan, Ahmadinejad, Allah, Kifaya, Moshe Sharon, Bernard Lewis

"Is Allah God? http://www.danielpipes.org/article/2714 - Continued

Is "Allah" the same deity as "God"? I broached this topic in June 2005 in "Is Allah God?" (answering the question in the affirmative). The topic has taken on new urgency with the uproar over Pope Benedict XVI's comments about Islam, prompting the pope to state today that Muslims "worship the one God and with whom we promote peace, liberty, social justice and moral values for the benefit of all humanity."

In this, he agrees with Pope John Paul II's statement in August 1985. While visiting Casablanca, Morocco, he declared that Catholics and Muslims "believe in the same God, the one God, the living God." (September 21, 2006)

Sep. 25, 2006 update: Pope Benedict reaffirmed this same point, this time even more forcefully. In the course of a statement to Muslim ambassadors, he quoted the Nostra Aetate issued by the Second Vatican Council:

The Church looks upon Muslims with respect. They worship the one God living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to humanity and to whose decrees, even the hidden ones, they seek to submit themselves whole-heartedly, just as Abraham, to whom the Islamic faith readily relates itself, submitted to God.

The pope endorsed this 1965 statement by calling it "the Magna Carta of Muslim-Christian dialogue."

Comment: Every twenty years, it appears, the church confirms that, indeed, Allah=God."

Haha for the last line(comment) though.

~wits0~

Mark said...

Anonymous:

Balderdash! Allah is certainly NOT God! What Muslims understand by Allah is quite, quite different from what the Christians believe and understand by God. To Christians, God is love and understanding and compassion; to Muslims, God is vengeful and angry and vain! (Amongst many other things.)

Anonymous said...

Mark, we know that. No way! But when will these prominent figures ever gather enough cow sense not to appease what is essentially unappeasable? Must it take some dirty nukes or suitcase nukes exploding in the West?

We are being swarmed by this idiotizing PC and unwittingly betrayed to the Devil(in a manner of speaking)!

~wits0~

Josh in Berlin said...

It seems that the cancellation will be revoked and this opera will be shown after all. What a clever publicity stunt the opera house made by first announcing the cancellation. Usually hardly anybody would be interested in that opera, but now it is the talk of the town. That's the way to go to get folks into the opera and make money. Just hype up some threat and pretend to cancel something because of it.

I think I am in a very small minority in Germany who approved of the cancellation. That opera is an insult to other religions (since it shows the severed heads of Jesus and Buddha as well) and to Mozart, the composer, himself.

What benefit would we get if we had this opera? It seems the only reason to defend this stupid opera is to avoid giving the impression of appeasement to the Islamofascists. That's not enough for me. I think this opera would only strengthen Islamofasicsm since it would help their propaganda. To win the war on terrorism, we need to have moderate Muslims on our side, so that they don't support the terrorists, but give us information about them. And we want the moderate Muslims to win over their autocratic governments and fundamentalist groups in the Arab world. This opera, however, alienates the moderate Muslims and helps the fundamentalists.

Let's not forget that theater plays critical of Christians and Israel also get canceled. Earlier this year:
"A New York theatre company has put off plans to stage a play about an American activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza because of the current "political climate" - a decision the play's British director, Alan Rickman, denounced as "censorship"."
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/theatre-gets-stagefright-over-play-on-israeli-death-of-activist/2006/02/28/1141095740986.html

I am not a fan of Rachel Corrie. Not at all. However, if one criticizes the canellation of the Mozart opera for fear of offending Muslimes, then one should also criticize the canceling of that play for fear of offending supporters of Israel..

Besides:
"On May 23, 1998, the New York Times announced that the Manhattan Theatre Club would be canceling its scheduled production of playwright Terrence McNally's newest play, Corpus Christi, due to bomb and death threats made against the theatre, its personnel, and the playwright. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights disavowed responsibility for the threats but did publicly applaud the decision, calling the play "blasphemous.""
http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/access.cgi?uri=/journals/theatre_journal/v051/51.2pr_mcnally.html

When Corpus Christi was shown in Germany in 2000, there have been death threats and bomb threats as well:
http://www.cityinfonetz.de/tagblatt/thema/thema39/

Thus it could very well be that the threats against the "Idomeneo" opera are not only coming from Muslims, but from Christians, who don't like to see the severed head of Jesus... Having said that: The concern about attacks from Muslims is bigger.

Greetings from Berlin,
My blog: The Atlantic Review, A press digest on transatlantic affairs edited by three German Fulbright Alumni

John Sobieski said...

Allah is not the god of Christianity. Mohamed is a false prophet. There was no conversation between Allah, Gabriel or any other spiritual entity and Mohamed. He made it up, all of it. And of course, he made the golden rule of Islam - those who doubt Mohamed and his statements, kill them.

When Mo was creating his new 'religion', he took pieces of Christianity and rock worship and tribalism and created this vomit called Islam. Allah is just one of the pagan 'rock gods' that he chose to elevate to a singular entity and trashed all the others. Of course, it was a brilliant stroke to snatch some of the historical elements of Judaism and Christianity as he was building his new shithouse called Islam. It's called stealing.

Mark said...

Josh in Berlin:

What benefit would we get if we had this opera? It seems the only reason to defend this stupid opera is to avoid giving the impression of appeasement to the Islamofascists.

That's a good enough reason in itself! And all Westerners should attend!

Mark said...

John:

Allah is not the god of Christianity. Mohamed is a false prophet. There was no conversation between Allah, Gabriel or any other spiritual entity and Mohamed. He made it up, all of it. And of course, he made the golden rule of Islam - those who doubt Mohamed and his statements, kill them.

Perfectly stated! Who could say it better?

As for the rest of your comment, John, well, tell us how you really feel! :-)

The Merry Widow said...

I am beginning(yeah, right) to believe that many of the so called Christians are anything but! A True Christian would not call al'a'alah the same as JEHOVAH! There is NO COMPARISON! Period! mohammadins worship a demon, Jews and Christians do not. And telling lies to appease is not the way to go. It always backfires and makes matters worse. Yes, it will provoke a reaction, but what we need is a strong enough reaction to truth that it disgusts people and motivates them to do what is necessary. Anything less is selling our heritage for a bowl of bean soup!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Bearster said...

josh in berlin: what "moderates"? Do you mean the ones that favor deceit to overt violence? (fraud is a corollary to force)