Why George Bush, Barack Obama, and the United States Did Not, Cannot, and Will Not Win the War on Terror
By: Jim Byrd
The United States has spent trillions of dollars fighting it, expending thousands of lives, yet has never had a strategery to defeat it, eradicate it, or cause it to surrender. Why? Because it does not exist. Terrorism, or that ridiculous appellation assigned to it by the intellectually clumsy Obama administration, man-made disaster, or whatever one chooses to call it, does not exist, has never existed, and will never exist as an entity. This point I have expounded upon myriad times: terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy. Bombing is a tactic, not an enemy. Kamikaze pilots were tactics, not enemies. Suicide bombing is a tactic, not an enemy.
Allen West uses a World War II analogy to drive home the point. But to add to his point–which ensues in this discourse–using the logic of George Bush, and the further perverted logic of Barack Obama, if either had been president on December 7, 1942, after the Japanese bombed our naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, a “war on bombings” would have been the political moniker of the era, and the tactics employed against the “war on bombings” would have guaranteed that the United States and its European allies would have either been defeated, or still, to this day, be fighting a war that cannot be won because the enemy was never engaged. Just as the United States has never engaged the enemy that attacked the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001.
Say it out loud, whisper it, deny it, refuse to acknowledge it, however one chooses to address it or not address it, we are engaged in a religious war. A war of ideologies. A war against a religion. A war with the Muslim faith. Not all Muslims, but enough to cost the world trillions of dollars per year, and thousands of lives per year. It is that simple. The Muslim attacks against non-Muslim individuals, cultures, and countries around the world will never be defeated by focusing on their tactics.
The intellectually comatose are much too quick to attribute all “terrorist” attacks and world Muslim related violence to a small fringe of the Muslim faith, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, etc. But what has never been addressed honestly is the worldwide brutal rioting, Christian church burning, killings, burning of Christians, and multiple issued fatwas by Muslims over a few cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on September 30, 2005, satirizing the prophet Muhammad. This worldwide pandemonium was not the result of Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, et alia, but of the plebeian masses of Islam, who when compelled by Islam will react violently against non-Muslims.
Is this religious war against non-Muslims new? Is it a 20th and 21st century phenomenon? I will first let Thomas Jefferson and John Adams explain why this is not true, how to defeat it, then let Allen West explain why we will never defeat “terrorism”:
Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin attempted to negotiate a treaty with the Muslims of Tripoli to stop their capturing of American trade ships and holding them for ransom–Somalia, a Muslim state, is replicating this history to perfection, but this being the benign, soft, and politically correct world in which we live, sans Muslim states, we will not address Somalia, only their tactics. After asking Sidi Haji Abdrahaman why they were capturing American ships and holding them for ransom without being provoked by the United States, Jefferson and Franklin epitomized the world as it relates to Muslims in the 18th century, and very poignantly how it relates to the world in the 21st century:
It was written in their Quran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet (Muhammad) were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful (Muslims) to plunder and enslave; and that every Muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise.
When Jefferson became president in 1801, within 5 years, we went to war against Tripoli, blockaded their ports of entry, seized all goods, then charged ashore and captured Tripoli. Thus, the Marine hymn with the words “from the shores of Tripoli.” Jefferson did not fight a war on terrorism, he did not fight a war against pirating, he fought a war against a Muslim nation that was attacking our ships. A treaty was signed, and peace reigned upon the region–for a few years. Then Algeria thought they could shake down President James Madison for tributes in Al Sharpton fashion, but sadly were met with the wrath of the United States Navy, and peace quickly ensued, until….
One word of caution first: Allen West is black, intelligent, knowledgeable, completely understands how to eradicate Islam’s war against the non-Muslim world, and writes his own material from his knowledge base, and does not rely on a teleprompter. Any comparison and contrast between Obama and West is the reader’s discretion.
So with no further ado, Allen West:
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.