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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yet Again, Yet Again: Islam Shows Its True Colors

I waited a couple of days before commenting on the Istanbul airport atrocity to see if this time our putative "leaders" reacted in a way that would give hope for Western civilization. The answer was no. Nothing. We see again the same old cycle of Muslim atrocity; rote, emotionless expressions of condolence and prayers; and tired platitudes about "standing with the people of (fill in the blank) in this time of national tragedy."

Frankly, however, our dimwitted "leaders" are partly right. This latest attack is a tragedy in the classic sense: events take place as foretold, yet the main characters march towards their downfall seemingly powerless to alter course.

With that, one more time, let's review the basics.

The people who did this crime in Istanbul were not lunatics, any more than were, say, the pilots who flew Kamikaze missions. They are believers, true believers, but not in a fringe, perverted, radical, twisted, sick, hijacked, extreme form of Islam. They believe in Islam, plain ol' vanilla Islam without any modifiers. As I have noted on many occasions (here for example),
As practiced in every country of the world, Islam is a totalitarian ideology that openly advocates intolerance, death for non-believers, and relegates women to the status of cattle. As we have seen repeatedly over the past few decades, this isn't just talk. Islam, at least as now practiced, is a violent and intolerant totalitarian ideology, and an enemy of freedom. Those of us who have served in Muslim states know that when we go to those countries we must respect their culture -- OK, fine. It, however, turns out that when foreign Muslims come to our country, we also have to respect their culture -- or at least the Disney version they peddle.
The problem is Islam.

There is no delicate way around that. Islam is not like other religions. It, in fact, is not a religion as we understand religion. Islam is more akin to Communism or Fascism: as previously noted, it offers a complete totalitarian political, economic, and cultural system demanding iron-clad obedience. Islam, in addition, promises sensual rewards in the afterlife for those who die defending or spreading it violently. As with Communism and Fascism, it preys on and takes over the minds and the emotions of the world's losers, of the aggrieved, of those who blame others for their own failings.

Please forgive my citing previous posts, but it proves hard to say anything new about dealing with the Islamic threat,
How to deal with Islam? Take it at its word. When Islam says it wants to conquer, enslave, and kill us, believe it. Islam claims to be a warrior creed, accept that. Peace marches, candlelight vigils, piles of teddy bears, bathing buildings in colorful lights, and word salad speeches about "not letting the terrorists win by changing our ways" just won't cut it. I would bet that many of those killed in New York, Boston, London, Paris, and Brussels were progressive liberal sorts who "welcomed" the arrival of Muslims, and would have proven horrified at the thought of our portraying Islam as a murderous dogma. Delusions can and will get you killed.
The case of Turkey and Islam is a complex one. Suffice to say, that by putting Islam back into national politics, Turkey's current rulers deviated from Ataturk's post-Ottoman policy of suppressing Islam, and removing it from the nation's political and military spheres. Ataturk saw Islam as the major reason Turkey was backward, "the sick man of Europe." The leaders of Turkey have played games with ISIS and other terrorists, thinking they could outsmart them and use them against the pro-Russian Syrian regime and the persistent Kurdish demands for a homeland. How did that work out? You cannot ally with or befriend ISIS or, for that matter, Islam. It will backfire. Why? Because Islam's objective is your submission, or failing that, your death. Look at our relations with the Saudis. If anybody owes the United States, the Saudi royals do. Yet, we see them funding terror and even turning a blind eye to direct attacks on the United States homeland and our people around the world.

As I have said too many times already, delusions can get you killed.

I, of course, should not, but, nevertheless, was appalled by the reaction of Kerry and Obama to the Istanbul massacre. Kerry was participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival--yes, that's a real thing. You can go here and read a fawning account of his idiotic statements there about the "challenges" in the world. Kerry got a chance to sound even more idiotic at a press conference when he dealt with the airport attack,
Crediting coalition efforts, Kerry said it’s been over a year since the group launched a “full-scale military offensive.”
"Now, yes, you can bomb an airport, you can blow yourself up. That's the tragedy. Daesh and others like it know that we have to get it right 24/7/365. They have to get it right for ten minutes or one hour. So it's a very different scale,” Kerry said. "And if you're desperate and if you know you’re losing, and you know you want to give up your life, then obviously you can do some harm.”
That's it? An emotionless recitation of platitudes? That's how he characterizes hundreds of innocent people injured or blown to pieces, as "some harm"? Mr. Secretary, excuse me, but no "full-scale military offensive" by the Islamists? What planet are you on? They have outflanked us! They attack in Istanbul, Djakarta, Nairobi, Orlando, Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Boston, London, Ottawa, Sydney, etc. I favor bombing Raqqa into the dirt, and killing these ISIS creeps by the bushel in Iraq and Syria, but it's too late for only that. A desultory bombing campaign against ISIS is not a strategy in what is a global assault against us. Thanks to progressive delusions, laws, and policies, the enemy have boots on the ground in Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and throughout Africa. Their field of operation is not restricted to dusty corners of Syria and Iraq. They have gone global by going local. Thousands of mosques all over the world, including in America, Australia, and Europe, serve as logistical and recruitment centers with social media serving as coordination and communication mechanisms--and all the while our societies' obsession with political correctness provides them protection.

Secretary Kerry, you are a bloodless, clueless, delusional reptile with zero understanding of the enemy.

One more time: It is not ISIS, Al Qaeda, or some other brand of lunatic "radical Islam" we must face. No. We must confront Islam's 1400-year war on the West, a war which has gained new strength and urgency because of the weakness of the West and its crop of, yes, delusional leaders. Muslims use our technology, our money, and our laws against us. They use our compassion and our tolerance against us. As stated, above, the people who want to conquer us believe not in "radical Islam," but in Islam. They see us, no matter how kind and welcoming we prove, as problems to solve, targets to hit, obstacles to remove in pursuit of a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

And Obama? He barely could be bothered to mention the Istanbul attack. He was meeting in Canada with the PM of Canada and the President of Mexico, all three absorbed in saving the planet from global climate change and, of course, from the threat of overly restrictive immigration laws. When Obama spoke about Istanbul, he did so in his classic, inarticulate, choppy, low-key, oh-so-bored-with-it-all manner (watch the video),
Obama did not name the Islamic State specifically, but did not dispel any notion that the terrorist group was most likely to be behind the attack. "We’re still learning all of the facts, but we know this is part of our broader, shared fight against terrorist networks," he said in a three-way news conference with the North American leaders.
Is this how a war leader talks? Is this how to inspire a nation to greater efforts on the path to victory?

The spilled blood in Istanbul was still warm as Obama and Trudeau prattled on about climate change, and Peña Nieto gave a bizarre, rambling discourse on the need to fight forces that could create a new Mussolini or Hitler--which, I guess, was aimed at Trump. Absurd. Completely absurd. Yes, delusional. There's that word, again, delusional.

Meanwhile, the Islamists regroup, reload, and ready their next atrocity, their next tragedy--with or without Raqqa, with or without ISIS.

28 comments:

  1. Islam is our enemy same a Soviet Communism was/is. Leftism is also our enemy. Both work together.

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  2. The older I get, the more I have to say that Samuel Huntington was right.

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  3. Thank you from Downunder Dip. I don't think a better summary is possible.

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  4. Thank you from Downunder Dip. I don't think a better summary is possible.

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  5. For better or worse, those who were hoping with baited breath to know what a Kerry administration would've looked like in 2004-2008, now know.

    Where are the people telling us how much better off the world is for Obama's "leadership" these past eight years?

    - reader #1482

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    1. They also are in Canada, where the media was beside itself worshiping the insipid "hopey-changey" speech of Obama there in Parliament. If they'd gotten any more in love with him, it would qualify as a porn channel.

      Graham

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  6. Thank you for such a clear-sighted assessment of the situation. Coincidentally, I was reading this Wikipedia article about the "Bulgarian Turks" immediately before reading your post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_Turks The entire article - and so many others from Wiki's "list of Ethnic Cleansings" take on a completely different perspective when the *religions* of the so-called "ethnic groups" are known. In Eastern Europe, Near Asia, and the rest of the old Ottoman Empire, it becomes very obvious that each of these episodes is, no matter what other forces may appear to be involved, directly because of the simple facts you stated so succinctly above. May God help us, in Jesus Christ's name.

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  7. Islam's only real hope is for a reformation movement ... throwing off these ancient barbaric teachings. The fact that Obummer didn't endorse Egypt's Sissi's call for same ... or has not proposed one of his own ... to me, speaks volumes. Those calls for prayers when as a child in Indonesia must have really captured (and hardened) his heart.

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    1. I predict that within a year or two of leaving office, BO will declare that he is, in fact, now going to be a practicing Muslim. (Despite denials for the past 8 years, that's been clear to everyone else.)

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    2. They need an enlightenment.

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    3. "They need an enlightenment."
      Affirm! Approximately 10 Kilo tons per Islamic acre!

      As for an Islamic "Reformation", Pope Benedict got it right! There is no wiggle room in the Koran for Allah's creatures to modify it! What you see is what you get! On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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    4. Agreed Mr. Roll. An actual enlightenment in Islam would require the rewriting (not just reinterpretation) of its basic text. Barring that, 50 years from now, with the Islamic Enlightenment Movement fully complete, just *one* guy has to read its fundamental original text, and the whole movement will be junked in just a few years.
      What's the US to do? It's not a violation of the 1st amendment to talk openly and honestly about the real problem. IMO, that's the first step.


      - reader #1482

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    5. I'm a tyro at this, but don't you need a reformation before you can have an enlightenment? And since Islam anticipated and precluded such a movement, might it not take a near-apocalyptic event to usher in its reformation?

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  8. A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
    scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

    The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
    the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
    paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

    Replies the scorpion: "It's my nature."

    And, thus it is with Liberals and Islam

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    1. In the version of this that I first heard, years and years ago, the stream was the River Jordan.

      And the scorpion's reply was "This is the Middle East. What did you expect?"

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  9. And of all religions, Islam is the only one which does not even suggest that one should try to better oneself. In fact, quite the contrary -- Islam tells one to go with the mean, petty little voice that tells us to seek revenge on all wrongs real or perceived.

    It is a pro-slavery political system masquerading as religion.

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  10. An Aspen Ideas Festival? What a wonderful idea!

    Something like Bangladesh Disneyland, the Haiti Mathematics Olympiad, the Kommunistische Partei der Schweiz, the Lilongwe Golf Open, the Mashad Jazz Festival, or the Conference of Ainu Podiatrists.

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  11. Islam divides the world into the house of war and the house of submission. This is incorrect. A first step back towards reality would be to note that all of it is a house of war. Islamic nations are all riven in a civil war where ISIS and fellow travellers are on a particular side. There is no such thing as the islamic world. That would be an Islamic delusion. There are only squabbling, violent factions.

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    1. Good point. I will certainly keep reminding myself of that. Thanks.

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  12. By the way, any word on a possible motive for the attack?

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    1. I am sure it was Mormon missionaries out of control

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  13. Islam had it's "reformation" in the 9th century, a little book, well worth the read is "the Closing of the Muslim Mind: how intellectual suicide created the modern Islamist crisis (2010); Reilly, Robert, R.
    ISBN: 1-933859-91-1

    Knowing your enemy affords you a better chance of overcoming him.

    Pete of Freo

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    1. Yes, I have the point that Islam has had a "reformat" with unfortunate results for the world and the people who live under the reign of Islam. The "religion" needs an "enlightenment."

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    2. It's theological repudiation of what we call Reason will make an enlightenment well nigh impossible, you and I both know it will require them to be "lit-up", however, the West is too preoccupied with ecological millenarianism, gender politics and narcissistic Onanism to be able to apprehend the power of belief held by the Islamists, so we fritter away any advantage we may have had in a desperate attempt to not seem bad-mannered.

      Pete of Freo

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