Losing the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and AMERICA!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Americans, for the most part, have tried to smother their growing unease with the Muslim community among us. But it will only take a spark to ignite this barely controlled passion. Unease has grown into anger.
Isn’t it just a tad ignorant NOT to expect this kind of fear/anger from a people whom Muslims have attacked many times, and, even now, vow to destroy? I must tell you. When someone tells me they intend to kill me and my family, I sit up and I take notice, and I do everything in my power to keep that from happening and… I sure as heck will not lend them a hand in my own murder, or the murder of my family, or my extended family, the people of America.
We continue to hear of moderate Islamists. The left trots them out and we are assured they are moderates and, well, are just like Christians and Jews. Well, I have to ask: are those “moderate” Muslims who insist on building a mosque at Ground Zero in New York? Think about that for a while.
How about the throngs of Muslims dancing in the streets and shouting for joy at the death of those Americans on September 11th, 2001? Were/are they “moderates,” too? Huh?
Look, if Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, or Roman Catholics had flown those airliners into the Twin Towers and killed 3,000 Americans, I’d feel the same way about them as I do about Muslims. Heck, I am still angry with the Japanese for Pearl Harbor!
To our leftist friends who have adopted the mantra “Can’t we all just get along?” I say this: No, we cannot all just get along. Not so long as Muslims continue to insist on forcing their brand of religion on the entire world and establishing Sharia law over the entire world, and continue to maintain their silence as the so-called Islamofacists among them kill and maim America civilians, and soldiers, the world over -- in the name of Islam.
I don’t hold with burning books – any books – not even pornography. There is something akin to the sacred about the printed word that I revere. So, I cannot condone the burning of the Islamic holy book by the church in Florida. But, believe you me; I understand the anger behind it. I also understand the frustration Americans are feeling toward other Americans who, somehow, think that kow-towing to their local Islamic communities is the “tolerant” and “American” thing to do. By doing so, they are “submitting” just as the religion of Islam demands.
It is embarrassing to me, as an American, when a community voluntarily bows to Islam -- yet takes no thought at giving the Christian community or the Jewish community the back of it’s hand. I can explain it only one way. They are acting out of FEAR.
Then, there is this story at nbcconnecticut.com. How does one explain why these folks are embarrassing themselves in such a manner? Read the story entitled: “City Council Meetings to begin with Muslim Prayers” and decide for yourselves. You will find it (HERE).
Maybe it has something to do with my being southern, but I find it far easier to relate to the Quran-burning, by the church in Florida, than I do to that City council’s solicitation of Islamic prayers at their meetings.
Allow me to add my disappointment at General Petraeus’ comments concerning the Quran-burning. His remarks confirm my worst fears about the US Military. It has become politicized. At least, the upper echelons of command seem to be nothing more than politician/soldiers. That is very, very, bad for our military.
I sincerely hope the next conservative Commander-in-Chief will purge the Pentagon from the Joint Chiefs of Staff all the way down to the colonels serving in the field.
The Chiefs of Staff should be fighting men. If that means reaching down into the colonelcy to promote fighting men to 4-star rank -- then it should be -- NO -- it NEEDS to be done.
I would remind you, America did not win the war in Iraq. And I will predict -- with no hesitation -- America will not win the war in Afghanistan. We cannot win wars with politician/soldiers in command! We cannot win wars when these politician/soldiers are more interested in winning the enemy’s hearts and minds than in defeating, utterly, America’s enemies!
In my opinion, General Petraeus has clearly demonstrated why America will not win in Afghanistan. America is no longer in the “war-winning” business.
For those Americans who believe America can embrace Islam without being forced to totally submit to Islam and Sharia Law, allow me to disabuse you of that mistaken opinion. With Islam, there is no half way. When there is open warfare in the streets of America, between Muslims and Americans of other religious persuasions, remember that we warned it would happen.
No matter what you think at the moment, America is headed for a bloody confrontation with Islam here on our shores, in our streets, in our communities. It is coming as surely as day follows night. The Ground Zero Mosque is only the opening skirmish.
Remember this, too: if America is to remain free, Islam must not be allowed a single victory.
Now that our radical, socialist, President has surrendered in the War on Terror, it will be left to individual Americans to preserve America’s liberties and freedom.
Yes, I do understand what a terrible thing this is -- even to contemplate. But we need to understand that with the President/Commander-in-Chief America has now, we freedom loving Americans are on our own!
May God help us in the coming fight.
J. D. Longstreet