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"Preemptive military action" or retaliation

By Charles A. Morse
web posted September 2, 2002

Radical Islamists are in complete control of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and a handful of smaller states where a breakneck effort is underway to acquire chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They have exported their radical revolution by supporting terror and propaganda in moderate Islamic states, insurgencies in Russia, China, the Philippines, the Balkans, and sub-Saharan Africa, and with the influence that huge worldwide financial investments bring to bear. The Islamists are aiding in the mass murder of innocent civilians in Israel, India, Pakistan, and Africa. Genocide against Christians has been going on for years in southern Sudan. Terrorists are lying in wait to attack in the U.S. and Europe where infiltration is reported to be extensive.

The raison d'être of this Islamist movement is a call for the death of Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and anyone else who refuses to submit to the scimitar. The only non-Muslims tolerated by these Islamists are those who have submitted to Sharia, or Islamic law, and who have therefore accepted dhimmi status as second-class citizens. The Koran commands the believing Muslim to engage in Jihad, or war, against any nation, which has refused to submit. The word Islam means submission.

Like the Nazis and Communists before them, the Islamists seek to establish a world order with themselves in charge. They believe, like their totalitarian predecessors, that they possess a superior truth, which entitles them to exercise absolute power over others. With that same sense of insufferable righteousness, they are attempting, by use of force and violence, to usher in a bizarre utopia. They are actually in a stronger position than the Nazis were in terms of financial recourses, hard and soft-core following amongst Muslims, and an over-all global reach. They share with the Nazis a fanatical penchant for murder of those whom they perceive as standing in the way of their ultimate goal.

Dick CheneyVice President Richard V. Cheney eloquently spoke of a "pre-emptive military action" against Iraq by the U.S. in an August 29th speech to Korean War veterans in San Antonio. The truth is that such a military action would be more retaliatory than pre-emptive since the US has been under attack by Islamists for over two decades culminating in the Sept. 11th attack on the twin towers and Pentagon. The radical Islamist Iranian regime of Ayatollah Khomeni launched the war against America in 1980 when the American embassy was seized in Teheran and American citizens were held hostage for over a year. President Jimmy Carter's weak-kneed response to this assault on American sovereignty set the stage for today's crisis.

Since that time, the Islamists have grown steadily bolder and more audacious in their attack against the US. The Clinton Administration did nothing of substance in response to the first World Trade Center bombing, the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the bombing of the American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania or the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. Islamists took note of the fact that the US was humiliated and bloodied in Somalia. Evidence suggests that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were Islamist agents when they blew up the Murrah building in Oklahoma City. When McVeigh was picked up, according to U.S.News (8/29), he had several Iraqi's phone numbers in his pocket and Nichols had reportedly been in contact with Ramsi Yousef and the Abu Sayyef terrorists in the Philippines. Senator John Kerry (D MA) has stated on TV that in his opinion terrorists destroyed TWA Flight 800.

Since Sept. 11th, the radical terrorist threat has grown unabated. The liberation of Kabul from the Islamist Taliban, a truly bright moment, was met with celebrations and dancing in the streets. Similar scenes accompanied the end of World War II and the collapse of Communism. All the world over its easy to see, people everywhere just want to be free (Rascals). America would not only be acting in its self-interest by stopping the scourge, but would be acting in the interest of freedom everywhere. May the spirit of Kabul spread to Baghdad, Teheran, and Damascus.

Chuck Morse hosts a radio program on Salem Radio/WROL in Boston.

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