Hummm... isn't this video's script missing that tidbit that says if the West clears out of Iraq, none of this terrorizing as a norm will be necessary?
Of course not... only the foolhardy believe that if we leave Iraq in retreat and failure, terrorists will be appeased and the Islamic terrorists' quest for their Caliphate will cease.
AL-Qaeda called on Islamists to sow terror in the West to create a climate of fear, in a third video marking the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, which was posted on the internet today.
Called "reasons and motives for the attacks on New York and Washington," the video features a montage of images of the burning World Trade Centre towers and scenes from Islamist training camps.
"We must take Islamist terrorism to Western countries so that it becomes a normal part of life like natural disasters," a voiceover says.
"In that way, we will have acts of mass extermination in which people will feel that their affluence also brings death... and we will have created a balance of deterrence between us and them," the unidentified voice adds.
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Oh yes... I hear it now. "But the US created this increased terrorist activity by invading Iraq!". Uh huh... just like we were in Iraq when the assaults on US interests, escalating in size, intensity and boldness over the past three or so decades, culminated in two attacks on the WTC on US shores, and a hole blown in the side of a US military battleship.
And what, pray tell, did our being in Iraq have to do with that trend?
That inescapable logic aside, James Lewis has a terrific historic review of FDR's managing of WWII after Pearl Harbor. Actions that, in today's "there is no good war" climate, would raise just as many fool hardy naysayers as we see now.
Using the common anti-war mantra that Iraq has nothing to do with 911, and we should be restricting our defense to Afghanistan/Pakistan and where ever Bin Laden is skulking under a rock, it becomes apparent that WWII's strategy was totally mismanaged.
The Japanese hit Pearl Harbor... but US troops responded by invading North Africa. Not such a stupid move, considering the outcome - Hitler's agenda being dismantled. It's all about strategy. A skill that most pols and voters do not possess, but a subject they persist upon spewing nonsensical advice.
After the "day that will live in infamy" FDR's first land attack took place in Morocco and Algeria, then French colonies, in alliance with the British.
Why? Morocco is about as far from Pearl as you can get. Why punish the poor North Africans for what the Japanese did to us? Well, FDR understood the enemy, and so did the American people. It wasn't just Tojo who attacked the US on December 7, 1941. It was the Axis imperial alliance -- Germany, Japan and Italy. They were bent on world conquest, had already conquered most of Europe, and had to be stopped at a time and place of our choosing.
So our first land attack came in North Africa, not the Pacific. It was the other side of the world. We fought Rommel in the desert, along with the British Army and the Free French, cut off his supplies by sea, and step-by-step drove the Germans and Italians back across Sicily and Italy.
Meanwhile the US Navy and Marines beat the Japanese at sea in the Pacific, and started a heroic and bloody island-by-island conquest of the Philippines, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and all the rest.
In the upshot, the Allies invaded France before we finally reached Japan. So by the "logic" of our friends on the Left, FDR attacked all the wrong places and all the wrong people -- the Germans and Italians (who only fought back once we attacked), not the Japanese who assaulted us at Pearl.
Our highbrow strategists on the Left must believe that FDR should have just done a tit-for-tat for the attack on Hawaii, avenged two thousand plus American lives, and the war would have been over in six months. Which is a load of nonsense, of course, because the Japanese, the Germans and Italians, were long-term, world-wide, imperialist fanatics.
So are the Islamic fascists.
snip - read in entirety at link above
And "so are the Islamic fascists". Yes... I think the first link story proves that point.