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Bin Laden and his al Qaeda. Hamas. Hezbollah. Muslim terror groups worldwide. Religious fanatics, products of an evil book, with reputations for deceit, high treachery and violence. Fanatics steeped in hatred, bent on sneaking into a country and committing heinous crimes of mass murder and outrage against a population in the name of their religion and their God. How can a country protect its population from people like this? Perhaps one might get a good answer just by asking some first graders in elementary school. They would probably all say, "You have to prevent them from getting into the country." And how do you keep such people from getting into your country? A fraud-proof national identification card plus a system that requires its use on a continuing basis in order to live and function in the country (like having to use it for all financial transactions) would be a good start. This would give the government control over who lives in this country (as it is now, we have millions of illegals here that the government doesn't even know about). How does one describe the problem we are facing? Here you have a group of people so consumed with hatred that they will dedicate their lives to your destruction. In the name of God and religion they set as their objective destroying you en masse, using modern weapons of mass destruction. Their object is not just terrorism but your total destruction. Their actions against you reveal a hatred so deep and intense, so dark and morbid, as to be unfathomable to the western mind. Instead of fighting fairly, they accept no rules of war, act without principle, have no moral restraints, attack the unarmed, the most vulnerable --- the civilian population (men, women and children). Moreover, they appear to enjoy broad support in the Muslim world. They have their mullahs who back them up and justify their behavior, they are backed with huge sums of donated dollars, and are supported by large numbers of Muslims worldwide who cheer them on in their actions, send them money, dance in the street at their successes, and shield and protect them from those who seek them. How many Muslims support them is unclear but surveys indicate that in at least some Muslim countries the majority of Muslims do and in other countries the percentages are high. Yet in most of the Muslim countries the governments are friendly to us. So our enemy is not some government that we can fight, attack or bomb, but instead populations of people who hate us with a purple passion. How does one fight fanatical groups and segments of populations but not governments? What is the cause of all this hatred? Well, the main thrust of their hatred seems to be toward Jews. They seem to have a terrible, consuming hatred of Jews particularly --- and then of all non-Muslims, in general. And they hate us particularly because of our support of the Jews. They see the USA as being under the control of the Jews. And the roots of this terrible hatred can be found right in their holy book, the Koran. At the bottom of it all are the Muslim clerics, steeped in the Koran, steeped in the Koranic rhetoric of hatred, who stir the people up into a terrible hatred of the West and instigate and incite them into carrying out, in the name of God, these evil, atrocious acts against us. In what other religion do you find religious clerics doing things like this? And what does this simple fact alone say about the religion? So how do you fight an enemy like this? It is the oceans of petro dollars that have flooded the Middle East in the last thirty years that has empowered them. One might consider stopping buying oil from them (and, also, stopping all trade with them, in general). One might also consider blatantly discriminating against Muslims in regard to immigration --- simply letting none of them come into this country. And, as for those who are already in this country, one might consider expelling them. One might also consider making the Islamic religion illegal in this country. Those are some ideas. Another idea is to take over the entire Islamic world and subjugate it, ruling it with an iron hand, monitoring the clerics and imprisoning the troublemakers. (There are those who advocate the promotion of democracy in the Islamic world. I am afraid that might be the very worst thing we could do. Democracies over there could easily all end up as radical fundamentalist Islamic states, all scheming to destroy us. Considering the power and influence of the clergy in those countries the kind of people who would be elected to office could easily be Bin Laden and al Qaeda types. Now how does a large wall of countries run by those kinds of people sound to you?) Currently our main tactics in this war against terrorism consist of 1. Pursuing the terrorists through intelligence, and 2. Fortifying potential targets. Common sense dictates doing both but I have my doubts that we can ever fortify all of the innumerable potential targets adequately and in our tactic of pursuing the terrorists using intelligence we are using the same tactic that we have been using in the drug war. We haven't won the drug war yet. It has gone on endlessly and we don't seem any closer to winning it than when we first started; for every person we catch another pops up in his place. I have my doubts that this tactic will win the war on terrorism. And we just can't afford a protracted war on terrorism. We can't allow the war on terrorism to stretch on indefinitely. Too much is at stake. The potential for high calamity is just too high. To get my meaning, envision in your mind some al Qaeda types roaming amongst us with briefcases containing atomic weapons. Need one say more. They could present western man with realities that were previously totally beyond his imagination or mental comprehension. Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic terrorists could reduce western civilization to total chaos and rubble, they could put us back into the stone age. It is just too horrible to contemplate. The West could find itself in one terrible, surreal nightmare. All of our resources for dealing with disasters could be overwhelmed in a second. We could find ourselves in a horrid nightmare from which there was neither remedy nor hope. We could find ourselves up against an enemy whose identity we didn't know, an enemy we that we couldn't find and were unable to retaliate against. It is just something that we cannot let happen. The possibility is very real and really scary. (I don't think most of our politicians are taking it seriously enough. Otherwise there wouldn't be so much political opposition to the kind of actions that need to be taken to protect ourselves.) We must depend on more than just the tactic of pursuit in this war. We must install systems to secure this country and protect its people. These are very evil people that we are dealing with. The future of our civilization is lying in the balance. In addition, in the tactic of pursuing them, much of the pursuing takes place in foriegn countries where we are dependent on others to do the pursuing. Many of these countries are Islamic countries where we are depending on Muslims to pursue Muslims. It might be wisest to emphasize most those kinds of things that you can do yourself rather than those things where you have to depend upon others. Keeping them out of this country is something you can do yourself; pursuing them in foreign countries is something for which you need to depend on the help of others. Finding an alternative form of energy, a substitute for Middle East oil, ought to be a very highest priority. A total economic embargo against the Islamic nations of the world might do wonders over the long run. Another important thing that ought to be done is a careful review of all the liberal civil rights legislation that Congress has passed over the years for its effect in impeding the war on terror, intimidating and hindering law enforcement officials in the type of aggressive investigation that is needed, and in protecting terrorists in general. And the same kind of review should be done for all other legal impediments to this war. If we don't give up all these silly "rights" that have been created for people now, it may be very much to our regret in the end. Aug 2002 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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