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Submitted by Mike (United States), Jun 21, 2007 at 13:29

Dr. Pipes thoroughly describes a view of the future that has been coalescing in my mind. Yet I believe Dr. Pipe's view requires expansion. A merging of extremists is occurring. I would add to the article the coordinated and spontaneous attacks on persons and property by the Radical Right and Leftists who are emboldened by the Intifada. Let us not forget urban gangs who will take advantage of anarchy to stake out more territory. These attacks will target Jews, African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians and their assets.

Once the Constitution is overthrown, local governors will be fickle in regards to how they govern, but the general theme will be suppression of opposition. House to house searches for weapons will occur. A systematic purging and pogroms resulting in a holocaust of unimaginable proportions progresses to the complete and total genocide of the Jewish people.

An American insurgency will develop, but will only provoke more slaughter of civilians by those in control who will kill 100 for every extremist who is killed.

Why will the extremists win? They are more committed to destruction in order to exert control. It is easier to destroy than to build. Nor do they fear death to achieve their goals. The technology of mass murder has improved since WWII and they will use such technology without mercy and perhaps with delight.

The only hope I see is that the US military, which is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States is able to mount a coup to reinstate the Constitution or prevent its removal in the first place. Yet the USA would still be a dark place. It would be a police state with many abuses and a destroyed economy as it seeks to restore order. It would never be the same again as the threat of extremist terror would be omnipresent. (The movie THE SIEGE could be an example).

To be prophetic, one needs to be a keen observer of societal (or in this case global) trends. It appears that Dr. Pipes is such an observer who can reasonably calculate societal outcomes based on the synergy of what is occurring globally.

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