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Mutual Assured Destruction Policy and Islam

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Submitted by Mike (United States), Sep 10, 2007 at 05:09

Islam is the greatest threat to humanity, in world history. One can argue that moderate elements exist in Islam, but these are disappearing rapidly, as the disease of fundamentalism spreads--and Islam appears to have no "anti-bodies" within itself to stop it. All human progress has been related to democracy and the free expression of individuals who form free societies and a "free marketplace of ideas". The fact Islam has no "ideaological anti bodies" is due to the fact that it has not existed in free societies (or) the free societies eventually became Islamic and lost their freedom--same difference. Without the free marketplace of ideas, societies cannot develop "ideological immune systems" where free discussion and free examination of ideas tests all truth and all falsehood--proving the worth of all thought. This is why Islam cannot ever be expected to purify itself of fundamentalism.

Islam has debased the "mental fight" of ideas down to the physical level--to bombs and threats. This has further exposed Islam's incapacity to endure any real form of ideological challenge. Those who leave Islam do so at the peril of their lives. This lowering of Islamic thought into the physical realm of bombs and other atrocities or thuggery has extended to Islam's corruption of its own children into brainwashed would-be suicide bombers. What are fundamentalist Islamic schools now but bomb factories that must eventually become military targets?

Islam has a two-pronged strategy--one peaceful and one violent--for the overthrow of the world. The increased violence and, ultimately, the success of any fundamentalist threat to explode a nuclear device in the United States will lead to an absolute change in the mind of the American public and in the American governmental system. This change, however, will not lead to the victory Islam's fundamentalists may desire.

The US still has the capability to destroy every man, woman and child on the earth. Every US President elected from the start of the Cold War until now has been in agreement with the policy of MAD--Mutual Assured Destruction. For the sake of freedom, the Presidents elected by the American people have been willing to kill every man, woman and child in the Soviet Union, if we were to be attacked.

A nuclear or serious biological attack will lead to such a policy being put forward inexorably on the billion muslims around the world--ultimately, every muslim nation without differentiation, without out any regard for "surgical strikes"--just as we had in the cold war. Unfortunately, I believe it is not only possible but likely that the people of Islam will be unable to control their own people's rabid commitment to vent their hatred violently upon the US. The Soviet Union was able to control its own people and to prevent unintended strikes against the US. Islam will not be able to succeed in doing so.

Deals can be made by the US with Russia and China to stay out of the fight, in exchange for territory and for oil. Neutron bombs can be used, thus eliminating the global threat of nuclear fall-out. The social chaos in the US, resulting from a nuclear bomb will result in martial law and mass arrests and internment of Islamic people in concentration camps--just as the US did with American citizens of Japanese extraction. There will be no "constitutional constraints" on such draconian actions and the US public will, for the most part, support it, in the face of massive devastation.

This is what the people of Islam have to look forward to--their inevitable extermination. Islam's lack of an ideological immune system will lead to its own failure to stop the corruption of the vast majority of its adherents, including women and children. Oil money will fund the means for fanatics to succeed in striking the US. The US will temporarily collapse as a constitutional system and martial law will lead to a military dictatorship in the US (during the time of crisis) and internment, if not extermination of those perceived as "seditious or treasonous" mortal enemies of the US. A policy of mutual assured destruction will be adopted by a military government in the US. Of course Islam will not be able to prevent itself from striking the US again, in retaliation for the US response to the first massive strike. Then, Islam will see a level of absolute destruction beyond the comprehension of any average person, when the US carries out its policy of Mutual Assured Destruction.

All of this will amount to the greatest single tragedy the human race has ever witnessed--and Islam will have brought it on itself, by leaving the West no choice but to take this course of action for its own survival. This is why Islam is the greatest threat to humanity--because it is the greatest threat to itself.

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