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War on Terrorism

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Submitted by Rick (United States), Sep 11, 2007 at 14:48

It is an "easier" war than fighting the Third Reich and Japan or Korea or if we had to face the Soviets n Europe. But for it to be "easier" we have to do things than are both very American and very non-American.

First, the free reign of allowing the Saudis to build wahabbi mosques all over the world while they shred Bibles found on those entering Saudi Arabia or arrest Christians holding a prayer service is placing one arm behind our backs. We should be demanding reciprocity from the Muslim world or not allow them the freedom to build an infrastructure in the West. Christianity or any other religion outlawed in their nations must be translated in a reciprocal act by the Western nations.

A campaign to support non-Muslim minorities in Muslim nations should have been implemented long ago. Islam knows it is no match for Christianity and that is why Christians are not allowed in Muslim nations. The recent South Korean hostages were released on the condition that Koreans do not come to Afghanistan to spread the Christian faith. Islam has no message except death and blood and it is no match for a real religion. Terrorism is the death rattle of Islam.

Covert operations must be emphasized and should be conducted on a daily basis worldwide. Known terrorists should disappear. Organizations fronting terror should be shut down. We have been very late in confronting Islamic charities and such which support Islamic evil.

Third, and this is something most people will not only disagree with but strongly protest and that is the solution to stopping terrorist bombings. In short it is a cruel decision but in the end it will save lives. The families of the suicide bombers must pay the price. If young Muslim men knew that after their "martyrdom" their families will suffer, they would think twice. it is not a Western concept to punish family members of criminals but we are not dealing with a Western enemy. Our rules must change. Once our rules change the fight will become much easier. We cannot play by our Western rules but must accept their rules. The Western "outrage' over Guantanemo shows a structural weakness. The Northern Alliance - our Muslim allies in Afghanistan- killed many of the prisoners in their control or simply locked them in enclosed spaces and let them die. Cruel, yes, but that is their world. We have to adopt a cruelness in dealing with them and not a politically correct rulebook. Lives are at stake and people die because we follow our rules. I consider people's lives more important than Western concepts that are imposed on enemies that have absolutely no respect or understanding for them. In fact, they see those humane rules as weakness on our part and encourage further terrorism.

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