Submitted by Nick4693 (Japan), Sep 13, 2007 at 22:52
I totally agree with Shiva.
I am by no means a warmonger. Though a child, I was a displaced person during WWII, courtesy of Adolf Hitler and his gang, and hate war with a passion, but some situations do arise when one must take the bull by the horns and defend oneself, or suffer the consequences. As has often been said, the best form of defense is attack!
I am a positive thinker, but history has an awful habit of repeating itself. The problem with the West is that it is long-suffering, putting off decisions until the last moment, often after the damage has been done and when there is no alternative and we have lost the initiative. Even though war was staring us in the face in 1939, we continued to rely on appeasemernt, simply hoping that the threat might go away.
Unfortunately, like the so-called "promise" of eternal life, it's just plain wishful thinking.
The point I am trying to make is that war with Islam is inevitable. It's going to happen! It's no use standing idly by wringing our hands in despair. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!
However, the first problem that needs to be resolved is rounding up Islamist sympathizers in the US, caused by liberal governments, notably Arab lover Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The signs were there, but officialdom chose to ignore them. It also chose to ignore the warnings of others.
Are we going to wait for another 9/11 before we take action, or are we going to hit them first, just as the Israelis put Iraq's nuclear dreams to rest? The thought of a nuclear device in the hands of that diminutive megalomaniac who runs Iran is too terrifying to contemplate.
There is no alternative. We MUST strike first! Radical? Of course it's radical! Extreme situations demand extreme measures. Many will die, but many, many more will die if we just stand cowering in the corner.
The choice is ours. Vacillation is our greatest enemy.
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (2097) on this item
Comment on this item
You can help support Daniel Pipes' work by making a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes