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Strange Times are Ahead

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Sep 23, 2007 at 10:44

What's a Momin? Is that a Moslem? I never heard that word before.

At the time the Soviets went into Afghanistan, they were, as far as we knew, still very strong and attempting to dominate as much of the world as possible. We were in competition with them and from our perspective, they were a grave danger to us. If we had been too weak to prevent them, they would have overrun all of Europe and on and on, until, perhaps, if we had been crushed economically and unable to support our military (as they eventually were) they would have overrun us. The difference between our prevailing and their prevailing is that when they fell, we sent in our businessmen to help ourselves and help them, while they would have sent their soldiers and their oppression and made us into a colony to serve them as they did with all their "satellites."

We suffer from short-sightedness and the quest for immediate gratification.

We should have been, the CIA should have been, but weren't yet aware of the threat of Islamists. We didn't really (and most still don't) understand the nature of it. We had confidence that financial aid and negotiations would be the way to control problems in the Middle East. We believed economic development would answer all ailments. We forgot history. We forgot to study that fundamental Islamism seeks universal dominance and that economics plays a secondary role -- economic abundance is the means for them, not the aim. As we looked askance at their unconcern with the lack of real economic development, we forgot to consider all they could do with those petro-dollars if they thought it would get them into heaven.

And even if we did know, the immediate greater danger was the Soviets. Had we had our CIA eyes open, we would have seen this coming as soon as the Soviets fell. But we didn't.

As far as all the "kafirun" (what language is that?) putting up a united front -- not very likely. There might be several isolated states and groups, but the EU countries will soon have many more Islamists in their governments -- and their voting populations as well. Russia, sensing the weaknesses in the EU-USA relationships, and seeing the pickle we are in in Iraq, is now on the road to attempting to re-dominate. China has its own agenda. Yes, there may come a time when they see the error of their ways, but not before negative Islamic influences have a great deal more power than now. It could be too late by then.

Strange times are ahead.

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