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It's Kind of Cruel, but ..

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), May 10, 2015 at 14:29

It is kind of cruel to regard Pipes' report as a form of good news, but since we don't anywhere have the kind of leadership we used to have, which could accurately identify our existential enemy (below) then we are left with being almost pleased with the dire water prospects of hostile Middle Eastern countries usefully described in his analysis. Since our military and poitical doctrines are inadequate to the threats we face from the region, we may perhaps be permitted to take some cold comfort from the terrible water situation these countries face, which must weaken their power.

Also, again somewhat queasily, we may find a kind of satisfaction that so many of these countries, existentially hostile to Israel, the United States, and Western values, are tearing themslevs apart in senseless sectarian wars. Since we have profoundly self-censored ourselves from the best help we could do for them, by saying, ' You cannot have Peace and Islam at the same time', the spreading civil wars may be a brutal second best situation.

If we could come up, as I believe past leaders would have, with some doctrine of Containment, both physical and intellectual, against Islamists and the Supremacist core of Mohammed's religion, then perhaps we could offer better kinds of help and technological advice. But to follow those policies while leaving untouched the central tenets of Islam that are spreading Jihadism and calls for mass murder around the globe and deep into all Western nations, seems like lunatic behavior. It's not working in Gaza or the West Bank, and it won't work anywhere where Islam remains the primary belief system.

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