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No Strategic Asymmetry on the Home Front

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Submitted by Joe (United States), Sep 5, 2006 at 14:52

Pipes has totally nailed this one. While our generals in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere are learning asymmetric warfare first hand, we are still in conventional war thinking on the home front. We have not involved the American people in their war on their territory against their enemy. It's a direct failure of Republican leadership in not involving the masses of patriotic American people. No asymmetry, just conventional bureaucratic law enforcement thinking.

The Democrats will never involve the people because they are beholden to too many special interests, including the Farrakhan fringe and his front men like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, not to mention the CAIR crowd and others.

I think we are in a situation in which the people must begin adopting the Minuteman model in terms of Homeland Security. In other words, it's time to take our voices into the streets, even if we are called vigilantes. Thomas Paine did it. Washington did it. We can do it.

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