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Submitted by Prajnalankar Bhikkhu (India), Jan 4, 2007 at 02:14
I found Daniel Pipe's write-up – "How the West Could Lose Its War on Islam"-- an interesting reading. There is an impression among common people that the USA is going to lose its war in Iraq, the way it did in Vietnam. Are any American citizens in the USA living defeated life like Iraqis in Iraq?
In my opinion, the USA was not defeated in Vietnam, and so is the former USSR in Afghanistan because neither of these Super powers suffered from loss to the extent their counter-parts did. Nor their territory and sovereignty was fallen to the grip of any alien nations. Did any American citizens live terrible life like Vietnamese?
Both the USA and USSR could have eliminated their counter-parts altogether and for good from the world-map, and they had all the resources and weaponries for that. However, they did not. Therefore, it is wrong to say that the USA was defeated in Vietnam and the USSR in Afghanistan. Victory and defeat can be judged only at the end of war.
The USA and USSR did not wage any wars against their counter-parts. American solders are dying in Iraq. But it would be a mistake to say that the USA is going to lose its war there. The USA will be defeated only when Iraqi solders and their supporters occupy her and lead her citizens to live life like Iraqis. But it is not going to happen at any predictable time. Super power must act in extra-ordinary way. If so, public opinion remains limited to opinion itself.
Sometime public opinion is just a paradox. Soldiers are born to fight and to die. But they fight and die for a noble cause. It is a human duty.
The world has been encircled by a design designed by terrorists and their parasites including persons belonging to civilized societies. South Asia has fallen deep into this design. It has no future. South Asians belonging to civilized societies are not aware of it. Even if they are aware, they can neither live with it nor can they do anything to do away with it by this time because of their historical mistakes, American-like syndromes ("Pacifism", "Self-hatred" and "Complacency", as Daniel Pipes rightly observes in the Americans), narrow political interest and excessive mania in material development and luxury.
It is too late for them to control and contain this terrorist design. But the USA has still time. You are in a situation in which you will be killed by terrorists if you do not kill them. The world-order developed after the World War II has become really incompatible with the new world-order designed by terrorists. Choice is yours. South Asian experience says that terrorists have a three-fold design to destroy civilized societies: (1) Population explosion, (2) Control over land irrespective of geographical boundaries through silent infiltration, and (3) Marriage with women belonging to civilized societies. This design is a silent revolution perfectly fitted in democracy and legal framework. So no body challenges it and if challenged law cannot take its course.
For example, if terrorists silently infiltrate into the USA and obtain American citizenship after some years, which is the case in practice, what law can do with them. Terrorists fight for a world-order based evil ideologies, while civilized societies fight for a world-order based on the principles of democracy, human rights, cultural pluralism, peace and harmony. The USA must accomplish its "war on terrors" including its mission in Iraq for a peaceful, secured and just world. Your victory is inevitable. Otherwise, civilized societies are bound to loss their dear achievements and civilizations. -- Dr. Prajnalankar Bhikkhu
December 4, 2007
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