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Islamic Radicals, the Modern Neanderthals

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Submitted by Joseph E Bentzel (United States), Mar 9, 2004 at 13:20

Great essay underlining the main point that to defeat radical Islam, we must defeat their ideology. I would go so far as to say that Islamist radicals are modern 'cultural and spiritual neanderthals' whose ideological DNA must disappear from the earth if human civilization is to survive and evolve. Unfortunately, Western culture under the educational and media dictatorship of the social liberals and social fascists has become weak and unable to 'self-organize' to address this threat. Conservatives who rely on government to solve the problem are also in for a rude awakening as the 'market forces' are against them. Look at the... Kerry campaign and the U.S. democrat party who think that the mere mention of 9.11 in a political ad is 'inappropriate'. People who understand the Islamist threat need to actually learn from the left and begin to organize in the streets of America. Only then will we begin to be safe.

Regarding Bin Laden, he is more a classic petty bourgeois anarchist of the Che Guevara variety than a formidable asymmetric warfare practitioner of the Mao/Ho Chi Minh variety. Guevara,(after splitting with Castro) under the influence of French radical Regis DeBray, brought together Latin American revolutionaries from many countries in a pan-American movement that never really achieved 'traction' in any single country since the movement was at odds with the main trend in the region---nationalism. So too Bin Laden, a billionaire's son willing to let others die for his jihad brings together 'Arab fighters' from all over the middle east. We need to capture him, debrief him for years, and parade him around the world's TV screens ALIVE, while exposing him as a manipulator of the poor and oppressed, and an opponent of legitimate nation building in the Middle East.
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