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Submitted by Don (Peru), Dec 22, 2009 at 10:41

I've read your other posts, Lady. You're smart and wise. I agree that we will either willingly settle into a state of dhimmitude in our relationship with Islam, or we will have to fight to keep our freeedoms and values alive. That will mean, unfortunately, a World War. But is that bad? WWII stopped Naziism and settled a people into a peaceful country from just hammering them ruthlessly. We went ultimate with Japan - and look at them now. They got the message. reflected on what brought upon them such destruction, and they have changed their ways to become among the most peaceful and friendly people in the world who would reject any kind of extremism for centuries to come.

Islam will be a tougher nut to crack because it it not Nationalistic, but it does have centers like Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, etc. Even in Western countries, they group. The United States cannot do this alone - the EU/NATO, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and Israel would have to get on board, and we will certainly need leaders that understand the urgency and threat and the need to go after it. I think that time may be around the corner if action is taken against Iran, or if Russia delivers technology to Iran that protects them from everything but the most stealth bomber, which is going to be a tipping point. Iran, Syria, and Islamists organizations (non-state) will react violently, drawing others in, and then the world's nations will have to choose sides as the do in World Wars. Euro countries will have to detain or deport their Islamic populations, since we all know Muslims are compelled to defend the ummah by command of Mohanned and the Qur'an. American Muslims, pretty well assimilated into our culture, will have to make tough decisions, but those who have bad intentions on us will be found and detained (if we have a strong leader. Obama is surely not it).

I'm American, but living in South America right now for my work - I've also work in Islamic countries during my career - and SA has a history of being able to stay out of these matters, but with Chavez in Venezuala pulling the strings of a half dozen other countries down here - not Peru's, thankfully - South America may also have to get involved, though some will be on the wrong side, which will bring Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uraguay (and hopefully others who will also come to see that Chavez is the bad guy) to the defense of Freedom against their neighbors of Chavez's thuggary. I can see a continental war happening here because of Chavez and his reaction if Iran is dealt with harshly.

What will Indonesia do? The most populous Muslium nation? Will Australia and New Zealand have to deal with them if they join what will be certainly billed across the Muslim ummah as "The War Against Islam"?

This all sounds fatalistic and pessimistic, I know, but knowing Islam and some of the politics involved right now, this scenerio, I think, is being considered by leaders on both sides as I write. This is a reality we will at some point have to deal with.

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