69 million page views

Identifying the Enemy

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

Submitted by John Noble (United States), Jan 25, 2010 at 01:16

Attn: Daniel Pipes,

Your January 19, 2010 article "Why I Stand with Geert Wilders," is troublesome. The basis of your disagreements with Mr. Wilders are reflective, and yes supportive of the bad American military policy that has us bogged us down in all of the wars we have participated where Muslims are involved. Failure to identify the enemy guarantees strategic failure, and a protracted conflict.

The Netherlands can learn from the error of our appeasement of Islam, and save itself by implementing Mr. Wilders' policies. His policies could become the model for delivering the Netherlands and other countries from the relentless tyrannical alien enemy immigrants, who have infested the generous host nations of the world.

As a conservative, I admired Petraeus for his success in achieving reduced American casualties by his success in uniting the indigenous warring Iraqi Muslim factions against the common intruder (al Qaeda) during victories in Iraq during 2007 against al Qaeda, and the peace that ensued. Petraeus played a brilliant defensive game, which in military terms is the use of tactics to avoid defeat. However, tactics alone do not translate into strategic victory. Our Commander in Chief had stripped him of the authority required to win. Bush made the U. S. Defense Department and State Department 'appeasers of Islam.' Conservatives, desperate for good news have painted a happy face on our limited victories. But the truth is, we have not won a strategic victory there or anywhere else. We do not understand the enemy, nor have we identified him.

Warfare is primarily mental and spiritual. The success of Islam historically has been that its founder instilled the elements of mind control into his system, promulgated it as a code of subversive tactics, and used it to displace nationalism, free will, marriage, and family, which are the cornerstones of God's protection for the inhabitants of a nation. Mohammed also applied military action to the equation. The techniques that he developed and commanded are now ingrained (in the belief of a billion Muslims) as Allah's mandates.

Islam is not just a "religion." Islam is a war machine, and a very real enemy. It gets its foothold on civil governments by claiming to be a "religion only" in order to obtain waiver from allegiance to that nation's laws and culture. After obtaining special status, it begins the subversive practices of setting aside the normal protocols incumbent on the citizens of that nation. It blusters publicly, and demands special privileges to accommodate its so-called religious practices. Slowly, Islamic norms begin to replace national norms and standards, as is happening in the Netherlands, and the rest of Europe. Our nation was founded on the belief that God is the author of four institutions (free will, marriage, family and nationalism.) These institutions are the basis of our freedoms, national security, and are the identifying criteria of our culture. The left has twisted that to mean that the state forces religion down the throats of its citizens, which it does not. Furthermore, freedom of religion does not grant Muslims the right to subvert our Constitution and superimpose it with Sharia law. They do not assimilate into any nation, and they swear no allegiance to our flag. They bring insurrection, murder, and tyranny everywhere they go.

Islam is the practice, and its practitioners (Muslims) are its soldiers. More specifically, Islam is an international plundering, criminal organization, with a religious front. It actively seeks to destroy national identities by subverting their laws, install its own, takeover, and set up Sharia law. It recruits followers by the rewards of plunder on earth, virgins in heaven, etc. Its practitioners are also kept in line by fear of the sword being wielded against any of their own who dare to defy its principles. They war among themselves. Their societies are very tense, lacking the peace and tranquility of western nations.

It was a tragic mistake when the U. S. allowed Sharia Law to resume in Iraq and Afghanistan. Regional stability cannot be achieved until the practice of Islam has been discredited, scorned, and discontinued, notwithstanding the fact that we all know a few Muslims who do not currently carry a sword. Our Commander in Chief should set up a military governor over the territories in which we have become militarily involved. We should ban the practice of Islam in those places, destroy every mosque, and offer no quarter to those who fight against us on that issue. Islamic thought and those who espouse it are enemies of not just us, but the entire world! They have been very clear about their intentions. Their long, violent, tyrannies, and subjugations throughout history is undeniable. Waiting until the enemy is at our gate is not acceptable and is very unwise. We need to take appropriate actions against them. Our cause is just, and the war against Islamic aggression is righteous. Theirs is neither. We need to win. They need to lose. We can fight them now or later. If we fight them now, it would be in our favor. If we wait, and they acquire nuclear weapons, we could lose. Many Americans have never considered that possibility. The truth is, we are far from being safe.

As things are currently, even with a temporary peace/reconciliation between the warring parties, it is just a matter of time until it will start over again, next time very possibly with nuclear-armed Muslim dictators in charge. Islamic states are forming alliances with Russia, and Islam is taking over Europe without firing a shot. Their open door immigration policies are regrettable because when national sovereignty was replaced by internationalism, the framework for constitutional republican government was destroyed, resulting in the influx of non-assimilating, non-patriotic aliens. In our case, it was a huge mistake to allow Sharia Law to exist in Iraq and Afghanistan. Islam has total intolerance of Christianity and for that matter all non-Muslims. Even in Saudi Arabia we are barely tolerated and must walk on eggshells.

Petraeus' tactical victories in the Mideast may have temporarily taken the wind out of the sails of the Left in this country, but there is a big storm brewing, and we're in for the fight of our lives sometime ahead because of our strategic failure to make Islam the issue of this war. If we are to be victorious in battle, we must fight Islamic domination of our nation, and when our national interests are at stake, fight for those nations to which we have given our protection.

Strategic victory is the result of total defeat of the enemy, the victory of our values over theirs. Tactical victories alone never add up to strategic victory, until the enemy has been totally demoralized, and defeated. Unconditional surrender documents used to be signed by the leaders of defeated nations. However, the "Nation of Islam" is not geographically-dependent, and is de-centralized as an organization. Surrender documents are meaningless. Therefore, practitioners of Islam should receive no quarter, and its practice banned in all parts of the world where we exercise fiduciary responsibility. In past U.S. victories, we obtained unconditional surrender documents from the defeated nations including a correct post-war policy, which was strictly enforced, such as in Japan after WWII. In contrast, Europe became the example of how disastrous a bad post-war policy could be. It caused the cold war nightmare, and tarnished the honor of a great allied strategic victory over Germany. Likewise, a sound strategic plan could have prevented the ensuing chaos that occurred after we marched into Baghdad without being willing to defy world opinion, broom the practice of Islam and restore order, no matter what. We impressed the world with our tactical abilities, shock and awe fireworks, but in the end, we lacked the moral courage to win strategically. Our leaders have demonstrated a lack of moral courage. We are unworthy to wear the mantle of American exceptionalism given to us by God as a nation representing the values by which He has (in the past) been justified in blessing us. The lack of wisdom by our leaders, the lack of courage to vote for better men (statesmen) to represent us is reflected by a national trend toward secular humanism, and tragically signals the rapid decline of a "nation unto God."

John Noble


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)