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Complacency and stupidity of our government

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Submitted by Anonymous American (United States), Sep 23, 2004 at 16:22

In spite of the unequivocal evidence that Islamism poses not only an immediate terrorist threat but also a severe long-term political threat to freedom and democracy, our government refuses to take the threat seriously. I fear that we will be given a rude awakening when Muslims, perhaps decades in the future, attempt to destroy the church-state barrier defined by the First Amendment of the Constitution. We paid little attention to terrorism in spite of the U.S.S. Cole bombing, the hideous murder of 241 U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983, and the numerous terror atrocities in Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East. Then we received a rude, painful awakening on September 11, 2001.

I would like to believe that those who perished in the September 11 atrocity did not die in vain. I would like to believe that we are waking up to the danger posed by militant Islam, but there is no evidence that our government has awakened at all. To this day, we foolishly apply pressure to Israel to give up land to terrorists. From a purely objective standpoint, Israel *needs* the Golan Heights and the "West Bank" (actually Judea/Samaria) because of the scarcity of water resources in the Middle East. Even with those resources, Israel suffered from a water shortage only a few years ago. Furthermore, Israel is sorely lacking in terms of territorial depth, a strategic necessity against external invasion. The Golan Heights are crucial to preventing a Syrian invasion while the Judea/Samaria mountain ranges provide crucial extra strategic depth. We in America are safe from external invaders and from foreign takeover of vital water resources, and for these reasons we often forget that our ally Israel does not enjoy such safety. We are indeed foolish in pressuring Israel to give up either the Golan or the Judea/Samaria region. As for the Gaza strip, I would point out that it has become a hotbed of terrorist activity that includes, but isn't limited to, the development of Qassam rockets and the smuggling of extremely lethal weapons and explosives. Giving land to an enemy is a recipe for disaster. Israel is both America's and Europe's main line of defense against these Islamic extremists. If Israel falls, Europe and America won't be far behind!

I've digressed above, but returning to the point of Islamist subversion, our government must learn to recognize that some of the so-called moderate Muslim organizations in America are truly subversive, anti-secular, terrorist-apologist groups that commit planned, organized acts of treason against this nation. Our European friends must also open their eyes and recognize Islamist subversion (and, in addition, learn to support Israel in the Middle East rather than supporting Palestinian Islamic fanatics). If militant Islam keeps spreading in Europe and in America, then it is only a matter of time before bus bombings of the sort we see in Israel and school attacks of the sort that killed scores of children in Russia become common in America and Europe as well! These fanatics will use both violence and political pressure to get their way. The U.S. and European governments MUST intervene and crack down on organized treason in the form of the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, and other Islamist groups within their borders or we will surely lose the war on terror! ...


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