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Let's call it like it is ...cowardice

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Submitted by kman (United States), Aug 3, 2010 at 21:09

In addition, it is the prevailing western mind set of,"I have mine, and am sitting comfy and cozy. Who wants to upset the apple cart?" Note by "western", I include many countries, especially the U.S.

One move, right or wrong, could set off catstrophic responses worldwide. The "domino effect" feared in South East Asia during the Viet Nam War era, is even more widespread in its potential right now. It was a political power thing then, but now we're looking at violent repercussions of almost unimaginable proportions. We're no longer looking at only regional flareups.

If the radical Islamist movement has even a tenth of the brains I suspect it has, most western countries are already infested with sleeper cells and so on, with much more imaginative goals than flying aircraft into buildings.

The first effort on WTC failed for the most part. With great patience and planning, the 9/11 scenario was pulled off with incredible ease and much more damage. In hind sight, Islam has learned how easy it is to intimidate and pull the wool over the eyes of the western world.

Big people with big goals continually ramp up their efforts and dazzle the public with their next introduction to the newest and latest output. Should we expect anything less from radical Islam? The next move will "dazzle" the world and be horrendously spectacular.

That is all on the one hand. On the other hand, western society has already demonstrated (RE: Dr. Pipe's article and many others) that it will roll over and expose its underbelly rather than upset the apple cart of Muslim sensabilities. The planet is going to be a cakewalk for them.

We castigate those in power, but forget we are the ones who put them there - with our eyes wide open. The populations of western countries just haven't the stomach for anything beyond fearing over the task of filling that stomach with the next burger from McDonalds, stuffing retirement accounts with more money, planning the next RV vacation, the kids ivy league education, or staying up on the latest electronic gadgetry to fill one's time. Politics, world power struggles, and the condition of the world's largets populations - the starving and esperate are the furthest from most peoples' awareness. Indifference is the order of the day.

Reality is going to hit with stunning force one of these days very soon.

I have enormous respect for Dr. Pipes punditry and moral courage, but it seems wasted on a public that is by and large unaware of his existence. Why is there so much "unawareness"? Life is lush and full of fat.

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