Skip to comments.Who Are We, Who Are Our Enemies - The Cost of Historical Amnesia
Posted on 08/30/2007 10:04:51 AM PDT by kronos77
Apart from being a clear-cut example of how migration, or rather population dumping by Third World countries, has become a tool for blackmail in the 21st century, this is a throwback to the age when Tripoli could extract payments from Europe.
Sadly, Americans seem to have forgotten the lessons from this proud chapter in their history, when they refused to pay ransom to Muslims like the Europeans did and instead sent warships to the Mediterranean under the slogan "Millions for defense, not one penny for tribute!" Since WW2, we've had three major conflicts in the Balkans: In Cyprus, in Bosnia and in Kosovo. On all three occasions, the United States have interfered on behalf of Muslims. Yet despite this fact, two of the 9/11 hijackers said that their actions were inspired by an urge to avenge the suffering of Muslims in Bosnia.
As Efraim Karsh, author of the book Islamic Imperialism: A History points out, America is reviled in the Muslim world not because of its specific policies "but because, as the pre-eminent world power, it blocks the final realization of this same age-old dream of a universal Islamic empire (or umma)."
According to Hugh Fitzgerald, "One must keep in mind both the way in which some atrocities ascribed to Serbs were exaggerated, while the atrocities inflicted on them were minimized or ignored altogether. But what was most disturbing was that there was no context to anything: nothing about the centuries of Muslim rule.
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I smell a Dhimmi about to go into apoplexy.
Either that or he’s burned the pancakes again.
This paragraph screams out loud but Western stupidity drowns it out. Gives new meaning to the phrase "deaf & dumb".
Sending aid of any kind... to any Muslim nation is jizya, letting them come to our universities (or come here period), is submission. Prayer and footbaths only for Muslims? Military Installation building a mosque? Countries all around the world with the same problem... while the press doesn’t report it, PC flip it or lie to push their agenda.
It’s not just Iraq... that’s what I can’t get in anyone’s head that views the idiot box. When will they learn?
The blinders are on. Until they open their eyes and ears (they give speeches all over the world... and here in OUR language, telling you what they plan to do), we will go the way of Rome.
As for me and my house, not without a fight.
Case in point, Al Farooq Mosque in Brooklyn. Why is it still there with all the terror of the past decade and more? If you get videos out of that mosque that calls for death to any citizen in any country... shut them down, that’s beyond church, state or anything (face it, the Quran has both together... so it fits, and we know there have been weapons caches in the mosque here before).
If no muslim or ‘moderate’ is speaking out against what is ‘supposed to be’ the bastardization of their religion... they need to go. If you can’t speak out and are afraid of death is the US of A and haven’t rethought your worship... you need to go, period.
On Sept. 9th is the Muslim Day Parade in NYC, Keith Ellison (he of swearing in for the ceremonial on Jefferson’s Quran, though not one reporter questioned, revealed or let him know why Jefferson had it). I’m sure, like last year, the Brotherhood/Islamic Thinkers will spout hate and death to America while burning flags again. You know what? I can’t get one response from this area of those who will go to counter should that happen again... This in the city of the World Trade Towers.
I take every opportunity to show those of the open, liberal, PC position what they do in Iran, Thailand and all Muslim countries to free press, homosexuals, women... crickets, no response. I bring up the strikes at plants for prayer times, the cab drivers, the cashiers, the schools... nada. Those who would beat Judaism and Christianity into the ground (with the ACLU of course), help them. Don’t get me started on the lawsuits going.
It must be prophecy, nothing else makes sense. If all the countries who are fighting terrorism right now stood up together... it would be squashed.
I call for the Ferdinand and Isabella treatment. Sure they have some issues in Spain now... but look how long it took.
Thanks for posting. fjordman is OUTSTANDING!
Well stated. BTTT!
As Efraim Karsh, author of the book Islamic Imperialism: A History points out, America is reviled in the Muslim world not because of its specific policies “but because, as the pre-eminent world power, it blocks the final realization of this same age-old dream of a universal Islamic empire (or umma).”
According to Hugh Fitzgerald, “One must keep in mind both the way in which some atrocities ascribed to Serbs were exaggerated, while the atrocities inflicted on them were minimized or ignored altogether. But what was most disturbing was that there was no context to anything: nothing about the centuries of Muslim rule.”
Excellent! Great piece.
Also, if you really know your history, you will remember that up through the 19th century Russians were fighting Turks... That was a real shooting and killing fight. In one way or another the Russian fight against Islam was the perpetual background to other Russo European political and military history of the 19th century.
This should be printed in large letters and pasted on every billboard in America!
The plain, simple, unvarnished truth is a Good Thing.
My favorite line:
In a commentary, “We bombed the wrong side?” former Canadian UNPROFOR Commander Lewis MacKenzie wrote, “The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ‘90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.”
The Kosovo/Bosnia action is an example of how the left reveres using force TO THE DETRIMENT OF AMERICAN NATIONAL INTERESTS.
That’s why they had no problem with it - there was no gain for America in taking this action.
Good find. Thanks!
Bump for later reading!
You make eminent sense. I understand and share your frustration. We in the West need several millions like you to spread the truth about what is happening.
I’m with you. Sooner or later we’re going to have to do things Ferdinand and Isabella style.
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