|Posters who remember my thoughts on terrorism and islam know that I believe a desperate and deadly conflict is being waged between islam and other cultures, a conflict often misrepresented as being between islam and The West. I believe that the destruction of islam as it is known today is the only acceptable solution to islams dedication to violence and jihad.
I acknowledge that a victory by islam is possible and that our grand children may be denied the basic rights non-islamic cultures experience today. This could happen ala the “Edmond Burke” concept discussed on SP over the last few months.
In my opinion, the “War on Terrorism”, as being waged now, will spell defeat for islamic terrorism. Establishing a stable, prosperous nation in Iraq will be the death knells for aggressive despotic Islamic regimes that support and sponsor terrorism. In spite of spurious claims of: “ war for corporate profits”, “war for oil”, “successful guerilla warfare”, and biased media reporting, terrorist regimes realize they are losing the war in Iraq. Various factions, no friends to each other, are sending terrorists to Iraq in an attempt to outlast American public opinion. I don’t believe the terrorists have the resources to maintain present operations until the next US Presidential campaign at the rate they are being killed off. If so, then these Islamic terrorist regimes and the terrorist groups they support must “ratchet up” the level of violence to have any chance of survival.
If my analysis is correct (I expect all the “hate America” folks here will waste no time in screaming it’s all Haliburton’s fault) then I would like to initiate a discussion of what next? How could the present situation escalate to what I believe would be the conflict that
would destroy either islamic culture or non-islamic cultures? Some thoughts:
* Iran will attempt to complete its procurement of North Korea’s nuclear capability before the NK regime collapses. Will NK be caught shipping proscribed materials openly? Will the US interdict such shipments by force, precipitating additional desperate action by the North Koreans and perhaps China? Would Iran seize that opportunity to attack Saudi Arabia and cripple the world economy? Would Iran invade Iraq hoping to inflict significant casualties to American troops by use of a nuclear device?
* Will the next Pakistan-India crisis (there will be another crisis) escalate into a shooting war? Will tactical defeats suffered by either side force the underdog to resort to nuclear weaponry? In such a conflict would China come to the aid of its Islamic trading partner, or would China use the opportunity to seize more territory along the India border? Would India react to a Chinese “second front” with the use of nuclear weapons?
* If a successful revolution took place in Iran, would Hamas and other Iranian funded terrorist groups fear for their continued ability to operate without Iranian funding? Would they launch a final desperate attack on Israel from Lebanon with coordinated terrorist attacks from the West Bank and Gaza? How would Israel react? Would Egypt and Syria be drawn into such a conflict by the possibility of an Israeli defeat? What would the US do if unable to force all participants to “stand down”?
* If Iran, in an attempt to forestall a revolution by igniting a Mid East war, provided islamic terrorists with a dirty nuclear device to be exploded in Israel, would Israel be obligated to respond in kind?
These are some of the possibilities that have occurred to me. I’m sure the deep thinkers here have additional thoughts.
I believe, after much thought, that an “islam vs. The World” conflict is taking place now.
I believe that North Korea is not the threat to world peace that islam is. Yes, the “Beloved Leader” may take a “what the hell, I’m screwed anyway” attitude and decide to nuke SK or Japan. I doubt the NK military, with an eye to the future, would carry out such an order.
I believe nuclear arms in the hands the Iranian regime must be prevented at all costs. ilamic terrorists will have no hesitancy employing nuclear devices of even the most primitive nature as long as it assures their admittance to paradise.
I believe that at some future date, nuclear weapon technology will be available “off the shelf”. If islamic terrorism is not eradicated before then, all other cultures are doomed.