The War on Terror

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We are fighting the war on terror in the wrong way. Ever since we started the war after the events of 9/11, we have been engaged in nation building and spreading democracy.

In Iraq, we toppled Saddam Hussein, and now Iraq is in a bitter civil war were the Islamic State Caliphate is gaining ground. In Egypt, we toppled Mubarak, during the so-called Arab Spring. Only to have him replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist organization. Fortunately the Egyptian military removed the Brotherhood from power, but the area is far from stable. In Libya, we saw to the removal of Colonel Qaddafi. Only to have him replaced by Islamic terrorist hardliners that lead to the death of 4 Americans at the US Embassy.

Now we have Syria. Bashar al-Assad, like the other leaders of Islamic terrorist nations is a bad person. His civil rights record is abysmal and he certainly is not a friend. But we should support his government in the civil war that rages in Syria at this time.

Why? Because he is fighting against the Islamic State Caliphate and other hardline Islamic terrorist groups. And without Bashar, the power vacuum will be filled by an unknown person or group. Bashar is just the lesser of evils and he is the devil we known. Keeping him in power will help to stabilize Syria and the rest of the Middle East.

We must engage the most dangerous enemy and threat to our national security and the security of the entire world instead of going about the nation building business. And that enemy is the Islamic State (ISIS) Caliphate.

We need a ground, air, and sea plan of assault. The Caliphate must be deprived of it’s land first and foremost. This gives the Caliphate legitimacy in the eyes of Muslims. Additionally we must stop the flow of money, goods, man power, and their ability to use the internet.

I am not a tactician. I can not say HOW this all should be done. But it does need to be done or the Islamic State will continue to gain ground, funds, recruits, and power. And then it will be even harder to stop if not impossible to stop. Better learn Arabic if that happens.

Syria

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Only 9% of American’s believe that the US should get involved militarily with Syria. I am not part of that 9%. Syria is not an ally of the United States and removing Assad will only pave the way for a Islamist leader from the rebels to take control. Thus further destabilizing the region. And that will cause serious trouble for the only true ally the United States has in the Middle East. Israel.

So we should not put our young men and women on the ground. We should not put our planes in the air. We should STAY OUT of Syria. Islam has been fighting among itself since Muhammad died in 632 AD. We will only tip the balance towards someone we cannot trust even more that we cannot trust Assad.

The European powers and Russia are correct in this situation. We must stay out of Syria and wait and see what happens. If the fighting threatens Israel then we should get involved. But not until that happens.

Crisis in Egypt

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Again, just a little more than a year since the so-called “Arab Spring”. Egypt is again on the verge of a civil war between its various factions sparing for control of the government of this ancient nation. The “democratically” elected Muslim Brotherhood President has been removed from office by the military. The Egyptian constitution has been suspended. And no rights exist for anyone.

And around the world people as the questions of how did this happen when the people of Egypt ousted their dictator President Mubarak and democratically elected a new leader just last year. Well the answer to that is simple. Islam.

Yes I said it. Islam is why democracy did not work in Egypt. Besides democracy doesn’t work in the first place but that’s a topic for another day. Islam is opposed to any form of government of, by and for the people. Islam at it’s very core is a totalitarian regime, dictating every aspect of life for those that follow its path. It does not allow for government by the people. The masses are not to be trusted with such power.

But since Egypt has been Westernized for a long time, there are trickling awareness of what true freedom is like and this 2nd uprising within a year is the result of that awareness. The “Arab Spring” was the forced take over of one dictator by another and not the will of the people.