Peace through victory - the American way.

Monday, March 13, 2006

How Anti-War Activists Help America's Enemies.

Throughout the world America is recognized as having the most powerful military on Earth. Yet America's enemies remain confident about standing up to the US. They believe that America's strength is undercut by its unwillingness to take casualties and to remain committed to a long-term war.

Osama bin Laden mocked America for its history of pulling out of foreign conflicts in his 1996 declaration of war. (Here.)
"We say to the Defence Secretary that his talk can induce a grieving mother to laughter! and shows the fears that had enshrined you all. Where was this false courage of yours when the explosion in Beirut took place on 1983 AD (1403 A.H). You were turned into scattered pits and pieces at that time; 241 mainly marines solders were killed. And where was this courage of yours when two explosions made you to leave Aden in lees than twenty four hours!

But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where- after vigorous propaganda about the power of the USA and its post cold war leadership of the new world order- you moved tens of thousands of international force, including twenty eight thousands American solders into Somalia. However, when tens of your solders were killed in minor battles and one American Pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you. Clinton appeared in front of the whole world threatening and promising revenge , but these threats were merely a preparation for withdrawal. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew; the extent of your impotence and weaknesses became very clear. It was a pleasure for the "heart" of every Muslim and a remedy to the "chests" of believing nations to see you defeated in the three Islamic cities of Beirut , Aden and Mogadishu."
Now new information from Iraq reveals that Saddam chose not to cooperate completely with the UN because he believed the US would not attack out of a reluctance to take casualties. (Here.)
"The United States was seen as a lesser threat, mostly because Hussein believed that Washington could not accept significant casualties. In the 1991 war, the United States had no intention of taking Baghdad. At the time, President George H.W. Bush had justified the restraint as prudent to avoid the pitfalls of occupying Iraq, but Hussein concluded the United States was fearful of the military cost.

'We didn't believe it would go all the way to Baghdad,' a senior Republican Guard staff officer later told his interrogators. 'We thought the coalition would go to Basra, maybe to Amara, and then the war would end.'"
Iraq's dictators miscalculated American resolve as to the liberation. However, as time goes on, as casualties mount, and as the situation does not resolve into a tidy little peace, American resolve is being undercut by opponents of the war.

Peaceniks are emboldened now more than ever because of the continuing problems in Iraq. Public opinion is moving against the war. Anti-war activists who demand immediate withdrawal of American troops confirm the belief of America's enemies that the United States doesn't have what it takes to fight a war.

The US peace movement in the 21st Century first mobilized to try and stop America's invasion of Afghanistan. You don't see too many protests by the hippie crowd against the military actions of America's enemies. It's only America's actions that merit their protests. It's only America's resolve that their protests undermine. And it's only America's enemies who benefit from their protests.

The tragic irony of peaceniks is that their protests make war more likely because the more they succeed in undermining America's resolve to fight, the more they increase the resolve of our enemies to fight the United States. Thanks for nothing.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, public opinion is moving against the war. All the more reason for posts like this. Unfortunately, some of us need to be reminded of the reasons we supported the war in the first place. Thank you.

5:57 PM


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