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Tonight I will be on Political Vindication Radio at 7pm www.politicalvindication.com
In my mind, it will not be a night of topics, but events, specifically in Pakistan.
Another shot heard around the world has claimed the life of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
It is another reminder that for people who wish to debate nonsense, there is a titanic struggle going on. I have used all the cliches before. Civilization versus barbarism, good versus evil, humanity versus armageddon…today is just another reminder.
I am not an expert on anything connected to Pakistan, or to Benazir Bhutto. I have had two Pakistani roommates in my lifetime. Both of them were deeply committed to their Islamic faith, and both of them are incredibly kind human beings that anybody would be proud to have as friends. One of them never expressed an opinion about Ms. Bhutto. The other one intensely disliked her. When I pointed out that she came across as very telegenic and likable, he explained that America loved her because she was pro-American, but that she was completely corrupt. He celebrated when she was ousted.
Yet he is not celebrating today. That is what separates decent human beings from bloodthirsty zealots. He could disagree with everything she stood for, and still respect the rule of law. He also understood that true Islam, which he honorably practiced, condemns murder.
As I stated, my uninformed opinion of Ms. Bhutto was favorable. Whether or not she was truly committed to democracy, or just a complete fraud, is something I do not know. What I do know is that the people who killed her were evil. They wanted to murder her because even the appearance of democracy is a threat to their means of achieving a Caliphate.
This was Islamofacism. It is the same Islamofacism that led to the murder of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. It is the same Islamofacism that led to the murder of wheelchair bound Leon Klinghoffer. It is the same Islamofacism that led to the murder of those aboard the Pan Am flight above Lockerbie, Scotland. It is the same Islamofacism that led to the murders of American citizens at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. It is the same Islamofacism that led to the bombings aboard the U.S.S. Cole. It is the same Islamofacism that led to 3000 Americans being murdered on 9/11. It is the same Islamofacism that led to bombings in London, Glasgow, Bali and Madrid. It is the same Islamofacism that has destroyed Lebanon, and tries to destroy Israel.
Now Islamofacism has rocked Pakistan.
The solution is for those that want to aggressively fight the War on Terror to keep doing so. For those that still have rose colored glasses on, cranial-glutial extraction surgery is the answer.
People in the media like to list the names of every single dead soldier in Iraq. What they should be doing is listing the names of every innocent victim of Islamofacism. Sure, it would take longer, but those names are just as vital, if not more so.
People like to attend “peace” rallies, and say that we should not wage war. We have a right to defend ourselves. Since we now live in a global world, free and democratic nations must defend…to the death…the right to remain that way.
If this means that we disrupt hundreds of terror plots because a couple CIA guys took Khalid Sheik Mohammed for a swimming lesson, then so be it.
For those who like to argue about the torture debate, there is one issue rarely talked about. That is the “blind eye” technique.
Since many Americans do not believe we are in World War III, they will not be comfortable with any Americans using World War III style coercive interrogation methods. On many occasions, the USA has captured Al Queda operatives, and then turned them over to Pakistani authorities. We then turned a blind eye to how the Pakistani authorities might have interrogated them. After all, we cannot tell Pakistan how to enforce their laws. So chances are, some barbarians did get tortured in ways that make waterboarding seem like a day on the Log Flume at 6 Flags Great Adventure.
President Pervez Musharraf needs to crack down on Al Queda. He needs to do the dirty work we will not do because the ACLU does not influence Pakistan. Al Queda may not be responsible for this murder of Ms. Bhutto, but since they have claimed responsibility, they are guilty.
Pakistan is a nation with nuclear weapons. If Al Queda ends up with them, we are all dead. Is this enough of a ticking bomb scenario for those on the left to finally support more than sending the bad guys to bed without dessert after supper?
Guantanamo Bay is not the problem. Abu Gharaib and Haditha are not the problem. Israel is not the problem. America is not the problem.
The problem is Islamofacism. Unless it is wiped off of the face of the Earth, nobody on Earth will be safe. Violence can only be defeated with superior violence. Force is the only solution, and War…yes kids, with your 1960s bumper stickers on your car …War…is precisely the answer.
We fight them over there so they do not come here again. When things go badly, the newspapers put it on the front page. When things get better, there is no story…until another reminder happens in another nation.
I pray that the people of Pakistan can move further towards democracy.
I pray that every candidate running for President who comdemns this act of barbarism today understands that platitudes don’t cut it.
It should not be a political issue, but it is. Either the next President will do everything they can to win the War on Terror, or they will sit back and watch as diplomats, other world leaders, and innocent citizens get murdered one by one. The terrorists only get emboldened when the world watches and does nothing.
The Bush Doctrine is not “Cowboy Diplomacy.” It is not “saber rattling.” It is not “American machismo.” It is about obliterating those who want to murder us for no good reason under the sun.
President Musharraf…do what you have to do. If CNN tries to stop you, have your guards throw their anchors in the dungeon and destroy the evidence on their tapes. I don’t care how you kill the cows. Just serve up the steaks.
The War on Terror had a setback today, but we must win. There is no price too high. There is nothing else more important.
If the free world gets this one wrong…there will be no more free world.
Democracy or a Caliphate?
Those are the choices, and the next America President had better understand this. Otherwise, they, and many of our citizens, might end up like Benazir Bhutto.
Rest in peace Ms. Prime Minister. You did not die in vain.