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Mr Kraft, the author of the following article, cites historical facts, and spells out the options and there consequence,
unfortunately a lot of you won't read the whole article because there are no jokes and the media has drastically reduced you
For those of who finish the article please ensure every one you know gets a copy including your Senators
Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and
defeat. The Nazis had sunk more than 400 British ships in their convoys between England and America taking food and war materials.
At that time the US was in an isolationist, pacifist mood, and most Americans wanted nothing to do with the European
or the Asian war.
Then along came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and in outrage Congress unanimously declared war
on Japan, and the following day on Germany , who had not yet attacked us. It was a dicey thing. We had few allies.
was not an ally, as the Vichy government of France quickly aligned itself with its German occupiers. Germany was certainly
not an ally, as Hitler was intent on setting up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally, as it was well on
its way to owning and controlling all of Asia..
Together, Japan and Germany had long-range plans of invading Canada
and Mexico, as launching pads to get into the United States over our northern and southern borders, after they finished gaining
control of Asia and Europe.
America's only allies then were England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and Russia.
That was about it All of Europe, from Norway to Italy (except Russia in the East) was already under the Nazi heel.
US was certainly not prepared for war. The US had drastically downgraded most of its military forces after WW I because of
the depression, so that at the outbreak of WW II, Army units were training with broomsticks because they didn't have guns,
and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have real tanks A huge chunk of our Navy had just been sunk
or damaged at Pearl Harbor.
Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600 million in gold bullion
in the Bank of England (that was actually the property of Belgium) given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium
was overrun by Hitler (a little known fact).
Actually, Belgium surrendered on one day, because it was unable to oppose
the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussels into rubble the next day just to prove they could.
already been holding out for two years in the face of staggering losses and the near decimation of its Royal Air Force in
the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking the Brits
were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later. Hitler, first turned his attention to Russia, in the late summer
of 1940 at a time when England was on the verge of collapse.
Ironically, Russia saved America 's butt by putting up
a desperate fight for two years, until the US got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany.
Russia lost something
like 24,000,000 people in the sieges of Stalingrad and Moscow alone . . . 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians,
but also more than a 1,000,000 soldiers.
Had Russia surrendered, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire war
effort against the Brits, then America. If that had happened, the Nazis could possibly have won the war.
All of this
has been brought out to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. Now, we find ourselves at another
one of those key moments in history.
There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants, and may
soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world.
Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs -- they believe that Islam, a radically conservative form
of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world. To them, all who do not bow to
their will of thinking should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel , and
purge the world of Jews. This is their mantra. (goal)
There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East -- for the
most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas. Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation, but it is not yet known
which side will win -- the Inquisitors, or the Reformationists.
If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabis, the Jihadis,
will control the Middle East, the OPEC oil, and the US , European, and Asian economies.
The techno-industrial economies
will be at the mercy of OPEC -- not an OPEC dominated by the educated, rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by
the Jihadis. Do you want gas in your car? Do you want heating oil next winter? Do you want the dollar to be worth anything?
You had better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses, and the Islamic Reformation wins.
If the Reformation
movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions, live in peace
with the rest of the world, and move out of the 10th century into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually
fade away. A moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.
We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that
we have to fight the Inquisition, i..e., the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda and the Islamic terrorist movements. We
have to do it somewhere. We can't do it everywhere at once. We have created a focal point for the battle at a time and place
of our choosing . . . . . . . in Iraq . Not in New York, not in London, or Paris or Berlin, but in Iraq, where we are doing
two important things.
(1) We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist
attack or not, it is undisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist movement for decades Saddam is a terrorist!
Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, responsible for the deaths of probably more than a 1,000,000 Iraqis and 2,000,000
(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused
the battle. We are killing bad people, and the ones we get there we won't have to get here. We also have a good shot at creating
a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost
for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed
WW II, the war with the
Japanese and German Nazis, really began with a "whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor. It began with the Japanese
invasion of China. It was a war for fourteen years before the US joined it. It officially ended in 1945 -- a 17 year war --
and was followed by another decade of US occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries reconstructed and running
on their own a gain . .. a 27 year war.
WW II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's
GDP -- adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12 trillion dollars. WW II cost America more than 400,000 soldiers killed in
action, and nearly 100,000 still missing in action.
The Iraq war has, so far, cost the United States about $160,000,000,000,
which is roughly what the 9/11 terrorist attack cost New York. It has also cost about 3,000 American lives, which is roughly
equivalent to lives that the Jihad killed (within the United States) in the 9/11 terrorist attack.
The cost of not
fighting and winning WW II would have been unimaginably greater -- a world dominated by Japanese Imperialism and German Nazism.
is not a 60-Minutes TV show, or a 2-hour movie in which everything comes out okay. The real world is not like that. It is
messy, uncertain, and sometimes bloody and ugly. It always has been, and probably always will be.
The bottom line is
that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is. It will not go away if we ignore it.
If the US can create a reasonably democratic and stable Iraq, then we have an ally, like England , in the Middle East,
a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between
the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates to conquer the world..
Iraq War is merely another battle in this ancient and never ending war. Now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about
to get nuclear weapons. Unless some body prevents them from getting them.
We have four options:
1 . We can
defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.
2 . We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons
(which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is).
3 . We can surrender
to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East now; in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in
4 . We can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after
the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and possibly most of the rest of Europe. It will, of course, be more dangerous,
more expensive, and much bloodier.
If you oppose this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren,
may live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sharia, an America that resembles Iran today.
of the world is the history of civilization clashes, cultural clashes. All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society
and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win.
Those who are willing to be the most ruthless
always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.
Remember, perspective is every thing,
and America's schools teach too little history for perspective to be clear, especially in the young American mind.
Cold War lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989; forty-two years!
Europe spent the
first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany !
World War II began in 1928,
lasted 17 years, plus a ten year occupation, and the US still has troops in Germany and Japan. World War II resulted in the
death of more than 50,000,000 people, maybe more than 100,000,000 people, depending on which estimates you accept.
US has taken more than 3,000 killed in action in Iraq.. The US took more than 4,000 killed in action on the morning of June
6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism.
In WW II the US averaged 2,000 KIA
a week -- for four years. Most of the individual battles of WW II lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so
The stakes are at least as high . . A world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human
rights, and personal freedoms . . or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs
and the Sharia (Islamic law)
It's difficult to understand why the average American does not grasp this. They favor
human rights, civil rights, liberty and freedom, but evidently not for Iraqis.
"Peace Activists" always seem to demonstrate
here in America , where it's safe.
Why don't we see Peace Activist demonstrating in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, North
Korea, in the places that really need peace activism the most? I'll tell you why! They would be killed!
mentality is supposed to favor human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc . , but if the Jihad
wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc.
who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy!
S. Kraft is a writer living in Northern California that has studied the Middle Eastern culture and religion
consider passing along copies of this article to students in high school, college and university as it contains information
about the American past that is very meaningful today -- history about America that very likely is completely unknown by them
(and their instructors, too). By being denied the facts of our history, they are at a decided disadvantage when it comes to
reasoning and thinking through the issues of today. They are prime targets for misinformation campaigns beamed at enlisting
them in causes and beliefs that are special interest agenda driven.