October 31, 2004

Heavy Reading -- And Worth It!

This is very good reading for any American, Republican or Democrat. My sister sent me this in an e-mail.

I do not know who the man was that wrote this but he has captured the
problems very well. He is right in that if we lose this war, we lose our country, and WE CAN LOSE it if we do not become united and work together soon.
The Islamofacists will never defeat us militarily, but we will defeat ourselves by not recognizing the world as it is, and not as we wish it to be.

Please pass this on to as many people as you can. It needs to be read by every American. If we do not wake up quick it is going to be too late.

> This was written by a retired attorney, to his sons, May 19, 2004.
> Dear Tom, Kevin, Kirby and Ted,
> As your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts on the
> present world situation. We have over the years discussed a lot of
> important things, like going to college, jobs and so forth. But this
> really
> takes precedence over any of those discussions. I hope this might give
> you
> a longer term perspective that fewer and fewer of my generation are left
> to
> speak to.
> To be sure you understand that this is not politically flavored, I will
> tell you that since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led us through pre and
> (1933 - 1945) up to and including our present President, I have without
> exception, supported our presidents on all matters of international
> conflict. This would include just naming a few in addition to
> President Roosevelt - WWII:
> President Truman - Korean War 1950;
> President Kennedy - Bay of Pigs (1961);
> President Kennedy - Vietnam (1961); 1
> Eight presidents (5 Republican & 4 Democrat) during the cold war (1945 -
> 1991);
> President Clinton's strikes on Bosnia (1995) and on Iraq (1998). 2
> So be sure you read this as completely non-political or otherwise you will
> miss the point.
> Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we
> know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes
> WWII).
> The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are
> very
> few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who
> realize
> what losing really means.
> First, let's examine a few basics
> 1. When did the threat to us start?
> Many will say September 11th, 2001. The answer as far as the United
> States
> is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following
> attacks on us: Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979; Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;
> Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983; Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to
> New York 1988; First New York World Trade Center attack 1993; Dhahran,
> Saudi
> Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996; Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy
> 1998;
> Dar es Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998; Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000; New
> York
> World Trade Center 2001; Pentagon 2001. (Note that during the period from
> 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide). 3
> 2. Why were we attacked?
> Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks happened
> during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush #1, Clinton
> and Bush #2. We cannot fault either the Republicans or Democrats as there
> were no provocations by any of the presidents or their immediate
> predecessors, Presidents Ford or Carter.
> 4. Who were the attackers?
> In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.
> 5. What is the Muslim population of the World?
> 25% 4
> 6. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?
> Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the
> predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but under the
> dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also Christian), that made no
> difference. You either went along with the administration or you were
> eliminated. There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for
> political reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests).
> "http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm"http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7
> -a.htm). Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the
> Nazis, as the 6 million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we
> seldom heard of anything other than the Jewish atrocities. Although
> Hitler
> kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing
> anyone
> who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world -
> German, Christian or any others. Same with the Muslim terrorists. They
> focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way - their own people or
> the
> Spanish, French or anyone else.. 5 The point here is that just like the
> peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter
> how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from
> the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing -
> by their own pronouncements - killing all of us infidels. I don't blame
> the
> peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the choice was shut up or die?
> 6. So who are we at war with?
> There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the
> Muslim terrorists. Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing
> this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win if you don't
> clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting.
> So with that background, now to the two major questions
> 1. Can we lose this war?
> 2. What does losing really mean?
> If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions.
> We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the
> major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the
> answer to the second question - What does losing mean? It would appear
> that
> a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads,
> bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post
> Vietnam.
> This is as far from the truth as one can get. What losing really means is
> We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks will
> not subside, but rather will steadily increase. Remember, they want us
> dead, not just quiet. If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not
> have
> produced an increasing series of attacks against us over the past 18
> years.
> The plan was clearly to terrorist attack us until we were neutered and
> submissive to them.
> We would of course have no future support from other nations for fear of
> reprisals and for the reason that they would see we are impotent and
> cannot
> help them.
> They will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It will
> be
> increasingly easier for them. They already hold Spain hostage. It
> doesn't
> matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its troops from
> Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed their train and
> told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they want Spain to do,
> will
> be done. Spain is finished.
> The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that they
> might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are finished
> too,
> in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists without us. However, it
> may
> already be too late for France. France is already 20% Muslim and fading
> fast. See the attached article on the French condition by Tom Segel. 6
> If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will
> all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal with us
> if
> they were threatened by the Muslims. If we can't stop the Muslims, how
> could anyone else? The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war and
> therefore are completely committed to winning at any cost. We better know
> it too and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.
> Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple.
> Until
> we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put 100% of
> our
> thoughts and efforts into winning. And it is going to take that 100%
> effort
> to win.
> So, how can we lose the war? Again, the answer is simple. We can lose
> the
> war by imploding. That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize
> the
> enemy and their purpose and really digging in and lending full support to
> the war effort. If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. If
> we
> continue to be divided, there is no way that we can win. 7
> Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the life
> and death seriousness of this situation.
> President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation.
> Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men between
> 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to allow profiling. Does
> that sound like we are taking this thing seriously? This is war. For the
> duration we are going to have to give up some of the civil rights we have
> become accustomed to. We had better be prepared to lose some of our civil
> rights temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them permanently.
> And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of civil
> rights during WWII and immediately restored them after the victory and, in
> fact, added many more since then. Do I blame President Bush or President
> Clinton before him? No, I blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain
> all of our Political Correctness and all of our civil rights during this
> conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those words
> apply
> to war. Get them out of your head.
> Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the
> Administration that it almost seems they would literally like to see us
> lose. I hasten to add that this isn't because they are disloyal. It is
> because they just don't recognize what losing means. Nevertheless, that
> conduct gives the impression to the enemy that we are divided and
> weakening,
> it concerns our friends, and it does great damage to our cause.
> Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and media
> regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war perhaps exemplifies best
> what I am saying. We have recently had an issue involving the treatment
> of
> a few Muslim prisoners of war by a small group of our military police.
> These are the type prisoners who just a few months ago were throwing their
> own people off buildings, cutting off their hands, cutting out their
> tongues
> and otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing with Saddam
> Hussein. And just a few years ago these same type prisoners chemically
> killed 400,000 of their own people for the same reason. They are also the
> same type enemy fighters who recently were burning Americans and dragging
> their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq. And still more
> recently
> the same type enemy that was and is providing videos to all news sources
> internationally, of the beheading of an American prisoner they held.
> Compare this with some of our press and politicians who for several days
> have thought and talked about nothing else but the "humiliating" of some
> Muslim prisoners - not burning them, not dragging their charred corpses
> through the streets, not beheading them, but "humiliating" them. Can this
> be for real?
> The politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the
> Secretary
> of Defense. If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension and
> understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we are fighting, the life
> and
> death struggle we are in and the disastrous results of losing this war,
> nothing can. To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over
> this prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome
> burned - totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world. Neither
> we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife.
> Again I say, this does not mean that some of our politicians or media
> people are disloyal. It simply means that they absolutely oblivious to
> the
> magnitude of the situation we are in and into which the Muslim terrorists
> have been pushing us for many years. Remember, the Muslim terrorists
> stated
> goal is to kill all infidels. That translates into all non-Muslims - not
> just in the United States, but throughout the world. We are the last
> bastion of defense.
> We have been criticized for many years as being 'arrogant'. That charge
> is
> valid in at least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we
> are so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of
> all
> those who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can
> defeat anything bad in the world. We can't. If we don't recognize this,
> our nation as we know it will not survive, and no other free country in
> the
> World will survive if we are defeated.
> And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow
> freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of the
> press, equal rights for anyone - let alone everyone, equal status or any
> status for women, or that have been productive in one single way that
> contributes to the good of the World. 8
> This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war or
> we
> will be equated in the history books to the self-inflicted fall of the
> Roman
> Empire. If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow history books to be
> written or read.
> If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims
> take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will continue to
> increase the Muslim population of France and continue to encroach little
> by
> little on the established French traditions. The French will be fighting
> among themselves over what should or should not be done, which will
> continue
> to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound
> eerily familiar?
> Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some
> external
> military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically
> correct
> piece by politically correct piece. And they are giving those freedoms
> away
> to those who have shown, worldwide, that they abhor freedom and will not
> apply it to you or even to themselves, once they are in power. They have
> universally shown that when they have taken over, they then start brutally
> killing each other over who will be the few who control the masses. Will
> we
> ever stop hearing from the politically correct, about the "peaceful
> Muslims"?
> I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above. If we are
> united, there is no way that we can lose. I believe that after the
> election, the factions in our country will begin to focus on the critical
> situation we are in and will unite to save our country. It is your future
> we are talking about. Do whatever you can to preserve it
> hb
> ___________________________________

Posted by Delftsman3 at October 31, 2004 11:49 AM

That's one guy who gets it.

Thanks for posting this. I think I'll copy it, if you don't mind, and forward it to a few friends and family.

Posted by: kelley at October 31, 2004 12:37 PM


Cogent and to the point.

Posted by: Alex at October 31, 2004 01:01 PM

Great post Bert. Too many of my fellow countrymen do not see the threat and think they can negotiate freedom and peace. Freedom and Peace have never been negotiated, only won. We are in grave danger of losing both.It's scary when half the population wants the government to provide for them at the expense of the other half and not be held accountable or responsible.

Posted by: Jack at October 31, 2004 07:28 PM

Nice find Delft,
I wish I knew who wrote it.
Someone forwaded that to me a month or two ago ,unattributed.

Posted by: LC NeilV at November 1, 2004 11:26 AM
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