Special Time Traveler Reporter: It is March 7 1942. We are here in Newark New Jersey with your average anti-war, Anti-American defeatist Joe Clueless.
STTR: So tell us Joe, what is your assessment of World War Two?
JC: What World War?
STTR: You know, the Fascists' War against the World. Hitler invaded Poland, Tojo attacked Pearl Harbor. There is fighting in France, Holland, Belgium, Russia. That stuff.
JC: Nope, missed that. How'd it get all out of control?
STTR: Haile Selassie, in Geneva on June 30, 1936, pleaded with the UN of that day, the League of Nations, to prevent Italy from attacking Ethiopia and that Mussolini had his sights set on the rest of the world as well. His remarks were prescient: "It is us (Ethiopia) today. It will be you tomorrow."
JC: Nope, didn't see that coming. Still, I don't get the ties with Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. Don't see how they would even talk with each other. I mean Hitler doesn't even speak Japanese. Are you saying that Hitler and Tojo met secretly, I didn't read that. And don't they have different objectives?
STTR: Well, Bin Laden and Saddam never met directly either and although both have disjoint objectives for the most part there was in fact an agreement between the two to "make joint operations against the forces of infidels in the land of Hijaz (Saudi Arabia)".
JC: Bin Laden, Saddam? I'm not familiar with those names.
STTR: Another time, another place, same story though.
JC: Who's that guy standing there behind you?
STTR: Oh him? That's Bernie from Planck's Constant, ignore him, he's just observing.
JC: Kinda creepy. Anyway, what I still don't get us being at war with Germany and Italy; I mean I still get my sausages at Tony's place and I have my beer at Heinrich's Bar. How can we be at war when Germans and Italians are walking the same streets with us?
Fast Forward to July 26, 2006. Newark New Jersey and we are speaking with Joe Clueless III, grandson of our original man in the street.
STTR: So tell us Joe, what is your assessment of WWIII?
JC: What WWIII?
STTR: You know, the Muslim War against the West.
JC: What Muslim War against the West?
STTR: Here we go again.
Somali militant urges holy war on Ethiopia
An Islamic militia leader whose forces control the capital called for a holy war Friday against Ethiopian troops protecting Somalia's weak U.N.-backed government.
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, speaking on Radio Shabelle, said Ethiopia's decision to send troops to protect the transitional government in Baidoa, 150 miles northwest of Mogadishu, must be met with war.
"I am calling on the Somali people to wage a holy war against Ethiopians in Baidoa," said Aweys, accused by the United States of having ties to al-Qaida. "They came to protect a government which they set up to advance their interests."
Red Orbit, Two students indicted for jihad
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted two U.S. citizens on Wednesday on charges of plotting "violent jihad" and undergoing paramilitary training in northwest Georgia to prepare themselves for terrorist acts.
Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, born in Pakistan and a student at Georgia Tech, was arrested in March. Wednesday's charges superseded an earlier indictment against him, adding three counts of material support of terrorism and a foreign terrorist organization.
THAI DAY - Six killed in restive border provinces, Excerpt:
17 July 2006 12:51
Six people, among them a retired policeman, were killed during the last three days in violent attacks in the restive South near Malaysia, police said.
A former assistant village chief was gunned down and killed yesterday afternoon in Pattani, one of three mainly Muslim provinces beset by daily violence.
Mahamasilorudi Wahni, 40, was shot four times, once in the neck and three times in the body, by gunmen on a motorcycle in Kapho district, police said. The victim died later in hospital.
Investors Business Daily, American Hezbollah
Global War On Terror: Leaders of the Iranian group Hezbollah have threatened to bring their violence to the U.S. heartland. Americans who think they're bluffing had better think again. Hezbollah is already here.
neander news - Akkari Fleeing Lebanon, Excerpt:
What prominent muslim figure, who was very critical of his government and responsible for much rioting, got his butt saved by said government via evacuation from war torn Lebanon? Why that would be Ahmed Akkari, the infamous Danish Imam, who was amongst those evacuated from Lebanon this past week.
Akkari, apparently vacationing in the very country from which he ostensibly fled, was evacuated along with 5,000 other Danes by the Danish government via the same embassy that was torched by rioting muslims protesting the prophet Mohammed cartoons earlier in the year. Akkari, pictured above, is seen scurrying up a ramp past the Danish flag as he boards the evacuating vessel.
ynet news - Iranian report: Suicide bombers en route to Lebanon, Excerpt:
Iranian news agency claims expeditionary force of suicide bombers sent from Tehran via Syria to Lebanon. Its goal: To wreak havoc near military, civilian targets, trigger civil war in Lebanon.
Is Tehran stepping up its involvement in the Israeli-Lebanese confrontation? Iran is set to send the first group of suicide bombers to Lebanon on Wednesday, the Iranian news agency ILNA reported.
Lebanese sources say Revolutionary Guard units aiding Hizbullah against Jewish state, report bodies of dead Iranian soldiers transferred to Tehran via Syria
The expeditionary force, dubbed by the Iranian regime as "Loyalists of Islamic Justice," will be the first ever to be sent to Lebanon. According to the report, the force is compiled of seekers of the Shahadah (death for the sake of heaven), who are set to depart from Tehran after the noontime prayer on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Prince Hassan of Jordan had premonitions of a War breaking out in Lebanon two years ago (26 March, 2004). Speaking to BBC's Radio Four he said
he fears a third world war is erupting in the Middle East.
Extremist voices in the region were rising, and not only individuals but states were taking the law into their own hands, the prince said.
He was speaking after a week in which Israel assassinated the spritual leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
The prince said he feared the violence currently marking Israeli-Palestinian relations would spread to other countries in the region. It is such a hotch-potch at the present time that I'm afraid the making of a third world war are actually taking place in front of our very eyes.
"I'm afraid we'll see spillover into hostilities with Lebanon; already Hezbollah is bombing in the north," Prince Hassan said. "A spillover into hostilities with Syria... and of course Iran is still very much on the axis of evil."
STTR: From theReligionofPeace.com:
More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.
Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years. (source)
More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. (source)
I could of course fill 1000 pages of this post without exhausting details of Islamic brutality and barbarism for the past year alone. But there will continue to be defeatist cowards like Murtha and other leftist appeasers who so hate George Bush that they will remain blinded to the obvious World War we have been fighting since 9/11.
Were there Germans living in the US who sympathized with the Nazis? No doubt. Are there Muslims living in the US who sympathize with our enemies? Obviously, they brazenly walk with posters in the streets of American cities. Why do we let them? Perhaps this will explain in part:
NY POST, TOO NICE TO WIN? ISRAEL'S DILEMMA
WHAT if liberal democracies have now evolved to a point where they can no longer wage war effectively because they have achieved a level of humanitarian concern for others that dwarfs any really cold-eyed pursuit of their own national interests?
What if the universalist idea of liberal democracy - the idea that all people are created equal - has sunk in so deeply that we no longer assign special value to the lives and interests of our own people as opposed to those in other countries?
What if this triumph of universalism is demonstrated by the Left’s insistence that American and Israeli military actions marked by an extraordinary concern for preventing civilian casualties are in fact unacceptably brutal? And is also apparent in the Right’s claim that a war against a country has nothing to do with the people but only with that country’s leaders?
Can any war be won when this is the nature of the discussion in the countries fighting the war? Can any war be won when one of the combatants voluntarily limits itself in this manner?
Opinion Journal - White Guilt and the Western Past, Excerpt:
There is something rather odd in the way America has come to fight its wars since World War II.
For one thing, it is now unimaginable that we would use anything approaching the full measure of our military power (the nuclear option aside) in the wars we fight. And this seems only reasonable given the relative weakness of our Third World enemies in Vietnam and in the Middle East. But the fact is that we lost in Vietnam, and today, despite our vast power, we are only slogging along--if admirably--in Iraq against a hit-and-run insurgency that cannot stop us even as we seem unable to stop it. Yet no one--including, very likely, the insurgents themselves--believes that America lacks the raw power to defeat this insurgency if it wants to. So clearly it is America that determines the scale of this war. It is America, in fact, that fights so as to make a little room for an insurgency.
I have written before that Europe's leftists, like our own, are enemies of the Western World. Here, beyond belief, we read that the BBC Justifies the Terrorist Attack Inside Israel.
So here we are today. We have cowards in Congress who continue to blind themselves to the realities of the world and then we have the problem that even if they wiped the crap off their eyes and saw the present danger we would still be "too nice" to wage war properly. We ask our enemy to observe the Geneva Conventions even though we know absolutely that they will not. I think it is time to take the gloves off. We can do this first by leaving Israel alone. Let them cauterize the filthy infestation of Muslims in Southern Lebanon. Then perhaps give them their head to take care of Iran's Nuclear ambitions.
Anyone familiar with Skinner Boxes knows that one method of keeping a dog from ever entering an area forbidden to him is to give him not a mild shock, not an extreme shock, not a strong shock, but to give such an overwhelming, devastating, horrific shock that the dog will endure a punishment ten times worse rather than enter the area again.
Remember, the Iranians were emboldened to spread their revolution precisely because we had a Murtha-type coward as President of our country in 1979. I can no longer mention his name, so great is my shame that he was the head of our great nation. And no, it's no coincidence that he has the same initials as Joe Clueless.
We need to bitch slap Syria and Iran so hard that Muslims throughout the world will think ten thousand times before even considering raising their voice let alone their arms against us.