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The 'Greatest Generation Would Be Ashamed.
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The Appeasing of The Enemy

The “Greatest Generation” Would Be Ashamed.

    There once was a wise man who walked on water, who once raised the dead, and who once fed five thousand people with just a handful of bread and fish. That same wise man, a teacher of absolute righteousness, had this to say of man, “…people draw near to Me with their mouth, and they honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me…” (A paraphrasing of The Gospel of Matthew 15:8)
    There is much truth in those words, even outside of a religious viewpoint. As Europe celebrates the beginning of The Second World War, a war that our grandfathers fought with courage to repel a great evil, another battle is being waged.  This time the opening salvos didn’t come from a German battleship, but on four 747s.
    In the opening hours of the Terrorist Wars, the free world began to unite against this threat, sending condolences and moral support--for the thugs and assassins that had carried out this attack had in essence made war with over 90 countries. But by years’ end, the glue began to slowly unravel, cowardice was beginning to show its face. Many countries that had known brutality under the Nazi regime sixty years ago, began to turn spineless.
    Determined to bring al-Qaeda to justice, the Bush Doctrine was sealed, and the first front in the War on Terror was opened in Afghanistan on October 7th, 2001, dubbed Operation Enduring Freedom. The second front was opened on March 20th, 2003, with a “shock and awe” blitzkrieg that would become known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. And unknown to many a “secret” front in the jungles of the Philippines, in February of 2002.
    The anniversary of that fateful day is almost upon us, and time seems to have dulled the memories of many who watched the planes as the crashed into the Towers, of seeing people jumping from windows, of beholding mass murder on live TV. Where are the tears for the victims? Where is the rage of witnessing our countrymen‘s final seconds? Where is the determination to hunt down each and every cold-blooded killer that holds up the banner of al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf, or Jemaah Islamiyah?
    I ask you again, Where?
    Think back to the words of that wise man from Nazareth: “people draw near to Me with their mouth, and they honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me…”
    The European leaders this week will celebrate the War, they will lay wreaths, they will give speech after speech after speech. We’ve heard it all before. On Memorial Day, it was the same. On the anniversary of D-Day, it was the same. It has been the same thing throughout the past 60-off years: lip-service.
    Our leaders constantly talk and talk and talk, but they say nothing. Our leaders give long-winded dialogues about honor and virtue and courage even as they crawl and kneel before a gang of killers. We draw on the proud memories of our grandfathers storming that beach in Normandy, we talk about democracy and the Ultimate Price that they paid 60 years ago, but our hearts are not in the current fight for Freedom today. Our leaders have become cowards, every last one of them. And the greatest of them all is Barack Obama.
    Yes, I said it, and I’ll say it again for those who didn’t quite catch it: the greatest coward of them all is Barack Obama. The leader of the Free World is spineless and gutless, and should be promptly brought up on charges of high treason. Since usurping the Oval Office, he has traveled around the world castigating the U.S and well as her Faith, in order to appease those who are at odds with her past policies. Even as I write this, car-bombings are on the rise in various Iraqi cities, al-Qaeda in Iraq are claiming a victory because American forces have been told to withdraw from the major cities--and soon Iraq itself. And just yesterday speculation is that conservative commentator George Will plans to call for an Afghan withdrawal.
    What would we have done if our leaders in the days of our grandparents would have given up? “Oh, this war is costing too many lives.” “It’s not worth it.” “The enemy is too great, we can’t win.” Can you imagine it? Can you imagine if Hitler would’ve won the Second World War? What would this world be like? He would’ve turned on Mussolini, and then Hirohito once both nations had served their purpose, and the Third Reich would reign supreme. A world void of hope, void of democracy, a world taken over by the might of Hitler’s Vengeance weapons, and  countless upon countless deaths of those who were not like him and his followers.
    It’s a world that I can easily imagine, because I see that world becoming reality even as I write this. We have bowed down to the feet of the jihadists by handing them a victory in Iraq, because we have lost the will to fight. Every nation that has withdrawn troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan has given the murderers a victory, and every nation that will not take up arms against them should be considered terrorist collaborators. And because we will not fight, we will lose everything that we hold dear. Because we have not listened to the voice of history, we shall be doomed to repeat it and this time no D-Day will help. There will be no Invasion to turn back the armies of Islam. And because I don’t believe in mincing words and because I spit on being politically-correct, I will speak the truth here, and it is the truth because History has proven me right: just as Islam was spread by the sword by men who followed after a false prophet, so shall it happen again.
    To our grandfathers, our uncles, our fathers, and brothers.…
    To those who made it back home to glorious parades and medals….
    To those who fell on foreign lands, who spilled blood in towns they couldn’t even pronounce.…
    To those who gave everything so that their daughters, and sons, and grandchildren could live in peace.…
    To those who fought back on September 11th, 2001 we have failed you in deeds and in words. We have failed because we have elected leaders who do not have the guts to fight a new crusade against an approaching evil, an evil more dark and insidious than the one our grandfathers fought.

    Another wise man once said this, “Our War on Terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.…”
    It’s a pity that the current administration won’t take up the mantle, and because of that, there will be dark days upon this nation.

 

September 02, 2009

Alabama, USA
 

 

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