John McCain’s Perpetual War

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Mar 182008

“It’s a tough war we’re in. It’s not going to be over right away. There’s going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars.”

And right now-we’re gonna have a lot of PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] to treat, my friends. We’re gonna have a lot of combat wounds that have to do with these terrible explosive IEDs that inflict such severe wounds. And my friends, it’s gonna be tough, we’re gonna have a lot to do.”  (John McCain, sharing his dreams of death and destruction through wars. See video)

McCain also promises wars with no end in sight. In a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, a voter told McCain: “President Bush has talked about staying in Iraq for 50 years.- (cut off by McCain)

McCain: “Make it a hundred.” (Is he starting to sound rational yet?)

More from McCain, security expert: “And my friends, if we left (Iraq), they (al-Qaeda) wouldn’t be establishing a base, they’d be taking a country, and I’m not going to allow that to happen, my friends. I will not surrender to al-Qaeda.”

[Consider this. George Bush was planning to invade Iraq before he became president and at his first cabinet meeting he asked for ways to make it happen. That was the number one topic “ten days after the inauguration- 8 months before Sept. 11.” (See ‘George Bush: Democracy, Free Trade and Freedom-by force if necessary’ Sept. 3, 2007 in archives, Ray Kania)]

McCain should note that  al-Qaeda was not in Iraq when we invaded that nation and they have been a small part of the hostilities against American forces. And there were no weapons of mass destruction either. Our presence in a Muslim nation by unbelievers (American forces) is an assault against Islam and our continued occupation will guarantee that the Muslim true believers will cause our casualties to mount and our national treasury to be drained, whether that takes a hundred years, a thousand or until the next asteroid cancels planet earth.

The Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iraq can handle the al-Qaeda problem. The biggest stumbling block is that these two sects of Islam hate each other and power sharing doesn’t appear feasible. In addition, Iran, a Shia nation, is actively aiding their brothers in Iraq against the American presence (although Iraqi Shia have a temporary ceasefire).

Remember, this war on terror was initially intended for al-Qaeda, a diverse group numbering  only a few thousand worldwide but with millions of supporters, even in the United States. It takes a lot of planning for them to organize a major attack against America, plus a lot of incompetence by our government (9/11). That is still the case (open borders and security which defers to free trade). Photo: Osama bin Laden

Al-Qaeda in Iraq will not see the error of their ways and surrender. There is no army to sign terms of surrender, no nation to occupy. They can leave anytime and return whenever they are reconstituted.

These terrorists are driven by Islam, a religion that is neither peaceful nor compatible with democracy. The Quran (Muslim Holy book) is read by fundamentalists and moderates. It is to be taken literally as the words of Allah, valid for all time.

But, as in any religious organization, the majority are nominal Muslims. The religious leaders and true believers are the only reason for Islam’s existence. True believers who carry out Allah’s commands are the real Muslims. Without them, as an Iranian imam said a century ago just before he was hanged, the secular world would prevail and “Islam will perish.” (Photo: True believers)

The late Ayatollah Khomeini said: “Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled or incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is OBEYED in every country in the world…But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world…Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: “Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!” (Spencer, Islam Unveiled)

Examples from an al-Qaeda training manual: The jihadists know that “… an Islamic government would never be established except by the bomb and rifle. Islam does not coincide or make a truce with unbelief, but rather confronts it.”

“…Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peacful solutions and cooperative councils.” (UIC/BM-8 translation)

To fight this type of war, you use intelligence and unconventional warfare (special ops) to attack specific targets. Invading and occupying Muslim nations like Iraq and Afghanistan in order to bring democracy and more free trade partners for corporations (and oil for America) is not a winning strategy.

Getting bogged down in the occupation of a Muslim nation means you will never have peace. The intensity of the battle may vary but there are 1.4 billion Muslims on earth. It is their duty to aid their brothers when attacked by the enemies of Allah. And Allah is on their side. He has given them their orders: “Make war on the infidels who dwell around you…” (Sura 9:123)

A question for John McCain. Are you going to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan until “they”surrender? What do you have in mind for Iran?

This is not South Korea or Japan. All your bravado and lack of knowledge will bring us is more dead and horribly disfigured Americans plus more enemies.

The winner from the three candidates still campaigning for president will preside over the continuing changes leading to the demise of our nation but you, John McCain, are the biggest threat to America, a clear and present danger.

See this blog, archives ‘Muhammad: A Model for today’s Terrorists’ Feb. 4, 2007

modified 03/19/08