AMERICAN LIBERALS: AL-QA'IDA'S "USEFUL IDIOTS"
By Christopher G. Adamo
If al-Qa'ida waits to attack until after the elections, their underlying message is that they recognize the ability of Americans to rise to the occasion, rally behind their leaders, and forcibly confront their enemies. In short, despite their hatred of the West, they nonetheless hold a respect for it.
A decision to inflict catastrophic harm prior to the election would conversely indicate that the Islamists believe Americans to be cowards who, like the Spanish, can be manipulated into voting for leaders that will acquiesce and capitulate to terrorist demands, out of fear. Present increases in the amount of “chatter” among terrorist cells, being noted by this country’s intelligence apparatus, suggest that the terrorists are banking on the latter.
So what, in the aftermath of 9/11, would give al-Qa'ida and its numerous allies the notion that Americans might be willing to flee from future confrontations in the terror war? One has only to recall the speeches and other events associated with the July Democratic National Convention to ascertain the answer to that question.
Among the most popular and notable individuals in attendance at the Democratic National Convention was “Fahrenheit 9/11” producer Michael Moore. Nazi Germany had Joseph Goebbels, and Imperial Japan had Tokyo Rose. But Michael Moore endows the American political Left with the talents of both.
Moore has proven himself capable of incorporating the most absurd of conspiracy theories with slick packaging, and selling them to a disturbingly large segment of the American population. Of course, the only likely result of Moore’s work is that too many Americans will be diligently focused on Dick Cheney and Halliburton the next time terrorists steal a jumbo jet from behind their backs and fly it into a skyscraper.
Apparently, any fears that Americans might have regarding such a possibility should be calmed by the empty promises of John Kerry, made as he was accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency. Kerry insisted that he would properly “respond” to the next attack. But, other than political posturing, what was his real response to the last one? Did he recognize the nature of the threat facing the nation and unwaveringly support efforts to see the job through to the bitter end?
Perhaps, the last attack was not big enough in his mind to warrant such a reaction. What can we expect from Kerry, more resolutions of condemnation from the United Nations? The more pertinent question might be whether or not we should hold out hope of expecting anything else.
Kerry, in dealing with this subject in an interview on ABC News, touted his abilities in the area of “treaties and relationships” with other nations around the world. Such rhetoric signifies a complete lack of comprehension of the force and resolve that is needed to effectively confront an enemy that believes its cause to be inspired from Heaven.
In the end, attempts by Kerry and John Edwards to convince Americans of their being tough on terror sounded much like the hollow claims made by Michael Dukakis, during the 1988 Presidential Debates, that he was ostensibly “tough on crime.” And if such assertions by the Democratic Party presidential and vice presidential nominees carry no weight of truth with them among the American people, what interpretation of their toothless and insincere comments can be expected among America’s fanatical enemies?
Recently the government of France arrived at the grim realization that the gathering storm clouds of Islamism threaten its very existence. Unfortunately, decades of societal collapse have left that nation with no foundation to stand upon, other than the absurdities of “political correctness.” But whimpering accusations from feminists who “take offense” to the precepts of Islam will quickly wither when pitted against its fearsome might.
Europe was once fortified against such religious incursion by its own spiritual foundations, but those bastions no longer exist. Certainly France, like Spain, no longer has what it takes to sustain an all-out war against cultural aggression of this magnitude.
America does not suffer the degree of social decadence and moral bankruptcy that has devastated Europe. Nevertheless, the culture war has taken its toll. If America’s Leftists prevail, this nation will likewise lose its last line of defense.
American Government & the U.S. Presidency
Liberalism Versus Conservatism in American Politics
Liberals, Statists, Socialists, & Other Leftists
Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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The Middle East & the Problem of Iraq
The Problem of Rogue States:
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
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Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
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