Guest Blogger, John McDonald- Why we need to win this war

We find ourselves in a period of time that will try the soul of this nation. When.. almost 10 years ago we were attacked, by radicals of the Muslim faith. And immediately following this attack our nation stood united to face this enemy that attacked us with no provocation. But I submit this attack was no suprise attack as they have been attacking us, by this time at a regular interval. And In previous posts I have brought these attacks up Spanning from the early 70’s until present day.

And yet the Liberal sect of our great country contends that if we quit fighting then the problem will go away. If we Conceed and Accomodate, we will just embolden them to ask for more.

And as we look at world events that are transpiring world wide right this instant, I am forced to believe that mankind as stopped moving forward, and we have started moving backwards. There are People who are in Power that prefer the mindless drones reminiscent of the medieval ages, where due to our education level as a people they were able to mold our thought process’s, and thus maintain power and continue to build their riches at the expense of their people’s. The reason why soo many countries hate the United States despite our Ginormous humanitarian aides to both big countries and countries that have nothing significant to offer, is this :

The people of these countries cannot fully put their plan of power over their own people as long as the United States Shines as a beacon of hope for freedom and democracy on the western horizon. Which is why we get soo much flak from the international community.

One of our greatest Presidents (probably not the very best but still an incredible man) once gave a speach referencing the Soviet menace in the East. And even though the names of the enemy have changed the end state our enemy has, has not changed. And President Ronald Reagan summed it best in this exerpt of a speech given on October 27th 1964.

Now let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.

Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev told his people he knows what our answer will be? He told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ‘round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it’s a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” “There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits—not animals.” And he said, “There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

And although the temptation to prematurely jump to peace is almost too strong to withstand, I believe it is imperative that we do so. Our enemy has sworn to never stop until there are no infidels left in the world. They will not stop until every Human either converts to radical Islam (yes.. it has to be radical islam because they are killing non-radical as well) or they have been murdered.

And when our enemy has a mentality this strong, filled with this much hate that they even kill their brothers and sisters of the same faith because they are not radical, how can we as a nation of free religion, even begin to think that a real and lasting peace is achieveable through accommodation?

And I know it is almost like comparing apples to oranges… however, after WWI the entire world turned a blind eye to the German activities of the build-up prior to WWII.. making thousands of tank turrets, and thousands of “tank Chasis” … but no one would say anything because most countries were still licking their wounds from the first World War. And in a matter of a couple weeks all the tank turrets were mounted to the chasis.. and sent through Poland….

You see… we cannot quit now.. It is not an option until this war has been won. And we as a people need to unify again.. restrengthen our resolve to see this through to the end so the attacks of 9/11 shall not be repeated even in our grand childrens future.

When we allow the bleeding heart liberals to continue to write rules about how to conduct war, we do two thing. First… we hand cuff our own Soldiers.. whilst the enemy remains un-handcuffed.. and secondly… we continue to dull the edge of war towards our enemies… so that they no longer fear fighting us.. because they will be treated better by us as prisoners ( if they dont make it to ALLAH) than they are treated by their own “leaders”. Stop prosecuting Soldiers for being mean in a combat zone to the enemy… Its war. It should not be an enjoyable experience by our enemies… so that they should think twice about starting one with us again…

Gen. Robert E. Lee said it best…

“It is good that war is so horrible… lest we become too fond of it”

5 thoughts on “Guest Blogger, John McDonald- Why we need to win this war”

  1. Twice as many Americans have been killed, since 9-11, by Christians right here in the USA. We have murders every day in the USA..

    As vile as the 911 attacks were, did you notice some (Pat Robertson and other religious folks) said we deserved it for getting away from God.

    We have been attacking, interfering, murdering, invading, and trying to control much of the midest for decades — long before they lifted a finger against us. What if the situation were reversed, and Islam was invading us every time we turn around, putting in our rulers, backing the tortuerers and depots to rule us, and get our oil for pennies?

    We would celebrate any men who dared to lose their lives to fight back against that.

    We invade country after country after country. We kill. He burn. We install evil dictators, andthen we support them. where do you think Gadaffi got the money and weapons he is using to kill his people?


    What IF China did what we do? Do they go around attacking countries? INvading time after time? Installing dictators?

    We do that again and again and again. And again. No wonder they hate hate us. How many of their family members were tortured or killed, by despots we installed? Remember, Saddam was OUR guy. And so was Bin Laden. And so was the Shah of Iran, who regularly tortured people.

    We have killed leaders, burned women and children, invaded country after country. What on earth do you think would happen?

    Learn real history. Learn what really happened in Vietnam, Phillipines, etc.

    Oh, but if anyone attacks us, we have to wipe them all out.

    I got news for you — millions of people hate us for very good reasons. You would hate us to, if you were them.

    Maybe someday we can have an honest rational foreign policy. One where we don’t have to install killers to get cheap oil. One were we keep our word and be honest about our motives and intentions.

    Good luck with your luantic hate mongers.

  2. The comment by Mark refers to oil a couple of times, last time I checked there are no oil fields in Afghanistan. Read the post, it refers to a solution Love it or hate it; the post refers to a point that was well made. We can regurgitate what has happened in the past conflicts and wars, the man made a point and a good one. I just see you picking at his post; what is your solution? At least he gives one. You are just as bad as half the people who support soldiers in the public eye and then crucify them behind closed doors when something goes bad and they only acted accordingly.

  3. Angry Grunt – I believe Mark would be referring to the lucrative pipeline proposal that would be routed through Afghanistan. The pipeline that the US seemed amenable to dealing with the dreaded Taliban regime for.

    He makes a salient point; we would never allow ourselves to be subjected to the policies or despots we have imposed or enabled on others.

    1. Are you referring to the Oil or Natural Gas pipeline? The US broke off talks with the Taliban in August 2001. A little ironic as to what happened the following month. As with Mark you want to post issues but conveniently leave parts out. Please enlighten me on the possible solutions to the issue, I’m not looking to back and forth. I just want to see your view point.

  4. I haven’t left anything out….I’m not posting a dissertation on Bouhammer’s blog. My underlying point is traced back to the fact that we’re expending lives and Billions of dollars fruitlessly waging war against entities that have not, could not and would not attack us….at the expense of destroying the group that did.

    Yes, we broke off talks with the Taliban Regime…but it’s mighty convenient that we would pursue economic ties with an element that we now posit should be utterly eliminated. Our great nation has a history of engaging, installing or enabling despots and tyrants when it’s in our narrow interests. Wonder how that comes back continually to bite us in the ass…….

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