Monday, January 14, 2008

What This War is All About

The following video is extremely disturbing and not meant for children. Please do not click on the video link if you are someone easily disturbed by graphic images and audio.

With the passage of time, it is tempting to want to forget about the events of 9/11 and to consign them to the past, like so many other tragic events in our history.

It is tempting to do so, because given the option, Americans would rather not be embroiled in war. At our heart, we are a peace-loving people, we are a generous people.

What other country puts its money where its mouth is, when it comes to global disaster relief and foreign aid, like the United States? The answer is: NO OTHER COUNTRY.

If a disaster strikes anywhere in the world, it is the U.S. that ALWAYS takes the lead in providing aid and comfort to the victims, regardless their race, religion, or their government's opposition to our government.

This is why, when The Flying Curmudgeon hears the Left in this country talking about how "...we need to find out why they (the Islamo-fascists) hate us...", or words to that effect, it is so unbelievably infuriating.

In the case of the Islamo-fascists, they hate us because WE ARE, because we breathe, because we are alive. They hate our very existence, our way of life, and given the opportunity, they would kill every man, woman, and child in our country.

And this is not hyperbole, this is reality.

The stated objective of Osama Bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda compatriots is to kill as many Americans as possible. It is important to note, he never differentiates between Republicans and Democrats, Conservative or Liberal, he merely says "Americans."

The bad guys couldn't care less about our politics, except when our political infighting helps them achieve their ends.


Every time you stand on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Reid, and rail against the Administration's efforts to defeat terrorists, you provide aid and comfort to those that would kill you and your entire family.

When you go overseas, without diplomatic portfolio, and sit down with a brutal thug like Bashar Assad, Speaker Pelosi, you help out those who would set off nukes in your beloved San Francisco.

And you, Mr. Sulzberger, of all people, a Jew, should understand the nature of those that would do us harm. If there is any doubt what the Islamo-fascists would do to you or members of your family if given the chance, just ask Danny Pearl's widow.

Your paper's actions during a time of war have been nothing short of treasonous. By revealing sensitive intelligence-gathering sources and methods, you have, quite likely, contributed to the deaths of future victims of terror.

Way to go, Art! I'm sure your grandfather would be very proud.

The reason TFC put this tragic video on his blog was to remind people what this war is all about.

It is tempting to want to relegate the events of 9/11 to the past, to forget about them, and move on with our lives. In so doing, we are able to delude ourselves into thinking that we are not at war, and, in our minds, at least, pretend we are back in the 90s, when everything was "right in the world."

Unfortunately, back in the 90s we WERE at war, the average American, who was more interested in where the NASDAQ index was at the time, just didn't know it.

There were a lot of powerful people at the time, however, who DID know we were at war and chose to either ignore the fact, or, treat it like a law enforcement problem.

As the year 2008 progresses, and the different presidential candidates vy for position, The Flying Curmudgeon encourages you to think about the video above and understand this - the War on Terror trumps every other issue. As you decide who to support, think about which candidate, if elected, is going to do his or her best to keep you and yours safe from those who would kill us.

If we are all dead, nothing else matters.


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