Re: [anthroposophy] Sorat says: "We worship death..."
- Careful LSYour post is liable to anger them anti-American, pro Al Qaeda folk.Never mind...they are not Anthroposophists...(hell, they aint even "Christians")One thing they do all share in common....Anger.(Hey..I wonder if we could harness that rage for productive use...like maybe steam powered, bicycle driven generators to help solve theenergy crises! Yeah!Always looking for solutions.Br. Ron----- Original Message -----From: lightsearcher1Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 4:48 PMSubject: [anthroposophy] Sorat says: "We worship death..."The indispensible
Victor Davis Hanson
(first part of article;
see link at bottom)
March 26, 2004
Anatomy of our Struggle
Against the Islamicists
by Victor Davis Hanson
Across the globe we watch
the terrible drama play out.
Car and suicide bombings in
Baghdad are aimed at American
aid givers, U.S. peacekeepers, Iraqi civilians, and provisional
Spanish civilians are indiscriminately murdered as are Turks,
Moroccans, Saudis, and Afghans.
President Musharraf is targeted by assassins. Synagogues are blown
Suicide murderers try to reach a chemical dump in Ashdod in hopes of
gassing Jews to the pleasure of much of the Arab world and the
indifference of Europe.
Indeed, Palestinian murderers apologize for gunning down an Arab
jogger in Jerusalem for the colossal mistake of thinking that he
was Jewish. The world yawns, but is then outraged because Israelis
take out a mass-murderer during a time of war.
We are witnessing a grand struggle between those who create things
and those who can only destroy them, between those who are confident
and build civilizations and those who have failed and turned vicious.
Daniel Pearl is executed on television.
The U.N. is singled out as a target for mass murder in Iraq, as are
synagogues in Istanbul.
Again, we in the West are supposed to tremble at the devilishness of
the jihadists or turn on each other in fear.
"We worship death,
you cling to life,"
they warn us.
Al Qaeda's message to Europe which they hate even more than the
United States, because it is not only wealthy but soft and weak as
well is that of every mythical monster who promises his trembling
prey that with proper flattery he can be gobbled down last.
We should remember that this war of barbarism against civilization
is global and connected.
Poor Mr. Villepin may ignore that his country's appeasement and
profit-making in Iraq were helpful to Saddam Hussein's state-
sponsored terrorism and he may believe that things are worse in
But he will learn that past French double-dealing, flamboyant anti-
Americanism, and obsequiousness to Iranian theocrats will win him no
reprieve from these purveyors of a new Dark Age.
The extremists will be just as likely to murder French children over
banning headscarves as they would have had three Gallic divisions
fought in Iraq.
The Spanish may think that bin Laden's past fury over the
Reconquista and the Crusades was silly while the present anger over
Spaniards in Iraq is logical.
But they too will soon learn that appeasement wins them temporary
quiet from enemies and general disappointment from friends not a
permanent pardon from terrorist attacks.
If they believe al Qaeda is a rational interlocutor, they should
assume that the U.S. withdrawal from Saudi Arabia and cessation of
the embargo of Iraq replaced by massive American aid have met
bin Laden's original 1998 demands and that peace is at hand.
What is our enemies' ultimate agenda? -- Judge them by what they say
and then do:
-- Any who champion women are targeted.
-- Those who are Jews should die.
-- Expressing tolerance for other religions is a capital crime.
-- Secular law and government are a betrayal.
-- Apostasy from Islam justifies murder.
Hypocrisy does not matter whether that means using a hated Western
computer or flocking to a despised Western capital.
This craziness is actually an agenda of sorts, proclaiming to the
wretched, "Purge yourself of the modern West (sort of) and fool
yourself into thinking that you will have power, honor, and wealth
as never before."
We laugh about such a formerly pampered playboy lunatic and his
puerile calls for a return of an 11th-century caliphate, replete
with a paradise of 72 virgins and hack medieval poeticisms like "O
this, O that," "God willing," and "infidel" in all his court
communiqués. But such fantasies out of the Arabian Nights are
perhaps not so fantastic.
In al Qaeda's utopia a loose confederation of Islamic theocracies
on the model of the Taliban or Iran's mullocracy will sweep the
Middle East, liquidating Westerners and those Muslims tainted by
Westernization. Oil will not only enrich a theocratic elite note
the pampered privileges of Taliban insiders and the spoiled progeny
of Iranian clerics but can be manipulated to gouge a petroleum-
hungry West while paying for plentiful weaponry from cynical Western
When terrorists are rounded up now in Spain or the United States or
deported to Britain, they deny rather than brag of their erstwhile
Afghan training, and plead that they are either innocent or were
None throw down the gauntlet and bore us with the old long
harangues a la Richard Reed about the imminent death of the West.
While Ted Kennedy and John Kerry pontificate about losing the war on
terror, al Qaeda is nearly finished.
What we have been seeing lately are its tentacles flapping about in
search of prey, after the head has been smashed still for a time
lethal, but without lasting strength.
We should remember that perhaps the bloodiest month for Americans in
the European theater of World War II was not during 1943 and 1944
amid the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy, or Normandy, but
rather in January 1945, a mere five months before the close of the
war, when GIs fought back the last bitter German offensive.
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