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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Victory In The GWOT

[Intel Source: Instapundit] Posting will be light today, as I'll be over reading Tigerhawk's thoughts on what will constitute victory in the current war. While the article itself isn't that long, the references (including this earlier post from Tigerhawk) should also be required reading.

I'll meet you back here when you're done...


Blogger Skippy-san said...

Tigerhwak need to read more history. Even if Al Quaeda goes away as a movement, there will still be other folks ready to step into the breach. Furhtermore the premise of humiliating Al Quadea on the batlefieled ignores the real dynamics of the Iraqi insurgency which is not simply an Al Quaeda run show.

Furthermore, he makes a huge mistake in assuming that the US cannot support monarchies and other single leader systems in the middle east. The type of democracy we seek demands and informed electorate, something that most middle eastern nations cannot and will not possess, at least as long as they are saddled with the albatross that is Islam around their necks.

Finally even if democracy takes hold, it is not necessarily in the best long term interests of the United States and will simply contribute to the growing irrelevancy of the US in its ability to influence the decisions of other nations. That too is yet another reason why we have a vested interest in keeping non democratic governments in place in regions where the ruling monarchy or shiek is favorable to the USv

Bottom line: Middle Eastren countries exist to sell the west oil and be ruled by European powers. I'm OK with that.........Arabs are scum.

12/21/2005 5:47 AM

Blogger half said...

Nothing but sand-wogs, they can't hope to do anything more than sell commodities. It's hard-wired in 'em don't 'ya know. Houses smell funny too. :>

12/21/2005 10:44 AM

Blogger Vigilis said...

Apparently, some people do not value examples. If al-Qaeda goes away, its leadership, experienced agents and benefactors will have been vanquished (a process that is well begun).

Others will be discouraged and more reluctant to step into the breach, otherwise why have they hesitated this long?

Radical Islamists have been a recurring plague on humanity. Each time, they have been dealt with and retreated underground for decades. The world tires of this pattern and more and more lands are now innoculated against the threat of stoneage barbarism sought by these Zarqawi wannabes.

More history? Tamourlane (Timur the Lenk), died in 1405 at age 69!
And how long has his Caliphate survived?

12/21/2005 4:40 PM


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