As long as the sharia (with the jihad trying to enforce it) remains unnamed as the prime motivating factor behind the Islamic front arrayed against the entire non-participating world, the war will indeed remain lost.
November 21st 2012: The day we lost the “War on Terror”
EuropeNews December 23 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen
It may have escaped the attention of most, but on November 21st 2012, we suffered the final defeat in the War on Terror declared by President George W. Bush on September 20th 2001. After more than 11 years of fighting, 56,900 American casualties, cumulative expenses of between 1.2 and 2.7 trillion dollars and a very complicated series of diplomatic & military alliances, the aim to defeat terror was abolished in Cairo, Egypt on that day.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Egyptian FM Kamel Amr
Here, the triumvirate of Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal announced a ceasefire between Hamas and israel following a week of intense fighting between the terrorist organisation and the army of Israel.
Now, the word ‘ceasefire’ may take on different meanings for those who want peace as opposed to those who want war. For those who want peace, a ceasefire is a prelude to a permanent peace agreement, and makes sense in that perspective. On the other hand, for those who want war, halting the fighting is primarily an opportunity to regain strength to take up fighting again, and in some circumstances a protection against crushing defeat. Islam has a specific term ‘hudna’ for this kind of ceasefire. It may, based on the example of Muhammad, last no longer than 10 years, and can be broken earlier if deemed beneficial for Islam.