Writing over at Big Peace, Frank Ross reflects on the article by Andy McCarthy in today’s edition of the National Review Online. Frank himself though hits the nail on the head, in order for the US to really have confidence that the war on Islamic jihadism is over, it’s going to have visual, tangible proof that it has indeed won the war against it. It’s going to need a “Missouri moment”.
The TundraTabloids good friend TINSC has been banging the drum about the need to end the Saudis dominance over the US’s fuel supply, the means by which Americans transport themselves as well as goods. Ending the Saudi dominance at the fuel pump through flex fuel technology will indeed create the momentum in ending their illegal monopoly on petrol, and by default, the funding of the jihad. We all know that the Muslims can’t carry out the jihad on their good looks.
Perhaps this is one of the main thrusts needed to ending the war. Like in all wars, there are many strategies used by the military tacticians in defeating their enemies, the achilles heel must be identified, probed and assaulted. An all out, multi-pronged assault on the key elements to the jihad, that being the funding that sustains it, and against the Islamization project of the stealth jihad that leads to the acceptance of sharia. All areas have to be identified and attacked, and defeated, only then will the US and its allies have that “Missouri moment”. KGS
Frank Ross: As usual, Andrew McCarthy offers a bracing dose of reality over at NRO as he coolly assesses where we are today, nine year after Sept. 11, in the ongoing struggle  between Islam and the West. Read and don’t weep — read it and get mad.

If only the fantasy were true: If only there actually were a dominant, pro-American, echt moderate Islam, an ideology so dedicated to human rights, so sternly set against savagery, that acts of terrorism were, by definition, “un-Islamic activity.” Imagine an Islam that, far from a liability, proved an asset (indeed, an indispensable asset) in combating the threat against us. Imagine that we could accurately call the threat mere “extremism” — no “Islamic” (or even “Islamist”) modifier being necessary because the “extremists” truly were a tiny, aberrant band, fraudulently “hijacking” a great religion…

What excruciating truths have we yet failed to grasp on this ninth anniversary of 9/11? The first is that such an Islam does not exist. The second is that, despite this fact, American foreign and domestic policy continues to proceed as though it does exist — and as though it were the only real Islam. That is, nine years after Islamists made their commitment to our destruction as unmistakable as possible, nine years after the non-occurrence of all the wonderful things that would certainly have happened if the Islam of our dreams were the Islam of our reality, our national-security strategy is still steeped in fiction.

Unlike the sophists in the MSM and the appeasers in the State Dept., McCarthy understands that this war — and it is a war — has little or nothing to do with “religion” as we understand the term, or “peace” for that matter, since “peace” means something very different to each side.
At home, even as al-Qaeda continues its efforts to reprise 9/11, a network of Islamist organizations — coordinated by the Muslim Brotherhood and financially backed by our friends, the Saudis — proceeds with what it calls its “grand jihad” to eliminate and destroy Western civilization by sabotage. This is not a secret. The Brotherhood’s internal memoranda were seized by the FBI. They boldly announce these claims in black and white. Two years ago, the Justice Department aptly labeled the constituent organizations — including the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American Islamic Relations — as unindicted co-conspirators in a terrorism-financing case in which several of their partners were convicted of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. Today, those Islamist organizations are right back in business, with an open door to “engaging” government policymakers, as if nothing ever happened. In our imagination, they’re moderates, too. 
One thing never intrudes on our make-believe world: the real 9/11. Before it was Ground Zero, the World Trade Center was a real place, where flesh-and-blood Americans were slaughtered — some of them leaping over 70 stories to their grisly demise because it seemed more merciful than immolation in the fires that raged within. We try not to think about that much anymore, except for a fleeting moment or two every September 11. We just imagine it can never happen again. After all, we’ve got Islam in our corner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.