The World’s Longest War
Where We Are
Journals practice a laudable self-censorship of criticism of religions. The most
vicious devil worship is mentioned with little comment and then only in crime
reporting of the atrocities committed. This is a good thing. Religious hatreds
are so easily inflamed, and there is so much history of religious persecution,
that we are much better off with this self restraint. Furthermore the separation
of church and state is spelled out in our constitution and is practiced in most
countries of the world, even in the former USSR and China. In democracies it is
legal for a political party to yearn for religious domination, but in all
democratic countries such parties are very small and never reach the stage of
challenging their constitutions. The name “Christian Democratic Party,” common
in Europe, refers to moral roots, not to theocratic ambitions. The consequence
of this separation of church and state is that political contention is not
poisoned by religious hatred.
There is one exception, Islam, a theocracy which has savaged the world for over
a thousand years. Its religious doctrine is that church and state are one and
that canon law and civil law are one. It periodically believes that unbelievers
must be converted or conquered and that hating infidels is a virtue and killing
an infidel is a ticket to heaven. In many of the faithful this religious
fanaticism has merged with the secular fanaticism of Marxism-Leninism to make a
witch’s brew of hate and savagery against Christendom and capitalism. (‘America
is the Great Satan.’)
The demise of Marxism-Leninism in Europe does not extend to the Middle East.
Russian and Chinese weapons continue to be sold for Arab oil money. During
centuries of warfare the western countries have become democracies. Even Eastern
Europe is avalanching into democracy. But, except for present day Turkey and
some Far Eastern countries which practice a mild form of Islam, the Moslem world
is run by military dictators, theocratic oligarchies, or a combination of both.
A short list of these contemporary dictators (most entitled “President” or
“King”) includes: Ghadaffi of Libya, Assad of Syria, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, the
Mullahs of Iran, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Hussein of Jordan, and the competing
warlords in Lebanon and the PLO.
This theocracy has conquered or converted much of the civilized world. It’s
conquests have been impeded more by internal factional wars, murders, and
schisms than by resistance of its victims. It is now on the rising slope of its
next onslaught. It can not yet attack the superpowers in open warfare. Israel is
a salient of the West in the Middle East so open warfare has been repeatedly
waged against it, so far unsuccessfully.
Instead Islam fights on six fronts and prepares for more.
The first front is terrorism. Moslems blow up airplanes and buildings. The car
bomb is a favorite weapon. When the hand carried American Stingers from
Afghanistan, and Russian SAM 7s from all over, are deployed near airports within
the next few years, air travel will be utterly disrupted. Moslems hijacked
airplanes until we installed, and continue to operate, expensive security
equipment at airports. They kidnap hostages. They murder with guns and with
bombs. Since killing infidels is entree to heaven, they are today’s suicide
The second front is armament. Conventional warfare capability in guns, tanks,
rockets, and airplanes from the former USSR and China, in large armies of men,
now exists and is growing. Mustard gas and nerve gas are made in their own
factories with equipment bought from European and American companies. (Lenin
said ‘The capitalists will sell us the rope to hang them with.’)
The third front is the development of nuclear bombs and the missiles to deliver
them. (Kamikaze airplanes will do as well, as will smuggling.) Large, long range
missiles are bought from China to deliver present poison gas, germs, and the
future “Islamic bomb. “What will any American or European government do when
threatened with a destroyed city? Cave in to the blackmailers, of course.
The fourth front is the oil weapon, invented in 1973, and used on us ever since
by OPEC. It drains the world economy, it finances terrorism, armament
acquisition, and nuclear bomb development, and it is a continuing blackmail of
western diplomacy under threat of restoring the panic of 1973-74.
The fifth front is diplomacy, incremental conquest by the “Peace Process.” It is
based on the American internal political benefits of appearing as peace maker.
We coerce Israel to retreat in stages and reward the Moslem countries with
subsidies and debt cancellations