Exclusive: The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection (Part Two of Four)
David J. Jonsson
Author: David J. Jonsson
Source: The Family Security Matters Foundation, Inc.
Date: July 3, 2007
FSM Contributing Editor David J. Jonsson continues his discussion of the perils of ignoring alliances composed of hostile groups that may accumulate the power and materičl with which to destroy Western civilization. Do we understand the goal of the Muslim culture as we should?
The Dangers of the Liberal-Islamist Connection
(Part Two of Four)
By David J. Jonsson
According to the Financial Times, a new report from the Institute of International Finance states, "The Gulf states have passed China! Six Persian Gulf States now have almost $1.6 trillion in foreign assets, dwarfing even China's mammoth $1.1 trillion of foreign reserves." These Gulf States are all members of the so-called Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). They are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
There are massive piles of wealth growing in the GCC. The report continues: "Along with China and other countries, the GCC is increasingly setting aside more and more of these funds to invest abroad -- in stocks, real estate and private businesses. What they buy could have a huge impact on market prices -- and your investments." See my article: Nationalization: A Plan for World Domination?
It appears strange that politicians would suggest that the U.S. fund a Marshall Plan to support Islamic countries when the Islamic Countries of the Gulf are accumulating hordes of U.S. dollars. It is in the Islamic countries where the growth of terrorism and hostility to the West is generated, fomented and funded. I will now discuss how these elements are directly interrelated, with suggestions for potential solutions to these immensely troubling threats.
The Apocalyptic Teaching of Islam
Islam has many apocalyptic prophecies; this aspect of Islam contributes to the driving force and power of Islam. I discuss this aspect in Iraq, Iran, Global Warming and The Apocalypse .
Iran, joined by Syria, wants to end the democratic experiment in Iraq. Terrorists in Iraq use Iranian money, weapons and expertise to kill Americans in Iraq. Iran's support of Hamas disrupts Palestinian peace efforts. Hezbollah, a group also backed by Iran and Syria, seeks to destabilize Lebanese democracy and restart a border war with Israel. Iran, while denying that a European Holocaust ever took place, is now planning to create a second Holocaust in Europe and in the U.S. with the development of nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.
Only a sustained American policy of ostracizing Iran and Syria and their alliance partners and sponsors - galvanizing the international community to enforce financial and trading sanctions, supporting Iranian and Syrian reformers, and keeping all options for war on the table including a high-profile presence in the area - offers any hope of preventing a potential Holocaust. Merely increasing military strength, diplomacy or withdrawing from Iraq will not result in a lasting peace. Whatever way the Iran-Iraq crisis is resolved, it will lead to a major shift in the geopolitical landscape. The goal is to have a soft landing.
This strategy will require sacrifice and some compromise but not appeasement, and most importantly it is crucial that we prioritize the most important elements of our culture – faith, freedom, liberty, and democracy, as we know it in America. Decision time is fast approaching. Unfortunately both Iran and the U.S. may be underestimating the power of the other side and overestimating their own. Iran thinks it has a lot of deterrents, in Iraq and elsewhere. It feels confident in its armed forces; and it sees the U.S. bogged down in Iraq. It perceives that attitudes in Washington and public opinion in the Western world are divided. Led by the propaganda of the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance, America's and its erstwhile Western allies' citizens do indeed appear to be opposed to war. These perceptions not only embolden a fanatical Iranian leadership, but cripple a democracy's ability to wage an effective war as well..
Similarity to Events Preceding World War II
One cannot help but recognize the similarity between the events leading up to World War ll and current events. With every passing year following the events of 9/11, the rise of the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance has increased global instability. By the beginning of 2006, nearly all the combustible ingredients – far bigger in scale than those leading to World Wars I and II and the Gulf Wars of 1991 or 2003 - were in place.
Remember Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a plan just like the Nazis' " Four Year Plan." Ahmadinejad is a scholar of history, and he also is a follower of the Qur'an.
"Iran is no different than Nazi Germany", the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) source said. "They too built up an army, resources and created the V-2." The V-2 was the first man-made object launched into space, during test flights that reached an altitude of 189 km (117 miles) in 1944. "While Germany was putting the finishing touches to the V-2 which was eventually used against Britain, the world stood by wanting to talk. Now we have Iran repeating history, declaring to "wipe Israel off the map" while planting bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan." Liberals in the West advise that we "talk."
"Iran which denies that a European Holocaust ever took place, is now planning to create a second Holocaust in Europe and in the US," said the Israel MFA source. "Europe will be first to feel this nuclear suicide bomb, as London, Moscow, Madrid, Rome and Paris are now in range of Iranian missiles. We no longer have the luxury of time to implement sanctions. This is not a movie. This is not the "24" TV series about nuclear terrorism. This is real. Sanctions worked against North Korea, and they can and will work against Iran."
On November 13, 2006, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu drew a direct analogy between Iran and Nazi Germany.
"It's 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs," Netanyahu told delegates to the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, repeating the line several times, like a chorus, during his address. "Believe him and stop him," the opposition leader said of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "This is what we must do. Everything else pales before this."
While Iran is developing WMDs and forming alliances throughout the world - including Cuba just 90 miles off the coast of America - Russia and China are providing arms for the alliance. Equally important is the fact that Russia is finalizing the energy noose around Europe. The Islamists along with their Leftist/Marxist alliance partners meanwhile are quietly assuming key positions in the governments, the media and even financial institutions.
Failure to Understand Muslim Culture
We suffer under a potentially catastrophic failure to understand the Muslim Culture. After September 11, President Bush explained that the attacks showed that the friend of your enemy is also your enemy. As he put it last September , "America makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror, and those that harbor and support them, because they're equally guilty of murder."
Bush failed to note the converse of that reality: the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend and ally. Here the distinction generally relates to Sunnis and Shiites. We fail to grasp the not too subtle nuance that just because Shiites and Sunnis are rivals doesn't mean that they will join forces with the U.S. to fight one another, or won't join forces with one another to fight the U.S. to accomplish their goal of establishing the Islamic kingdom of God and the return of the caliphate. This and the failure to recognize the goals of Russia and China have and will continue to cause Americans no end of difficulty. We also fail to recognize that these forces have joined with Leftists abroad and within our own domestic political organizations.
There is a well-known Arab saying, that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." While this may be the standard for many countries in the Middle East, it is not the standard by which a democratic nation like the United States can afford to operate. We must recognize that Russia and China are also linked with one overriding mutual interest – world domination. For this reason, Russia is neither the friend of the EU nor of the U.S.
Why do Islamists Hate America? That is an Erroneous Question
Many propagandists of the Leftist/Marxist/Islamist Alliance are using all efforts to attempt to question why the Islamist hates America. While it is true that the hedonistic life style of Leftists runs counter to Shariah law, many Leftists are drawn into supporting the Islamist movement. It should also be noted that Bible-believing Christians and Jews do not support Leftists' hedonistic lifestyle. Therefore, the counter to the question of "Why do they hate us?" should be: "What is the goal of Islam?"
[I will answer this all-important question tomorrow in Part Three of this series.]
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor David J. Jonsson is the author of Clash of Ideologies —The Making of the Christian and Islamic Worlds , Xulon Press 2005. His new book: Islamic Economics and the Final Jihad: The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance (Salem Communications (May 30, 2006 and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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