Monday, April 10, 2006

Defending Americans

My recent schedule has left too little time to write on this blog as frequently as I'd like. However, with the increased number of excellent writers publishing online, let me direct you to some excellent hard-hitting articles. In this article the author, Amit Ghate, exposes the failure of our government to defend America and her citizens against the Islamic threat – a threat our leaders even refuse to name. Mr. Ghate notes:

For twenty five plus years, Islamists have isolated and targeted Western citizens around the world with impunity, and have succeeded in fostering fear in most citizens. They have effectively used a divide and conquer strategy, with little or no opposition.

Our government’s response has been to abdicate its primary responsibility: to defend the rights of each and every American citizen. Defending America means defending Americans.

If a [foreign] nation threatens one citizen, it threatens the nation, and we must do everything in our power, including going to war if necessary, to eradicate the threat.

Yet our publishers are frightened to publish simple cartoons that portray Mohammad as the violent man he was; our booksellers refuse to sell magazines out fear of Islamic attacks; and our political leaders apologize to the enemy for the thoughts expressed by private citizens – the very citizens our government refuses to defend against the threat of violent attacks.

Thus we must stand together and protect the lonely author who dares question a religion and who is sentenced to death because of it. We must stand together to defend his publishers who are firebombed for printing the book. We must stand together to defend the individual film-maker and political dissident who criticize Islam and are sentenced to death because of it. We must stand together to defend the benign cartoonist, who pens a simple cartoon, and is then forced into hiding by death threats and bounties.

Read the whole article and be prepared for the climatic last-three paragraphs.

Update: Islamic intimidation at a university in our heartland.

9 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Jason,
I've noticed that you haven't been writing as much. Don't feel bad about it; all of us have lives outside the blogosphere.

You can do a good service by giving us roundups of excellent articles. I, for one, appreciate your efforts in that regard.

BTW, tomorrow, Tuesday 04/11, is supposedly MTP's birthday. Just letting you know, but you probably already saw the notice at IBA or at Pedestrian Infidel. I'm not usually satiric, but I can't resist a posting on the topic. :)

4/10/06, 9:28 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

From the update: Unknown to me, a Muslim student attending the University of Memphis was arrested weeks prior to my lecture for, among other things, possession of DVD's on pilot training and charts on the layout of the Memphis airport. They found links on his computer to sites associated with a radical Sunni Muslim organization in Iraq, and searches for information on how guns and bombs can be smuggled past airport security.

And people still don't believe that we are infiltrated?

4/10/06, 1:34 PM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

"Defending America means defending Americans."

Isn't this the reason we decided to have a strong federal government instead of a loose Confederacy?
To provide for the common defense....

4/10/06, 3:08 PM  
Blogger Cubed © said...

Here's the deal:

1) Withdraw ALL welfare from illegals, including "in-state tuition."

2) Make English the official language of the United States, with government documents written in that language only, and with proficiency in English a requirement for citizenship.

3) Build a wall. If necessary, outsource the job to the Israelis. The cost of such a wall has been estimated to be about six billion dollars, which is about what it costs to run the war in Iraq for one week, or to build a section of highway being planned in Seattle.

4) Deport the illegals as they are found; since they say they have come here for work, it's about time that they started demonstrating in their OWN damned streets to pressure their OWN damned corrupt government to create IN MEXICO those conditions that they came here illegally to take advantage of.

5) Find that damned receipt; in the Treaty of Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American war on February 2, 1848m both parties agreed to a price of $18,250,000 (worth about $627m500,000 today) in exchange for the INDISPUTED OWNERSHIP of California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Wyoming.

4/10/06, 4:32 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

HAHAHA! You are the man, Cubed!

4/10/06, 7:59 PM  
Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Hmmm, they found a guy with info on munitions, airports and flying. Sounds like a good arrest.

May I also point out theat The Observer has printed the report of the British investigation and discovered that there was no hierarchy involved. They were on there own with short money and internet info.

Now the left has been telling you that we have a policing problem and not a military problem (just as Spain had with the recently disbanded ETA) but you wanted to get us butt screwewd letting a Republican try to run a war against a country larger than grenada.

So when you "defend" America remember to use tactics and objectives that actually enhance security, ok?

Meanwhile go on about the cartoon book on AOWs site and find out if that clown got more death threats than Michael Schiavo.

I only write this vecause American Crusader has a chance to refine his opinions and keep an open mind.

The rest of you are lost in the ozone.

4/11/06, 10:17 AM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Now the left has been telling you that we have a policing problem and not a military problem (just as Spain had with the recently disbanded ETA) but you wanted to get us butt screwewd letting a Republican try to run a war against a country larger than grenada.

So vote Democrat so we can round-up the undesirables in our civilian population centers and put them in internment camps while intentionally firebombing the shit out of civilians.

Uh, yeah.

4/12/06, 4:00 AM  
Blogger unaha-closp said...

"Defending America means defending Americans."

No, it means defending the best interests of America. No state exists to protect people from the consequences of their actions. If you do something offensive you have to defend your actions yourself.

Rachel Corrie was an American, should the state of America taken action to defend her from the consequences of her actions?

4/12/06, 7:11 PM  
Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

If you do something offensive ... you are not engaged in defense.

Governments have jurisdictions. When Americans are threatened on America soil, the primary institution saddled with the responsibility of defending individuals in our land is our government. When a foreign government fails to take measures in its jurisdiction or encourages those within its jurisdiction to attack Americans, it becomes a hostile action against America.

4/16/06, 8:09 AM  

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