Is Cal Thomas Right?

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  1. OldRegular

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    What happened to unconditional surrender?

    By Cal Thomas

    http://www.JewishWorldReview.com

    DOLGELLAU, Wales — Thank goodness for those history channels that bring back the generals and politicians of the past who, by contrast, make many of today's leaders look indecisive.

    I saw President Harry Truman on one of them last week. In a speech to the nation near the end of World War II, Truman rejected suggestions that the Allies seek accommodation with Japan, rather than victory. Truman would have none of it, saying only Japan's "unconditional surrender" would be acceptable.

    Contrast that with the conciliatory blather of today. Prime Minister Tony Blair is inviting British and Muslim leaders to a meeting Tuesday at 10 Downing Street where it is reported he will urge worldwide action to uproot what he has called the "evil ideology" and "twisted teaching" that lay behind the London bombings.

    Here's what Blair should say to the Muslim leaders: "The onus is on you guys. You find and shut down the terrorists and their network. You turn those who incite, plan and encourage violence over to the authorities. If you don't act, we will by closing and bulldozing the mosques and schools that incubate and instruct the killers, prosecuting the terrorists we find and deporting them and their clerics, and closing our borders to anyone from countries that harbor and teach terrorists. Those who are British citizens will be stripped of their citizenship."

    As part of its continuing disinformation campaign in America (reminiscent of Nazi, Soviet and Japanese propaganda of the not-too-distant past), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is providing public service announcements to American television stations titled "Not in the Name of Islam." A CAIR press release says the spots are designed to "highlight the Muslim community's condemnation of terrorism and rejection of those who carry out terror attacks."

    Just who are these spots designed to influence? Does CAIR wish us to believe the jihadists in America will see them and convert to democratic ideals, or is this Tokyo Rose propaganda designed to keep our guard down?

    It is helpful to quote what two prominent senators have said about CAIR: "(CAIR is) unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect," said Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat. "We know (CAIR) has ties to terrorism," added Charles Schumer, New York Democrat.

    The problem with the cluttered Western contemporary mind is there is little room for anyone or any philosophy based on absolutes and convictions. The terrorists benefit from Western self-indulgence, ignorance about history and aversion to war. If we think of depravity at all, it is in the Michael Jackson vein and not religious fanatics, who kill school children, behead "infidels" and seek world domination.

    Western secularists cannot comprehend people who link their private faith to public actions. Too many think terrorists can be dissuaded from their bloody goals by using Western logic and trying to "understand why they hate us."

    I don't want to understand why they hate us, anymore than my father's generation sought to understand Nazis, or the ideological slaves of Hirohito. Like that generation, since the jihadists have declared war on us, I want to kill them before they kill me.
     
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    I agree with Thomas!
     
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    As do I.
     
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    Me too, as usual.
     
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    Same here, as usual.

    That's why, unfortunately, I predict we Americans will lose the war on terrorism. We are too soft and too politically correct - especially here in America.

    The UK does have anti-terrorism legislation in the works which would make public promotion of terrorism at home or in other countries, a crime - if I understand it correctly - as well as steps to begin deportation.

    Here, we have a President who refused (after 09/11) to deport over 30,000 Middle Eastern males who were illegal aliens. We have a President and Congress who refuse to defend and protect our borders, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

    I look for the UK and some of the other European nations to take a much stronger stand against terrorists in their own countries and put political correctness on the back burner.

    As one of my relatives said today, there is a reason Great Britain has been around for so many thousands of years.

    God Save the Queen.
     
  6. ChurchBoy

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    I've always liked Cal Thomas! [​IMG]
     
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    He is pretty much dead on. However, replies to his message are clearly off base. You can see how the UK is capable of beating terrorists by looking at their long history with the IRA. They weren't any better at stopping them than Israel has been at stopping Palestinians.

    Terrorists are almost impossible to stop. That is why they use the tactics that they use. However, the notion that the US is too weak is an insult to the brave men and women that are in the uniform of our nation as we speak.
     
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    The problem is that most policy makers are "Convinced" that Islam has far more "potential" to breed and generate terrorists than it actually is producing.

    It is like a hornets nest - they afraid of getting ALL the hornets mad at once.

    And they may be right that it has a potential for evil that is greater than its current activity.

    The problem is that letting the stove slowly heat up will still get you to a blazing fire at the end. It just takes longer with a slow dance.

    The Islamic crazies also have the same thought in mind. They are frustrated by the lack of participation by their fellow Muslims beyond shooting guns in the air and shouting on command. Their stated purpose in bombing Israel was to have Israel bomb them back - and then get those lazy Islamic nations to finally pick up arms and do something.

    And of course - now China is talking about various scenarios in which it would consider nuking the U.S.

    It is hard to believe all these nuts are really out there. But it is the last days.

    In Christ,

    Bob
     
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    I'll agree with Cal Thomas as soon as he can
    yoddle his opinion like his older brother.

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    sorry!
    couldn't resist, heads where bobble heading up
    and down it was causing the earth to shake!

    this song just makes me cry!

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  10. OldRegular

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    First we git Billy-Bob Clinton!

    Then we git Hillary Dillary!

    Now we git ASLANSPAL! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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