?yes>September 4, 2003??YES>
Is it me or has anyone else noted the new trend
of terrorist actions in Iraq? Almost immediately after the war was declared officially over by the President, the
acts of terror began. Mostly they were aimed at our military personnel in and
around Baghdad. But now there seems
to be a new trend. It appears that the terrorists, who no doubt are supplied, aided and abetted by such nations as Syria and
Iran and organizations as Al-Quaida, have been doing what terrorists do best; committing homicide bombings against the CIVILIAN
population. So now we have fundamentalist
Moslems killing innocent men, women, and children of the very same faith. Is there something wrong with this picture?
Ever since the radical Islamic movement declared
Jihad against not only Israel, but pretty much of the non-Islamic
word, the attacks have been against those that are non- believers. My
question in this article, to the Islamic community here in this country is why is there no public outcry?
It is obvious as to what these groups in Iraq
are trying to accomplish. And that is the cowering of the general population and forcing them to condemn the United
States presence there, in order to force us out. The
strategy is quite simple; kill civilians, make them howl, and finally tell us to leave. Better to have peace, than this. That is the battle plan.
The counter plan is to have much better intelligence
first of all.
Secondly it would be to our benefit to secure
the borders between Iraq and her neighbors Syria
and Iran, thereby preventing such groups from entering.
Third would be, show nightly on Iraqi TV, how
it is the Terrorists that are killing civilians and not the US
Military. In fact I would suggest a huge counter measure vis-à-vis a propaganda
campaign proving that fact.
Fourth would be bring in as much help as needed
to show the peaceful intent of the United States and to get the economy of Iraq up and running so that the people see the
benefits of a free society. THAT would go along way in making them more willing to fight for their OWN freedom against these
Finally, the role for The United Nations, while
in this writers opinion is not deemed worth the trouble, would be to assist with the resources at its disposal to achieve
the previous suggestion.
On another note, Israel
has finally decided to declare war on Hamas. That is something that I had suggested many times. It amazes me how the Palestinian people are the ones that are suffering due to the actions of their misguided
leadership. They have continually and fragrantly violated the ceasefire that
was agreed to by that leadership. The leadership itself is not in control of these thugs nor have they really tried to crackdown
on them. It is my belief that it is Prime Minister Abbas that gets his marching
orders from the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad and other terror groups. In fact I think that the ceasefire was welcomed by these groups not so much for a chance
for peace, but as an opportunity to practice the three Rs; Rest, Regroup and Resume!
Prior to the ceasefire the Israelis were only
days or so away from basically destroying Arafat and his group of thugs. Then our President persuaded Sharon
from finishing the job that the he and the Israeli Military had started. I wonder
what would have happened if they had been left alone and got it done? Perhaps,
wed not be facing such an uphill battle elsewhere. It is my thoughts that IF
groups like that are TOTALLY destroyed on one front it will serve to discourage others from joining them in their murderous
No matter how you slice it. Either way, innocent
civilians are the ones that will see the most hurt, the most heartache and the most deaths.
Whether they are Israeli, Palestinians, or Iraqis, the only way this will stop is with the complete and utter annihilation
of these enemies of peace