Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Know Thy Enemy

Sun Tzu, perhaps one of the greatest military minds in history and author of The Art of War, said:

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

Do we really know our enemy?

Political Correctness prevents us from identifying the real enemy. Our enemy is not terrorism. Our enemy is not terrorists, militants, extremists, radicals, or whatever other term seems unoffensive or unprovocative.

Facts to ponder:

  • More than three quarters of the world's major, ongoing conflicts involves Islam.

  • A majority of terrorist attacks are committed by Muslims. Virtually all acts of terrorism committed specifically to maximize the deaths of civilians are Islamic.

  • Jihad - a war waged against persons for no reason other than their lack of belief in the Islamic faith - has existed since the 7th century when Muhammad invented the religion.

  • The entire Islamic ideology is based on servitude and subjugation. To those who believe, Muslims are considered superior to all others. Under Islamic Law, all non-Muslims are treated as inferior beings with few or no rights.

The ultimate goal of the Islam, and of all who embrace the faith, is to establish a worldwide caliphate in which all non-Muslims will convert, be kept in servitude and prevented from increasing in population, or be outright slaughtered. Essentially, Islamists want to commit genocide* against every person on earth who is not a Muslim.

Redefine the enemy. Is it really a simple method of attack employed by a religious minority, or is it more?

Required reading:

"The Art of War" in .pdf (Right-click to download)

Time Traveler (Category Error) - Why we can't win a war on 'terrorism'

Daniel Pipes - [The Need to Name and] Know Thy Terrorists

*[ed: Genocide is defined not only as ethnic or religious cleansing, but also as "causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if america has terrorized nations
and is still doing so today then how can you classify Islam, which
is a complete way of life- wanting
to kill all non-believers and ultimatly make all believers. first of all we need to concentrate
on unity and not talk on something which you have no knowledge of. invented religion-----far from it,
there is on dout in the Holy Quran.