« on: November 07, 2007, 06:17:54 am »
I was watching CNN sometime ago and there was this Taleban Afghani who was interviewed by a CNN reporter. This Afghani is a 'would be' suicide bomber and while about to explode the bomb strapped around his body, the detonator to the bomb malfunctioned. He lived to talk about his mission. He is now held by government authority.
During the course of the interview... he was asked why he is going to kill himself and drag innocent civilians to go with him to his death. He answered that; "God spoke to him to drive out all foreign fighters in his country and to do this... is to go on a suicide attack. And when he killed himself in a jihad, he will go directly to paradise." Furthermore I learned from him that he was trained in Bannu, a town in northwestern Pakistan.
In my view this is the kind of enemy that is always overlooked by many sectors of the American society especially politicians who are opposed to the war in Iraq, the Iraq Study Group led by James Baker and Hamilton, the liberal democrats and the far left bloggers in the internet, and the leftist extremists. Sad to say... They comprised 75% of the American people in the survey. Even the U.S.
mainstream media is critical of the war and they are kowtowing to the propaganda of the extreme left and their Arab patrons. The recommendation of the Democrats in congress as well as James Baker and the Iraq Study Group to talk peace with the enemy of America in the negotiating table is commendable based in the principle of political correctness. But what James Baker and these American politicians cannot fully understand is the characteristic of this kind of enemy. They don't know they would be dealing with islamic fanatics. One thing I am sure of this Muslim fanatics is; They cannot comprehend and understand what is the meaning of political correctness as is being understood in the west.
I wrote an opinion before regarding this kind of enemy. I am refering to my opinion in the past about General Bautista of the Philippine Army who agreed to make peace with Usman Sali in Patikul, Sulo. Before the participants of the peace talks started the negotiation, men of Usman Sali from behind opened fire at the Philippine government negotiating panel and killed all of them except a driver who was able to escape the massacre. This is what I mean... The treachery, the untrustworthiness and the perfidious characteristic of Muslims that they cannot be trusted and relied upon whenever they settle disputes with their enemy, whom they called as the infidels.
To engage the U.S. in peace negotiation with the Iranians or the Syrians is no different to General Bautista's aborted peace talks with Usman Sali, even if the supposedly Sali/Bautista talks involved only the local politics of the Philippines. Adding to the notion that it happened only in an obscure town of Patikul, Sulo... doesn't make any difference either. But what happened to General Bautista may also happen to the American negotiators if ever peace talks will occur, maybe not in the same fashion, but the possibility of the Iranians or the Syrians committing treachery if ever there is peace talks is always a possibility. Because Muslims did not obtain their studies in politics and diplomacy from Harvard, George Washington university or Oxford and Cambridge in England. What Usman Sali, Ahmedinejad, Bashir Al Assad, Hassan Nasrallah or Hamas, Al Queda, Hezbollah, the Palestinian terror groups, and that Taleban Afghani "would be" suicide bomber have in common is; They knew and learned their science of politics and diplomacy from one and the same book... the Koran. Practically the basis of their political belief is in the Koran.
James Baker who pressured the Bush administration to talk to the Iranians and the Syrians, may have the savvy of a seasoned diplomat and no doubt an expert negotiator. Peace talks is better than no peace talks at all, but I doubt if he can win and succeed talking to Ahmedinejad or Basher Al Assad whose mentality run similar to people like Yasser Arafat, Hassan Nasrallah, Usman Sali or the Afghani suicide bomber. George W. Bush Jr. may not be an expert diplomat like James Baker [or Nancy Pelosi?], but he has a prophetic vision revealed to him by his political prophets, the neo conservatives and from Israeli think tank whose political expertise in the Middle East I believe, is beyond question.
But talking peace in the negotiating table with the clear possibility of your counterpart to cheat on you, is better than not to talk peace with them at all. George W. when he first stepped into the oval office totally ignored the peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. That peace talks negotiations was there going on already for more than 30 years and not a glimmer of hope to succeed is seen. How can it succeed if Palestinians are far more interested in spreading terror in the streets of Jerusalem, bombings inside restaurants in Tel Aviv and suicide bombings inside passenger buses... than promoting peace talks. I think the issue of global terrorism is the main reason why the Bush administration is reluctant to talk peace with Iran and Syria. Another glaring proof of the perfidious characteristic of Muslims or for that matter Iran, is the manner on how the Iranians tried to hide from the UN their intention to develop a nuclear device. While they are denying accusations that they are developing a nuclear weapon, clandestinely they keep on a fast pace of enriching uranium which is a step in the development of a nuclear bomb.
Countering terror is not by soft talks alone but by force of arms. As the former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt once said; "Speak softly but carry a big stick." The meaning is simply put this way... If diplomacy fails use your guns.
Going to the topic of Guantanamo bay Detention, I think there is something wrong in the management of terrorist prisoners incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay Detention in Cuba. It is not the tactical interrogation doned by the National Guards to the inmates, as some people believe, is a violation of Human Rights. One thing that is overlooked not only by prison authority in Guantanamo Detention but by the Pentagon strategist in the war against global terrorism, is the hardenned wall of religious fanaticism among Muslims. It seems to me that this is the hidden enemy within that should be vanquished. These inmates should not be pampered by reading the Koran alone. Since they are under the power of their captor, their mind should be cracked open by intoducing inside the prison walls the democratic doctrine of free expression, the freedom of thought and ideas. Most of all they should be re-indoctrinated back to civilization since they are still harboring belief that did not change since the 7th century.
Guantanamo Bay Detention center should be invaded not by an army of soldiers but by religious army from the evangelical Christians, priests and nuns, pastors and born again Christians. The purpose is to open up their minds and teach them that going to paradise is not through violence in a Jihad. Evangelist Jerry Falwell, Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Filipino El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde... They should lead in conquering fanaticism. Just like from one cult to another... At least these Muslim fanatics have a choice.