Tuesday, October 11, 2005

At War with Civilization

al-Qaida Is Not Fooling Around - Why Are We?

Jordanian journalist Yassin Musharbash has put down on paper the goals and objectives of the world's foremost terrorist organization. It reads like a comic book caper where the arch villain, with his manical laughter and that crazed look in his eyes, gleefully spills his dastardly plans to the super hero he has suspended over a vat of roiling acid.

The problem is that much of the civilized world reads the War on Terror as if it were a comic book. For hundreds of years the leaders of the Islamic world have sought to regain what they had lost and then some, but they lacked the money and the means to strike the West in any meaningful way. Today, flush with oil money and access to the modern world they strike us with the one weapon that has been the downfall of many an empire: our own complacency.

Here, without further fanfare the plot:

The First Phase Known as "the awakening" -- this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. "The first phase was judged by the strategists and masterminds behind al-Qaida as very successful," writes Hussein. "The battle field was opened up and the Americans and their allies became a closer and easier target." The terrorist network is also reported as being satisfied that its message can now be heard "everywhere."

The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community." Hussein believes this is a phase in which al-Qaida wants an organization to develop into a movement. The network is banking on recruiting young men during this period. Iraq should become the center for all global operations, with an "army" set up there and bases established in other Arabic states.

The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and should last from 2007 to 2010. "There will be a focus on Syria," prophesies Hussein, based on what his sources told him. The fighting cadres are supposedly already prepared and some are in Iraq. Attacks on Turkey and -- even more explosive -- in Israel are predicted. Al-Qaida's masterminds hope that attacks on Israel will help the terrorist group become a recognized organization. The author also believes that countries neighboring Iraq, such as Jordan, are also in danger.

The Fourth Phase Between 2010 and 2013, Hussein writes that al-Qaida will aim to bring about the collapse of the hated Arabic governments. The estimate is that "the creeping loss of the regimes' power will lead to a steady growth in strength within al-Qaida." At the same time attacks will be carried out against oil suppliers and the US economy will be targeted using cyber terrorism.

The Fifth Phase This will be the point at which an Islamic state, or caliphate, can be declared. The plan is that by this time, between 2013 and 2016, Western influence in the Islamic world will be so reduced and Israel weakened so much, that resistance will not be feared. Al-Qaida hopes that by then the Islamic state will be able to bring about a new world order.

The Sixth Phase Hussein believes that from 2016 onwards there will a period of "total confrontation." As soon as the caliphate has been declared the "Islamic army" it will instigate the "fight between the believers and the non-believers" which has so often been predicted by Osama bin Laden.

The Seventh Phase This final stage is described as "definitive victory." Hussein writes that in the terrorists' eyes, because the rest of the world will be so beaten down by the "one-and-a-half billion Muslims," the caliphate will undoubtedly succeed. This phase should be completed by 2020, although the war shouldn't last longer than two years.

What part of this plan is impossible? Unless we in the West decide to heed the warning that President Bush has outlined 900,000 times since 9/11 then I believe that none of this is impossible - in fact it is all very probable.

Anytime I start to doubt that the Iraq War was the right thing to do I remind myself of the enemy we face. I realize that not only is Iraq the key to Western victory over islamo-facism it is hinge pin that all of modernity is swinging on.

There are enough goof balls in the West that believe we are leading unsustainable lifestyles, and enough people who detest Judeo-Christian precepts and the dynamic world it has created, who would gladly throw it all away. Just wait until they find that their political correctness and benign stewardship of mother earth has no meaning to their new Islamic rulers once this civilization crashes down.



TJ Willms said...

900,000 times? Wow! That’s a lot! I didn’t know Dubya had that many words in him.

Most do-gooder, save the whales, love mother Earth types refuse to face the truth of their owns lives and attempt to disassociate themselves from it by supporting far removed causes. Doing so allows them to assume moral high ground while forcing them to sacrifice nothing. Their comfortable, stable lives go on as before never becoming soiled by the pet issues that they so loudly decry. That is one-reason so many of them are in favor of disproportionate taxation, “Tax the rich” into oblivion as long as it doesn’t affect me. The instant it does have a direct affect on them they start singing a different tune.

They view “The war on terror” through the same distorted prism and may never see the truth that stares them in the eye every day from their T.V. screen. They can complain about the "wanton killing" till they are blue in the face and feel morally superior while never having to admit that the knife is pointed at their own throat. They refuse to see that it’s their country, community, family, or their way of life that is being threatened. I’m reasonably sure there is a fancy name for this mental condition but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

What? Yes, that’s it! It’s called Liberalism!

Timothy Birdnow said...

Great post! Why aren`t we hearing more about this in the mainstream media?