Americans and other Western peoples have been sacrificing fathomless amounts of our blood and treasure on behalf of the lives of hopelessly backward Muslim populations in Islamic countries for far too long. We’ve been devoting ridiculous levels of political energy toward involvement in the perpetual conflicts throughout the Muslim world, and we’ve had it.
Lebanon, Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, and now Syria…the list is getting pretty long.
But of course, this latest distraction from more important issues here at home–talk of a potential Obama strike against Syria’s Assad regime–has increasingly grabbed almost all of the headlines and the talking heads’ focus in the 24/7 news cycle of late.
I’m with Sarah Palin: Let Allah sort it out.
Governor Palin’s full analysis, a few paragraphs on Obama’s awkward attempt at saving face in the Syria fiasco, is masterful. I recommend everyone read it. It’s posted on her Facebook timeline.
Furthermore, regarding dangerous Muslim populations and regimes, unless we as a society come up with leadership who are willing to–as Ann Coulter famously exhorted on September 12, 2001–“Invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity,” I say stay out of the internal conflicts in Muslim countries, and let them all kill each other off.
It is sickening and outrageous to contemplate the idea that children, or anyone, in Syria or anywhere else, are being murdered with chemical weapons.
But there comes a point where we must recognize that our involvement in these Islamic hell-holes, unless it involves killing and/or converting adequate numbers of followers of Mohammed away from that cult, to truly transform those regions, only serves to help myriad Mohammedan factions like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the rest of the fuster-cluck of untold legions of Islamic thugs to regroup and rally for renewed jihad against us, our interests, and our allies, and continued centuries of regressive conflict with their neighbors and so forth.
I ardently backed George W. Bush’s efforts to clean out the nest of Taliban & Al Qaeda vipers in Afghanistan, immediately following the landscape-changing, horrific terror attacks of September 11, 2001 on our own soil.
Most Americans saw the invasion of Iraq as necessary, in part to put some teeth and meaning into the numerous, otherwise empty (without forceful action) UN resolutions, and to put credibility behind the words of the parade of American leaders from both parties who had loudly called for regime change in Iraq, by force, for years. After 9/11, we were fed up with bad actors in the Middle East, and our representatives in congress backed president Bush, voting to authorize military force against Saddam.
What I didn’t support was the politically-correct tiptoeing around in those countries following the initial bombings/invasions, and the prolonged, Pollyanna programs of costly “nation-building” which I knew would wind up being basically fruitless, given the atavistic nature of Islam and of Mohammedan culture.
Our enemies are ruthless in their threats and actions against us and our values, and it is a fool’s errand to even consider action against them unless we are prepared and willing to be at least as ruthless as they are. Half-measures are pointless, and doomed–and are especially ill-conceived when they drag on for years and years, cost us thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, and ultimately wind up only helping our enemies to stronger positions, with advanced technology, infrastructure, and weapons systems, all provided by us, who vainly imagine that we have won them over with our material largesse and our reluctance to offend their Mohammedan sensitivities.
We’ve already expended too much in trying to pacify Muslim savages around the globe. Barring the possibility that Jesus Christ himself moves Obama and other American and Western leaders, and our citizenry, to recognize the necessity of spreading the true religion of peace into the present Muslim world, let Obama sink his own presidency with or without the help of the United States congress, and let Syrians sort out their own mess.