Friday, August 11, 2006

Airline bombing plot latest front in war

Congratulations to the British security forces, assisted by their colleagues in Pakistani intelligence, who foiled the latest sally in the war on western civilisation -- a plot that if successful would have killed more than were killed on September 11, 2001. Yes, we are at war, and have been since at least that day: at war with Islamic Totalitarianism. We might wish it were otherwise, but about that there is no question.

Note that those arrested overnight are not poverty-stricken have-nothings fighting for their physical survival, but comfortable middle-class people who have chosen to kill us in the name of the ideological hegemony of dhimmitude.

And there are people who say that ideas aren't evil. As Voltaire used to say, those who believe absurdities commit atrocities. This time at least, they were foiled. That's the good news.

UPDATE 1: I have to say, I agree with this [American] letter to the editor one-hundred percent:
Dear Editor:

If termites are weakening a home's foundation, what do we do? We call the exterminator and eliminate the problem. If armed robbers are at our doors trying to break their way in, what do we do? We defend ourselves to the best of our abilities until the authorities arrive to eliminate the threat.

If Islamic totalitarians come close to murdering hundreds of people by mixing common household materials to blow up airplanes, what do we do? Apparently, we stop carrying liquids and gels in our carry-on luggage.

What should we do? We should insist that our government eliminate the real source of the problem decisively and quickly. Islamic totalitarian groups such as Hezbollah and Al Qaeda, and the countries supporting them such as Iran and Syria, are hell-bent on attacking Americans [and other Westerners]. They will not stop unless we make it impossible for them to function or regroup. Their infrastructure and support networks have to be permanently disabled as quickly as possible in whatever way our military recommends. A drawn-out, five-year "War on Terror" where we help build roads, plants and hospitals in the Middle East only strengthens the resolve of our enemies.

And they'll keep trying to blow up planes in the meantime.

Debi Ghate
Anybody care to cogently disagree with that?

UPDATE 2: "If we're at war," comes the question, "then at war with whom exactly?"

"President Bush said the arrests are a 'stark reminder' that the U.S. is 'at war with Islamic fascists.' " Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein give a more focussed answer:
The group that threatens us with terrorism—the group of which Al Qaeda is but one terrorist faction—is a militant, religious, ideological movement best designated as “Islamic Totalitarianism.”

The Islamic Totalitarian movement, which enjoys widespread and growing support throughout the Arab–Islamic world, encompasses those who believe that all must live in total subjugation to the dogmas of Islam and who conclude that jihad (“holy war”) must be waged against those who refuse to do so.

Islamic Totalitarians regard the freedom, prosperity, and pursuit of worldly happiness animating the West (and especially America and Israel) as the height of depravity. They seek to eradicate Western Culture, first in the Middle East and then in the West itself, with the ultimate aim of bringing about the worldwide triumph of Islam.

This goal is achievable, adherents of the movement believe, because the West is a “paper tiger” that can be brought to its knees by sufficiently devoted Islamic warriors.

Given that the enemy ... is primarily ideological, what, if anything, can our government’s guns do to defeat it?
Read on here at The Objective Standard: ' 'Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defence.'

LINK: Foiled transatlantic bomb plot 'was ready to go' - Times Online
London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 4:05 pm ET)
- Counterterrorism Blog
How terrorists could have made a 'liquid bomb'
- Daily Telegraph
Just War Theory' vs. American Self-Defence - The Objective Standard

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3 Comments:

Blogger KG said...

Seems to me that Debi Ghate "gets it" perfectly.
Pity our Western governments appear not to.

8/11/2006 04:17:00 pm  
Blogger Paula said...

I seriously think they might win. The Western world has no stomach for a fight. We can't bear to see pics of injured cute little kids and as soon as one of our troops dies we're ready to call the whole thing off and give them whatever they want. Loads of peeps believe that if we just ignore the ITs and leave them alone, they won't bother us anymore. It's rather depressing.

8/12/2006 03:51:00 am  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

I have to say, that there is something fucked up in the minds of Muslims. WHY? Don't need to ask further questions as most or all of the detainees for the supposedly plot are British born Muslims. I am disgusted at the idea, that the country that received those immigrants fleeing their country of origin from persecution are themselves (or their offspring) fermenting hatred against their new country of residence. If they hate so much about the society and their way of life which gives them freedom and the right to live in harmony with each other, then they should pack their bags and head back to where they come from, which they are almost guaranteed to be killed or thrown into imprison upon returned, because they would be viewed as a threat to the totalitarian authorities there.

I have emigrated from the Pacific Island to Auckland and I loved my new Country. I have almost forget that I am a Polynesian living in NZ, the only thing I realised that I am, is when I get to see relatives and have conversation in my native language. Of course, there are Polynesians who are offside with the law, and we get the bad name, because of those who committed such crime, but that would happen with any person in any minority group in any society. To think that one day, NZ born Polynesians would try to commit mass murder by plotting to blow up Auckland airport and their planes because NZ way of life does not suit their culture and such, would almost be categorised as a fucked mentality on a galactic scale that is very hard comprehend. I say that the Muslims who are doing everywhere and in particular in London have fucked up minds in that galactic scale that is waste of time to reason with them in the normal civilized way. They only want one thing to achieve their demented goals and that is to achieve them via death. I agree with an academic's comment regarding those Muslim extremists seeking terror via death is, "For those who seeks death in order to achieve their goals via act of terrorist should be given one ". In other words the West should deal to them in the way they (extremists) want to spread their terror. I love how the Israeli law enforcement authorities deal with these Muslim extremists, where they settle the struggle with bullets, rather than apprehending those to be tried in a court system.

8/13/2006 12:29:00 pm  

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