Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Blogging?

I have been on absence. Such are the state of things that my life has gone out of balance. In every person's life one must maintain a balance between work and play; between money making and that "other" which people routinely call free time. To be frank, I am the intellectual type; it is these goods, those of contemplation, that I have sought out. So I have been in the process of straightening the money side of my affairs out. Yes, that all could have been communicated succinctly in one sentence, but how boring!

My question for any who read this: Why blog?

Now honestly, this is not an attack om this activity. I think blogging has accomplished great things. It has increased my sanity, sharpened my mind, and given soenm hope for civilization. For one thing, it helps combast bias in the meioda(whether you percieve that bias as right wing or left wing).

But why pursue this activity? Politcs is certainly a subject of concern for many blogs. But do those in Washington listen? Is anything changing? or is this country and the civilization it heads headed for death?

Does this activity really convince the other side? Or is this simply preaching to the choir?

What can we bloggers do to be more effective?

Just some questions.....Come hither, Come all!

Any who cares to respond, do so. I am interested.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Israel Vanquished

Israel has suffered a catastrophic defeat. No this is not one only of material, but one of her very soul.

Her armies, mighty, furious, and focused, were not employed properly. Her soldiers were not given proper training, her reservists were allowed to grow fat, and her supply of weapons not sufficent. But they marched into Lebanon, with a seemingly mighty hand of power, only to be stopped; first by the ruffians of Hezbollah, then by the craven and cowardly political class which roams the halls of the U.N., White House and sadly enought the Knesset.

We all hoped earnestly for the best, for the Israelis to do what was necessary. Israelis did as well. By all indications, their people were more united than evey before, in fact as united as Americans were after 9-11, and yet, they were betrayed by their leaders. This loss is due not to the anti-tank missles, or any such pitiful weapons. It is due to political cowardice.
I postponed any commenting about the ongoing war for the very reason that any "Go Israel" remarks may have been premature. Israel has been defeated. The Arabs have stopped and thrown back Zion. So it is. So it always shall be. The Arabs, being historically minded(even if their version fo the facts are in fact not facts) will always remember this. Maybe those Jihadis that were seething to enter Lebanon didnt have time to arrive. No, Israel balked before they could even employ the Afghanistan strategy. The West Bank is next. After that, so is Israel

In researching Oswald Spengler, I came across the "Clash of Civilizations" and followed some links. Here is the Islamic view of the world. Note that SPAIN is mentioned as occupied territory in the same way that Israel is(except that Spain at least is refered to by its name not by "The Entity").

The magnitude of the Israeli defeat is clear in light of the following facts: Israel had to evacuate the entire northern side of their nation. Nearly a million people, close to a fifth or sixth of the population, had to leave home. Reserves were called up. Huffing and puffing, the politicans declared that they would hunt down Nasrallah. So they said. So they did not do.

But can you blame Israel? From the beginning they were doing yeoman's work in sending off the Party of Allah to the Ungodly Brothel. And from the beginning, the cowardly Enemy of the State Department was making demands. Condolezza wanted them to be good Jews and die quietly like millions of their forefathers.

Iran is behind Hizbullah, and via Syira, was certainly involved. It is rumored that Revolutionary Guards fought and even commanded some of the Hizbullah. This is disturbing not only to Israel, but to us. Now the Iranians have combat tested ability.

Hizbullah supply lines were not cut, and Israel followed foolish rules of engagment, never able crush its enemy. All along our State Department proceeded to call for the Lebanese government to stop Hizbulah, and treated Hizbullah as some unpopular entity. Thus we now have an irrational peace at the expense of a reasonable and justified war. That my friends is an injustice.
This attack, do not forget, was designed to do two things. First to probe Israel and try to see if it would fight back. Second to distract the false entity known as the "international community" from pressuring Iran. Both worked. Israel is once again shown to be ruled, like all Western Nations, by a pack of shameless cowards.

The Western World is now losing this war. This is simply the start. For an ananalysis go here

Israel did damage its enemy. This should be counted as a victory by all. They were taken aback, as we all were, by the Israeli response. And we have managed to postpone a higher-intensity World War. We are still in one now, but one of lower intensity. But as reason dictates, this peace is a false one, and this lack of intensity only a prelude, for this placid illusion will be broken by mass converted into pure energy over an Amnerican city. And that is the positive note. For the political pessinmists were right all along so say that Israel would not go all the way. We all had hope. What a folly that hope was.

With the current crop of American political leaderhsip we can have little hope for the future. Such a leadership as ours has blundered even the low intensity wars. If such a war-strategy as we saw in Iraq was deployed against a real enemy, like China, we would be swept aside and crushed. Another thing, China has a new ideal of manifest destiny. Its called the Middle Kingdom. Look into it. Its so tolerant of them. If we do go to war with China with our current batch of politcal leaders we will be destroyed. Our political leaders are some of the gravest threats to individual, national and civilizational survival. We can only lose this war if we let them lose it for us. That goes for both parties in Washington, and all nations, from India to Europe, who are battling the Islamic menace.

Taqiyya? We dont speak Arabic, dont bother us with such terms.

Negotiation with terrorists is a good way to go. Just ask the Quraysh Meccans who signed Hudabiyya.

Contrary to popular belief, peace is not to be had at any price. Contrary to what you have heard, peace is not preferable to a just war. Indeed, in some cases, it can be downright deadly.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ethics in an Age of Decline

In the unfolding of the lives of civilizations we can see a disturbing pattern. Any student of history instantly becomes an interpreter of it, seeking an example to judge by. History becomes the judged and the judge; all in one, all in interrelationship. History is a mirror to our time and also our time a mirror to history. Each civilization- that is a large grouping of individuals- eventually loses the will to survive. How does this happen? But this loss of the will is a later stage of something which begins much sooner. The historical student looks at history, and will always see echose of it in his time. The philosophers of a nation decide its course, they alone, thoughout all history, have commanded the development of all fields of knowledge. When the philosophers run away, or when they adhere to negativistic attitudes, they allow their nations to perish. This is why I began to undertake the study of philosophy. Everywhere The great ideas had melted away, and all greatness had been flooded out. But every problem in our society has its root in a failure of philosophy. This is why a philosophical peice is necessary on a essentially political blog.
In Kant, before the birth of the United States, we see the beginning of a search for a rational basis for many aspects of Biblical Doctrine. While many scholars hold Kant to be anti-religion, his ethics in fact mirror basic Christian doctrine. So before the United States was a nation ethics was already thought to replace religion in some respects. The razing of the idols would come later. That stage was yet to enter into the minds of men. Ethics is thus of paramount importance. For men whoese minds have grown weary of all objective claims, it holds the key to understanding how to conduct oneself.
But was is ethics? In one sense it can be interpreted to men the study of virtue. It can be the study of the ideal, and in the works of the classical biographers we see it manifested in the study of greatness. A great man is not simply a work of art, a life of brilliance, but a noble paradigm. To keep ones individual paradigm correct is the first duty. A man must have heroes. He cannot exist otherwise. They cannot only be literary; they must be actual. For the actual hero is the precedent, the precent that there exists no precedent. Ethics is the study of virtue. That is the study of excellence. Through the ethics of the individual, the building block and self-contained being which is part of all society, we can understand ethics of society, and our current creeping malaise which is infecting all facets of national life.

"A virtue is a settled disposition to act in a certain way; justice, for instance, is the settled disposition to act, let's say, so that each one receives their due. This settled disposition includes a practical knowledge about how to bring it about, in each situation, that each receives their due. It also includes a strong positive attitude toward bringing it about that each receives their due. Just people, then, are not ones who occasionally act justly, or even who regularly act justly but do so out of some other motive; rather they are people who reliably act that way because they place a positive, high intrinsic value on rendering to each their due and they are good at it. Courage is a settled disposition that allows one to act reliably to pursue right ends in fearful situations, because one values so acting intrinsically. Moderation is the virtue that deals similarly with one's appetites and emotions."

"Human excellence can be conceived in ways that do not include the moral virtues. For instance, someone thought of as excellent for benefiting friends and harming enemies can be cruel, arbitrary, rapacious, and ravenous of appetite. Most ancient philosophers, however, argue that human excellence must include the moral virtues and that the excellent human will be, above all, courageous, moderate, and just. This argument depends on making a link between the moral virtues and happiness."

This is the concept of arete. To reject justice and ethics is to reject excellence. An immoderate man given an immoderate worldview is likely to be immoderate towards the world. The damage he does here depends on the depths of his intelligence and wit. If a truly terrible man is endowed with intellect he may become this immoderate tyrants. A man given to his pathetic appetites, and stuck in his sloven weakness, who mistakes rapine nd death for productive activite and upholds the active over the comteplative will end up woshipping on himself. This self-worship will feed the ego, which will then free itself from all earthly conerns- free itself from all reality, leading to the downfall of the man. This is the beginning of the tragic. It finds its birth in the denial of the sublime. The egocentric man is not an egoist; but simply an ego. His own mind will never move beyond his own bounds. Concered with power, the egocentric will seek power by the easiest route. He will choose the worst among his peers, the silly, the stupid and the broken- among them he will spead his crop. It will come to yield in a storm of tears. Only then will he be confronted with his folly. An egoist by contrast will reject the power gained through manipulation and seek power by the truest means. An egoist is not a liar; that would destroy his own truth and destroy him. I defend egoism as a more rationally selfish philosophy than simple ego-centrism. We must be fair in our investigations of these matters.

"But in speaking of their happiness, they might just as well be referring to their absorption in some successful activity. For ancient philosophers eudaimonia is closer to the secondary sense of our own term"

We in the English speaking world have forgotten the original sense of the term. Our original meaning of the term, as enshrined in the constitution, kept to its Greek/Latin root. Thus as the Founding Fathers set forth the pursuit of happiness they meant it in a Classical sense. American government was based on the classical models. The Classical Age was known, its philosophies studied, and its ideas implemented. Foremost among them was the eudaimonia; but now this happiness, has come to mean the feeling of euphoria, not fulfillment or flourishing. Aristotle and the founding fathers had a better account than our consensus.

"In turn, someone may have such goods as health, wealth, good birth, and beauty, as well as the virtues of justice, moderation, courage, and wisdom (279a-c). Wisdom is the most important, however, because it is a kind of knowledge, like carpentry, about how to use the other assets so that they are beneficial (281b-c). Moreover, all of these other so-called goods are useless in fact, even harmful without wisdom, because without it one will misuse any of the other assets one may possess, so as to act not well but badly. "

To illustrate the virtue of moderation in the age of excess is easy. Let us use the example of waves. Does not the crashing wave simply break feebly against the rock of the beach? What of the ebbing low-tide; do it not simply lap pitifull, never noticed? Another might object and say, What if the water is trying to best the rock? It is only made truer by this- that the moderate wave will not break, nor will not ever touch the rock, but will hammer away at it persistently. Even his persistence will be in moderation, as he pulls away form the shore trime to time. Moderation is key in his philosophy, the Golden mean is his ideal, something echoed by Confucius.

".........reason corresponds to rulers, the spirited part (thymos) to auxiliaries, and appetites to artisans. Each psychological part has a characteristic function. Like the rulers with respect to the city, reason exercises forethought for the whole soul (441e). The spirited part becomes angry, both with oneself and with others, mostly about injustice (439e ff), and in general provides emotional support for reason's rule. The function of the appetites for food, drink, and sex is not mentioned but seems to be the biological basis for life."

(http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-ancient/)


You will find those who do not believe in morality, or whose ethical codes consists in conceding to the opposition. The first problem is easy to figure out. Those who do not believe in ethical dealing are no excellent. These men, embodied in the philosophy of Frederich Neitzche do not believe in happiness. It cannot occur to them. Power is their aim. This power is other-oreinted, that is the power-mad are enslaved by their passion for power. It was said first by Plato and echoed down through our time lastly by Ayn Rand. Those who do not believe in virtue will never achieve it. They will disappear from this earth as if they had never lived. The second type of person is more pitiful. This type does not fully believe that which they profess, making their ideas powerless. Any ethical idea must have all the power it can behind it, or it is not worth holding. Tolerance is borne of a weakness of principle, not a strength of idealogy. In philosophy and religion it becomes deadly. These examples of men can also be extended to large social groups. In groups you can see the same dynamics.

"(A) Some agents, having reached a decision about what to do on a particular occasion, experience some counter-pressure brought on by an appetite for pleasure, or anger, or some other emotion; and this countervailing influence is not completely under the control of reason. (1) Within this category, some are typically better able to resist these counter-rational pressures than is the average person. Such people are not virtuous, although they generally do what a virtuous person does. Aristotle calls them continent (enkratês). But (2) others are less successful than the average person in resisting these counter-pressures. They are incontinent (akratês). (The explanation of akrasia is a topic to which we will return in section 8.) In addition, (B) there is a type of agent who refuses even to try to do what an ethically virtuous agent would do, because he has become convinced that justice, temperance, generosity and the like are of little or no value. Such people Aristotle calls evil (kakos, phaulos). He assumes that evil people are driven by desires for domination and luxury, and although they are single-minded in their pursuit of these goals, he portrays them as deeply divided, because their pleonexiatheir desire for more and moreleaves them dissatisfied and full of self-hatred."
(http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/)

Stocism was the reigning philosophy of ancient Rome. It valued "manliness" or courage. This courage was physical as well as moral. Peace of mind was valued, but not to the extent of Epicurean hedonism. It also had an active component. It was soil in which the seeds of Christianity were planted. Christ's message provided a spiritual dimension to an ethical and worldly system. According to Epicetus, the famous Stoic, life was aggravation. Man had to prepare and train himself for stress, and should work on controling his reaction rather than the situation. Some things are in a person's power. Most of this "power" was internal:

"Make it your study then to confront every harsh impression with the words, 'You are but an impression, and not at all what you seem to be'. Then test it by those rules that you possess; and first by thisthe chief test of all'Is it concerned with what is in our power or with what is not in our power?' And if it is concerned with what is not in our power, be ready with the answer that it is nothing to you. (Handbook 1.5, trans. Matheson)"
(http://www.iep.utm.edu/e/epictetu.htm)

"...His examples are people who are asleep, mad, or drunk; he also treats the akratic as someone like a student who has just begun to learn a subject, or an actor on the stage (1147a10-24). All of these people, he says, can utter the very words used by those who have knowledge; but their talk does not prove that they really have knowledge, strictly speaking."

These are the people who will simply grace a subject and draw erroneous conclusions. They are dangerous. Some acadamecians never pass this stage. The current malaise in academia, its lack of teaching and terrible leftward bend, are all examples of this. That is why philosophy, and in particular Greek Patristic though, are nearly suppressed. They are removed from general curiculum. Philosophy, the foundation of all science, is generally not required. No one in a select discipline may be required to take a look at the disciplines roots. Thus the Physicist may never study metaphysics. The biologist may be ignorant of naturalism . And it goes on. The doctrine of Immoralism finds key allies in the advocates of tolerance, cannot be taken seriously by any reasonable individual beyond their adolescent years. In order to avoid being examined, or being challenged, the immoralists declare themselves free of all judgement. They declare freedom- freedom from reproach. That is they decide to deny reality. The Immoralist produces nothing, despite his attacks on others- he is known by his fruits- which if they come to crop are rotten. You can apply this description to deviants of your choice. They are leigion
It was Oswald Spengler's breakthrough to propose not just a cyclical theory of history but a parallel theory of history. It is an interesting way of seeing things; one can see many parallels between this age and the Hellenistic. Greek thought at that time had become exhausted. This today is true of the European philosophy. But today it is also true of America, but not in the same way. America never really had a philosophy. Its overall though could be termed Pragmatic Deism. Hellenism gave way to the invasion of Eastern ideas including Christianity. The establishment of America is similar to the establishment of Rome in one regard- they offered only a strong outer vaneer ot what amounted to a decaying soul. The Hellenistic philosophers also had to account for the erosion of religion- in this case Greek paganism. No educated man took seriously the whole package deal of Greek mythology. One can see that anyone alive beyond the Mycanean Age knew the tales of Mount Olympus to only be tales. Thus they were faced with a more general acceptance of the anti-religious attitudes than the sudden outbreak of it we see today. Greco/Roman-Hebraic thought is much more mystical. It is much deeper. It is much more moral.(and as far as a reasonable man can see, mostly true)

Greek paganism was so devod of basic ethical teaching that it took a man such as Socrates to preach the simple idea of justice, and idea so taken for granted. Christo-Hebraic thought was in many ways more advanced, despite its derision by post-modernist "thought". Its destruction is an act of seppuku gleefully carried out; and the self-gutting is much more slow, with the body of the West crying terrible with each slice. The philosopher of this century will be faced with the uneviable task of providing atheistic justification for everything from civil authority to marriage itself. Such is the moral destruction at present. If God is removed, the metaphysical and nearly Platonic Absolute, the masses have nothing to hold them back from base passions. So while ethics can for some be a replacement for religion the fact remains that the majority of the populace has not the time nor the energy to sutdy its doctrine. Thus George Berkley, the radical idealist, famously said: "Truth is the cry of all but the game of the few."

We Theists also must fight. But ours may be a losing battle. The people today are thirsting for new Gods. It is clear that this new God will not be Brahmin, Buddah or Mother Earth. The disturbing question remains: Which faith is left standing for the people to seek after? Which faith has refused to compromise? Which strange God will our grandchildren come to worship?
Maybe the Stoics had it all figured out after all. Impressions. All impressions....

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Disturbing Notes

"The Islamists have a point, for the more Islam is present, the more its message is available, leading to more converts. To make serious headway in the United States, Islam depends on hands-on contact and a personal experience with Muslims.42 A survey of American conversions to Islam finds that over two thirds did so under the influence of a Muslim friend or acquaintance.43 "Islam's increasing numbers in recent years could be a sign that attempts at educating the American public about Islam by several American-based Muslim organizations have been working," observes Anayat Durrani.44 Converts often feel alienated from their own society ("America is sick")45 and are looking for something to fill the gap; they usually discover Islam via a spouse, through a long religious search, or chance contact with a Muslim who impresses them."


http://www.lorenzenfamily.com/paul/islam/militant-islam.html

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Step Forward

In one of the most famous, or in recent theological debates rather infamous event in the Old Testament, Moses is told by Yaweh that Israel will inhereit the land of the Caanaties. Yahweh does call for war, he tells the Israelites to take no mercy. Not because Israel is moral, not because it is great, not for Paradise or to avoid Hell, but because the Caanaties were evil. Tradition relates that the Caananitites practiced forms of human sacrifice. Moses died and the scepter passed to Joshua. In a series of brutal campaigns Joshua subdued and destroyed many of the cities of the Caanaites, depopulating them utterly. Thus was Caanan defeated, and the worship of Baal lessened.

The tale was alrgely tasken as a Jewish Jihad, as an uprovoked attack upon peaceful peoples. The tales of the perverse nature of Caananite worship were called slanders and tall tales. That is until, like always, Bible skeptics were hit with archaelogical evidence. Ugarit Epics were found which told tales of perverse deities who tortured men for fun, and of gods whoese care was not for men but for themselves. It told tales of dieites, the moon-deity Baal foremost among them, who demanded human blood.

Deites strikingly similar to today's Allah, to the reincarnation of the terrible Mesopotamian gods, whose mode of sacrifce has a new name, that of Jihad, and whose followers still place thier children upon altars, albiet ones of a more explosive type. One could even say that the ancient Caananites were actually morally superior to today's Jihadists, for at least in the immolation of their children only their children were slain. But Allah demands more. Allah demands the death of the infidels, until he is worshipped alone. Then Allah can get down to what he is best at. Allah roast men in Hell. He takes pleasure in destroying infidels. He has boiling water poured down their throats, and thorny bushes fed to the unfaithful. But to those who decide to roast the hated infidel on earth is the promise of the sick and brothel like "Garden of Bliss". Islam is a religion of works, where the only surest way to gain Paradise is to kill infidels. These are the facts of the doctrine of fundemental Islam- that is Islam as it was first taught, and has been implemented ever since.

The history of Islam has been accounted for scores of times on this blog and others. Its teachings- vile and depraved- have finally been exposed. But the question remains: What now?

The information age is a two-edged sword; for the very same technology which is used by today's terrorists can be usedd by any concerned citizen to find the truth regarding the matter of Islam. Indeed this is the first step. But it has been taken.

There is a step two. If we do not take such a course, Christianity itself will be sumberged to the Muslim. As related above, there are countless occuranaces of "holy" war, which we would now call Just War, that occur in the Old Testament, and these examples must be used again. These examples serve as a theological prism by which we can view Islam; as the logical modern continuation of moon-god worship and Baal sacrifice as praticed in the Caananite-Phonecian civlization. Foremost in Phonecian civilization is the city of Carthage. The archaelogical evidence there speaks of horrfic numbers of sacrifical victims. The Roman chronicles spoke of such a thing. Now we face an enemy which openly sacrifices its young. They worship death. In their candid moments many Muslims would agree. It is brandished by their thoeriticians like a badge. "We worship death, the infidels/Thagout/Shaitan worship life."

This is exactly why Yahweh commanded the Caananites be eradicated to a man. Being Deity, He saw the logical unfolding of such cults. But Islam is worse. What examples do we have to follow if we are to proceed forth in our wa against fundemental Islam?

Whether it be Gideon's destruction the invading Midianites, David's rapid conquests, or the expedition of the kings of Judah there are various approaches to take. But the message from the Old Testament is loud and clear. Such a cult as Islam, such an evil, such an unclean thing, cannot be tolerated. Its toleration leads to rot, decay and destruction. Spiritual, temporal and total. Destruction which we see today across the world, destruction in which Islam is engaged in. Ninety percent of the planets wars involve Muslim fanatics. It turns out Yahweh, the God of the Bible, was right. His detractors were wrong. For we have not "cast down thier idols", and they will in turn cast down ours, beginning with Lady Liberty and ending with the Crucifix. We can tolerate his principles which call for our death and submission; or we can decide not to tolerate the intolerable and thus survive. That is the message of the Old Testament.

Men have fought this same enemy before, albiet in different times, but their experiences are worth noting. We must remember them, we must spread thier name wide.

The first of the great anti-Jihad heropes hails from the Eastern Roman Empire, whose lands were invaded first by Muhammad at Muta and Tabuk and later lost after the battle of Yarmuk and the seige of Damascus:

"Leo entered Constantinople on March 25, 717 and forced the abdication of Theodosios III, becoming emperor as Leo III. The new emperor was immediately forced to attend to the Second Arab siege of Constantinople, which commenced in August of the same year. The Arabs were Ummayad forces send by Caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik and serving under Maslama. They had taken advantage of the civil discord in the Roman Empire to bring a force of 80,000 men and a massive fleet to the Bosphorus.
Careful preparations and the stubborn resistance put up by Leo wore out the invaders. An important factor in the victory of the Romans was their use of Greek fire. The Arab forces also fell victim to Bulgarian reinforcements arriving to aid the Romans. Leo was allied with the Bulgarians but the chronicler Theophanes the Confessor was uncertain if they were still serving under Tervel or his eventual successor Kormesiy of Bulgaria. Unable to continue the siege in the face of the Bulgarian onslaught and lack of successes, the Arabs were forced to abandon their ambitions on Constantinople in August, 718. Sulayman himself had died the previous year and his successor Umar II would not attempt another siege. The siege had lasted 12 months."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_III_the_Isaurian

Thus was Islam stopped in the east. Had they not been stopped, large tracts of Eastern and Central Europe would have submitted to the Islamic sword, and in turn, like all of its victims become its sword. In the West the tale was decided not in a massive seige but in open battle.

Charles Martel met the Saracen on the feild of battle and drove them from his land. Weilding axes and broadswords the Frankish infantry held against the Islamic cavalry and carried the battle. This reversed the tide of conquest which began at Jib-al-Tariq in 711. The victory did not stave off the Muslim assaults which continued for many centuries. The Moslems are warlike lot, and having no economy they could not simply subsit on honest labor. The Muslims continued their attacks until the time of the Crusades. But they would not have France yet.

The next example comes from the east, from the lands of the Mongols, from Central Asia, a yet un-Islamic area at the time.

Hulagu Khan launched a little known Asian Crusade. Coming from deep in Central Asia, he gathered up Mongol forces and set out. The eastern Kwarazem-Shah(Persia+Afghanistan+Uzbekistan) Empire had already been eradicated for its arrogant treatment of the trade mission's of Hulagu's father; Genghis Khan. But this was different. This time it was not only Mongols but also Caucasian peoples like the Alans, who took up the sword and repayed the Muslims their deeds to their face. Arriving at Baghdad in 1258 Hulagu sent word to the Caliph demanding he surrender. The soon-to-be last Abbasid refused. He felt safe inside the great jewel of Islamic "culture". Within a few weeks the Mongols breached the walls using Chinese built seige engines. Allah was curiously AWOL. Hulagu's Mongols scourged the entire city. Only the Christian population was spared. Hulagu had been urged to have mercy on them by his Nestorian Christian wife. The Korans and Hadith collections were not given undue respect. They were given their due- tossed headlong into the Tigris. Mosques were entered. Worshipers were slain. Horses were allowed to feed within their walls. The Caliph and his retinue surrendered, but he was put to death nonetheless. The sources disagree on his final fate, but one version has him being stuffed into a sack and trampled to death by Mongol horses. All told, eight-hundred thousand were killed.

In the course of this campaign the Islamic group called the Assassins was destroyed. This group was so radical it slayed other Muslims. Its small bands carried out the medieval version of today's suicide attacks. They snuck into the tents of leaders and killed them, then offered their breasts to the swords of the leader's retinue. Hulagu set to work against them. In short order he hunted them in their strongholds. They too were destroyed or surrendered.

The Islamic world was nearly destroyed. In the course of all of this killing the heart of the Sunni world was ripped out, the great Shia Empire disappeared, and the Assassins destroyed. This Islamic world was not to offer a serious threat to the West until the coming of the Ottoman Turks. This period of dislocation of the Islamic Imperialist machine was truly unprecedented. But for the Mongols themselves the action was a failure. The Muslims defeated the Mongol rearguard at Ain Jalut and prevented an invasion of Egypt. Later Mongols would convert to Islam and become some of its fiercest warriors.


John III Sobieski was the last of the great Jihad-killers. A valiant Polish King, he fought many wars. He was called "Lion" by the Turks. The Jihad had renewed and it had pushed deep into Europe and come to the very gates of Vienna. He led his Hussars personally and smashed headlong into the enemy ranks, breaking them. The tips of the Polish lances drank of the Turkish blood. The Turkish forces fractured and their troops took to flight, leaving their camp unguarded. The Poles settled down, and drank of the Turkish coffee; probably the best cup of Java ever to touch Western lips. The Ottomans melted away to the east, never to return to Vienna. This was the last Jihad; all others are simple flair ups, desperate half-measures designed to enrich local leaders or fight local wars.

Until our time.

With the coming of our age something began to roll off the tips of every Imam and dirty Mullah who ever took on the unholy robes: Jihad. The Soviet Union was defeated in Afghanistan and slowly collapsed, not unlike the collapse of Sassanian Persia. Always aware of history, and keen to seize it, the Jihadist next looked to America and Europe as an enemy. The West, lost to frivolity and make-believe, robbed of its culture by the acid of cultural relativism, and envenerated like so many other cultures by luxury, was in no position to respond. The acid of relativism has done its job. It has managed to reduce much of the United States to the level of pre-conceptual babies and our lot to that of toothless barbarians. It now remains to be asked: Where is our hero? Is there yet a man, in this land of multiculutralism, who is yet to pick up the sword against the enemy. Not the sword of truth, for it has been justly and deftly wielded against Islam for long enough, but the cutting sword; the sword which will uproot the tree and cast it into flame.

These men must enter or re-enter our log of heroes. We need more of them. But how is a people to understand their need for heroes when heroism and virtue itself is debased? Thats a religous and philosophical matter, to be answered at another time. But we have this task. Our civilization shall not be aborted before its time. If we shake shyly behind our false ideas concering war and do not face up to reality, we will lose. Nothing less than civlizational survival is at stake.

We as a people are nearly ready to take the second step. We are only waiting for that hero to appear on the scene, take up the sword, and lead the way. Then may we all move forward into the bright morning and the name of Allah be like that of Baal- a distant and fleeting shadow of a memory. Then may the glorious Yahudim lay down their arms- and we may see the new day at the break of a dawn, a new vision of Eden; a godly and just peace. Peace for Israel and peace for the Western world will only come through strength. It is high time for us to pluck up the last of our courage, and see to it that the day is won.

Otherwise, the night may have its way, and the bearer of light shall be blotted out. The choice is ours; but the victory goes only to God. The spoils of the battle are the future. It is a spoil worth taking; lest we take to headlong flight and our only recompense be a river of tears.

May all our defenders stand strong; and may our heroes arise.

The choice remains, fellow countrymen, as it always has,

"Victory or death!"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Allah's Brothel Overflowing........

According to Recent Reports, the Israelis have launched a suprise attack in the Beeka Valley. This the hearland of the Hizbullah, the second most dangerous terror group on earth. Israel is fighting hard, trying to capture of kill the Hizbullah command. If only America had launched such an operation in Tora Bora, maybe bin Laden would be cavorting ith his Virgins by now.

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More entrants to the Brothel. From Westernresistance:


"The hideout of the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf has been located, and earlier today it received an attack of sustained bombing, states Reuters AlertNet the BBC and Al Jazeera.
Three days ago, the group kidnapped a mother and son who owned a pawnbroker's shop on the island of Jolo, in the maritime province of Susu, in the extreme southwest of the Philippines. The kidnappers demanded 10 million pesos ($193,723) in exchange for the freedom of Jackylyn and Jeffrey Silbin. No news has been reported since on the fate of the two hostages.
The group has a base on the island of Jolo, where its local leader is the one-armed, horse-riding figure of Radullan Sahiron who has a reputation for decapitating locals whom he views as "collaborators".
Initially the main base of the Abu Sayyaf was on the island of Mindanao, in the Liguasan marsh, an area more normally controlled by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). They were flushed out from there earlier this year.
After the initial bombing of the base, which was carried out by helicopter gunships and ground assault planes hundreds of Philippine troops then clashed with the rebels in their mountainous hideout.
Major-General Gabriel Habacon said to a press conference in Zamboanga City, the commercial hub on the northwest of Mindanao, the largest southern island: "We've been tracking these terrorists for months. The time is now. We've located them and we're going to finish them off."
Habacon said that after the initial assault, soldiers met with rebels fleeing the bombing. 500 soldiers were engaged in the operation. Two military personnel have been injured.
The US has had a presence on the island of Jolo for some time, where it has been training Filipino soldiers in counterterrism maneuvers. It is also suspected that the Jemaah Isamiyah terrorists Dulmatin and Umar Patek are thought to be hiding. These two have bounties upon their heads under the US Rewards for Justice scheme, for their involvement in the Bali Bombings of October 2002, which killed 202 people, including 88 Australian tourists.
About 30 Abu Sayyaf members and 15 Jemaah Islamiyah activists, including Dulmatin and Umar Patek are believed to have fled to Jolo after being driven from Mindanao.
On November 11 last year, Radullan Sahiron's Abu Sayyaf and a band of rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) attacked a Filipino troop patrol on Jolo, leading to a sustained battle between insurgents and the army. This insurgency came to an end in January when the MNLF agreed to stop fighting. The deal had been brokered by their imprisoned leader and former governor of Miguandanao, Nur Misauri.
However, there have been signs of a resurgence of activity from both Abu Sayyaf and JI. On March 27 in the town of Jolo on the island, a bomb was set off at a grovery store, killing two and injuring seven. It is thought that Abu Sayyaf and JI were working together.
On May 4 we reported that four soldiers had been killed in separate attacks over one weekend, in action by Islamists. On July 14 a policeman was killed by an Abu Sayyaf activist on Zamboanga, and on July 18 one police man was killed and three others were injured when Abu Sayyaf men, dressed as Filipono soldiers, ambushed them near the town of Maimbung on Jolo. A week previously a soldier had been killed by an Islamist attack at the village of Alat near Jolo town. The July 18 attack was led by Albader Parad of Abu Sayyaf.
Other soldiers have been killed this month on Jolo. One was heading home on a motorcycle when shot in the village of Kasalamatan, and two soldiers were ambushed in the village of Pakitul.
The group Abu Sayyaf has been responsible for numerous kidnappings and decapitations of hostages, including a particularly brutal event which took place at Dos Palmas on Palawan Island in May 2001, when 21 people, mostly Chinese Filipino tourists but with three Americans, were kidnapped.
Most of the Chinese Filipinos were decapitated, as was US citizen Guillermo Sobrero. Two missionaries from Wichita Kansas were held hostage. A rescue attempt by the army went badly wrong. Martin Burnham was killed, and his wife Gracia was injured, but survived. Radullan Sahiron was involved in that kidnapping.
Though the Abu Sayyaf group is renowned for its kidnappings, decapitations and banditry, it also committed the Philippine's worst terrorist attack (pictured), an attack upon a ferry on February 27, 2004. A bomb was set off on the boat, which was traveling between Manila and Bacolod, while it was in the Bay of Manila. The ferry was carrying 900 people. A fire, caused by the bomb spread through the ship and 116 people died."

The eradication of Abu Sayaff would be a major step in the right direction. Today has been a good day. There is good news. But you probably wont hear it from the MSM or the goose-steppers. No, instead you must troll those evil unreliable blogs.

Where are the American operations? Is our current strategy in Iraq simply to use our soldiers as bullet stoppers betwen the coming Sunni-Shiite war? Or are we saving our best for Iran? My national pride is wounded.