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Lessons Forgot: Jihad with Washington’s Approval

By Jeff Mosiman

The day is crisp; sounds were unusually quite this morning as the unsullied aroma of the sea rolled in providing a picturesque setting for the fall of 83.  Across town things were much more frantic as trust was an option not to given this new friend, but with determination and fortitude two drivers set off to stun this nation and set in motion a chain of events that still haunt us today.  This event ended with the death of 241 U.S. service men and 55 French soldiers in Beirut, Lebanon.  Pulling troops from Lebanon was probable Reagan’s most questionable decision given what we know today, but hindsight is 20/20.

The responses set the stage for how America would be viewed by all of Islam and the countries that claim it as their guiding principal.  France struck back, as any sign of weakness is not tolerated in the Middle East, while America moved their troops safely off shore; ironic given that France is unwilling to maintain its own defense force instead relying on the Foreign Legion and NATO for security.  This was America’s first true measure against an enemy we had little knowledge of and even less in common with.  The sole attempt under the Carter Administration went horribly wrong and our retreat in the face of this new attack meant America could be had.  General Giap proved that by bringing the war into America’s living room the US could be defeated.  Giap is quoted as saying, “Do not forget the war was brought into the living rooms of the American people. … The most important result of the Tet offensive was it made you de-escalate the bombing, and it brought you to the negotiation table.  It was, therefore, a victory”.

Fast forward 20 plus years and we still have the same enemy only now they have grown in strength and, we as a nation, have done little to curtail what surly must be coming: war in the Middle East.  Yes, I am talking about Iran.  President Bush gave them lip service in a State of the Union speech by lumping them together with North Korea and Iraq as the “Axis of Evil”, but beyond that we have done little to stop them.  The Oil-for-Food scandal that plagued the UN should have been a warning that sanctions do not work.  Kenneth Timmerman warned us in his book, Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran with the intensions of Iran, but in typically government fashion the CIA walked away from information that might have prevented 9/11.

Today we have a president raised with a different set of beliefs than Americans, even by his own admissions in his book he sought out Marxist professors: From Dreams of My Father.  The very thought of an independent minded American that believes in individual freedom seeking out an ideology 180 degrees out of phase with American ideology is nothing short of amazing.  Marxist ideology suggests a utopia that has never existed, even in heaven.  God’s angel Lucifer was banned from the utopia of heaven causing God to sacrifice his only son for our sins, so the idea that man has the ability to create a utopia is arrogant beyond belief.  Let’s look at some of those responsible for Obama’s beliefs:

James Cone-Founder of the Black Liberation Theology movement (BLT—no laughing even though I am).  Some quotes include, “is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal.  Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”  This rejection of divine support is similar to Marxist and their rejection of all religion.

Rev. Wright-believer and practitioner of Black Liberation Theology of the aforementioned James Cone.  Believes that America is the problem of all those oppressed.  Some of his more famous quotes include, “Says ’Jews’ are keeping him from President Obama”, the infamous, “God d*** America”, called this country “U.S. of KKK-A” and “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college… Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!  We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!”  The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: “And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS S**T!”.  Never mind that the left willingly accepts abortion as a woman’s choice.

FDR-did more to change the US than any other president excluding the current administration.  FDR tried packing the Supreme Court, created an entitlement program that is now on the verge of bankrupting the US, finished what Woodrow Wilson had started with segregation in the service and government controlled sectors, imprisoned Japanese and signed the Wagner Act of 1935 that allowed unions to bargain collectively.

And today we hear from an anonymous source in the White House that “Islamic Radicalism” is being removed from the terrorism list, while at the same time your humble scribe is included due to my belief in the Second Amendment, a stand against abortion, a veteran, a Tea Party supporter, a belief in smaller government and that the Constitution must be followed if we are to survive.  Why has this administration declared war on America, its citizens and those allies who support our beliefs?  What is next the removal of the Bill of Rights, which Chicago is claiming on the Second Amendment does not protect citizens within its boundaries, or the redistribution of your wealth….health care bill H.R. 3590?

Mr. President, honor is still held with fathomless regard in most of the world, including by Muslims.  Your capitulation is a sign of weakness and thus the weakness of America, but America has never been a weak state.  If you continue this path of bereavement you single handily will be responsible for the fall of hope…America, something you championed in your campaign.  If you are unable to stand against oppression, then step aside for someone that will.  I know that Taiwan, as well as most free nations in the South Pacific, would gladly welcome that gesture.  I also know that China, Russia and most of the Middle East hope that you continue on this path.  That in itself should tell you something if you are willing to listen.


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  • Don April 9, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Excellent piece. I would only add that Reagan pulled the troops from Lebanon as an effort that he hoped would lead to a peace treaty. But I agree, in hindsight he was wrong. The only thing the terrorists respect is strength. I would have them fear us any day, rather than try to be their friend, like Obama wants to do.

  • Matt April 9, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    I thought this was an excellent analysis.

    "…Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”

    That is an incredible statement. To think that God is not worthy of YOU if he does not take part in YOUR immoral quest. This man has the relationship between man and God reversed, does he not? But, then again, this is a Marxist ideology, so unwarranted self importance is the order of the day.

    History overflows with examples of weakness in the face of tyranny. The end result is massive bloodshed.

  • jeff April 10, 2010 at 5:30 AM


    Thanks for the comments. While completing my MA in Diplomacy, the one recurring theme was that most of the world still places a priority on honor. That is something we, as a nation, have lost due to our need for quick resolutions.

    Was hoping for a peace treaty a reality? I think we were naive in our approach and France had warned us after the attack that if we did not strike back we would be seen as weak, but we knew better. Ahmadinejad refers to that point in history when he knew the US could be had. I could not agree more with your statement about fear as I would rather have people fear us than stab us in the back…say Russia or China.

  • jeff April 10, 2010 at 5:44 AM


    I could not agree more with your last statement about tryanny. You'll like this quote then from John Adams, "It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power." and I think that sums up our current situation to a tee. I am not suggesting that our president is not smart. However, given his time in Indonesia at the Muslim school, they would have reinforced the need to support the faith. That may be why he follows the path he is regarding the stance on the Middle East. The confusing issue for me is that he claims to rely on his faith, but as a Marxist he would reject religion outright. The whole BLT & Marxism is very confusing unless unlimited power is what you crave over all other material issues as do those who fight in the name of God (Allah…Taliban). Then it might make sense in some warped frame of mind.