Wednesday, July 25, 2007

rose colored glasses aren't bulletproof

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." -- Mark Twain

(Caution: I debated about putting these pictures on here. But then thought, that maybe some people need to see them. Even rose colored glasses won’t hide these truths.)

Saw this woman doing a YouTube question for presidential hopefuls last night on TV. Her statement was something to the effect of, if we increased financial support, provided food, and other kinds of aid to the middle east, then terrorism would pretty much go away.

This is logical isn’t it? By the same logic, if we provide increased financial support, provided food, and other kinds of aid to the south in the United States, the Ku Klux Klan would go away too wouldn’t it?

We all know that terrorists, oh I mean freedom fighters in the middle east, don’t have the financial resources to take care of their people’s needs. Al Qaeda and every other jolly little group with their jolly little nicknames, have to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise every year on ammunition, WMD research and acquisition, and bomb making materials. Oh, let’s not forget about purchasing all those American flags to burn in televised protests, the jungle gym equipment we have all seen used in their terrorist training camp videos, and video equipment with internet connections so that they can broadcast cutting a hogtied civilian prisoner’s head off. That doesn’t leave too many resources for the freedom fighters to assist their poor starving and suffering people.

Maybe we could also help with educational resources for these people too. According to people like this lady, apparently a terrorism expert, poor education is another contributor to terrorism. I don’t know what to make of the dozens of doctors that were planning on blowing up civilians the other day, or the fact that the second in command of Al Qaeda is also a doctor, or the fact that the 9-11 highjackers were pretty much a collection of college grads. Maybe this is a fluke?

Anyway I feel I am getting away from the point. Going on a tangent if you will. Back to this lady’s statement. Which frighteningly enough was one of a few out of thousands selected by CNN to be presented to the hopefuls. I guess CNN thought it was a good question too. Daniel Pearl didn’t work for CNN did he? Oh that’s right he didn’t. The lady seems to have the answer to terrorism that we all have been looking for over the past 40 years. Who would have thought that this nugget of genius would come from “Eleanor”, clerical assistant, from Jersey city? Thank God!

We will have to consult with her again though, after fixing the Middle East with dollars. (Remember the ME has little cash flow...3 bucks a gallon for gas doesn’t go far). We are going to need to find out how to clear up the al Qaeda cells on the rest of the continents on Earth. Which happens to be all of the continents on earth.

We’ll have to ask her about school security too and things of that nature. Hell, she could kill two birds with one stone if you think about it. Remember Beslan Russia? Probably not...wasn’t covered extensively by the media as Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan. That’s the school were Chechen Islamic terrorists took about 300 people hostage, stabbed kids, blew up kids, shot fleeing kids in the back and according to reports even raped kids before throwing them out windows. These freedom fighters eventually killed over 160 kids plus about as many adults. Maybe this lady can help find the solutions to Islamic terrorist based school violence. Maybe she and Cindy Sheehan can even get together and instead of collecting money to send to assist our troops overseas, spend money on making nifty little “impeach Bush” signs and T-shirts.

Thanks lady on YouTube. Maybe next time you decide to open your mouth for millions of people to see you should actually learn about what you act as though you know so much about.

Here is a couple of Cliff notes from these poor terrori...oh...I mean freedom fighters themselves:

"We will rule the nations, by Allah's will, the USA will be conquered, Israel will be conquered, Rome and Britain will be conquered…The Jihad for Allah... is the way of Truth and the way for Salvation and the way which will lead us to crush the Jews and expel them from our country Palestine. Just as the Jews ran from Gaza, the Americans will run from Iraq and Afghanistan and the Russians will run from Chechnya, and the Indian will run from Kashmir, and our children will be released from Guantanamo. The prisoners will be released by Allah's will, not by peaceful means and not by agreements, but they will be released by the sword, they will be released by the gun".
–Hamas (Islamic terrorist group)

A huge tree of "sub-goals" branches from these main objectives which are derived from the Quran and the tradition of the prophet (pbuh) [3,4]:
1- Building the Muslim individual: brother or sister with a strong body, high manners, cultured thought, ability to earn, strong faith, correct worship, conscious of time, of benefit to others, organized, and self-struggling character [3].
2- Building the Muslim family: choosing a good wife (husband), educating children Islamicaly, and inviting other families.
3- Building the Muslim society (thru building individuals and families) and addressing the problems of the society realistically.
4- Building the Muslim state.
5- Building the Khilafa (basically a shape of unity between the Islamic states).
6- Mastering the world with Islam.
-The Muslim Brotherhood (from their homepage: )

In case you missed the sarcasm of this summarize:
People like to imagine that somehow terrorism can be resolved through peace talks. They like to pretend that somehow something we have done must have created terrorism philosophy. They do this so they feel as though they have a sense of control over situations. Because no control equals unbridled fear for many.

Guess what lady? Keeping those rose colored glasses on won’t protect you from them.