The Long Awaited Islamic Reformation


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Liberals, Leftists, Conservatives, Neo-Cons, Neo-Liberals, Islamists, Pan-Islamists and everyone else concerned keep speaking of a long awaited Islamic Reformation.

Actually, that Reformation has already began and is ongoing. Except that Islam is going from a slumbering megalith to an extremist controlled ideology. Islam began a long sleep sometime in the 1700-1800 era. It went near comatose after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Two things occurred to awaken Islam:

 
1. (a) The Brits made a deal with the devil and helped to create Saudi Arabia and (b) FDR made the Wahhabist scum a US protectorate in exchange for oil making Saudi Arabia one of the richest shit pot nations on the planet.
 
2. (a) Israel declared Independence in 1948 and (b) whipped Arab Muslim ass in 1967.
 
Since those two dates, Islam has slowly awakened.
 
That “Great Awakening” was quickened during the Soviet Afghan war when we, the US, brought Saudi Arabia into the mix and gave the Paki ISI the go to give monies to whom they would. The Pakis and Saudis funded the most extremist elements of the Afghan combatants.
 
The US said…Oh, we’ll just let things run their course after the Soviet hightailed it out of Afghanistan. Things ran their course. The Saudi Wahhabists built mosques and madrassahs all along the FATA and NWFP. They took in war orphans. The Paki ISIS needed a hedge against India and, just in case, Iran.
 
Thus was born the Taliban.
 
Prior to all of this, you have the US educated Qutb who created the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muzzie Bro’hood spawned every extremist group on the Sunni side.
 
Iran’s great Shi’a Revolution? You can thank Allen and JD for that. Oh…there was a Roosevelt in that mix as well. 26 years later…BOOM! The Iranian Shi’a Revolution brings the nutjob Khomeini to power thanks to a pacifist doofus named Jimmy.
 
The seeds to all of this were planted by US shortsightedness and ignorance of the Middle East, its people and culture as well as the megalomaniacal hubris of Post World War II America .  Americans are “exceptional” and, therefore, can’t be bothered with history or culture or anything that might call into question our exceptional lack of foresight.
 
We’re genius like that.
 
I reckon the MCIC knew that the Soviets would fall eventually and needed some reason to keep hysteria rockin’ and rollin’ in the free world.

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Conflict in the Middle East predates Islam by thousands of years. This region is a crossroads of history. Traditions of hate, violence and war date back to before the Greeks and Persians to the earliest stories of the pre-Phoenician peoples. Expecting “Peace in the Middle East” One may as well search  for the burial place of Genghis Khan. Find one; you may find the other.

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None of this is to say that the United States or Britain is to blame for Islamic Extremism. Islam was born in blood. It will die in blood. Islam was spread via conquest. Muslims and Liberals love to deny this. However, the Islamic Empire spread from Medina to Andalusia (Spain) in an amazingly short period of time. None of these territories invited Mohammad, Abu Bakr or Uthman into their lands. Islam did not quietly knock and ask for admittance. Islam rode at the head of a world devouring empire. People “submitted” to Allah not because they suddenly saw the light. They converted or “reverted” because it was the prudent thing to do. If you were given the choice between conversion, death or high taxes and second/third class citizenship in your own lands, most would choose to convert.

Islam is a violent Abrahamic religion. All three of the religions spawned by Abraham are violent and full of blood lust — Xtianity, Judaism and Islam.

The Extremist Muslims are following the path of previous Muslims including that of Mohammad. Denial of this is denial of historic reality.

Islam is violent. It also knows peace. However, like Xtianity, the majority of the religions is about purifying the world and making it ready for God/Allah via force.

Same God, same violence, same hatred for the non-believer. Muslims choose which path to follow. Those who choose violence choose that path regardless of outside influence. They would choose that path even if the US and Britain had never existed as neither existed when the Islamic Empire first invaded Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Earthquake in Kabul

October 8 2005 ~ Earthquake

Initial take:
I awoke with a start.  My whole damn hooch was shaking so hard that I thought it was going to collapse in on me.   What the fuck was going on?  At first, I thought that someone had screwed up and was trying to airlift my hooch.  Helicopters flew over head all the time.  The helipad was only a few hundred feet away.  In my frenzied state, I imagined that some fool had hooked up the wrong container unit and was trying to airlift me in the middle of the night.  I was a bit intoxicated still, so, you’ll forgive my lapse in judgment.
I ran outside in nothing but my skivvies.  Thank the Gods that I didn’t sleep in the nude.  I didn’t think.  I ran.  Panicked.  I didn’t know what was happening.  Once outside, I gazed into the sky and thought; “Nope!  No helo there.”  That’s when I understood.  It was an earthquake.
It was about four in the morning.  Once I calmed down, I walked back into my hooch.  I knocked on Randy’s door to see if he’d felt it.  Randy was fast asleep.  Oblivious to the tremors and vibrating walls.  I don’t know how long it lasted.  Long enough to freak me out.  That’s all I knew.  Realizing that the danger was over, I racked out again.
The next morning I jumped on Google and read about the massive earthquake hundreds of miles away in Kashmir.  Kabul had been hit but not bad.  Four deaths were recorded.  One little girl had been crushed by a falling wall in her home in Jalalabad.
That was my first earthquake in Afghanistan.  Actually, it was my first earthquake ever.  I thought about the Muslim Extremists.  Every time a natural disaster occurred in the West, they sang God’s glory and waxed poetic about it being God’s punishment for our iniquity.  What would they say about this?  This had been a nearly exclusively Muslim felt natural disaster.  Would it give them pause?  I had no doubt that it would not.  They’d probably use it as another  excuse to hate the West.  It would be God’s punishment brought down upon the Muslim faithful for consorting with the corrupt heathens of the West.

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Revised:

I awoke with a start.  My damn hooch was shaking so hard that I thought it was going to collapse in on me.   What the fuck was going on?  At first, I thought that someone had screwed up and was trying to airlift my hooch.  Helicopters flew over head all the time.  The helipad was only a few hundred feet away.  In my frenzied state, I imagined that some fool had hooked up the wrong container unit and was trying to airlift me in the middle of the night.  I was a bit intoxicated still, so, you’ll forgive my lapse in judgment.
I bolted out the door in nothing but my boxers.  Thank the Gods that I didn’t sleep in the nude.  I didn’t think.  I ran.  Panicked.  “What the hell is going on!”   I started waving my arms to warn off the helicopter that was trying to fly off with my home.  After a few dazed seconds running in circles like an idiot, I realized; “Nope!  No helo there.”
“OK, why in the hell is my hooch shaking.”  Then it dawned on me — earthquake.
Once I calmed down, I walked back into my hooch and knocked on Randy’s door to see if he’d felt it.  Randy was fast asleep.  Oblivious to the tremors and vibrating walls.  I don’t know how long it lasted.  Long enough to freak me out.  That’s all I knew.  It was about four in the morning.  The shaking had stopped and I realized that the danger was over.  I racked out again.
The next morning I jumped on Google and read about the massive earthquake hundreds of miles away in Kashmir.  Kabul had been hit but not bad.  Four deaths were recorded.  One little girl had been crushed by a falling wall in her home in Jalalabad.
That was my first earthquake in Afghanistan.  Actually, it was my first earthquake ever.  I thought about the Muslim Extremists.  Every time a natural disaster occurred in the West, they sang God’s glory and waxed poetic about it being God’s punishment for our iniquity.  What would they say about this?  This had been a nearly exclusively Muslim felt natural disaster.  Would it give them pause?  I had no doubt that it would not.  They’d probably use it as another  excuse to hate the West.  It would be God’s punishment brought down upon the Muslim faithful for consorting with the corrupt heathens of the West.

America’s Guilt and the Coming Chaos

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People complaining about American conquest and treatment of the “Native American,” PLEASE! Just stop. This is the history of mankind. Only since World War II have we stopped the conquest and taking of land for ourselves.

I believe Israel (67), China (50s/Tibet) and Pakistan (Balochistan/49 to present day) are the last nations to take lands via conquest. Iraq tried it in the 80s but were immediately expelled by Iran. Lebanon is currently being occupied by Hezbollah which is tantamount to Iranian occupation.

Both China and Pakistan are currently and have been in contention with India over territories. China is starting to stake claims in territories that are currently in possession of nations such as Japan and the Philippines.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in contention over the Durand Line.

Mexico and America are having extreme border issues.

Scotland wants to opt out of the UK.

The Kurds want their own nation with inclusion of territory currently possessed/claimed by Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

Iran will start making claims soon on lands occupied by the Russians.

ISIS is currently taking lands via conquest that were Syrian and Iraqi. If they grow powerful enough, they will turn towards Mekkah and possibly Iran. They’ll leave Israel for later.

Of course, there is Israel. They occupy the West Bank and Gaza as well as maintain control over an “autonomous” Arab/Islamic thugocracy in Gaza. They’ve occupy lands that are claimed by Syria as well.

I see occurring more and more in the near future conflicts over territory as the World grows more politically chaotic.

Without looking it up, I believe that the last time that America took lands by conquest was at the conclusion of the Spanish American War when we were “given” the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, etc.

Basically, the Colonists or White Man, as labelled by Western Liberals, did nothing that the Indians (Native or aboriginal) Americans had not done themselves. There were Empires and Kingdoms in the Americas prior to the advent of European “exploration,” conquest and colonization of the Americas.

The Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, Anasazi, Pueblo and every other tribe, confederation and/or “State” in the Americas did not spring up out of the earth in the exact spot where they became the dominant political entity. They took those lands from others.

In my opinion, gnashing one’s teeth over the “sins” of others which you yourself have committed is a bit hypocritical.

That said, I look to see more conquest in the future as liberalism and the touchy feely politics of America and Western Europe recedes with the fall from influence brought on by our liberalism and “guilt” in general, and the waning of our economic superpower status due to the rise of China, India and the conflicts with Russia and Iran as well as the negative impacts of our constant and consistent incompetent meddling throughout the world. America is overreaching and it is going to hurt us in the near future. With idiot leaders such as Bush and Obama, I see nothing changing and our path is clear and downward in a dizzying spiral.

The primary power of the globe for these past 70 years has been the “petrodollar.” Russian, Iran, Scotland (if she separates successfully) as well as Venezuela are willing and even eager to sell their natural resources in other currencies as well as through a barter system. This is the center of the conflicts evolving between the US and these nations.

If Scotland successfully secedes from the UK AND decides to go off the reservation (petrodollar), look for the US to start pressuring them and calling them rogue, etc.

Once America loses the petrodollar hegemony, all bets are off. We will see a much more chaotic world.

Personally, I am very much looking forward to it.

Imagine a war between a nuclear Saudi Arabia led Gulf confederation against a nuclear levant centered Iran.

Pakistan and India going at it with Nukes.

Russia is already threatening the use of nukes over Ukraine.

We can whine about the past all we want. That past will be nothing compared to the next 100 years. As resources grow scarce, this world is going to go insane.  In the end, I believe that Western Liberalism will achieve it’s end.  However, the unintended consequences will be their own annihilation as “barbarian” tribes rise up and murder them in their self-righteous and contented sleep.  The world will be in flames in the next 100 years.  This is not new to history.  All great Empires fall.  China and Rome fell in such a manner.  When a people lose their ability to fight, their will to fight, their survival instincts, the end is not far off.  Liberals have no will to fight and nothing in which they believe.  The highest ideal of the Western Liberal is the loathing of his/her own culture.  Doom shall surely follow.

The Obama Legacy (Oligarchy and Soft Martial Law)

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Obama’s legacy is:

Terror Tuesdays
Drone Warfare on steroids
the murder of US citizens
ramping up the Police State
supporting 3rd World thugs
trillion dollar indebtedness
an economy on the brink of collapse
America viewed as the greatest threat to world stability
Obamacare ensuring that the “health industry” is raping the American taxpayer
using the IRS and DHS to destroy political enemies
Fed Reserve more powerful than ever
employment transformed into permanent wage slavery
the 1% more influential and wealthy than ever in American history
the madness of taunting Russia unnecessarily in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe (continuing Bill Clinton’s legacy)
presiding over the final slide from Republicanism to Oligarchism
Occupy movement folks imprisoned for protesting based upon KGB tactics
NSA domestic spying
CIA operating in America
The Drug War trumping up charges on average Americans
the militarization of all areas of American governance from local to federal levels

And soon, if you don’t pay your taxes on time, you won’t be able to depart the US.

Even non-US citizens are being stalked and harassed over funds “owed” to the US.

And his greatest achievement: fooling “democrats” into believing that he is doing all of this for their benefit

#IdiotAmerica, What about any of this sounds like hope? What about any of this sounds like freedom? Obama doesn’t need to take anyone’s guns. He’s brought more war machinery to the US Government than any US President in history.

In Obama’s America, we are all guilty until proven innocent.

America after Obama is not that different from Afghanistan.

And Obama is being lauded as a savior.

Awesome!

Republicans and Democrats are the proving to have been the destruction of America. Good job!

There’s your hope and change. May you all get what you deserve.

Victims: Casualties of War ~ Boston Marathon Bombing and the GWOT

“The rain …falls upon the just and the unjust alike; a thing which would not happen if I were superintending the rain’s affairs. No, I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust outdoors I would drown him.”

~ Mark Twain

It is simple cause and effect.

Collectively, America has chosen a path.  That path has led to people who see us, justly or not, as the challenge to their choices as to their way of life or death whatever the case may be.

The little boy did not deserve a death at the hands of madmen.

Perhaps, many of the the folks did not deserve to die or be injured in such a heinous manner.  I would posit that many, if not most, of the children killed and injured by American bombs, missiles, errant bullet rounds and drone strikes, likewise, did not deserve that fate either.

We cannot expect, as a nation, to constantly war on other nations and other peoples causing “collateral damage” and other forms of violence and to maintain our peaceful way of life at home in America.

The world is small.  There are consequences for our actions.

We have been in a constant state of war for over a decade.  We will be in a constant state of war for the foreseeable future.

Eventually, the people against whom we war will figure out a way to bring that war to us.

Thus far, we have been fortunate.  They have been too lazy or disorganized to wage war in America.  That will not always remain so.  I am surprised that it has taken this long to have a public ground attack/strike such as this.

If I were among the peoples against whom we have been waging war, I would have found a way to strike at America long before this.  I would make life miserable for Americans.

Who is to say that this is not in the works.  Everything that they need to wage war upon us can be purchased in America.  They need to bring nothing.

Actions have consequences.  Words and phrases such as collateral damage have a reality behind them against which your average American has been shielded.

Were I the enemy of America, that would not be the case.  Eventually, someone is going to rise up who will decide to teach America the realities of war.  The reality that we once learned during our war of 1860 to 1865 but have forgotten.

To the average American war is a video game.  It’s something viewed from afar.  Something that happens over there.

Will that always be the case?

Boston may simply be a harbinger of things to come.

No one deserves a heinous death or to be injured in the manner of the “victims” of the Boston bombings.  I would not wish that upon a single human being whether they be American, Pakistani, Syrian, Kiwi or Fijian.

Yet, our wars cause this kind of death and injury on nearly a daily basis.  Many, if not most, of those “victims” are undeserving as well.

For his own sordid ends
The pulpit he ascends
And though he disbelieves in resurrection,
Makes all his hearers quail
Whilst he unfolds a tale
Of Last Day scenes that stun the recollection.

They recite their sacred books, although the fact informs me 
that these are a fiction from first to last. 
O Reason, thou (alone) speakest the truth. 
Then perish the fools who forged the religious traditions or interpreted them!



~ Abu ‘L-ala Ahmad b. Abdallah al-Ma’arri (973-1057)

It’s not Afghanistan.

“If you stand back,” said one American who is in the thick of the American strategy-making, “and say, by the year 2020, you’ve got two countries — 30 million people in this country, 200 million people with nuclear weapons in this country, American troops in neither. Which matters? It’s not Afghanistan.”

This article is a primer on the future of the region.  It’s a must read, if you want to understand the future of American relations in this region.

Special attention to Pakistani views of the Afghan National Security Forces.

Is Islam THE Problem?

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Current Ass Kisser in Chief

No, I don’t think that to be the case.  It’s not really about Islam generally speaking.

It’s more complicated than that.

Islam.  Muslims.  They’re not bad folks and many of them are damn fine people.

The problem that we won’t face is the Nejd.

Why?

Saudi Arabia owns it and has BLACK GOLD.

Also, the official religion of Saudi Arabia is the same form of Islam from which sprang all of the Fundamentalist Thugs who are terrorists.  Saudi Arabia is a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

BUT because they have oil.  It’s the truth that shall remain unspoken.

It is the evil with no name.

To speak it’s name is to reveal the truth.

It’s easier to keep the public ignorant and let a few hundred or a few thousand die at a time and keep the pipe line open to “cheap” oil.

What’s a few thousand civilians to Big Business and Big Government.  Most of the ones who die don’t pay taxes or pay negligible taxes anyway.  They don’t matter.

Saudi Arabia is the monster.  Wahhabism is their little secret Dr. Frankenstein.  Islamic Fundamentalism is the monster escaped from it’s dungeon.

It’s escaped before and the Muslims themselves went in and killed thousands of them in the Nejd while the Brits killed thousand more in the NWFP and the FATA in Central Asia.

Today, though, we choose to ignore the belly of the beast and instead, we “combat” the excretions.

Thousands, no, hundreds of thousands have died in the past 10 years.

Why?

To keep that Saudi oil pipeline open.

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Obama receives the Honorary Order of the Saudi Boot Licker

 

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For those of you who have no clue as to where Saudi Arabia is located.

 

Why are our Armed Forces still in Europe?

04.04.2008: Steve Bell on Nato

We need strategic relocation.

Europe needs to pay for their own defense.  See how they like being out from under our Defense umbrella.  The cowards would have to foot the bill and they’d have to back their talk with more than “We disagree with America.”

I’d say out of Europe altogether unless they want to pay us for having our troops there.  Europe should be paying the US for their defense.  As should South Korea.  We should not be paying them for the privilege of defending them.  I’ve never understood the concept of renting bases from Germany or the RoK.  We’re there or were there to keep their sorry asses from being invaded.  They should have been paying us.

I’d say withdraw from NATO and form a separate treaty organization with Australia and Great Britain.

We should withdraw completely from Saudi Arabia unless they start paying us for their protection with billions of barrels of oil.

We should negotiate a base in Ethiopia.  Hell, at least they’re Christian.  We should negotiate a base with Israel and all of our aid should be dependent on their allowance of our use of their lands.  Put a base right square in the Negev.  Negotiate another base with Jordan and one with Egypt.  We give aid to all of these countries.  That gives us an eye for Europe.  A quick hop across the Med and boom ——–> Italy and Greece.  I’d even be for placing a base in the Christian areas of Lebanon to counter the Iranian Rev Guards, Quds Force and Hizbollah.

We should negotiate a base with India as well.  In Hindu or Christian areas.  Stay out of Muzzie areas of India.

Keep a small force in Afghanistan and a small force in Iraq for the foreseeable future but draw down the rest and let those countries build themselves.

That puts us strategically located across the globe and gives us some damn fine opportunities for sightseeing.

The best thing that we could do is to get out of Europe.

We should declare war on Pakistan and let India go in with us and kick their asses.

Solve Pakistan and Afghanistan is solved.  It’s that freakin’ simple.

That will scare the shit out of Iran and China as well as put Russia on notice.

We screw around way too often.  End this shit.  NOW!

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WAR by Sebastian Junger

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My take on WAR by Sebastian Junger from a Political Forum to which I contribute (or decimate…depending on your view point…lol)

It’s a damn good read.

I read it in two days while drinking beers in Phnom Penh. I couldn’t put the damn thing down.

Closest thing I’ve ever read to being there. Though, I’ve never been in that kind of situation as those in the Korengal Valley. He gets the feel of Afghanistan and conveys it to the reader as flawlessly as it is possible to do on the written page.

Best book I’ve read about the Afghan War.

The guy captured it perfectly. It’s in the little nuances and in the way that he talks to the reader.

The story of those soldiers in that valley is well worth the read.

And Sebastion Junger has balls the size of Afghanistan. That guy voluntarily walked out and was airlifted into combat so that he could tell that story as authentically as possible.

While I was there, I went out with the expectation that I’d run into something. Sometimes we did, sometimes we didn’t. I never came close to what those guys experienced though. Not remotely close, I may as well have been on Mars as compared to their experience. BUT I NEVER went out there HOPING for contact. I was always hoping for as little action as possible.

Those guys in that Valley have my utmost respect for having been there and Junger too for writing that book.

Though, I didn’t go through the crucible that those guy have gone through, I know exactly what they are talking about when the express their apprehension to returning Stateside.

After being out there, there’s no way that living in America can measure up to the experience of being out there. Where life can be measured in inches and seconds and chance serves you as well (or as poorly) as preparation and planning.

I don’t know…I’m having a hard time not going on and on about this book.

If you are interested in Afghanistan or the Military, Read It!

If you are looking for a political hit book….this one isn’t your book.

I hope that no Republican types starts trying to target this book as Liberal writing and that no Democrat tries to hype it as an anti-War book. It’s so much more.

So much more…

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