Rep Tom Cotton is obviously a good man and a stellar patriot. But if he thinks that the U.S. is Fighting a war ‘Against Radical Islamic Jihad’, then he is slightly off the mark.
National Review – Freshman Arkansas congressman Tom Cotton, a rising GOP star and an Iraq War veteran, criticized today the idea that the U.S. is fighting a “war against terror.”
“We’re fighting one war and it’s a war against radical Islamic jihad,” Cotton said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “It’s not a war against terror alone. Terror is a technique or a tactic . . . It’s a war against specific people, radical Islamic jihadists, who are trying to using terror to defeat the United States.
Negative. We are fighting Islam itself. Islam has declared the Third Great Jihad against us (see AQ Reader for more info). This Third Great Jihad had its beginnings in the 1979 Revolution in Iran. The other two jihads began in the time of Muhammed in the 7th century and lasted until their defeat at the Gates of Vienna in 1687. But for the lionshare of the past 1400 years, Islam has declared war on every non-Muslim on the face of the planet.
“Iraq and Afghanistan, as much as we might see those as distinct, are just two battle fronts in that war,” added Cotton, a former Army officer.The congressman said he was sometimes concerned that Obama thought the United States was involved in a “law-enforcement campaign,” not a war….
“The president, I worry,” Cotton said gravely, “is returning us a law-enforcement construct, the kind that prevailed in the 1990s before the 9/11 attacks.”…
Neither Obama or the rest of the public understand that this is a real war, that will continue to be fought in one small and large battlespace after another until the leaders of this country bother to study the Muslim field manuals:the Koran, the Sira, the Hadiths and the manual of Sharia law which is called in Arabic Umdat as-Salik wa ‘Uddat an-Nasik – the Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper.
Terror is just one tactic. The stealth jihad – Using our western system of law to sabotage us from within is another tactic.
The endgame here is the subjugation and enslavement of the world until none but Allah is worshipped. It is a supremacist Nazi philosophy. Only instead of the state being god, Allah and Muhammed are their gods.
Turning this conflict back to its pre-911 law-enforcement construct is the stupidity of failed old ideas again.The endgame for Islam is contained in the Hadith: Allah’s Messenger said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and whoever said La ilaha illahllah, Allah will save his property and his life from me.” – Sahih al-Bukhari 6924
And our endgame is what again? Lead from behind, cut defense and run while engaging in word-burning and obfuscation of the very same tenants that the Jihadis quote back to us? The wolves are guarding the hen house.
“It’s little surprising,” Cotton remarked, “that the American people are war-weary when their commander-in-chief is the weariest of them all.”
Obama could care less if his bretheren take over the entire world. He isn’t war-weary…he’s got the same goals as Islam…the destruction of the US.
Rep Cotton means well. But he needs to educate himself more on the topic. By the way, there is no radical or non-radical Islam. Islam is Islam. Period. There may be moderate Muslims. But there is no moderate Islam despite what the stupid thug John Brennan says.
Short brief of Rep. Cotton’s comments: