Saturday, August 05, 2006

To Illustrate a Severe Point

Okay. The Arab/Islamofascist world is mad at Israel and the United States. As far as they are concerned, they can do no wrong, but Israel and the U.S. is the focus of evil in the modern world, as the late President Ronald Reagan once said of the Soviet empire.

Well, let me pose a hypothetical. The United States has every just reason to be mad at radical Islam for 9-11. Israel has every just reason to be mad at rockets being fired over the border with Lebanon. In other times, both instances would have been considered an act of war.

Let's couple that with the images played out on national television. The Palestinians yukked it up wonderfully when NYC was hit. Celebrations were held across the Muslim world. Okay, great. What if we were to reciprocate? What if we said, "That's the way you want it? You've got it."

What if the United States said boldly.."Enough is enough. We have enough nuclear weapons to wipe out every Muslim capital in the world. And we're going to start now. First, Tehran. Next, Beirut. Next, Riyadh. Next, Casablanca. Next..."

You get the idea. The U.S. has thousands of nuclear bombs. If we chose to do so, we could turn the Islamic world into a charcoal briquet.

But we do not do it. Why? Perhaps because we hold the values that the radical Islamofascists disdain us for holding. And I am glad that we do hold those values. They do not hesitate to kill as many people as possible. We kill if we have to do so to defend ourselves, but we don't like it one bit. And we try to avoid it if at all possible.

Every time I see hoards of people gathered in some Third World square burning American flags (not to mention Israeli ones) and yelling "death to America," I find myself in my flesh saying, "Okay, you want to be martyrs for Allah? Allow us to help you accomplish that goal as soon as possible." Then I remember the Word of God...
"The anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God." If we let barbaric animals provoke us into hatred, we've fallen into their trap. Respond to evil we must, and defend our country we must. Stand up for righteousness we must. Bear the sword against violent thugs we must. But the ultimate solution to this is in the hands of a sovereign God.

Hard sledding, isn't it? But I've read the back of the book. We win.


Anonymous said...

Funny you don't mention our own government starting an illegal aggression agaisn't Iraq who had nothing to do with the September 2001 attacks in New York. That's the trouble with you extremists.
Ask your God for mercy.

SolaMeanie said...

While I am at it, I might also point out that we don't make a practice of hacking children to death in caves, blowing passenger airlines out of the sky, blowing up restaurants and markets, gassing people to death, and a host of other things. Extremists? Hardly. Do I detect a little bigotry your way?

There is no moral equivalence here no matter how hard you try to find any.

SolaMeanie said...

Dear Anonymous,

Ever heard of a UN Resolution? Ever heard of the first Gulf War? Iraq was in violation of numerous existing UN resolutions and agreements they signed at the conclusion of the first Gulf War, launched after Iraq illegally invaded Kuwait. As part of those resolutions AND agreements, we patrolled the no-fly zone in cooperation with other allies, and Saddam continually shot at our planes in violation of the agreements his country signed.

I suggest you ask God for mercy. A refresher in recent world history might help also.