Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pro War? Warmongers?

Those of us who support the War on terror and President Bush have heard these tired axioms over and over. Listening to leftist pantywaists, one would think we love fighting and love seeing wars. Nothing could be further from the truth.

“But,” they will say, “You are supporting the War on Terror, including the war in Iraq.”

Yes we do, but that doesn’t mean we love war. No, that isn’t a contradiction at all.

While we, just like others, don’t care for war, knowing they kill people and innocents always get caught up in them, we see there is a necessity for them at times. This is one of those times.

If you believe this current war started on September 11, 2001, when extremist Muslim Terrorist high jacked 4 commercial airliners and flew three of them into buildings and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly 3,000 American deaths, you are wrong. They declared war on us long ago and we never responded to their declaration, until right after September 11. Allow me to explain a little;

In 1979, a group of Iranians attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. Embassies are sovereign soil of the nation they represent. An attack on one is an act of war. Shortly after this, American began being attacked and kidnapped in the Middle East. Very little was done.
In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut, killing 63.
Six months later a large truck filled with over 2500 pounds of TNT crashed through the gate of the Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut killing 241 Marines. We withdrew our troops.
In December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait.
In September 1984, another van was driven into the gates of the US Embassy in Beirut.
In April 1985, the terrorism spread to Europe with a bomb exploding in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.
In August a car bomb is driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, Germany, killing two and wounding 20.
The same year, the Achille Lauro cruise ship is hijacked with one disabled American in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghofer, is singled out of the passenger list and executed.
April 1986, Civilian airliners became the target when they bombed TWA Flight 840 in killing 4 and Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 259.
January 1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
February 1993, a group of terrorists are arrested after their rented van explodes prematurely in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured.
October 1993, 18 US Servicemembers are killed in Mogadishu, Somalia with some of the dead being drug through the streets.
November 1995 another car bomb explodes at the US military complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing 7.
June of 1996, a truck bomb explodes 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia destroying the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over 500.
August 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania are attacked simultaneously, killing 224.
In October 2000 the USS Cole, docked in Yemen, comes under attack from a small boat filled with explosives. 17 die.

Less than a year later, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are hit with High jacked aircraft resulting in the nearly 3,000 deaths mentioned above.

We have continued turning a blind eye to these acts of war or trying to capture and prosecute radicals for crimes. Doing so has progressively resulted in more severe attacks.

After September 11, President Bush, relatively new in office, decided enough was enough and sent our Military after the terrorists. First in Afghanistan, then in Iraq, who nearly the entire world said had large amounts of WMDs and who all feared would turn them over to the terrorists. After a six-month long “rush to war,” we invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam Hussein. WMDs were not found in the amounts expected leading at least me to believe they were moved elsewhere while we played footsie with the Useless Nations and Democrats in Congress who once again showed their yellow streaks.

Almost immediately, the panty-wasted opposers started protesting and whining about the war. They have spared nothing, even enlisting the aid of misguided woman who had met personally with President Bush after her brave son died in a mission he volunteered for and who now freely dances on his grave, making a mockery of his brave sacrifice. Congressmen and women accuse our brave troops of “cold blooded murder,” and “terrorizing Iraqis in the dead of night.” They demand immediate withdrawal or “redeployment” some 6,000 miles away. Don’t be fooled. It’s the same old “cut and run” they put off on the Vietnamese that resulted in millions of innocents dying in the mid and late ‘70s.

This war we didn’t ask for has been brought to our shores twice now and our interests overseas have been attacked numerous times. More of us than the drive-by leftstream media admit to have opened our eyes finally and see the dangers of just ignoring these radicals bent on world domination. We support fighting back, just like we had to in school with the playground bully. He wouldn’t stop until we knocked him on his ass!

Pro-War? Warmongers? Hardly. We would rather not have to be at war again, but we see there is a real necessity for this one and if we back down again, we leave ourselves open for even more attacks on our soil and against our interests around the globe.

What we really are is pro-liberty, pro-freedom, and pro-justice. We also realize appeasement won’t stop these radicals, so we support their destruction!

Give our brave troops the materials, support and time needed and this latest enemy of freedom will be destroyed and neutralized, just like other despots and oppressors have been throughout history.

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