Friday, April 06, 2007

An Excellent Read, Please Take a Few Moments, You will enjoy this

This was sent to Me by my Dad, Bud
Thank you dad for sharing this, Now I can share it with all my friends and family.

Please take the time to read. Print it off if you want so You can absorb all it has to say
Thank you Callie

From: Donald Trump
Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:03 AM


Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials. At that time the U.S. was in an isolationist, pacifist mood, and most Americans wanted nothing to do with the European or the Asian war. Then along came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 , and in outrage Congress unanimously declared war on Japan, and the following day on Germany , which had not yet attacked us. It was a dicey thing. We had few allies. France was not an ally, as the Vichy government of France quickly aligned itself with its German occupiers. Germany was certainly not an ally, as Hitler was intent on setting up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally, as it was well on its way to owning and controlling all of Asia . Together, Japan and Germany had long-range plans of invading Canada and Mexico, as launching pads to get into the United States over our northern and southern borders, after they finished gaining control of Asia and Europe. America's only allies then were England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and Russia . That was about it. All of Europe, from Norway to Italy, except Russia in the East, was already under the Nazi heel. America was certainly not prepared for war. America had drastically downgraded most of its military forces after WWI and throughout the depression, so that at the outbreak of WWII, army units were training with broomsticks because they didn't have guns, and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have real tanks. And a huge chunk of our navy had just been sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor. Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600 million in gold bullion in the Bank of England, that was actually the prope rty of Belgium, given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium was overrun by Hitler (a little known fact). Actually, Belgium surrendered on one day, because it was unable to oppose the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussels into rubble the next day just to prove they could. Britain had already been holding out for two years in the face of staggering losses and the near decimation of its air force in the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking the Brits were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later, and first turning his attention to Russia, at a time when England was on the verge of collapse, in the late summer of 1940. Ironically, Russia saved America's butt by putting up a desperate fight for two years, until the US got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany . Russia lost something like 24 million people in the sieges of Stalingrad and Moscow alone... 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians, but also more than a 1,000,000 soldiers. Had Russia surrendered, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire war effort against the Brits, then America. And the Nazis could possibly have won the war. All of this is to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. And now, we find ourselves at another one of those key moments in history! There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world. The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs

--they believe that Islam, a radically conservative form of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world. And that all who do not bow to their will of thinking should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel, and purge the world of Jews. This is their mantra. There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East

-- for the most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas. Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation, but it is not known yet which will win

-- the Inquisitors, or the Reformationists. If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabi's, the Jihadis, will control the Middle East, the OPEC oil, and the US, European, and Asian economies. The techno-industrial economies will be at the mercy of OPEC

-- not an OPEC dominated by the educated, rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by the Jihadis. You want gas in your car? You want heating oil next winter? You want the dollar to be worth anything? You better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses, and the Islamic Reformation wins. If the Reformation movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions, and live in peace with the rest of the world, and move out of the 10th century into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually fade away, and a moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.

(The rational mind of today says this). We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that we have to fight the Inquisition, i.e. the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda and the Islamic terrorist movements. We have to do it somewhere. And we can't do it everywhere at once. We have created a focal point for the battle at a time and place of our Iraq . Not in New York , not in London, or Paris or Berlin, but in Iraq , where we are doing two important things:

(1) We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in 9/11 or not, it is undisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist movement for decades. Saddam is a terrorist. Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, who is responsible for the deaths of
probably more than a million Iraqis and two million Iranians.

(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused the battle. We are killing bad people, and the ones we get there we won't have to get here. We also have a good shot at creating a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed. World War II, the war with the German and Japanese Nazis, really began with a "whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor . It began with the Japanese invasion of China . It was a war for fourteen years before America joined it. It officially ended in 1945

-- a 17 year war

-- and was followed by another decade of US occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries reconstructed and running on their own again .. a 27 year war. World War II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's GDP

-- adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12 trillion dollars. WWII cost America more than 400,000 killed in action, and nearly 100,000 still missing in action. The Iraq war has, so far, cost the US about $160 billion, which is roughly what 9/11 cost New York . It has also cost about 2,200 American lives, which is roughly 2/3 of the 3,000 lives that the Jihad snuffed on 9/11. But the cost of not fighting and winning WWII would have been unimaginably greater -- a world dominated by German and Japanese Nazism. This is not 60 minutes TV shows, and 2 hour movies in which everything comes out okay. The real world is not like that. It is messy, uncertain, and sometimes bloody and ugly. Always has been, and probably always will be. The bottom line is that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is. It will not go away if we ignore it. If the US can create a reasonably democratic and stabl e Iraq , then we have an " England " in the Middle East, a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates. The Iraq war is merely another battle in this ancient and never ending war. And now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about to get nuclear weapons. Unless somebody prevents them. We have four options:

1. We can defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.
2. We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons (which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is)
3. We can surrender to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East, now, in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in America.
4. Or, we can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and maybe most of the rest of Europe . It will, of course, be more dangerous, more expensive, and much bloodier. If you oppose this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren, may live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sha ria (Islamic law), an America that resembles Iran today. The history of the world is the history of civilizational clashes, cultural clashes. All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win. Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them. Remember, perspective is every thing, and America's schools teach too little history for perspective to be clear, especially in the young American mind. The Cold war lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Forty-two years. Europe spent the first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany World War II began in 1928, lasted 17 years, plus a ten year occupation, and the US still has troops in Germany and Japan. World War II resulted in the death of more than 50 million people, maybe more than 100 million people, depending on whic h estimates you accept. The US has taken more than 2,000 killed in action in Iraq. The US took more than 4,000 killed in action on ONE morning of June 6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism. In WWII the US averaged 2,000 KIA a week -- for four years. Most of the individual battles of WWII cost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far. But the stakes are at least as high ... A world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human rights, and personal freedoms .. or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs and the Sharia (Islamic law). Please send this to anyone who did not experience WW-II......and, ALSO, consider sending to those who did!


Sarge Charlie said...

people need to read this, i will do a shout out, thanks for the post.

history is the teacher, we are the student, failure to study will be the end of America as we know it.

Loving Annie said...

Oustanding article, Callie ! Thank you for printing it. I am glad I read it. Very good information.

Skittles said...

Thank you for posting this... wow..

SGT DUB said...

Darn straight! Thanks Callie Ann, you keep this up, maybe we can start convincing more people of what needs to be done.

Comedy + said...

Preach it Callie Ann! Excellent history lesson, and right on point. Have a happy Easter weekend my friend.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, very powerful!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wonderful honey! want to know what a dumb ass hitler was? the nuclear bomb was invented by a jew. he could have ruled the world. (in my best debra romano voice) idiot....

smiles, bee

Crunchy Carpets said...

Wahhabi Islam - which comes from Saudi Arabia.....American Allies!

the wahhabi schools are built and funded by the Saudi's...why are we not dealing with this?

Saddam was a monster..but what makes him any different from other monsters?
We now know he did not have weapons of mass destruction.
What did he have apart from sabre rattling?

is not america there because Bush jr wanted to finish the job of Bush senior?

being that most of the maniacs in the mid east have been supported at one time or another - saddam included - by the it not time for America to realize what the effects of their foreign 'meddling' has been..especially when it has been purely for economic reasons and NOT altruistic one's.

How many people (civilian and military) are going to die in Iraq before people realize this is no long a war that can be won in any conventional manner.

This is the 21st Century Vietman....what did we learn from that debacle?

Conquering countries like Iraq will not save the world....

There will always be another one.

And the stakes are a lot different now than they were in WW2.

Today it is about powermongering and business. Global Corporations call the shots.

People's freedoms are merely concepts used to win people over to keep coughing up money and lives for wars that cannot be won and should not have been waged in this way in the first place.

Can we please stop connecting Iraq to 9/ll...again where Saudi civilians were at the heart of that horror?

Can we remember that the Taliban are powerful because the US supplied them with weapons in order to oust the Russians from Afghanistan.

Yes we must stop the dictators and the monsters out there....why are we not rolling through Africa toppling all THOSE monsters (right, no oil).

But the US also has to remember that most countries do not want to be reshaped in the image of the States..not everyone likes the US version of democracy.

It is true the Wahhabis have to be stopped. The mullahs around the world have to be controlled and stopped.....countries DO need to stand up for what they believe in....that is true...but it should be the people and the governments united in that voice...and not let it disolve into racism and bigotry.

Mike said...

A very good post. One thing to remember for all those opposed to this war is that if the US goes in and takes a leader out, we have to replace it with a stable government or else the area will become totally unstable. The US "has" to finish what it started in Iraq. Maybe there wasn't weapons of mass destruction and maybe we were lied to about it. But, the important thing to remember is that after you start something, you should finish it. I for one, would not like being in a government that tells you which religion to follow of how to dress or speak. I understand that this war has become unpopular and I don't like seeing US service men and women being killed either. But I see this as a long term involvement that needs to be finished before the US leaves. I've rambled on enough. I liked the post very much.

Sarge Charlie said...

great comment mike, the fact is we were not lied to, that is just a liberal mantra because they have nothing constructive to offer.

v8villager said...

Earlier this year I travelled in Pakistan on public transport. My government advised on their website against travel on public transport in Pakistan as it is dangerous and westerners are targets.

My travels opened my eyes and presented me an opinion I had never considered. Until my journey I had assumed that and anti Western feelings were widely supported. I learned that this isnt the case.

The people I met in my lower class sleeper train were very friendly and welcoming. They were extremely surprised (even shocked) to see a western face on the train with them. Many expressed how pleased they were to see me, and how the terrorists were harming them directly far more so than the west as so few westerners now travel to Pakistan. They were extremely anti extremist if you see what I mean!

It was good to get the opinion of real people in an Islamic country.

I am in two minds about whether to post this, but have decided to as I think it is important to learn from this experience. Don't tar everyone with the same brush just because of their religion.