|Counter Terrorism - A Disaster|
Counter Terrorism – A Disaster
By Dale Dunham
The critical first three steps in countering terrorism are: 1) identify the enemy, 2) recognize and acknowledge the true nature of the threat, and 3) determine what you must do to keep that threat from killing you.
“Terrorism” is a relatively new term. It has come to occupy a predominant position in the language of our disaster preparedness planners as a result of the increase in terrorist killings over the past decade. The most dramatic example is the year 2001 murder of thousands of innocent people in New York and ensuing damage to the U.S. economy. Worldwide, however, terrorist activity has been going on long before the events of 9/11. Since the 7th Century, history is replete with the unwavering, single-minded terrorism of radical Islam: you are one of us, or you are enslaved or dead.
More recently there has been a significant increase in the number and magnitude of terrorist attacks. Most disturbing has been a far greater use of suicide bombers to achieve terrorist objectives.
We live in an increasingly dangerous world. The terrorists have potential access to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which include nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) weapons. If their lives mean nothing to them, ours certainly mean even less. The mass taking of millions of lives, rather than just thousands, becomes simply a matter of numbers.
There is every reason to believe that the United States has so far been spared more attacks only because we are a difficult target. There is no reason to believe that this will continue to be the case.
The greatest disaster threatening America today is the lack of recognition of --and determination to defeat-- the threat to our way of life posed by radical Islam. We on the coastside are in many ways isolated from the mainstream of ideological conflict. There is a focus on local issues and natural disasters to the substantial exclusion of this far greater threat. To remain in denial is to move closer to the same psychological frame of mind as the suicide bomber… suicidal.
We have not taken the critical steps necessary to identify this real and insidious terrorist threat, in part because the main stream media has essentially ignored anything short of an explosion in the editorial room. There seems to be no National will to counter the most serious impending disaster of our time.
There is endless comment on the subject, but the attached, highly abbreviated excerpts provide some insight into the nature of the threat. The full article is available on www.PierreRehov.com.
In an MSNBC interview Pierre Rehov, a French film maker, stated that, “in his undercover interviews, victims of suicide bombers had observed that the bombers were all smiles one second before they blew themselves up.” His further interviews with those who would be a Shaheed (suicide bomber), and their families, led him to believe that this phenomenon “arises from a culture of hatred in which the uneducated are brainwashed to a level where their only solution in life becomes to kill themselves and kill others in the name of God; and that we are facing a neurosis at the level of an entire civilization…Extremists believe that the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Islam, and ruling the entire world as described in the Koran, is for today. Every successful terror attack is considered a victory by the radical Islamists…every victory by Bin Laden convinces 20 million moderate Muslims to become extremists and there will be more suicide killings in Europe and the U.S. Sadly, this is only the beginning.”
The photo of radical Muslims marching through the streets of London during a recent “Religion of Peace” demonstration seem to support Rehov’s observations.
We are already well past the time to take the first two steps to counter Islamic terrorism…the face of the enemy seems obvious. It’s time to openly oppose and confront those who advocate the total destruction of America and our enslavement to a fascist ideology – one based on fear and unquestioning obedience to the irrational dictates of a few radical religious zealots.
The coastside is not a sanctuary!