Thursday, July 27, 2006

This Far, And No Further ...

"The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated."
- Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)


Job 38:2, 8 - 11
2 "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

8 "Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,

9 when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

10 marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,

11 and said,"Here you may come, but no further. Here your proud waves shall be stayed?"


- The Holy Bible
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A United Nations 'observation post' in Lebanon is bombed, possibly on purpose, by Israeli planes. The U.N. demands a complete investigation. The World diplomatic voices join in the chorus, demanding that Israel stop the aggression against the innocent people of Lebanon. Yet it is believed that the so-called 'observation posts' have been used to spy on Israeli movements, facilitate weapons movements in Lebanon, cover for Hezbollah operatives. The U.N mission has been compromised by its own rapacious greed and incompetence. They are, in fact, in league with the Terrorists.

Recently we have heard cries calling on Israel to respond to the Hezbollah terrorist attacks with 'proportionate response'. As in 'tit-for-tat', we must suppose. Hezbollah fights from hideouts within civilian neighborhoods, from within hospitals and mosques. They are shielded, usually knowingly, by the very civilians who we are told are innocent victims of Israeli aggression. And while the terrorist of Islam fire their rockets and missiles purposely into civilian targets in Israel, cower behind women and children in attacks against Israeli forces, the World would have us hold back Israel. We are called upon to safeguard the terrorists and denounce the people who have been attacked, again and again, by fanatics.

The World continues to plead with our nation to convince Israel to seek a 'path for peace', as if that has not been tried again and again. We are told by former Federal government officials that we are the only super power in the region and that we hold sway with both sides, thus being the only ones who can stop the war there. Americans, told of the danger of Lebanon for years, and despite US State Department warnings against traveling to, or staying in, Lebanon, went there. And now endangered, they demand that the US government not only rescue them from the situation there, but stop it.

Stop Israel. Keep them from killing innocent Lebanese civilians. And the Western Media proclaim the horrors of Israeli attacks on the Lebanese people and trumpet the sorrow, bloodshed, and horror of what is happening in Lebanon. And on occasion they also show us images of the victims of Hezbollah in Israel.

But the World Media remain quiet about the Israeli soldiers kidnapped from Israel by Hezbollah in the north, and by Hamas in the south. Two Islamic terror organizations, shielded by their civilian neighbors in Lebanon, and elected to office in Gaza, commit acts of war, and then call upon the West to restrain the victims from seeking justice. And retribution.

History in the region of the Middle East tells us quite clearly that for each step toward peace, made by Israel, they have been made to pay a steep price in blood. Every move Israel has made to promote peace in the region has resulted in increased violence from the Islamists. Each time Israel has conceded land to the Islamists they have been attacked for their weakness - for that is how the Islamists see Israel's concessions - and made to pay more for Peace than for War. And still the World calls on them to give up. To step back further, to concede again.

Far too many in the West cannot, or will not, see the Evil that is Islam. They prattle on about its proud history: of exploration, of art, of medicine, of learning. All nonsense. And what they will not allow themselves to see now is the utter depravity of Islam and its interations with the Civilized World around it. This Cult of Death is granted concessions by the West that are suicidal in nature. Concessions that nobody would ever accept were the circumstances local rather than global.

Imagine that your neighbors began lobbing M-80s into your yard, onto your patio, through your windows. Would your response be to grant them part of your yard? If they crawled under your fence and kidnapped your child, would you offer to sit down and discuss the matter with them? Or would you call the police? Would you expect the Authorities to punish the missile lobbers, retrieve your child, and punish the kidnappers? If so, then you are not considered nuanced enough to be discussing the Middle East 'situation'.

And that 'situation' is but a tiny, though massively dangerous part of what is happening in the OWrld, whether we want to face it or not. For Islam is on the move. As it has since its violent, bloody inception, Islam is expanding, demanding converts or surrender, moving in and demanding that each place give in to its demands. Western Europe, which fought for its own survival centuries ago agaisnt this same Death Cult, finds itself once again endangered by Islam. This time it is different, though.

Europeans, in their Liberal, compassionate way, allowed Islam to enter. Acts of mercy, giving home and sustenance to refugees from other Muslim lands, has resulted in a growing minority of demanding, violence-prone cultists who despise their adoptive homes and refuse to assimilate into the societies around them. They are attempting to take over those nations from within. First through legislative means, and political bullying (Hate Speech Laws anyone?), then through armed uprisings, violent criminal activities, and the cordoning off of entire areas within cities, where the actual native populace can no longer tread without fear for their lives and limbs.

Europe may well fall this time, where they did not centuries ago. What will America do? Our own naysayers have emboldened the Islamist enemy. They have cost this nation precious blood through their tacit support of the Islamist Horde. Their incessant whining about the 'Rights' of the enemy attempt to weaken our resolve. We listen at our peril. Now is not the time to debate the finer points of diplomacy. Now is the time to gird up our loins, put on our armor, heft our swords and go fight the Forces of Darkness and Chaos. Because they are coming. Many are already here, working to weaken us from within. Using our Media, our Courts, our common decency as platforms from which to launch more attacks.

Time may be up for Freedom, and will be if we surrender. But maybe not. Maybe this is just what we need to weed out the Stupid from among us. Maybe we have been waiting for the moment when our own home-grown traitors and enemies would finally reveal themselves, not only to us, but to the World. We tolerated them throughout the Cold War, despite the revisionist history that proclaimed a Dark Age of McCarthyism. They were in league with the Evil of the Soviets then, they are in league with the Evil of Islam now.

It's time for us, the people of the United States of America, to stand up and say, "This far, and no further!"

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

- Ronald Reagan
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Unity Among Terrorists is Angel's post on the problem. Good read!

The Pirate's Cove gives us "New Lib Talking Point: No Israeli’s Are Civilians". Thanks, Cap'n Teach!

Bloviating Zeppelin has "Hezbollah and Condi Confounded" to explain some things.

The Anchoress posts about Iraq, a part of the War on Islamist Terror, with "Iraqi PM addresses Congress". Read it! She also reveals "Hezballah using funny US Money?". Are you aware that the use of counterfeit currency is considered an act of War? It is. Are we going to do anything about it? Hmmmm?

Gayle, at My Republican Blog, asks, "Will America Become a Carbon-Copy of France?". A scary thought!

"Cartoon Wednesday" at the NeoCon Command Center, is Brooke's take on recent events.

Educated Shoprat has "Thoughts On A Yahoo Story" that makes us wonder who is writing the story of the Middle East troubles. I recommend staying awhile at his blog and reading his posts.

At The Wide Awake Cafe Laura Lee posts "Tom Foreman Can’t Tell a Terrorist when He Sees One", relating a CNN correspondent's inability to discern the difference between building things in support of Evil (Hey! The NAZIs built schools, too!) and building things in support of growth and the future. As always, Laura Lee has good stuff!

JackLewis.Net posts "News From Israel" describing the peaceful practices of Hezbollah in their 'dispute' with the Israelis. And get your corner banner for your blog while you're there!

The Truth-Pain Emporium serves up "The 51st State (er.... star)", reminding us of just how close to Israel we in the USA actually are. Read it!

Don't forget to vote for Anna's blog "A Rose By Any Other Name" at The Blogs of Summer site. She's in the running for Military Blogs. Go and vote! The read Anna's "A History Lesson"!

Not surprised by World reactions to the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict? Sister Toldjah says, "Israel being blamed for UN’s failure to get UN observers out of the line of fire", and has a solid post on the lunacy!

9 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

peaceful practices of Hezzzzzzzzzzzzbolah..?..what a joke!..great overview Benning and thanks so much for the link!..:)

benning said...

My pleasure, Angel, as always!

Brooke said...

Fantastic and potent, as well!

Truth-Pain said...

Benning:
Thanks for stopping by my humble digs. Your comments are always welcomed.
I see you have a plethora of information here,... just great stuff. Allow me come back tonight when I am not just in my lunch break here at the office.
Thanks for the link-up. Very appreciative of your kind words.

Gayle said...

Absolute truth in this post, Benning. The UN has revealed itself for what it is; no friend to us whatsoever or to Israel!

I absolutely love the Reagan quotes, buth then, I absolutely loved Ronald Regan. :)

Always On Watch said...

Benning,
Wow! Great piece! I might have to "borrow" it; I'll credit the source.

Far too many in the West cannot, or will not, see the Evil that is Islam. They prattle on about its proud history: of exploration, of art, of medicine, of learning. All nonsense. And what they will not allow themselves to see now is the utter depravity of Islam and its interations with the Civilized World around it. This Cult of Death is granted concessions by the West that are suicidal in nature. Concessions that nobody would ever accept were the circumstances local rather than global.

Imagine that your neighbors began lobbing M-80s into your yard, onto your patio, through your windows. Would your response be to grant them part of your yard? If they crawled under your fence and kidnapped your child, would you offer to sit down and discuss the matter with them? Or would you call the police? Would you expect the Authorities to punish the missile lobbers, retrieve your child, and punish the kidnappers? If so, then you are not considered nuanced enough to be discussing the Middle East 'situation'.


Hear, hear!

Always On Watch said...

Benning,
Okay, I've posted an excerpt--at my own site, and a teaser here.

benning said...

Thanks, AOW! That's very nice of you! Every once in a while my writing makes sense. ; )


At least to me!

Tom said...

Great blog, excellent writing. Many points that need to be made but never seem to make it to the public (d*** MSM!!)

BTW - you have been blogrolled on my site.