Sunday, September 03, 2006

Prelude to Jihad in America 

Anybody who doesn't believe my oft-stated opinion that radical Islam/Islamofascism is an existential threat to our culture needs to read this piece by Walid Phares. And the longer follow-up version that he promises.

While you're at it, you should also look at this Powerpoint presentation by Vice Director Admiral Sullivan of the JCS Strategic Planning and Policy organization.

In the second century BC (or BCE if you prefer), the Roman senator Cato the Elder repeated the slogan "Carthago delenda est" ("Carthage must be destroyed.") whenever and wherever he could. Cato believed that Carthage was still Rome's most potent rival in the Mediterranean, and unless destroyed would ultimately threaten Rome's very existence. Finally Rome started the Third Punic War, which resulted in the destruction of Carthage and the slaughter or enslavement of its citizens. Al Qaeda's latest video featuring "Azzam al Amrikee" is its version of Cato's theme, except to them it's "America delenda est."

The MSM, led by the New York Times and the legacy network news agencies, apparently still do not believe these people represent a serious threat to the United States and its people, even after 9/11. They persist in their foolish multiculturalist/moral equivalence take on world events, and will no doubt continue to do so until they themselves suffer in the next terrorist attack on America.

Thanks to Instapundit for the pointer. (No link--you already know how to get there.)

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