to do with
been a regular reader of yours for the past 2 years and supported the
. Lately, however, I’ve
come to see your current advice as undermining the hopes of peace in
and the world.
are the consequences of spending the next 2 years (as you imply we
should) putting out all the flames of Iraqi opposition with force?
likely, the most radical resistance groups will unite to set the whole
country aflame. Jihadis will come from around the world to fight. We
will eventually be forced to hide out (like our allies) away from
population centers. The
radicals will form a terrorist government, tossing out our allies and
hard work. The population
will embrace them as legitimate. It will be much worse than Saddam.
likely, our casualties will climb into the thousands of tragic deaths
while we may succeed in temporarily suppressing opposition groups.
Some groups will be strengthened as they wait their day to
dominate. Huge amounts
money will be lost paying Halliburton and many right-wing contractors
(and indirectly funding the Republicans). The Iraqis will grow to hate
us just because we’re the ones in power.
Upon assuming power, the strong groups will demand we leave,
cancel all of their debts to us, and bring in the French and Russians to
harvest their oil for missiles. Then
their wars will begin.
here’s the result of your worst case scenario:
We withdraw in disgust this summer to the friendlier Southwest or
Northeast of Iraq. All the
power centers in
will start to squabble and try to settle old scores.
Battles will break out between Sunni and Shiite, and between
different groups of Shiites. As
long as we can keep out
, and prevent one group from using oil money to obtain an advantage in
weaponry, this will rage on for several years.
Muslim anger will turn at their own divisions and will be
distracted from their war against
. Eventually they’ll all be so weakened that the
can step back in upon being invited by one of the groups.
At this point, we’ll be genuinely welcomed as saviors.
grim assessments of Iraq’s future is based on a deep understanding of
the psyche of the Muslim male that I’ve gained from extended contacts
with young, Muslim men in my own life and through many web boards.
are the tenets of Islam according to the young Muslim men, supported by
direct quotes of Mohammed:
Submit your anger and hate to purposes of Allah.
As long as you do this, He will disregard your drinking,
pornography, and messed up life.
The world must be fundamentally divided into friend and kafir,
Godly and of Satan. Never
form friendships with the kafir.
not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than
believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah.
Except by way of precaution, that ye may guard yourselves from them.
Accepting help from non-believers is shameful and wrong.
you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitnah (advisors, consultants,
protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion since
they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm
you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what
their breasts conceal is far worse.
explains why false rumors spread so easily.
When not in power, strive to sabotage the efforts of the kafir,
even if he is trying to help you. Receive
help, but never intend to pay it back.
Lie and go back on your word to weaken him.
them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including
steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of
Allah and your enemies. 8:60
and deception have esteemed places in Islam.
Mohammed commanded his followers to lie on many occasions to
enable the assassination of his enemies leaders.
This is how he rose to power so fast.
The Prophet said: "fighting
is (art of deceit)." (Ibn-E-Majah, Vol. 2, p. 182)
When the kafir appears weak and divided, incite war and fight
like a maniac, using any means to reach your goal.
be friends with disbelievers. They are your (and Allah's) enemy".(60:1)
"murder them and treat them harshly" (2:193),
"fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie
in wait for them in every stratagem" (9:5).
Here’s the hidden flaw of Islam: once the foreigners are out of
the picture, muslims will turn on each other.
Sunnis and Shiites hate each other almost as much as they hate
Jews and Satan. Mohammed
commanded that heretics be put to death.
Alternative interpretations of the Koran are not to be tolerated.
rulers considered heretics have been traditionally attacked as
“oppressors” and subject to this commandment:
is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless
they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is
the just retribution for those disbelievers. 2:191
conclusion, the best course of action is for the
to step aside and let several years of fratricidal warfare wipe out the
jihadi fervor, as it did in
. This will weaken the Sunni
terrorist groups and the remaining Shiite thugs in
. We will be able to step
unopposed. If we stay
on the course you propose, all the deaths of our young men will be in
vain. And you, in your
position of public influence, will be responsible.