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Two Problems; Militant Islam and Fiscal Debt

While America plugs away in Middle East, argues about it's new national health scheme, and moves further and faster toward national bankruptcy - three additional problems urgently need attention: 

(1) At the end of World War II  everyone was frightened by the overwhelming power of nuclear bomb. We believed that nuclear energy, if misused, could bring the entire world grief on a an unimaginable scale.  We were told that nuclear technology was at the edge of our ability to control it. The subject faded when we re-focussed on war in the middle east. We have fought there for years and now know there is nothing to win. Our forces are gradually coming home. 

(2) Meanwhile, during the middle eastern war, the world has rediscovered Islam. Now America is threatened as never before by militant fundamentalist muslims. They are thought to be a small faction of dissatisfied radical muslims whose primary ambition  is to  murder all non-Islamic people in the world.  

Americans, unfortunately, a terribly skewed knowledge of the the enemy they face. There are over one billion members of the Islamic faith and only 10% or less are thought to be aggressively militant.  

That's close to 100 million radical Islamists totally dedicated to destroy us. They have, in their own twisted way, declared war on America.  

Terrorists, by definition, tend to use guerilla tactics. They do a maximum amout of damage with very few of their members at risk. We know, from history, experience, and specifically 9/11, just how many innocents can be murdered by so few terrorists.  The war they have declared is a war of stealth, terror, and murder. This war is being waged by a suicidal,  mentally disturbed and  dysfunctional enemy.

Comments

Good post. I would add a third major problem to your list. Excessive, extreme liberalism is a mega-huge problem also. In fact, it has helped create and exacerbate the other two. What it has done to the national debt is pretty much self explanatory. How it has made Militant Fundamentalist Islam worse needs explanation. Liberalism has festered this lovey dovey approach to how we handle negotiations with them. The left just plain can't understand that some people only know the language, and that language is brute force. Start with REAL sanctions and be ready to use military options when they fail. Quit all this BS pussy footing around, time wasting love affair trying to get our enemies to like us. They NEVER will!!!

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