December 14, 2009
You probably know, but never realized the extent, but the enemy (militant RADICAL Islam) is within, and they intend to take over without firing a shot. It may take 50 to 100 years, but they won’t have to…unless we wake up and take our leaders in Washington, both parties, to task. If you aren’t absolutely incensed (mostly at your own government) after watching this film, you need to check your pulse. ~L.R.
NOTE from the website: The film, which is narrated by devout Muslim American Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, opens with the following statement: “This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are radical. This film is about them.”
The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America
July 30, 2009
In 9 AD, Publius Quinctilius Varus, unwisely trusting the German Arminius, a foederati cavalry commander, and had three of his Roman Legions routed at the Teutobergerwald (Teutoberg Forest). Aside: If I were to compare it with a modern battle, I would associated it to the Battle for LZ Albany in the U.S. Vietnam War (in terms of poor use of terrain) or the Battle of the Little Bighorn (aka “Custer’s Last Stand) as far as being a total rout. When reports were rendered to Augustus in Rome, he rended his clothing, would not cut his hair for months, and was said to often mutter Quintili Vare, legiones redde! (“Quintilius Varus, Bring Me Back My Legions!”)
So, you ask, where are you going with this? Actually, it’s very simple, and then again, not totally simple. To dispel any notions in advance, this is not necessarily an indictment of present or past use of the U.S. Military, although I won’t rule such a topic out a priori (in advance). What I fully intend to talk about is general trends in American politics, public policy, culture and morals that put the U.S. into a position that is destructive to it’s national security. After all, no one solitary factor led to the downfall of Rome. Cliche though it may sound, Rome was not built in a day, nor did it fall in one.
Having said all that, my intent is to cause the reader to consider from where we came, what we’ve done, and make an informed decision on what, if anything, needs to be done. An informed, educated and active citizenry is the bulwark against tyranny.