Sunday, January 23, 2011
Are Mohammedans a Sideshow?
I have long thought that for us in the United States the Mohammedans are really nothing more than a thorn in our side and kind of a sideshow issue. Granted we have been attacked on our soil with horrific results and will likely be so attacked again. We do have after all a rather open southern border and that is a huge problem. We are focused on the low level war in Mexico which will prove to be dangerous enough for our border states, but perhaps overlook the likelihood that Mohammedan terrorists could use the same route into the nation. Now Iran of course is a danger as it is a "nation state" that sponsors terror and she frankly could be fairly easily dealt with if and when our leaders summon the courage to do so. With all that being said however, I often wonder whether we should be looking elsewhere for the main danger. It is indisputable that Red China is a danger to our nation and other nations in the region. Japan and the Republic of Korea have much to fear from her. The Chinese' North Korean proxy is enough to cause great carnage in the region that would perhaps benefit only China. What better way to tie down and further weaken the collective morale of the United States (and others) than to have Kim unleash his forces in the region. China can then of course "broker the peace" after ensuring that our morally weak populace is demoralized. A resurgent Soviet Union (it never went away; just shrunk) that is looking for friends may look toward China and form, for a time at least, a super alliance. That is speculation of course. The Soviets have good reason to fear the Red Chinese and probably look with jaded eye toward any friendly Chinese overtures. However a temporary alliance of convenience is a tactic that weak but ambitious Russian leadership has used in the past and may yet use again. Red China and a resurgent Russia are a danger to our nation sure. It is good that both countries are surrounded by nations peopled with those who hate and fear them. That is advantageous to the West. Now our brothers in Europe (and elsewhere) do have an immediate need to deal with the problem of Islamic fundamentalism. Europe is arguably being "over run" and Israel will continue to deal with hostile Mohammedans on her lands. Our problems with Muslims, while extremely dangerous, are not quite as pressing. Our country (and continent) is not in danger of a major Mohammedan population "explosion" that will utterly alter our identity as a "Western" nation. Europe is in such danger.