Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

After Iraq, America

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Frank Gaffney this week and discussed what would happen if there is a pre-mature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Gaffney voiced the wisdom of intelligence analysts who actually know what they are talking about when it comes to Islamo-fascism. In short, a pre-mature withdrawal from Iraq will hasten attacks on the U.S. Leftist and anti-war talking points ignore the logic and claim that the Iraq conflict is creating terrorists. That is utter nonsense, and here is why.

There are approximately 1.1 billion Muslims and about 401 million of them reside in Iraq and in nearby countries. Knowledgeable analysts postulate that approximately 1% of the Muslims are fundamentalists wishing to convert the world into a new Islamic Caliphate. That is about 11 million Islamo-fascists, and 4 million of them surround Iraq. Compare that to 5.5 million and 55,000 respectively in North America. And, the Iraq conflict did not create these people; they were born and bred into it.

Muslims must at some point engage in jihad, which may be accomplished in any one of three ways: 1. Giving money to support war against the infidels; 2. Recruiting non-Muslims into the faith; or 3. Taking an active role in war against infidels.

The Koran, 009.123, commands that Muslims take up the fight against the infidels near to him,
O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).

The current fight against the infidels is in the midst of 4 million Islamo-fascists. If Islamo-fascists win in Iraq, or perceive that they have won by premature troop reductions, where do you think that they might next target in earnest to defeat the “Great Satan?”