I very much liked that article. You were very perceptive to identify and expose the existence of "liberals in libertarian's clothes".
The people who are condemning America and the Bush administration for "creating" al-Qaeda are mentally lazy people who make the choice to endorse expedient "Down with The Man" jingoism, rather than make careful observations and logical connections, regarding what really created Islamo-fascism, as you rightly call it.
I'd like to give my reasons for why I don't think that the U.S. is to blame for all this:
In fighting the spread of communist thug dictatorship -- arguably the most salient political issue of the 20th century -- a succession of leaders in America had to make tough choices. The American administrations (or, as I'll call it here, the AA) could not fight it alone, and part of the spread was occurring in regions not exactly populated by our ideal choices for political allies; namely, the Islamic regions. They were brilliantly relentless fighting machines, but clearly anti-rational killers who did not take prisoners for very long, from an anti-rational culture... but because they loved to kill, the AA figured that they would likely stop cold the spread of communism into the desert regions.
So, the AA supported these cultures militarily... and they did their job superbly, of course. Yet, once the threat was over, those who had been well-armed retained many of their weapons and/or learned to build their own, based on the design of the weapons they had obtained. This was definitely a bad thing, for an Islamo-ideological region to gain such skill and weaponry. Yet, because during the time of Soviet expansion, they were not any sort of salient threat (except to Israel, most definitely), all of this had been judged the right thing to do, in this particular order.
This brings us to where we are today, with regard to the threat of Islamo-fascism. It has become simply the next target in the ever-prevalent, worldwide game of "Whack-A-Mole" that must be played, periodically. The occasional emergence of evil is part of nature's grand design, and it is also part of nature's grand design, that a counter-system exist in order to regulate that evil, if existence is to continue. Every generation must face this, and such challenge gives every generation a sense of purpose... if the generation is willing to see that.
Are the Islamo-fasicsts the "real victims" here, because we "fostered" them? Did they become corrupt through our giving them power?
No. The Islamo-ideological cultures were nightmarish and sadistic before they were powerful... They only seemed "nice" because they were in a weakened, unemergent state. (Here's an important rule regarding life: All evil people become "nice" when they're in a weakened state. When you meet a seemingly "nice" person, it is important to test how they act, when given a little power... that is your tip-off to whether they're latently evil or not).
In fact, it was obvious that they were a threat to the United States, waaaay back in 1968, when Sirhan Sirhan -- a Muslim -- assassinated then-presidential-candidate Robert Kennedy because he had recently voiced his support of Israel during The Six-Day War. Yitzak Rabin, with whom he was to have met before his murder, stated in his memoirs: "The American people were so dazed by what they perceived as the senseless act of a madman that they could not begin to fathom its political significance."
Well, now we understand... if we care to.
And is Yassir Arafat worthy of The Nobel Peace Prize?
When Yassir Arafat's "Black September" terrorist organization stormed the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum in March of 1973 and took US Ambassador Cleo Noel, Charge d'Affaires George Curtis Moore, and others hostage, Sirhan's release was one of their main demands. On March 2, 1973, after Nixon rejected that demand, Arafat was overheard and recorded by Israeli intelligence and the U.S. National Security Agency giving the code words for the execution of Noel, Moore, and Belgian diplomat Guy Eid, who were shot to death. James Welsh, a Palestinian analyst for the N.S.A., went public with charges of a cover-up of Arafat's key role in the planning and execution of these kidnappings and murders. (There is no statute of limitations on murder.) If Sirhan had acted independently of the P.L.O., why were they willing to kill Americans to try to gain his freedom? (Michael D. Evans, Jerusalem Prayer Team)
Well, GOLLY! You might say... You mean all of this was happening, way back then?
YESSSSS! But we've only started paying attention now, because now it's happening to US. The old saying goes that "necessity is the mother of invention". Now that we're in danger, we have to start giving a shit and paying attention. (Also, in all fairness, the Islamic Oil-controlled, American media outlets didn't exactly try to make it clear to anyone what sort of person Arafat really was, and what was really going on).
Think about all of this, the next time you look at "frail, old Mr. Arafat" and feel an unconditional respect for your elders. Even grinning killers get old... and then learn how to act "venerable and wise". They know all too well, that society is typically conditioned to revere its elders, and the "evil aged" use that to their advantage, and "forget" to bring up their younger deeds. Remember, Jack the Ripper was never caught, and likely lived to be a "venerable old man" somewhere... laughing all the way to his grave.
But back to the primary subject, and another important question: did we bring this on ourselves, for supporting Israel? Has Israel somehow "done something" to Islam, to earn their wrath?
Well, has India? Has India ever sided with Israel? Yet India is being savagely attacked by Islam. What about all the other nations of the earth, who have since been swallowed up by Islam? Did they ALL side with Israel? Of course not. What did Buddhism do, for al-Qaeda to explode the Buddha statues in Afghanistan? Islam simply craves to destroy all else but Islam, because they've chosen to live under a sick and inescapable mind-game, for the duration of their lives.
The Islamo-fascists worship conquest. In a sense, the spirit of Allah is the spirit of conquest. It's an obsession for them, just to see if they can accomplish and achieve that.
But they also know that it won't come easy, and they have to use a combination of nightmarish force and mental trickery to gain the false confidence of those who would otherwise not allow them easy access to their lands. That's what they do to us now... In the weaker lands such as Sudan, they conquer outright, with little need for trickery.
But in America, a land whose might they are rightly heedful of, they just outright screw with our minds and manipulate us into allowing them entry and then prevalence, through manipulating the self-serving, pseudo-genuine guilt complexes of too many liberals, and the indiscriminate money-love and moral severity of too many conservatives. And when all else fails, they just fake innocence and friendship like hell, and lie through their teeth... right to our faces.
People, don't be fooled any longer.
(Edited by Orion Reasoner on 10/15, 12:24pm)