The continued politically correct mantra about our problems being caused by a small faction of Islamist terrorists is disingenuous at best. From moderate believers to radical fundamentalists Muslims abhor our promiscuity, women's equality, mixing of the sexes, homosexuality, drugs and alcohol. But most damning is democracy, which allows us to believe in God or not to believe and if we do to allow us to individually determine our relationship with Him. Attempts to impose Western values onto Islam are merely inflaming the situation.
The fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood was organized in 1928 and spawned a worldwide collection of Islamic organizations that turned their wrath onto the U.S. and are determined to remove us from Muslim land. In 1983 during the Lebanese civil war, an Islamic Jihad suicide attack killed 241 peace keepers in the American marine barracks in the deadliest single attack on
We fostered regime change in
We forced elections in Lebanon and Palestine which gave Hizballah control in Lebanon and
A 25-year experiment with westernization in Iran by the Shah's White Revolution was backed by the U.S. with weapons and thousands of military advisors. In 1979 the Shah was overthrown by
During the 1980s we supported Saddam Hussein in the Iran-
In 2002 on the pretext of weapons of mass destruction we attacked Iraq. An estimated 100,000 Iraqi citizens were killed; about 2 million fled as refugees. With 4,000 US dead; 30,000 maimed; and a loss of $1 trillion in treasure to replace a Sunni tyrant with a parliament dominated by the party of Muqtada al Sadr, a firebrand Shia cleric who hates the U.S; has strong ties to Iran; and fought us with his Madhi militia; our efforts ended in a total failure.
We supported the mujahedin against the Russians in Afghanistan. When the Soviets left, so did we; this provided the political vacuum that allowed the
Pakistan provided sanctuary for
We brilliantly destroyed the Taliban government in Afghanistan using the Northern Alliance and Special Forces. A 10 year intelligence operation ended in the brilliant elimination of Osama bin Laden by our Special Forces. We have had no attacks on U.S. soil except by home grown Islamists and the use of Special Forces to disrupt and destroy foreign terrorists has been extremely successful. The U.S. is teetering on the edge of fiscal collapse in part due to the wasted treasure in our failed Middle East wars.