When it comes to making a determined stand after each of the terror strikes since the first bombing of the World Trade Center parking garage on February 26, 1993 through the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and an unknown target; the Western World is great at promises and short on deed. The one time we measured up was when real Americans on September 11, 2001 who were on United Airlines Flight 93 took a stand on that fated flight. After hearing from family and friends of the situation and having said their good-byes and I love you, the kind of expressions one says when the future is so uncertain, responded on the command by Todd Beamer’s call to execute their retaking of the plane’s cockpit calling out, “Are you guys ready? Okay. Let’s roll!” On that call they rushed down the path in the plane ramming through the cockpit door, which were not yet armored, where a struggle for control of the plane ensued. The terrorists, bent on the suicide part of their massively homicidal attack, dove the plane into the ground rather than survive their ordeal. They never reached their target assumed to have been in Washington D.C., some have assumed their target to have been the Capital or White House; but instead they settled for the forty crew and passengers who lost lives. These lives they knew were special as they treasured their lives and were determined that their lives would count. Their lives will live as heroes and the time that Westerners stood and acted as it will tell in the recounting of history.
The attacks from Islamic terror forces continued with numerous smaller attacks worldwide and a near daily combination of attacks in Israel with some actually scheduled for certain times and places every week almost as if they were a television show, which they are, they are a reality show scheduled so that the European governments, United Nations, European Union, Arab League, media such as CNN, France 2, AFP, Reuters, BBC, MSNBC and many others which rely on what they call stringers but who they know and many others know are actually part of Pallywood which still operates despite the 60 Minutes story and with a famous film maker and director whose family assist in their productions, Bilal Tamini. So, here are the worst acts leading up to the latest in Paris France with a single image shot as part of each in chronological order.
October 12, 2002 Bali
Casualties, two-hundred-two murdered, two-hundred-nine wounded with many seriously injured or burned
March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombing
Casualties, one-hundred-ninety-one murdered, two-thousand-fifty injured with
a large number seriously struck and the Madrid hospitals overcrowded.
Thursday, July 7, 2005 London transit
Casualties, fifty-two murdered and approximately seven hundred injured
November 26 -29, 2008 Mumbai (Chabad House)
Casualties, almost one-hundred-sixty murdered, almost six-hundred wounded.
Amongst the dead were Mumbai’s Chabad House Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, his wife, Rivka, and four other hostages were killed by Islamist terrorists while Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg’s and wife, Rivka’s son Moshe, then 2 years old, now being raised by Rivka’s parents and the heroic nanny Sandra who saved him at severe risk to her life. Sandra has been awarded Israeli citizenship and is still assisting raising Moshe.
April 15, 2013, 2:49 pm EDT Boston Marathon Bombing
Casualties, six murdered, two-hundred-eighty wounded, many seriously.
Here we are a mere four days after another mass murdering homicidal terror onslaught in Paris, France where, as of last reading, one-hundred-twenty-nine people have died and two-hundred-sixty more people reported injured and a city which appeared to be traumatized the next day and into Sunday. There was the attack of the Islamic State headquarters which likely was done more to be able to tell the victims’ families and friends that the government had taken bold steps and there would be more of the same to come. Really, will there? Things will return to a normal pace and the attack all but forgotten except in certain circles, the same circles who were still talking of the Hyper Cacher and Charlie Hebdo attacks from early January of this year. I know; were those attacks this year as it seems like it has been much longer than that. There may be a reason from human psyche which explains why it seems like longer. Too many of us believed, as we made ourselves promises and told each other that this time was the end, that this time we would take the steps to address terrorism before it killed more people. Well, it definitely beat our promise into the ground on that one. But did we expect anything different. Didn’t we all make promises after the Boston Marathon Bombing of April 15, 2013. But we didn’t. We had promised to be more vigilant after Mumbai and the heartbreak over the Chabad House and the story of two year old Moshe saved by his brave and selfless nanny. Many swore to take a strong stand against terror so that there would never be any more senseless killings nor any more Moshes growing up without their mother and father. Even before that we had promised to make our cities safe and our public transportation safe after the London bombings, the same promise we had made just over a year before that after the Madrid bombings. Bali, New York, the Lockerbie bombing which was similar to the Russian passenger liner just brought down, promises for safety after all and more promises until the ballyhooing died down and we returned to polite murmurs. We can trace Islamic violence back quite a distance should we care to remember the earlier age with the Barbary Pirates and further back the surge of Islam taking over the Holy Lands and across North Africa and even to the point of striking at Europe from the West followed by strikes from the East. How many times will the Western World promise Never Again before they mean what they say? That question should be asked of the Jews with twice that urgency.
Our adversaries are in the long war and know exactly what their goal is and they and their predecessors have known what their goal has been since that first fateful day when Mohammed witnessed his first caravan raiding party that came back with treasures and wealth in Medina, something he never would have witnessed in Mecca and thus Islam would have been much different (to read how much and why read our article ”Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?” He knew he could make such into a productive venture to finance and build his religious texts around if only he could unite the troops, as one might put it. Religion became the glue with which Muhammad gained control and gaining control altered Islam permanently. Within a couple of years you did not raid a caravan unless you had Mohammad’s permission. By this system Mohammad built up a great amount of wealth and a virtual army. By the time of his death that army had conquered Mecca and was spreading with Muhammed as the head of a new religion with a much practiced force of raiders who had already conquered a city-state which had banished Mohammad earlier in his life and mocked him. Now they all but worshipped him.
These adversaries of the Western world can mostly quote their holy book from cover to cover as they started memorizing it very early during their lives. This book was ordered from the shortest verse, or story, to the longest such that they would have an easier time learning, memorizing the verses. That defines the problem in a nutshell, the Islamists know their goal and the true order chronologically of the verses such that they can use simply by deciding which verse is true and which superseded. The Muslims know what their book of deceits demands of them, World Domination. The Islamists know how they will achieve that domination over the world, Societal Jihad aided by violent Jihad. They claim they are entering Europe and the United States to have the Quran replace or supplant the Bible and the societies of the West have made that so much easier as they no longer believe in the Bible, they believe in nothing. Their moral structure is whatever they define it to be, their holidays are not permitted to be said in polite society so Christmas has become the Fall Festival and Easter has become the Spring Festival. Every holiday has been robbed of its origins and replaced with a meaningless celebratory event. How much easier could we have made it be to celebrate Muslim their holidays, or Holy Days.
All they need do is use its Islamic name and then claim it will come according to their lunar based and implemented calendar and the secular will eat it up as it will meet their requirements for a proper holiday, no set date and seemingly equally random facts. By the time the secularists can figure out the actual day, they will likely be enslaved by then. Westerners have turned every holiday into a sale at the mall until the average Westerner no longer remembers what each holiday means or what it commemorates. Further, unlike the Jewish calendar which has adjustments which make it compatible with the Solar calendar, not with a series of additional days but with an additional month on leap years to make their lunar calendar a lunar adjusted for solar calendar, actually it was originally done to keep the holidays within their seasons and have the coordination for planting and reaping throughout the year. But with the average Western conscience filled with nothing concerning religion, they will readily be subdued and forced into observing Islam with their actual submission being as false as their observance of Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism or whatever religion claimed or even no religion which is empty of religious observance by its definition, all will easily be made to claim their new faith, as to them all faiths are the same. When apostates or false believers start to be beheaded, then there will be a choice, actually learn Islam or actually fight for your freedom though that fight will be one of dying on your feet.
Willian Churchill said it best when he described what the British were facing at the beginning of World War II when he stated,
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
We are rapidly moving from where victory is sure and not too costly, through having to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival; and it appears reaching that point not only to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves; but in the West and particularly in Europe the sheeple may simply surrender as to fight for anything is too horrific a concept. That is especially valid when there is nothing for which to fight as all has been thrown out in the name of multiculturalism. This makes all things, including ideals or ideas, equal, and thus since all have been emptied of their essence, everything equals nothing. As there is nothing to fight for thus the Western World may simply roll over and place its belly side up and await the sword to split them in two, emptying their entrails onto the floor before them, making that disgusting thought as their last visage.
Is that to be the fate the West deserves after René Descartes and all the rest of the enlightenment have been tossed aside? Western society has gone from “I think therefore I am” to “I purchase therefore I owe” as the heart of our new faith, consumerism. That is what we have to defend and when your innermost values are worthless there becomes no reason to ever defend, let alone fight for a valueless society. That is why we will not really fight even when loss is guaranteed and slavery the next stop; instead Western society will simply fold and wear the chains of Islam which have proven under the Ottomans to be a cruel and unfulfilling place to go but that are what they deserve if they will not defend themselves. That will be the West’s downfall and nothingness in the belief column will be superseded by Islam and then comes the rigid ideology imposed and enforced by a sharpened blade and the chopping block. Is this really what the people in the West desire? It does appear so as they continue to claim that Israelis enemies are simply freedom fighters while the Western enemies are Islamist crazies who do not understand their own religion. Perhaps it is we in the west who do not understand that a religion is necessary if a society is to be just, and any society is only as just as the religions it keeps. That may be worth thinking about at the next social gathering.
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