Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Quotes From Our Enemies

From Cal Thomas today: Those still in doubt or denial about what Israel's (and America's) enemies are planning might benefit from reading Jed Babbin's new book, "In the Words of Our Enemies" (Regnery Publishing). In it, Babbin assembles what the Islamic terrorists, Chinese and North Korean communists and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez are saying they want to do to us. This quote from the al-Qaida training manual leaves no room for diplomacy: "The confrontation that Islam calls for with these godless and apostate regimes, does not know Socratic debates, Platonic ideals nor Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing and destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun."

Anyone who questions the sincerity of such a statement is a fool. Apparently enough fools remain in leadership in Israel, the United States and Europe to encourage the killers to fight on until victory is attained.

1 comment:

Nathan Tabor said...

As usual, Thomas has hit it--our enemies can't be reasoned with, but they must be defeated. Gearing up for a long slog isn't exactly an exercise in morale-boosting, but on the other hand, al Qaeda's definition of victory is for the region to be left completely alone as it sinks deeper into poverty and tyranny. Not the strongest hand to be holding, and that's an encouraging thought.