FOR THOSE OF YOU ON THE “CONSERVATIVE” SIDE OF THE FENCE, READ THIS AND

FOR THOSE OF YOU ON THE “CONSERVATIVE” SIDE OF THE FENCE, READ THIS AND
 LEARN TO UNDERSTAND YOUR FEELINGS BETTER THAN EVER. FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT
 ON THE “CONSERVATIVE” SIDE OF THE FENCE, PLEASE READ AND LEARN A DIFFERENT
 VIEWPOINT.

 Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare
 the pants off you!

 We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his
 thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration
 overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of
 America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the
 name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,”
 explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the
 entire state of California. He said it would march across the country
 until
 it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

 Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave  a
 stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as
 he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He
 said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too
 rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in
 history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all
 great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would
 show that all great nations commit suicide.'”

 “Here is how they do it,” Lamm said: “First, to destroy America, turn
 America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country.” History
 shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of
 two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an
 individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be
 bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: “The
 histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate
 are
 histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.” Canada, Belgium, Malaysia,
 and
 Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press
 for
 autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria
 suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques,
 Bretons, and Corsicans.”.

 Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and
 encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of
 belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences
 Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are
 due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other
 explanation is out of bounds.

 Third, “We could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much
 effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin
 Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: “The apparent success of
 our
 own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not
 by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated
 ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only
 tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”  Lamm said, “I would
 encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would
 replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is
 important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in
 America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing
 their similarities.”

 “Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least
 educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated,
 and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass
 have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”

 “My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and
 business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic
 identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology’ I would get all
 minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the
 majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure
 on the majority population.”

 “My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and
 promote divided loyalties I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would
 stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are
 mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing
 each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most
 historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a
 nation
 together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they
 belonged to the same race; they possessed a common Language and
 literature;
 and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic
 games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these
 bonds were n ot strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism
 and
 geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell.
 “E.
 Pluribus Unum” –From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the
 emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of
 the ‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.”

 “Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to
 talk
 about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word
 similar
 to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed
 thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate.
 Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established
 multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of
 ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration
 laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for
 America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant
 symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”

 In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound
 silence followed. Finally he said,. “Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson
 Davis’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to
 destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read
 that book.”

 There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud
 above every attendee at the conference. Every Americ an in that room knew
 that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly,
 darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is
 being
 suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our
 educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that
 practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate
 ‘diversity.’
 American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a
 Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to
 date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of
 George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story, three slogans are engraved in
 the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and
 “Ignorance is strength.”

 Governor Lamm wa lked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the
 conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is
 deeply
 in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster
 stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and
 destroy everything in its path especially The American Dream.

 If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this
 on just as I did for you. NOTHING is going to happen if you don’t.

USS Enterprise Heads To Iran…

USS Enterprise Heads To Iran…

…to join the world’s largest sea-based strike force already on their doorstep. More of what the MSM won’t tell you:

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The Enterprise makes three. Three carriers and three strike groups, total.

This finalizes the first phase of military escalation against Iran that VP Cheney promised to the Gulf States.

The message we sent to Iran in Baghdad was signigicant only to people who don’t know better, like the media and dumb politicians. The real message is in the weapons of mass destruction, the instruments of the apocalypse of Iran’s nuclear facilities and infrastructure, that we have strung like a Damocles sword above their heads. Bush has made it quietly clear to them that we are going to strike. Forget Condi’s for-the-press face today. For many months now, while no one has been able to really see and understand, we have been waging a war of finality against Iran and her ambitions. While everyone in the media, and on the media’s receiving end, have been wringing their hands in anquish at our seeming impotence and inaction, the VP has been functioning as a nearly one man army/terrorist wreaking havoc through the halls of power in Tehran. Why do you think he has been taking all those trips through the region? To discuss the latest trends in couscous recipes? He has been shoring up relationships, building strategy, and waging the necessary war against Iran. Why is he about to visit all of Iran’s northern neighbors? Why has Iran been taking Americans captive in a feverish panic? Coincidence? Why is the architect of Iran’s nuclear program, Vladimir Putin, about to head to a private summit with Bush? Why all the posturing about a missile shield? It’s all about Iran, and Putin is working to get all he can as the price for his blessing.

No one is asleep at the wheel. Except the media and the Democrats.

There’s a lot, and I mean A LOT, that’s been going on behind the scenes. An entire war, in fact. More to report shortly…

EARLIER

The Case for Conservatism

The Truth about Syria

The Truth about Syria

“Is Syria likely to attack Israel directly? It is possible–most likely via a deniable terrorist attack by a mysterious group. That is exactly how Syria is now trying to undermine Lebanon, with many in the West swallowing the propaganda that Fatah al-Islam is a shadowy al-Qaida branch rather than a Syrian surrogate. More likely, Syria might use Hizballah in a year or so to launch another attack on Israel. But next time, Israel might retaliate against the sponsor of the aggression–Syria–unlike what happened in summer 2006″.Barry Rubin

By Jamie Glazov, FrontPageMagazine.com, June 1, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center of the Interdisciplinary university (IDC), and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and of Turkish Studies journal. He is the author of The Long War for Freedom, Yasir Arafat, The Tragedy of the Middle East, and Hating America. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, and many other publications. He has been a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow and is the editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs. He is the author of the new book The Truth about Syria. CONTINUE

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Busted: NYC terror plot — read this

The conundrum of countering terrorism

The conundrum of countering terrorism

  • June 02, 2007

THE US and its allies, bogged down in Iraq, are at a dangerous

crossroads in the war on Islamist terrorists as al-Qa’ida regroups and

re-organises its global operations.

That’s the view of US terrorism expert Bruce Hoffman of Washington’s Georgetown University. “Two years ago we believed we really had them on the run and that their command and control was essentially fractured. But during this period they were actually marshalling their forces to carry on the struggle,” Hoffman tells Inquirer.

The Oxford-educated Hoffman, who has spent 30 years studying terrorism, says he believes the West is in a dangerous situation. He arrived in Australia last month to speak to NSW police at a conference.

“Iraq has not just preoccupied our attention but enervated our militaries,” he says. “While this is occurring, al-Qa’ida and its affiliates have been able to regroup. They are not the same as they were on September 10, 2001. But nonetheless they are stronger now than they were two years ago and present a more serious threat.”

According to Hoffman the most compelling evidence of al-Qa’ida’s resilience is the plot, uncovered by British authorities last year, that involved plans for simultaneous attacks on 10 airliners from Britain en route to the US. Almost all the actual and disrupted attacks in Britain since 2003 have involved al-Qa’ida command elements operating in Pakistan, Hoffman says.

Iraq remains the greatest single counter-terrorism challenge for the US. Resolving that conflict is the only way to make progress, he contends. “One thing is indisputable: Iraq has become an enormous accelerant in radicalisation worldwide, and it’s being used by our opponents as a rallying cry. No progress is going to be made without resolving Iraq,” Hoffman says.

“Every martyrdom video talks about Iraq. It’s become a very formidable propaganda tool.”

This week, al-Qa’ida in Iraq continued to mount spectacular bombing attacks, with coalition military commanders warning that the next few months could see a surge in the group’s attacks as US and Iraqi forces try desperately to secure Baghdad.

Hoffman doesn’t like the phrase “war on terror”, arguing the notion has been characterised very effectively by the US’s adversaries as a war on Islam.

“Our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere has given them the opportunity to capitalise on the war on terrorism as a rallying cry,” he says.

The Iraq conflict has already had a spillover effect with tactics and weaponry honed in the Sunni Triangle now being routinely employed in Lebanon and Afghanistan.

Hoffman says Afghanistan is poised on a razor’s edge in terms of the counter-terrorism struggle as the lessons of Iraq are absorbed by the Taliban and al-Qa’ida fighters using the internet.

“Two years ago we were far more optimistic about Afghanistan. The fact that it has slipped back so dramatically is enormously worrisome if we take a net assessment of where the war on terrorism is going.”

There are not only Pakistani jihadist bases that are assisting the Taliban in Afghanistan but al-Qa’ida training camps in north Warizistan are also aiding insurgents and planning attacks much further afield. While NATO and its allies, including Australia, are taking the fight to the Taliban, Hoffman says they have to invest more in the fundamental tenet of counter-insurgency warfare: achieving local stability and security.

This involves not just a long-term commitment but building up indigenous security forces as quickly as possible to take the lead role: the same challenge that faces the US-led coalition in Iraq.

Hoffman argues al-Qa’ida’s ability to regenerate its forces is the biggest challenge facing the US and its allies, who are locked into a multi-generational struggle. Although there have been successes in disrupting networks, such as Jemaah Islamiah in Indonesia, new generations of Muslim youth are being radicalised. There are more than 5000 internet sites devoted to terrorism, an exponential increase compared with three years ago.

Hoffman points out there is “a tremendous youth bulge” that presents an enormous demographic challenge across north Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Many of these societies have a high proportion of their populations under 17 years of age.

“These people that are growing up in these environments are going to be grist for the terrorists’ and insurgents’ mill. We continue to kill and capture but alongside the use of kinetics (conventional military operations), we have to develop means that much more effectively counter the resonance of the terrorists’ message. We do almost nothing to counter that.”

At the same time US government budget cutbacks are affecting the very programs that allow the US to engage the Muslim world. According to Hoffman the Voice of America, the US Government’s main overseas broadcasting arm, devotes only 6 per cent of its budget to internet communications, yet that medium is the main means of radicalisation and recruitment for terrorist groups.

“It is inexplicable that we devote a paltry amount of resources to countering it,” he says.

An emerging threat highlighted by Hoffman and other terrorism experts is the proliferation in other societies of so-called stand-off weapons and improvised explosive devices such as the powerful roadside bombs seen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We seem to be now fixated on suicide terrorism spreading from Iraq and I am sure it will. But I think we will see more of these improvised explosive devices and stand-off weapons because it is a low-risk means of attacking your enemies. It’s low-cost and you preserve your assets and your personnel.”

A key change in al-Qa’ida’s strategy during the past two years is its recently adopted penchant for the use of unconventional weapons – chemical, biological and radiological – not necessarily for their killing potential, but for the corrosive psychological impact they can have on society at large. In Iraq this has involved the use of truck-mounted chlorine gas cylinders combined with high explosives.

“Al-Qa’ida is still constantly scanning the horizon to identify new gaps in our defences. I think over a decade ago their identification of their diaspora communities as a source of new recruits was a strategic investment that paid off, given the kind of plots we have seen in the UK,” Hoffman says.

He argues the challenge posed for the US by al-Qa’ida and its affiliates is a new paradigm that demands a far greater focus on long-term political strategies. Conventional military responses not only cannot defeat the enemy but may even be counterproductive.

“We still think of terrorism as something that’s perpetrated by actual organisations or groups,” Hoffman says.

“What we see is that it is something that’s more akin to a mass movement that’s really facilitated by a system ofnetworks. We need a different military approach that’s about winning hearts and minds and building capacity more effectively in countries threatened by terrorism.”

Hoffman says the Western intelligence community is fully aware of the evolving spectrum of threats coming from al-Qa’ida and associated Islamist groups but nevertheless is struggling to keep abreast or in front of a highly adaptive enemy.

Australia, he observes, has a great deal of geographical advantage in confronting the terrorism challenge given that the nation occupies a continent and has arguably the world’s best border control regime.

“Long before many other countries, Australia had very strict visa policies,” Hoffman says.

“It’s a tremendous advantage but no country can think of itself as immune to the heady currents of radicalisation and the clarion calls to violence.”

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