What This Blog Is About
"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
So we’re at war. At least that’s what we’re told. But do we really believe it? And are we at war with the right enemy? Unfortunately, no.
The administration and pundits that talk of war can not bring themselves to identify the real enemy or correctly define the war at all; frightened by the prospects of a clash of civilizations – a Holy War. Others will not even conceive of the threat against us lest it run counter to their ideological or politically correct beliefs. Those find comfort in this confusing struggle by believing the threat is nothing more than a band of brutal criminals and should be countered with civil rather than military action. They do not, or will not believe the real ideological objectives of militant Islam that confronts us. These elements of the Left think we should be conducting a criminal investigation. That it’s just a small minority of radical Islamists who should be caught and prosecuted for their crimes. On the other hand, the Right thinks we’re involved in a war against terror – they are both wrong.
So the reason for this blog.
This blog is about a Gathering Storm – the prelude to the real war, not the war itself. How the war will be fought and under what terms it will commence is yet to happen – and no, it didn’t start with 9-11. In more than one way, we are in a similar time as the 1930s. But this blog is not the first to find comparisons between the infiltration and intimidation tactics of militant Islam and Nazi Germany. In September of 2005, Tony Blankly wrote a three part series in the Washington Times comparing the Islamic threat of today to the Nazis of the 1930s.
Blankly writes that radical Islam or Islamic fascism, has all the advantages the Nazis had in
This blog will not concern itself with the ongoing ideological debates on whether Islam is this or that, what was practiced then now or any other times, or what interpretation of the Islam and their motives is correct or not. Let those chips fall where they may. That debate will cease when the war arrives – succinct, clear and with a focused objective - as it did for Europe on
What’s important now is to expose the events of recent history and how they are contributing the Gathering Storm of the coming war and perhaps, just perhaps, by understanding them, we may be able to temper, though not prevent, the final struggle when it comes. Yes, the military experts have defined this war as something unique and different from those fought in the past. I don't agree.
The Islamists are using an age old tactic of guerrilla warfare - its use of the Viet Cong by the North Vietnamese is a recent example. We call it terrorism today. But the objective is the same. Weaken the opposition using surrogates by hitting them where it’s difficult or impossible to respond. Then follow up with conventional forces from the host nations that supported the insurgency – not just in
The real war will ensue once the host nations feel it’s time to commit their organized military combatants in a final push to defeat the free world – or if some event forces the free world’s hand against the host nations. But that’s in the future.
To understand the storm that’s gathering around us, we need to put its elements into some context. For this we turn to history. The two major conflicts of the 20th century were World War II and the Cold War. The enemy confronting the free world used a ‘softening up’ process that was very successful in lulling the free world into hopeless inaction. This softening up process was used by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan to great success. For when war finally came, the free world was caught unawares and at a dangerous disadvantage. The worldwide communist movement of the Cold War learned from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan and used similar tactics to advance their ideology.
But for our purposes here, we will use the architects of this modern day ‘softening up’ strategy to expose the threatening events that make up the Gathering Storm. We will compare the events of the 1930s with today’s events and how they easily fit into a similar context of today. The two periods, the 1930s and today, and the softening up of the Free World as a prelude to war, will be followed in the following areas.
All these softening up elements that make up the Gathering Storm of war will become an ongoing diary in this blog to expose this softening up progress as reported in today’s media, the Internet and the blogosphere.
In addition, I'll post from time to time information on the shape of the war to come under the Winds of War.
Finally, Enemy Mine, will track the modern day Leftist behavior in this blog and how it threatens the iconic ideology of Islam and show why, in their world, Islam feels threatened and perhaps we should show some restraint in the expression of our freedom of license and temper it with more responsibility.
As Santayana said, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”