Boogie explains how the conflict is no longer specifically national – meaning about occupations & lands, it is religious in nature today. A Jihad against the West. The goal of establishing a universal Muslim caliphate and subjecting all 'infidels', meaning me & you is certainly no secret. Initiated largely by the radical Islamic revolution in Iran, the goal now spans beyond Shia & Sunni internal conflict. from Iran, to the Muslim Brotherhood, to Hamas, to Hezbollah, to Al Qaeda.. These groups may have internal conflicts but they relish the goals of destroying the West.
The radical Islamist threat must be countered
Also some astounding ignorance coming in from callers, one young Arab American woman 3 generations out calls for the destruction of Israel, relying on stories her grandfather told her of her great grandfather about injustices. Another woman wants every Jew thrown out of US government because 'that will solve the problems'. Apparently this is all Israel's problem not America's problem..
I would add that these stellar examples of ignorance are in reality the REAL problem. As I posted a bit below, if we lose against the Jihadists it won't be because they are anything spectacular, they most certainly are not. They are cowards & terrorists, the only way the West loses is due to the inability of far too many to see reality clearly, or see beyond their own personal hatreds or indifference. The radical Islamists, these terrorists, these regimes, want to destroy our way of life and they will kill us all to do it - it really is that simple. They play by no set of rules yet milk ignorance and misplaced sympathies to cynically hamper us by wrapping those rules around our necks while dancing around them.
What gets me the most in this religious conflict is many atheists, progressives, pacifists or those without faith in a god but who may worship in their own way I don't know.. Humanity, or equality or what have you which is fine, don't seem to realize that the Jihadists will likely kill them first. They are an even worse brand of infidel, yet a handy massive block of useful 'tools' to shield radical Islam for now as strategy. Not much different than how radical Islamists shield themselves now with fellow Muslims and Women & Children, using them as simply more grist for the mill. Aligning oneself oddly with these powers seeking one's destruction because it is politically convenient to oppose religion, or conservatism, or any other agenda is the height of lunacy.
As a side note: I received a number of emails regarding updates to any maps or fighting. 100%, please keep in mind that in the interest of security and the war effort immediate updates on positions, battles, troop locations etc is not helpful despite our strong natural inclination for detail & info. I will certainly as always update these things but with an eye towards caution.
Israel has & is securing a large number of villages in the South of Lebanon, movements have not changed much for now. After they do I'll update with posts etc. Such information is certainly available in many cases, but I'd prefer to post it afterwards as opposed to on the spot. Many thanks! – saus.
UPT: Some Links I've seen of interest
Daled Amos gets a little biblical on the changing tides, I agree with the post. Using the divinely inspired instructions regarding Amalek is certainly not possible or proper in this context in my opinion.
Michele Malkin looks at some of the sheer idiocy pouring out of some of the ignorance I highlighted above.
The Augean Stables looks at the death cult and the value of life, also applicable above.