The WORLD SITUATION
(a letter to my sons)
As your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts
on the present world situation. We have over the years discussed a
lot of important things, like going to college, jobs and so forth.
But this really takes precedence over any of those discussions. I
hope this might give you a longer term perspective that fewer and
fewer of my generation are left to speak to. To be sure you
understand that this is not politically flavored, I will tell you
that since Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led us through pre and WWII
(1933 - 1945) up to and including our present President, I have
without exception, supported our presidents on all matters of
This would include just naming a few in addition to President
Roosevelt - WWII: President Truman - Korean War 1950; President
Kennedy - Bay of Pigs (1961); President Kennedy - Vietnam (1961);
 eight presidents (5 Republican & 4 Democrat) during the cold
war (1945 - 1991); President Clinton's strikes on Bosnia (1995)
and on Iraq (1998). So be sure you read this as completely,
non-political or otherwise you will miss the point.
Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its
existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and
mine (which includes WWII). The deadly seriousness is greatly
compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we
can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing
First, let's examine a few basics:
1. When did the threat to us start?
Many will say September 11th, 2001. The answer as far as the United States
is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the
following attacks on us: Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979; Beirut,
Lebanon Embassy 1983; Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;
Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988; First New York
World Trade Center attack 1993; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar
Towers Military complex 1996; Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998; Dar
es Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998; Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;
New York World Trade Center 2001; Pentagon 2001. (Note that during
the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks
2. Why were we attacked?
Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks
happened during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan,
Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We cannot fault either the Republicans
or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the
presidents or their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or
3. Who were the attackers?
In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.
4. What is the Muslim population of the World?
5. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?
Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that
the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful,
but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also
Christian), that made no difference. You either went along with
the administration or you were eliminated. There were 5 to 6
million Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons
(including 7,000 Polish priests). Thus, almost the same
number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the 6 million
holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of
anything other than the Jewish atrocities. Although Hitler kept
the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing
anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking
over the world - German, Christian or any others. Same with the
Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but kill all in
the way - their own people or the Spanish, French or anyone else..
The point here is that just like the peaceful Germans were of no
protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter how many peaceful
Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from the
terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on
doing - by their own pronouncements - killing all of us infidels.
I don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the
choice was shut up or die?
6. So who are we at war with?
There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other
than the Muslim terrorists. Trying to be politically correct and
avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no
way to win if you don't clearly recognize and articulate who you
So with that background, now to the two major questions:
1. Can we lose this war?
2. What does losing really mean?
If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal
We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound,
the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not
fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?
It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war
means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on
about our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far from the
truth as one can get.
What losing really means is:
We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The
attacks will not subside, but rather will steadily increase.
Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just
wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series
of attacks against us over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly
to terrorist attack us until we were neutered and submissive to
them. We would of course have no future support from other nations
for fear of reprisals and for the reason that they would see we
are impotent and cannot help them. They will pick off the other
non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It will be increasingly easier
for them. They already hold Spain hostage. It doesn't matter
whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its troops
from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed their
train and told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they
want Spain to do, will be done. Spain is finished.
The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that
they might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they
are finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists
without us. However, it may already be too late for France. France
is already 20% Muslim and fading fast.
If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of
life will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade
or deal with us if they were threatened by the Muslims. If we
can't stop the Muslims, how could anyone else? The Muslims fully
know what is riding on this war and therefore are completely
committed to winning at any cost. We better know it too and be
likewise committed to winning at any cost.
Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing?
Simple. Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite
and really put 100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning. And
it is going to take that 100% effort to win.
So, how can we lose the war?
Again, the answer is simple. We can lose the war by imploding.
That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize the enemy
and their purpose and really digging in and lending full support
to the war effort. If we are united, there is no way that we can
lose. If we continue to be divided, there is no way that we can
Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend
the life and death seriousness of this situation.
President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of
Transportation. Although all of the terrorist attacks were
committed by Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary
Mineta refuses to allow profiling. Does that sound like we are
taking this thing seriously? This is war. For the duration we are
going to have to give up some of the civil rights we have become
accustomed to. We had better be prepared to lose some of our civil
rights temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them
permanently. And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave
up plenty of civil rights during WWII and immediately restored
them after the victory and in fact added many more since then. Do
I blame President Bush or President Clinton before him? No, I
blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our
Political Correctness and all of our civil rights during this
conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those
words apply to war. Get them out of your head.
Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the
Administration that it almost seems they would literally like to
see us lose. I hasten to add that this isn't because they are
disloyal. It is because they just don't recognize what losing
means. Nevertheless, that conduct gives the impression to the
enemy that we are divided and weakening, it concerns our friends,
and it does great damage to our cause.
Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and
media regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war perhaps
exemplifies best what I am saying. We have recently had an issue
involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war by a
small group of our military police. These are the type prisoners
who just a few months ago were throwing their own people off
buildings, cutting off their hands, cutting out their tongues and
otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing with
Saddam Hussein. And just a few years ago these same type prisoners
chemically killed 400,000 of their own people for the same reason.
They are also the same type enemy fighters who recently were
burning Americans and dragging their charred corpses through the
streets of Iraq. And still more recently the same type enemy that
was and is providing videos to all news sources internationally,
of the beheading of an American prisoner they held. Compare this
with some of our press and politicians who for several days have
thought and talked about nothing else but the "humiliating" of
some Muslim prisoners - not burning them, not dragging their
charred corpses through the streets, not beheading them, but
"humiliating" them. Can this be for real? The politicians and
pundits have even talked of impeachment of the Secretary of
Defense. If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension
and understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we are fighting,
the life and death struggle we are in and the disastrous results
of losing this war, nothing can. To bring our country to a virtual
political standstill over this prisoner issue makes us look like
Nero playing his fiddle as Rome burned - totally oblivious to what
is going on in the real world. Neither we, nor any other country,
can survive this internal strife. Again I say, this does not mean
that some of our politicians or media people are disloyal. It
simply means that they absolutely oblivious to the magnitude of
the situation we are in and into which the Muslim terrorists have
been pushing us for many years. Remember, the Muslim terrorists
stated goal is to kill all infidels. That translates into all
non-Muslims - not just in the United States, but throughout the
world. We are the last bastion of defense. We have been criticized
for many years as being 'arrogant'. That charge is valid in at
least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we are
so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds
of all those who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind
our back, we can defeat anything bad in the world. We can't. If we
don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive,
and no other free country in the World will survive if we are
defeated. And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the
world that allow freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of
religion, freedom of the Press, equal rights for anyone - let
alone everyone, equal status or any status for women, or that have
been productive in one single way that contributes to the good of
This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this
war or we will be equated in the history books to the
self-inflicted fall of the Roman Empire. If, that is, the Muslim
leaders will allow history books to be written or read.
If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the
Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will
continue to increase the Muslim population of France and continue
to encroach little by little on the established French traditions.
The French will be fighting among themselves over what should or
should not be done, which will continue to weaken them and keep
them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?
Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some
external military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away,
politically correct piece by politically correct piece. And they
are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide,
that they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to
themselves, once they are in power. They have universally shown
that when they have taken over, they then start brutally killing
each other over who will be the few who control the masses.
Will we ever stop hearing from the politically correct, about the
I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above. If we
are united, there is no way that we can lose. I believe that after
the election, the factions in our country will begin to focus on
the critical situation we are in and will unite to save our
country. It is your future we are talking about. Do whatever you
can to preserve it.