War in the Absence of Strategic Clarity By: Mark Helprin Posted: September 17, 2003

Also true today. The last paragraph of the essay:

"But the country did not rise to the occasion, and our enemies know that we fought them on the cheap. They know that we did not, would not, and will not tolerate the disruption of our normal way of life. They know that they did not seize our full attention. They know that we have hardly stirred. And as long as they have these things to know, they will neither stand down nor shrink back, and, for us, the sorrows that will come will be greater than the sorrows that have been."

13 years five months and counting. Is this the modern 30 Years War? Well, religious wars do tend to run long, why would this one be any different?

Posted by Jimmy J. at January 14, 2015 4:38 PM

The enemy was defined and neutralized before by America. Then, Americans rebuilt what we were forced to destroy. At that time, they were called Japanese Kamikazis. Today, they strap homicide vests on the backs of little kids while they hide in caves and have man-sex with goats.

I say nuke them all, but leave them in a sea of molten Arab sand, with no Marshall Plan to help them out afterward.


Posted by Jersey Jehu at January 14, 2015 10:39 PM

The only solution for the Muslim threat is to kill every last one of them, their families, their friends, their neighbors;
to lay waste to their crop lands and salt their wells, to destroy their buildings such that no two stones lay atop one another.

The remedy to the damage and destruction, the murder most foul and the barbaric actions of Muslims
can only be met with a force strong enough to overcome once and for all that which threatens all others.
Death sudden, overwhelming, final, no hesitation, and thorough by whatever means will accomplish the end result — elimination of the Evil.

Posted by chasmatic at January 15, 2015 8:59 PM