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September 11, 2014

Europeans and their colonial descendants may pen laws of war, but only they are constrained by them.

In the real world outside the dinner parties of Washington D.C. and Brussels, there are no laws in war.
Islamic law which has regulations for which foot to use when entering a bathroom (the left foot) and which side to sleep on (the right) has very few laws of war that cannot be nullified by necessity or even whim. On the battlefield, Islamic jurisprudence is boiled down to, Do what thou wilt in the cause of Allah, that is the whole of the law.
Sultan Knish: Divided We Stand

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 11, 2014 4:52 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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As the Brits were once haunted by the Somme, we are haunted by the ghosts of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. It's gonna take a lot to convince us to add to that pantasm.

Our fathers didn't care. They'd just come through the Depression,"that was bad enough, and now you jackwagons go and start a world war? You are so gonna deserve every d*** thing we have to do to you, and none of us will shed a tear." "And don't give us that crap about how could you have known that the charismatic "leaders" you elected and appointed and supported, once they got into power they couldn't be controlled and you all were powerless to stop them from dragging you all into this. Nuts to that! You had plenty of chances and plenty of warnings, but you blew it, now it's too late for apologies."

And we did not in our Constitution give our Federal government the power to go all Roman on some stone-cold bad guys on the far side of the world. We did give it the power to declare war in our names, but that's not the same thing. Those who agitate for a Roman-style response to Islamic barbarity, be sure to accept your personal culpability for the breaking of our Constitution and our Republic and the evil that will follow. I know the Usurper, his petty minions, and the would-be Stalins and Pol Pots lurking while they wait for their carpe diemmoment, would be more than pleased to wield such powers in your name. Only they wouldn't afterwards return to their plow.

And the rhymes of history keep coming …

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2014 1:37 AM

@John — I am not so sure that bad times will follow our efforts to destroy the Evils besetting us. Dictators and heavy-handed military leaders can be managed better than the Muslim hoards reaping death and destruction around the world. The Constitution has been compromised so much already it is questionable whether we should follow its guidelines, but if we do it is to strike down enemies foreign and domestic.

Folks, as unpleasant as it may appear, going against spiritual principles that I and many others espouse in Christianity, 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 justification, if one is needed, is that the Muslims are Evil. Biblically or worldly, believers or atheists, young, old, gay or straight, male or female, White or Black or any other combination of the above, the paradigm in which we all repose dictates that some things are good, some bad, and some Evil.

Let's make a start. The aftermath of any military actions can be dealt with.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2014 6:15 AM

Mr. chasmatic, Thank you for the reply. Yet I will continue to claim that we did not give our government either the jor or the power to eradicate evil such you describe. Our government's Job One is to secure our Rights, so that we may enjoy the Blessings of Liberty.

We accept that evil exists always beyond our shores. The job we gave our government is to first deter the evil without from reaching our shores. Deter by our strength and determination, and by our alliances with other like-minded nations.

And should the foe come for us anyway, then we declare war, and get about the dirty business of destroying either or both of the enemy's capability or will to wage war.

I claim that the Usurper and his minions have no intention of doing any of the three: kill the foe, break his will, or break his capability for war. Wtf, then? We are so hosed.

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2014 7:28 PM

The war on the Barbary Pirates happened during the life of the Founding Fathers. It was half a world away. It did not lead to tyranny at home. Various Muslim organizations have declared war on the US. They are killing Americans when they have the chance, and they promise to do that job in this country again.

The US could "go Roman" on Islam with B52s, ICBMs, Tomahawks, etc. We should do it and we should throw out of office those that will not do that duty or those ruining our freedom by whatever means are necessary. WE are the power, but we assume the position of a whipped dog. It takes little more than a "raised hand" to cower us and we rush to prove we are no danger to the man with the whip hand. All it takes to defeat Islam is a decision and all it takes to return to a liberty-preserving govt is a decision by citizens. Nothing is inevitable, but we increasingly act like everything is either inevitable or impossible, with nothing outside of those 2 sets. None of this can or will change if we all keep doing what we have been doing. That's the decision that determines all of the other decisions.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2014 2:56 AM

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