Today marks the day that the U.S.A. responded to the 9/11/01 attacks by invading Afghanistan, eleven full years ago. In October, 2001, I was still a detective with a major Colorado metropolitan sheriff’s office. I was 54 years old. I was in the last days of my youthful energy. My 66th birthday will come in January, should I live to see it. In 2001 my parents were still alive. They’ve died since this war began. In 2001, my current high school driver education freshman and sophomore students were 3 or 4 years old. They have little or no idea what the war is about and absolutely no understanding of the worldwide jihad movement. In 2001, today’s college seniors were 11 years old. I can only guess what they’ve learned at their various universities about why this war is still going on. In 2001, today’s 28 year old high school teacher would have been 16 years old.
If you read Andrew Bostom’s books, or Frank Gaffney’s work, you already know that this war actually began in 622 A.D. It’s the world’s oldest war. It is an eternal war, declared by the prophet of Islam against all non-Muslims throughout the world, until all the peoples of the Earth are united under Islam and the Shariah. Muslims throughout the world are inculcated with that belief from the day they are born. To believe anything differently is to be guilty of the crime of blasphemy, which is punishable by death.
France24.com is running a report today which says that the Taliban is gloatingly mocking the United States because NATO forces are losing the war – and pulling out of that Hellhole nation:
AFP – America’s longest war entered its 12th year Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are “fleeing Afghanistan” in “humiliation and disgrace”.
The US led the invasion on October 7, 2001 to topple the Taliban government for harbouring Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
The Taliban were quickly routed, but launched an insurgency that grew in strength over the years until NATO had some 130,000 troops from 50 countries defending the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai…
I emphasized the word Taliban because there is an ongoing, thriving delusion throughout the Western World which says that if the Taliban or al Quaida or whatever Muslim branch of the army of the Soldiers of Allah is defeated, the war will end and we will have won. Neither America’s press corps nor her political class has awoken to the fact that every terrorist group currently in action is a direct offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood. And the progenitor of all of it is the Koran, the Hadithe and the Sura – Muslim doctrine.
…”With the help of Allah, the valiant Afghans under the Jihadi leadership of Islamic Emirate defeated the military might and numerous strategies of America and NATO alliance,” the Taliban said in a statement Sunday.
“And now after eleven years of unceasing terror, tyranny, crimes and savagery, they are fleeing Afghanistan with such humiliation and disgrace that they are struggling to provide an explanation”…
…This year, official statistics showed that deaths in the Afghan security forces are running five times higher than those for NATO, as the Afghans take on increasing responsibilities before the Western withdrawal.
The US and NATO say Afghan forces will be capable of taking over the fight against the Taliban after 2014, but many analysts predict a bloody new multi-factional civil war.
Indeed. But it won’t be a new war. It will be a continuation of the same old war. And what will we have gained for sacrificing all those precious American lives, limbs and genitals? Bring the troops home now. There are battles yet to be fought that can and must be won. George Bush and Barack Obama should have learned a lesson from the Soviet Union about a prolonged occupation of Afghanistan.
Thanks to Drudge for the link.