Back in January 2006, I published this at my first blog site. Excerpt:
From "Reunified Islam: Unlikely but Not Entirely Radical: Restoration of Caliphate, Attacked by Bush, Resonates With Mainstream Muslims," front-page article in the January 14, 2006 edition of the Washington Post....I concluded my blog post with this paragraph:
Are we standing before an abyss which we cannot comprehend and refuse to admit the very existence of?Now, in 2014, Iraq seems to be falling to the jihadists. $15 billion of our treasure, some 4000 dead American military personnel, and much blood spilled. For what?
A dead U.S. ambassador in Libya.
Various jihad attacks popping up all over the place.
Five Taliban commanders traded for one PFC.
"The Arab Spring," with whatever purpose it began, represents the push to establish a worldwide caliphate, something for which the majority of Muslims yearn.
And Obama has sent numerous signals that have served to embolden jihad.
Islam respects The Strong Man, and Obama has clearly indicated that he is not A Strong Man.
Clearly, the caliphate establishers are winning.
How long before we face another 9/11 here on our soil?
Not to worry, though. Obama says (June 11, 2014), and his supporters nod their heads in agreement:
[T]he truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been....Talk about delusion! Or is it something else?