As of Friday, October 5, 2012
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Following the news accounts about events in the Middle East, I kept hearing references to “the Muslim World.” Since when do we care what religion our enemies are? Europe is predominately Catholic, but during WWII no one ever heard that we were at war with the Catholic world. In Japan, we didn’t fight the Taoists and in Vietnam we didn’t fight the Buddists.
We fought the enemy. No matter who our enemies have been in the past, we didn’t try too hard to analyze their motives or consider their sensibilities. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, we didn’t try to figure out why they didn’t like us. We tried to figure our how to kick their butts.
What’s so different about the Muslims? When a gang of armed thugs wages attacks on U.S. soil (such as one of our embassies), their religion should be the least of our concern. Sending them to meet their maker should be our only concern.
I don’t care if they are upset over a movie or the price of goat meat. As soon as they start to attack, they are the enemy, no other identification or reason is needed. This is not a court of law where one might try to introduce mitigating circumstances, this is war! We should seek nothing less than annihilation of the enemy.
As soon as they raise a hand against the United States, their standing with their god should be of major concern to them — not us.