Friday, May 06, 2011

This Could Start
The Terror War's End

by Michael A. Walsh - May 6th, 2011 - New York Post

In the late 19th century, a charismatic jihadist named Muhammad Ahmad ibn as-Sayyid Abd Allah -- who called him self "the Mahdi" -- swept across the Sudan, routing the "infidel" forces of the Egyptian rulers and arriving in 1884 at the gates of Khartoum. There, an equally charismatic British general named Charles Gordon led the city's defense by native troops. The city held out for nine months before falling.

Gordon was speared, his head cut off and put on a tree, where people could throw rocks at it.

The Mahdi instituted a sharia state before dying of natural causes and was succeeded by a disciple.

It took 13 years, but the outraged British population got vengeance. A punitive force under Gen. Horatio Kitchener defeated the Mahdist forces at Omdurman, killing more than 10,000 warriors against a loss of 48 men. The jihadists' faith and primitive weapons were no match for Kitchener's machine guns and artillery.

In retaliation for Gordon's death -- and to break the Mahdi's spell -- Kitchener destroyed the Mahdi's ornate tomb, exhumed the body, cut off the head, threw the bones into the Nile and (much to Queen Victoria's horror) for a time kept the skull as a souvenir.

Of course America's left wing extremists in the Democrat Party think that such actions are intolerable - unless they are performed against Republicans of course. They are not just in love with Alinsky smears. Their mobs will attack Republicans in an instant.

However there is no way that Democrats would even publish pictures that might offend our foreign enemies. Who thinks then that Democrats might actually appreciate the value to civilization of retaliating in terms that the Islamo-fascists can understand?

Obama and his minions could not even shut up about their brief victory long enough for the CIA and our forces to take advantage of the intelligence they could get from the computers in the Bin Laden compound to take out a couple more leaders. That would have required caring more about our troops than the political advantage they might gain from bragging about killing a man whose location they would never have known about if they were in charge of interrogations.

With Obama in charge, any hope this could bring the war to an end with other than retreat is highly unlikely.


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