Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Religion of Peace"?--Maybe Not

Another astounding tale of CIA incompetence (why do you think they're Bush-bashing over at Langley, anyway?) broken by Front Page Magazine, coupled with a dark revelation:

“Today we are confronted with a stateless threat that does not have at the strategic level targetable entities: no capitals, no economic base, no military formations or installations,” states a new Pentagon briefing paper I’ve obtained. “Yet political Islam wages an ideological battle against the non-Islamic world at the tactical, operational and strategic level. The West’s response is focused at the tactical and operation level, leaving the strategic level — Islam — unaddressed.”

So far the conclusions of intelligence analysts assigned to the project, who include both private contractors and career military officials, contradict the commonly held notion that Islam is a peaceful religion hijacked or distorted by terrorists. They’ve found that the terrorists for the most part are following a war-fighting doctrine articulated through Muhammad in the Quran, elaborated on in the hadiths, codified in Islamic or sharia law, and reinforced by recent interpretations or fatwahs.

“Islam is an ideological engine of war (Jihad),” concludes the sensitive Pentagon briefing paper. And “no one is looking for its off switch.”

As usual, it's Little Green Footballs who found the item.

The Pentagon commissioned the study because after 10 years of Jihads, bombings, and attacks on US buildings, ships (etc.) abroad, and after >25 years of similar attacks on Israel, our fine-feather(bedded) CIA had not yet inquired about Islam. Not at all. No interest. Zip. Zero. Nada.

Most of my 3 regular readers understand that REAL wars are fought over religion--and yes, both Hitler and Stalin had 'religions,' (atheistic or idol-worship, take your pick) as does Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and others.

Those who do NOT understand this are the pointy-heads commonly hired by the CIA, State, and other Universities: educated beyond 'religion' and serenely unaware of the impact of faith on actions. Seems to me that most of those poor slobs should get refunds from their Ivy League almae matres.

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