Sunday, May 08, 2005

Precursors to World War III?

Consider these facts, all over the news (I haven't bothered with any citations because this information is common knowledge):
(1) North Korea has nukes. The leader of this country is a megalomaniac and puts one in mind of Hitler and Stalin.
(2) Iran is fast developing nukes. Forget about that "peaceful purposes" nonsense--it's a smokescreen.
(3) As Iraqi nuclear expert Mahdi Obeidi has pointed out in The Bomb in My Garden, various scientists from the fallen Soviet Union and from Iraq have been unemployed since the fall of their regimes. These scientists have knowlege about nuclear weapons and bioweapons.

In the weeks following 9/11, our media evinced concern that such scientists and their weaponry knowledge are "on the loose." Lately, we haven't heard as much about those dangers, but they are still out there. Who is motivated to hire these scientists and to implement their weapons? Intelligence reports indicate that various Islamic terrorists are shopping around for such capabilities. Are we going to ignore that information?

Have we forgotten how, in the years leading up to the invasion of Western Europe, nations not directly affected ignored Hitler's and Hirohoto's buildup and expansiveness? The world was very fortunate in that those two megalomaniacs did not have access to nuclear weaponry. As awful as World War II was, the devastation then created was nowhere near the potential for destruction we face in the 21st century.

Negotiations with armed psychos does not work! History, both ancient and modern, proves that fact.

9 Comments:

At 5/08/2005 4:25 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

I am a survivor of the WTC 93 blast and an eyewitness to 9-11.
I get frustrated by the conspiracy geeks who blame everybody except the actual culprits.

We have a friendly community of conservatives. My blog has spent a bit too much time bashing an anti-semite in the UK. Long Range has an excellent conservative blog. Liberty and Culture is a superior blog run by my friend Jason. Kajando has a hysterical conservatite blog. Check out Big Bubba as well at http://mindlesstwitmagnet

You are off to a good start. If you like the next time I do an electronic bar segment I will introduce you there.

 
At 5/08/2005 5:33 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

beakerkin,
Thank you for the excellent information! I guess I'll be busy exploring.

I would indeed like to be introduced on your next electronic bar. Just let me know when that occurs by posting to any of my blog items. I don't have time to post every day but try to keep up as best I can. Staying informed has become a full-time job.

PS: Just FYI...Last year, I visited the WTC site. While I was there, a German fellow was espounding to his girlfriend, "Yada, yada, yada. The United States had it coming." I launched and it wasn't pretty, but he shut up.

PPS: I will also post this message on your blog. Maybe that's not the correct etiquette, but I'm just learning my way around.

 
At 5/08/2005 8:22 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Always on the Watch

I seldom like to talk about the WTC
because I survived the blast in 93.
I was nearby on 9-11 and saw way too much. I joined the stampede of people running North on 9-11.

When people tell me the War on terror isn't real I asked them how many times my city has to be blown to smithereens. Jason also lives in NYC and it is real to him as well.

One never gets used to certain things.

 
At 5/08/2005 9:29 PM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

You are indeed off to a good start, as beakerkin says.

By the way, I’ve read Spencer, Warraq, and Trifkovic. I haven’t read Caner or Shorrosh. Do they cover the same ground?

 
At 5/08/2005 9:36 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

beakerkin,

I was not as near as you to the attacks on 9/11, but close enough to the Pentagon to be stunned into breathlessness. I had friends working in the Pentagon--all of them on the other side of the building and all safely evacuated. The jets patrol and scramble regularly in my area, and I've had a hard time getting used to that sound.

Laugh if you want to, but in the first hours after the 9/11 attacks, besides sitting glued to the television, I did two things in the 15 hours after the first plane hit the WTC: (1) I filled the bathtub [country upbringing], and (2) I draped my great-uncle's Arlington-cemetery flag from my very-visible-to-the-public front eaves. I'm using a different flag now because of my sentimental attachment to a family keepsake, but the flag (replaced twice because of wear and tear) remains on display 24/7/365, unless the wind threatens to tear it from its moorings. My neighbors probably think that I'm obsessing, but I don't care what THEY think.

What infuriates me is that so many people, even in this high-security area, still have a September 10 mentality. Every time I see that cerulean and cloudless sky, as I did today, I have feelings which I cannot describe.

The war is not as real to me as it is to you, but it's REAL enough to have changed my outlook.

 
At 5/08/2005 9:49 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

jason_pappas,
Caner is Jerry Falwell's new dean of the seminary and is a former muslim, now converted to Christianity. I'm not a Falwellite, but the newspapers around here have taken notice of Caner's appointment to the position. The muslims are quite angry that this "apostate" has taken the job. I haven't read his material.

Shorrosh is a Palestinian Baptist evangelist. His book was the first I read after 9/11, only because the volume was easily available at the public library, and he takes the position that islam is satanic in origin. I plan to hear him speak in my area toward the end of the month. BTW, I am not a Baptist, but I try to read all sources about islam so as to be well informed, and better able to communicate with those who are coming from different perspectives.

The books which most awakened me were those of Daniel Pipes and "The Sword of the Prophet." Blinded as I was by years of bombardment by political correctness, I was, in the weeks immediately following 9/11, searching to answers as to why these attacks had occurred. Well, I found out: their goal is to make the entire world a caliphate.

 
At 5/08/2005 9:52 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

jason_pappas,
Clarification here...I haven't read Caner's BOOKS, but I've read of some of his statements, theological in orientation.

 
At 5/09/2005 4:48 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Always on the Watch

I get frustrated by the left and in the begining of my blog I got a nasty attack on me personally as a
WTC 93 survivor and eyewitness to 9-11. I handled that deftly by saying I hope this is a personal attack not animus aimed at other survivors and victims.

In my area there were plenty of flags after 9-11. Sadly they were the rainbow flag. My building had 2 ameican flags and well over a dozen rainbow flags. There were plenty of american flags in Bensonhurst, Boro Park and Sunset Park.It was as if the middle class
knew but the upper crust put out the middle finger.

I have reported before about the infamous left wing rally in Union Square Park on the Saturday after 9-11. While the fires were still burning and the stench of death was in the air the left knifed us in the back. They held an antisemitic , communist rally and blamed the Neocons,Israel,CIA for the attacks. I was there and heard
the speeches . Never forget what the left did.

 
At 5/09/2005 8:08 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

beakerkin,

I remember hearing about that rally held on the Saturday after 9/11. No decency! No respect for the feelings of others! Of course, one cannot expect decency from the leftists.

Puts me in mind as to some of the goings-on during the 60's, when I was in college. I learned then that those who often preach tolerance the loudest, are the least tolerant. Only one of the many liberal profs I had showed any desire to be open-minded. As a result, I tend not to engage in dialogue with those of that ilk.

 

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