Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Introducing Brandon T. Stanley

On the front page of his blog, Brandon T. Stanley's profile reads as follows:

"I'm currently seeking to become a published author. I am a freshman in college."

Read Brandon's entire profile.

Brandon has given me permission to republish one of his articles here:

A Step Forward

In one of the most famous, or in recent theological debates rather infamous, events in the Old Testament, Moses is told by Yaweh that Israel will inherit the land of the Canaanites. Yahweh does call for war, he tells the Israelites to show no mercy. Not because Israel is moral, not because it is great, not for Paradise or to avoid Hell, but because the Canaanites were evil. Tradition relates that the Canaanite practiced forms of human sacrifice. Moses died and the scepter passed to Joshua. In a series of brutal campaigns, Joshua subdued and destroyed many of the cities of the Canaanites, depopulating them utterly. Thus was Canaan defeated, and the worship of Baal lessened.

The tale was largely taken as a Jewish Jihad, as an uprovoked attack upon peaceful peoples. The tales of the perverse nature of Canaanite worship were called slanders and tall tales. That is until, like always, Bible skeptics were hit with archaelogical evidence. Ugarit Epics were found which told tales of perverse deities who tortured men for fun, and of gods whoese care was not for men but for themselves. It told tales of deities, the moon-deity Baal foremost among them, who demanded human blood.

The Canaanite deities were strikingly similar to today's Allah, to the reincarnation of the terrible Mesopotamian gods. The mode of sacrifce today has a new name, that of Jihad, and the followers still place their children upon altars, albeit ones of a more explosive type. One could even say that the ancient Canaanites were actually morally superior to today's Jihadists, for at least in the immolation of the Canaanite children, only their children were slain. But Allah demands more. Allah demands the death of the infidels, until he is worshipped alone. Then Allah can get down to what he is best at: roast men in Hell. He takes pleasure in destroying infidels. He has boiling water poured down their throats and thorny bushes fed to the unfaithful. But to those who decide to roast the hated infidel on earth is the promise of the sick and brothel-like "Garden of Bliss." Islam is a religion of works, where the only surest way to gain Paradise is to kill infidels. These are the facts of the doctrine of fundamental Islam--that is, Islam as it was first taught and has been implemented ever since.

The history of Islam has been recounted scores of times on this blog and others. The teachings of Islam--vile and depraved--have finally been exposed. But the question remains: What now?

The Information Age is a two-edged sword; for the very same technology which is used by today's terrorists can be used by any concerned citizen to find the truth regarding the matter of Islam. Indeed, this is the first step. But it has been taken.

There is a step two. If we do not take such a course, Christianity itself will be submerged to the Muslim. As related above, there are countless occurrences of "holy" war, which we would now call Just War, that occur in the Old Testament, and these examples must be reviewed again. They serve as a theological prism by which we can view Islam as the logical modern continuation of moon-god worship and Baal sacrifice as practiced in the Canaanite-Phonecian civilization. Foremost in Phonecian civilization is the city of Carthage. The archaelogical evidence there speaks of horrific numbers of sacrificial victims. The Roman chronicles spoke of such a thing. Now we face an enemy which openly sacrifices its young. They worship death. In their candid moments many Muslims would agree. It is brandished by their theoreticians like a badge. "We worship death, the infidels/Thagout/Shaitan worship life."

This is exactly why Yahweh commanded the Canaanites be eradicated to a man. Being Deity, He saw the logical unfolding of such cults. But Islam is worse. What examples do we have to follow if we are to proceed forth in our war against fundemental Islam?

Whether it be Gideon's destruction of the invading Midianites, David's rapid conquests, or the expedition of the kings of Judah, there are various approaches to take. But the message from the Old Testament is loud and clear. Such a cult as Islam--such an evil, such an unclean thing--cannot be tolerated. Its toleration leads to rot, decay and destruction. Spiritual, temporal and total. Destruction which we see today across the world, destruction in which Islam is engaged in. Ninety percent of the planet's wars involve Muslim fanatics. It turns out Yahweh, the God of the Bible, was right. His detractors were wrong. For we have not "cast down their idols," and they will in turn cast down ours, beginning with Lady Liberty and ending with the Crucifix. We can tolerate the principles which call for our death and submission; or we can decide not to tolerate the intolerable and thus survive. That is the message of the Old Testament.

Men have fought this same enemy before, albeit in different times, but their experiences are worth noting. We must remember them, we must spread their name wide.

The first of the great anti-Jihad heroes hails from the Eastern Roman Empire, whose lands were invaded first by Muhammad at Muta and Tabuk, and later lost after the battle of Yarmuk and the seige of Damascus:
"Leo entered Constantinople on March 25, 717 and forced the abdication of Theodosios III, becoming emperor as Leo III. The new emperor was immediately forced to attend to the Second Arab siege of Constantinople, which commenced in August of the same year. The Arabs were Ummayad forces send by Caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik and serving under Maslama. They had taken advantage of the civil discord in the Roman Empire to bring a force of 80,000 men and a massive fleet to the Bosphorus.
"Careful preparations and the stubborn resistance put up by Leo wore out the invaders. An important factor in the victory of the Romans was their use of Greek fire. The Arab forces also fell victim to Bulgarian reinforcements arriving to aid the Romans. Leo was allied with the Bulgarians but the chronicler Theophanes the Confessor was uncertain if they were still serving under Tervel or his eventual successor Kormesiy of Bulgaria. Unable to continue the siege in the face of the Bulgarian onslaught and lack of successes, the Arabs were forced to abandon their ambitions on Constantinople in August, 718. Sulayman himself had died the previous year and his successor Umar II would not attempt another siege. The siege had lasted 12 months."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_III_the_Isaurian
Thus was Islam stopped in the East. Had the Muslim armies not been stopped, large tracts of Eastern and Central Europe would have submitted to the Islamic sword, and in turn, like all of Islam's victims become subjugated by its sword. In the West the tale was decided not in a massive siege but in open battle.

Charles Martel met the Saracen on the field of battle and drove them from his land. Wielding axes and broadswords, the Frankish infantry held against the Islamic cavalry and carried the battle. This reversed the tide of conquest which began at Jib-al-Tariq in 711. The victory, however, did not stave off the Muslim assaults, which continued for many centuries. The Moslems are warlike lot, and having no economy, they could not simply subsist on honest labor. The Muslims continued their attacks until the time of the Crusades. But they would not have France yet.

The next example comes from the East, from the lands of the Mongols, from Central Asia, a yet un-Islamic area at the time.

Hulagu Khan launched a little-known Asian Crusade. Coming from deep in Central Asia, he gathered up Mongol forces and set out. The eastern Kwarazem-Shah Empire (Persia+Afghanistan+Uzbekistan) had already been eradicated for its arrogant treatment of the trade missions of Hulagu's father, Genghis Khan. But this conflict was different. This time it was not only Mongols but also Caucasian peoples like the Alans who took up the sword and repaid the Muslims their deeds to their face. Arriving at Baghdad in 1258, Hulagu sent word to the Caliph and demanded surrender. The soon-to-be last Abbasid refused. He felt safe inside the great jewel of Islamic "culture." Within a few weeks the Mongols, using Chinese-built siege-engines, breached the walls. Allah was curiously AWOL. Hulagu's Mongols scourged the entire city; only the Christian population was spared. Hulagu had been urged to have mercy on them by his Nestorian Christian wife. The Korans and Hadith collections were not given undue respect. They were given their due--tossed headlong into the Tigris. Mosques were entered. Worshipers were slain. Horses were allowed to feed within their walls. The Caliph and his retinue surrendered, but he was put to death nonetheless. The sources disagree on his final fate, but one version has him being stuffed into a sack and trampled to death by Mongol horses. All told, 800,000 were killed.

In the course of this campaign, the Islamic group called the Assassins was destroyed. This group was so radical that it slayed other Muslims. Its small bands carried out the medieval version of today's suicide attacks. They sneaked into the tents of leaders and killed them, then offered their breasts to the swords of the leader's retinue. Hulagu set to work against them. In short order he hunted them in their strongholds. They too were destroyed or surrendered.

The Islamic world was nearly destroyed. In the course of all of this killing, the heart of the Sunni world was ripped out, the great Shia Empire disappeared, and the Assassins destroyed. The Islamic world was not to offer a serious threat to the West until the coming of the Ottoman Turks. This period of dislocation of the Islamic Imperialist machine was truly unprecedented. But for the Mongols themselves, the action was a failure. The Muslims defeated the Mongol rearguard at Ain Jalut and prevented an invasion of Egypt. Later Mongols would convert to Islam and become some of its fiercest warriors.

John III Sobieski was the last of the great Jihad-killers. A valiant Polish King, he fought many wars. He was called "Lion" by the Turks. The Jihad had renewed, and it had pushed deeply into Europe and had come to the very gates of Vienna. He led his Hussars personally and smashed headlong into the enemy ranks, breaking them. The tips of the Polish lances drank of the Turkish blood. The Turkish forces fractured, and their troops took to flight, leaving their camp unguarded. The Poles settled down and drank of the Turkish coffee, probably the best cup of java ever to touch Western lips. The Ottomans melted away to the east, never to return to Vienna. This was the last Jihad; all others are simply flair ups, desperate half-measures designed to enrich local leaders or fight local wars.

Until our time.

With the coming of our age, something began to roll off the lips of every Imam and dirty Mullah who ever took on the unholy robes: Jihad. The Soviet Union was defeated in Afghanistan and slowly collapsed, not unlike the collapse of Sassanian Persia. Always aware of history and keen to seize it, the Jihadist next looked to America and Europe as an enemy. The West, lost to frivolity and make-believe, robbed of its culture by the acid of cultural relativism and enervated like so many other cultures by luxury, was in no position to respond. The acid of relativism has done its job. It has managed to reduce much of the United States to the level of pre-conceptual babies and our lot to that of toothless barbarians. It now remains to be asked: Where is our hero? Is there yet a man, in this land of multiculturalism, who is yet to pick up the sword against the enemy? Not the sword of truth, for it has been justly and deftly wielded against Islam for long enough, but the cutting sword, the sword which will uproot the tree and cast it into flame.

These men must enter or re-enter our log of heroes. We need more of them. But how is a people to understand their need for heroes when heroism and virtue itself are debased? That's a religious and philosophical matter, to be answered at another time. But we have this task. Our civilization shall not be aborted before its time. If we shake shyly behind our false ideas concerning war and do not face up to reality, we will lose. Nothing less than civilizational survival is at stake.

We as a people are nearly ready to take the second step. We are only waiting for that hero to appear on the scene, to take up the sword, and to lead the way. Then may we all move forward into the bright morning and the name of Allah be like that of Baal--a distant and fleeting shadow of a memory. Then may the glorious Yahudim lay down their arms--and we may see the new day at the break of a dawn, a new vision of Eden; a godly and just peace. Peace for Israel and peace for the Western world will come only through strength. It is high time for us to pluck up the last of our courage and see to it that the day is won.

Otherwise, the night may have its way, and the bearer of light shall be blotted out. The choice is ours; but the victory goes only to God. The spoils of the battle are the future. It is a spoil worth taking, lest we take to headlong flight and our only recompense be a river of tears.

May all our defenders stand strong; and may our heroes arise.

The choice remains, fellow countrymen, as it always has,

"Victory or death!"
Brandon has written No God But Allah, a novelized biography of Muhammad; the book is, as yet, unpublished. He hopes to have portions of the book available online soon.

78 Comments:

At 8/15/2006 7:40 PM, Blogger nanc said...

was this one of your students, aow?

regardless, he's about as right as one can be. not is not the time to become fainthearted. it's time to lift one another up above this monster, islam.

it's name was cain in another lifetime.

 
At 8/15/2006 7:41 PM, Blogger nanc said...

oops - "NOW is not the time..."

 
At 8/15/2006 7:43 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
No, not one of my students. Brandon and I "met" here in the blogosphere.

I'm looking forward to reading his book.

 
At 8/15/2006 8:27 PM, Blogger cube said...

Now is not the time to go all wobbly. This threat must be met and, it is hard for me to say this, but Israel & the USA must not be deterred from hitting the terrorists wherever they hide, even if it's among civilians. This is how those cockroaches survive.

 
At 8/15/2006 9:21 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

WOW! Very good, concise overview of history and theology. I'm impressed! Thanks AoW for sharing this and thank you Brandon for the research and excellent presentation!
Good night, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

 
At 8/15/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Told ya Hulugu Khan was a bad mofo. I believe his last trash talk words to the Baghdadi Abbasids were something like "we'll stop killing your people when Allah tells us to."

Still, the pyramid of 70,000 decapitated Muslim skulls dedicated to the Mongol sky god Tenegu, whom the Abbasids had insulted, is a nice tidbit of history.

 
At 8/16/2006 12:00 AM, Blogger ScottSA said...

Excellent narrative

 
At 8/16/2006 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIKE HIM. I LIKE HIM A LOT!!!!

Thank you AOW!!

 
At 8/16/2006 4:40 AM, Anonymous religion of pieces said...

It's good to see the relentless implacable Muslim lust for conquest put in historical perspective.

Muslims try to disguise their long-term ambitions as immediate requirements to redress some temporary grievance - curbs on free speech because of cartoons, breaking up of the Anglo-American alliance because of Israeli defensive measures etc.

The West is suffering a death by a thousand cuts. The problem is we tend to see each cut as an isolated event or reaction to an isolated event, rather than as part of a long-term pernicious process of intimidation and subversion.

The grim lesson from this excellent article is that Islam has only ever been stopped by overwhelming force and extreme violence.

So the future of Europe looks bleak - it's either creeping Islamisation resulting in the creation of Eurabia, or ethnic cleansing on an unimaginable scale.

 
At 8/16/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Hey, you can't always blame the devil for smelling out carrion, right Link?

 
At 8/16/2006 9:56 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Wow...A lot of material was covered. What struck me the most is the parallels in history that are also occur in today's world. Islam has always been a "religion" of hate and war. It doesn't teach tolerance of any kind. It teaches its followers to kill or subjugate all those who oppose the way of Allah.
Of course there has been many injustices done in the name of Christ, but these go against his teachings while Islam cannot say the same.

 
At 8/16/2006 10:19 AM, Anonymous religion of pieces said...

American Crusader said "Islam has always been a "religion" of hate and war."

Could someone please explain that to John Reid and other EU security ministers?

"Mr Reid said ..[snip] ...The world was faced by a form of "intolerant and violent totalitarianism", he added, which was subverting a religion, Islam, whose very name stood for peace."

From al-Beeb at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4796543.stm

What a load of camel shit. Islam means SUBMISSION (to the Meteorite Demon). It has nothing to do with peace.

 
At 8/16/2006 11:59 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Brandon is quite the fire breather isn't he?

Well let me take this opportunity to remind him while he's spouting his eschatological fever dream that the grass that covers all is growing and it doesn't matter who wins in the Middle East.

Poor Brandon, looking for a hero. Brandon, they are all out at Best Buy purchasing a wide screen plasma TV. The system you love so much and foolishly think that God loves has its own internal seeds of defeat. It's own contradictions.

Preach on, but understand that you offer nothing of value.

 
At 8/16/2006 12:06 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I will offer Brandon a clear headed look at the recent clusterf*** in southern lebanon.

If France, working through the U. N. Security Council, have succeeded in negotiating a lasting cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel, the temptation will be to make jokes. How long ago was it that a (pardon my French ) rapprochement with France would have been deemed suspect by all hairy-chested, God-fearing Americans ? Diplomacy may fail. Powerful forces inside the Bush administration are trying to circumvent it.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, like her predecessor Colin Powell, is ridiculed as an incompetent weakling by the same geniuses who predicted a “cakewalk” in Iraq. True, Rice may not be the second coming of George Marshall, but they liked her fine when she was emitting warlike noises and “end times” gibberish.

The stakes are higher than many Americans understand. Should the ceasefire hold, French diplomats and U. N. bureaucrats will have rescued Israel and Hezbollah from a conflict both appear to have blundered into, saving countless civilian lives. A brokered peace also would confound neo-conservative zealots eager to start what Newt Gingrich excitedly calls World War III to “defend civilization.” As such, a cease-fire could mark the beginning of the end of a period of temporary insanity in American life.


So tough crackers Brandon. The hero speaks French.

 
At 8/16/2006 12:49 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

The real hero remains silent... and comes and goes as he pleases.

 
At 8/16/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Old Soldier said...

Ducky, I cannot believe such gibberish comes from such a learned one. The only lasting thing the French have contributed to the world is the white flag and capitulation as diplomacy. If the French have rescued Israel and Hezbollah from a conflict it will probably be a prelude to the second coming. Hezbollah will rearm and resume the assault on Israel as sure as the night is succeeded by day. You may train a pit bull to sit, but when the time comes, your throat is just as appealing as any other target. Hezbollah has no designs on peace, only annihilating Israel and reclaiming the land of the Philistines. The irony is that Philistia was NEVER Muslim - only pagan.

AOW, Brandon produced a well thoughtout and reasoned essay. All that crap coming from between the feathers of the duck should be taken for what it is, nitrogen rich fertilizer.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

"All Jihad All the Time"

Just a little something I saved. I'm such a hoarder!

 
At 8/16/2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Well I agree to some of that Farmer. i think there are too many hawks on both sides to allow the cease fire to hold.

I do give the French credit for trying and I will point out that they weren't far wrong when they told us to stay out of Iraq. A friend was trying to help us.

Israel lost naval craft and a lot of tank crews to hezbollah and I suspect the wingnuts in Iran think they are just a nuke away from a victory.

This is deep yogurt that the world has gotten itself into and calm heads are needed. Not fire breathers.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

OMGosh, are you KIDDING Ducky? Hezbollah hasn't acceded to peace, they are declaring victory over Israel!

They aren't SUBMITTING to the French or the UN's peace brokerage. They are LAUGHING at it, while Iran re-arms them. In Tehran, civilians have flooded the streets, expressing solidarity and celebrating the Hezbollah victory.

This is just the latest chapter in the string of Muslim atrocities Brandon has laid out for your dissemination. You cannot dispute history.

As soon as the US abandons it's insane PC policies, we will see another hero, such as "BlackJack" Pershing, or Patton, and the Islamic threat will be pushed back from our soil, both at the borders and socially.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:15 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Lead story in today's WaPo. Blurb: Group refuses to disarm at border, but says it may pull back in exchange for promise from Lebanese army not to probe closely for bunkers, weapons.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:18 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Brandon T Stanley writes well. Not only that, but he understands the dangers facing our civilization. I appreciate that. I therefore wish him all the luck in the world in getting his book published.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:45 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

ducky said "Should the ceasefire hold, French diplomats and U. N. bureaucrats will have rescued Israel and Hezbollah from a conflict both appear to have blundered into, saving countless civilian lives."
I agree, but isn't this exactly what Israel has been wanting since they left Lebanon? Isn't this what was stated in UN resolution 1559?
Lebanese soldiers taking control of southern Lebanon and backed up by United Nations troops..Hezbollah can claim victory if they want, but this is clearly a victory for Israel despite the blundering of their politicians.

 
At 8/16/2006 1:52 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...
Told ya Hulugu Khan was a bad mofo

Too bad that later after a defeat in Syria, Hulagu withdrew to Azerbaijan and adopted Islam.

 
At 8/16/2006 3:31 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

There's a lot of steam that needs to get let-off in the Middle East. It's been building for fifty years. When the time comes, and it will be soon, the French are going to start running towards the boats... and learn the lesson of Dunkirk.

My only regret is that there won't be any television camera's left to capture it.

 
At 8/16/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

mr. ducky, it's sad to say but the calmer heads should have gotten out of the way long before now. Perpetual peace is a pipe dream that's been smoked for far, far too long. That calumet's smoke obscured everyone's vision so badly no one could see the hatchets being drawn again.

It's prayin' time again. Let's just hope it'll be sufficient, yet not excessive.

 
At 8/16/2006 3:46 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

The Phony War on Terror is almost over.

 
At 8/16/2006 4:04 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

ps - demonstrating that the Almighty does have both a sense of humor and justice, it is comforting to note that the hatchets that are drawn were largely supplied by the French...

 
At 8/16/2006 5:14 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Earth to poultry

Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. If they were winning they would not have been begging for a cease fire. They did not hold a single inch of soil. Wars are not won by mere survival.

Have no fear there will be several more rounds. The far left like yourself likes to stir the pot.

The Ducky deludes himself into thinking he is articulate. Only a bird brain equates a democratic country with an organization that blows up temples in Argentina.

 
At 8/16/2006 5:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Ducky,

Remember the other day when you astounded me with an extreme level of stupidity in a statement and I swore that you'd never, ever top that level of stupidity in yourself?

Well, I'm pretty sure cheerleading for Hezbollah and citing France as anything other than a real shitty way to get to Spain from Germany is cheating.

C'mon, out-stupid yourself again. You've been rather dry since the last time.

 
At 8/16/2006 5:59 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

You don't get it beamish. Didn't you read Pipe's article today?

In 21st century warfare, the guy dealt the bloodiest nose caught on film wins. They teach it in all the new Peace Studies programs throughout the US. Green-helmet graduated summa cum laude.

And mr. ducky, as film-maker, is the new Ion and model for American generalship, but mr. ducky is one by actual art, vice inspiration.

from Plato's "Ion"...

SOCRATES: And are you the best general, Ion?

ION: To be sure, Socrates; and Homer was my master.

SOCRATES: But then, Ion, what in the name of goodness can be the reason why you, who are the best of generals as well as the best of rhapsodes in all Hellas, go about as a rhapsode when you might be a general? Do you think that the Hellenes want a rhapsode with his golden crown, and do not want a general?

ION: Why, Socrates, the reason is, that my countrymen, the Ephesians, are the servants and soldiers of Athens, and do not need a general; and you and Sparta are not likely to have me, for you think that you have enough generals of your own.

SOCRATES: My good Ion, did you never hear of Apollodorus of Cyzicus?

ION: Who may he be?

SOCRATES: One who, though a foreigner, has often been chosen their general by the Athenians: and there is Phanosthenes of Andros, and Heraclides of Clazomenae, whom they have also appointed to the command of their armies and to other offices, although aliens, after they had shown their merit. And will they not choose Ion the Ephesian to be their general, and honour him, if he prove himself worthy? Were not the Ephesians originally Athenians, and Ephesus is no mean city? But, indeed, Ion, if you are correct in saying that by art and knowledge you are able to praise Homer, you do not deal fairly with me, and after all your professions of knowing many glorious things about Homer, and promises that you would exhibit them, you are only a deceiver, and so far from exhibiting the art of which you are a master, will not, even after my repeated entreaties, explain to me the nature of it. You have literally as many forms as Proteus; and now you go all manner of ways, twisting and turning, and, like Proteus, become all manner of people at once, and at last slip away from me in the disguise of a general, in order that you may escape exhibiting your Homeric lore. And if you have art, then, as I was saying, in falsifying your promise that you would exhibit Homer, you are not dealing fairly with me. But if, as I believe, you have no art, but speak all these beautiful words about Homer unconsciously under his inspiring influence, then I acquit you of dishonesty, and shall only say that you are inspired. Which do you prefer to be thought, dishonest or inspired?

ION: There is a great difference, Socrates, between the two alternatives; and inspiration is by far the nobler.

SOCRATES: Then, Ion, I shall assume the nobler alternative; and attribute to you in your praises of Homer inspiration, and not art.


So, as Pipes has correctly noted, it is insufficient in today's modern Army to be a good general. One must also be a great rhapsodist and b able to properly capture the results of battle on film. And so mr. ducky is likely to be one of the best generals in today's modern army.... that is, provided he's a bleeder... ;-)

 
At 8/16/2006 6:06 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

errr, I meant beak. Sorry beamish.

 
At 8/16/2006 6:28 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

A graet read.
Left to itself and contained within certain borders Islam would slowly destroy itself.
It needs a 'healthy' host to feed on.
Like any other totalitarian system it cannot create anything but disfuncional society and economy.
The energy sources and petrodollars ressurected Islam into its current form.
It has to be dealt with.

 
At 8/16/2006 6:29 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

Brandon is definitely a rising star! Expect to see great things from him in the future.

 
At 8/16/2006 6:36 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

" Its toleration leads to rot, decay and destruction. Spiritual, temporal and total..."that says it all!

 
At 8/17/2006 12:13 AM, Anonymous And Another Thing said...

AOW: Brandon is obviously a very bright fellow, whether one agrees with him or not.

I think Missinglink catches the nub of the conflict that was and will be: energy consumption and petrodollars. It has been a petri dish for a virulent bacillus.

I do find it extraordinary that as we contemplate national security needs and political decisions, books of a religious nature take such prominance.

What are we prepared to do, as a nation of people? To dance around in a circle and sing Kumbaya is not an option. Going in circles about Israel and Hamas/Hezbollah is not addressing the point.

The point is there is a well-financed movement to eradicate non-Islamic governments and non-Islamic people. It requires a brutal honesty, but that is what I see.

 
At 8/17/2006 6:08 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brandon's essay makes the tacit point that militant Islam is not merely an outgrowth of a few "radical" and disgruntled Muslims of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Wahhabism may be relatively new, but the underlying militantism isn't restricted to modern movements within Islam.

Religion of Pieces said, Muslims try to disguise their long-term ambitions as immediate requirements to redress some temporary grievance

I sometimes wonder if the same tactic (redress of a grievance) was a factor centuries ago as Islam spread its wings throughout various portions of Europe. For example, the Moors' conquest of Spain. Was this conquest accomplished strictly by means of an army, or did the propaganda factor play in as well? In short, has a form of political correctness been one of the West's perpetual weaknesses, easily exploited?

The West has a capacity to self-soothe by thinking "It's going to be okay. They (whoever the enemy might be) will love our ways so much that we'll win them over," along with "I'm not going to think about it right now" (along the lines of Scarlet O'Hara in Gone with the Wind).

Missing Link said, Left to itself and contained within certain borders Islam would slowly destroy itself.
It needs a 'healthy' host to feed on....The energy sources and petrodollars ressurected Islam into its current form.


I agree. The West has, in effect, resurrected Islam and into a virulent form.

Furthermore, the jihad is not merely militant. There is an economic jihad as well; OBL has spoken of that economic jihad.

Mark,
Brandon T Stanley writes well...understands the dangers facing our civilization.

The leftism at the university level can't brainwash everyone. Some see through the twisting of facts.

 
At 8/17/2006 6:13 AM, Blogger benning said...

Great article! Good, crisp writing! Brandon needs a publisher. He should look into www.epress-online.com - they might be able to do something. In any event, Brandon needs to keep writing! A lot!

 
At 8/17/2006 6:20 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

And Another Thing,
What are we prepared to do, as a nation of people? To dance around in a circle and sing Kumbaya is not an option.

Some still insist "We can all get along." What Pollyannas!

WHT,
The wishywashiness of Western civilization today--the failure to be committed to anything except acquiring the latest version of Play Station--is a huge part of the problem. Muslims are committed to their cause, and that commitment is total. In fact, I believe that the commitment is what attracts many Westerners to convert to Islam. Also, Islam is a total guide to a way of life; and that way of life doesn't require making decisions as the decisions are already made by the tenets of Islam. Islam is opposed to any compromise which waters down its teachings.

Crusader,
Too bad that later after a defeat in Syria, Hulagu withdrew to Azerbaijan and adopted Islam.

I haven't spoken much about this: Islam has a certain attraction because one who is not Muslim can see the total commitment on the part of devout followers of Islam. Furthermore, most Westerners find something attractive in "all things Araby" (Patai's words from The Arab Mind. The Romantic Period of music reflects that attraction in an artistic way. Also, most Westerners seem to love the exotic, be it "Araby" or Tiki or Oriental.

Farmer,
Interesting that you dropped a link about The Phony War. Because of that kind of ostriching, Nazism made even greater inroads throughout Europe.

the French are going to start running towards the boats... and learn the lesson of Dunkirk.

I believe one can do a Google search using "French military victories," click "I feel lucky," and get an amusing response.

 
At 8/17/2006 6:21 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
I believe his last trash talk words to the Baghdadi Abbasids were something like "we'll stop killing your people when Allah tells us to."

Not a bad style for winning, huh?

 
At 8/17/2006 6:24 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Benning,
Brandon needs a publisher.

He hasn't had any success--so far. But, as you pointed out, there are other avenues for getting published.

Duck,
I do give the French credit for trying and I will point out that they weren't far wrong when they told us to stay out of Iraq. A friend was trying to help us.

And France's position had nothing to do with oil? Hmmmm....

 
At 8/17/2006 6:27 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
They aren't SUBMITTING to the French or the UN's peace brokerage. They are LAUGHING at it, while Iran re-arms them.

Hudna alert!

Farmer,
Green-helmet graduated summa cum laude.

Hehehe.

Old Soldier,
If the French have rescued Israel and Hezbollah from a conflict it will probably be a prelude to the second coming.

Considering France's modern penchant for running in the face of conflict, why does the world seem to insist that the French can broker anything?

 
At 8/17/2006 6:37 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
Earth to poultry

Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. If they were winning they would not have been begging for a cease fire....Wars are not won by mere survival.


I see the likely outcome as legitimizing Hezbollah. The msm articles I've read--WaPo, Time, just to name two--are pushing the same "facts" as Duck.

BTW, have you read Walid Phares' analysis?

 
At 8/17/2006 7:13 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

ROP,
Islam means SUBMISSION (to the Meteorite Demon)

I wonder what would happen if that all-powerful ROCK disappeared.

 
At 8/17/2006 7:17 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Brandon is quite the fire breather isn't he?

Here's a disturbing thought for you....There may be more Brandons out there than you think. The cartoonifada and those placards such as "Behead those who insult Islam" had a rather unintended outcome. I know more than a few people who took notice, and not "freepers"--not by a long shot.

 
At 8/17/2006 7:33 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

AOW

I will have to look for Phares analysis.

However there will be round two as Hezbollah is not disarmed by the Lebanese Government and its members return to the areas they are prohibited from returning to.

 
At 8/17/2006 7:40 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
Phares' site is HERE. Click on category links on the left sidebar to pull up additional articles.

 
At 8/17/2006 8:25 AM, Blogger G_in_AL said...

Ducky has really once again proven a fatal flaw in the current far left. They still think peace accords and treaties work with Terrorist orginizations. His comment:
If France, working through the U. N. Security Council, have succeeded in negotiating a lasting cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel

Shows this error in judgement and failure to learn lessons from previous learned by most. Seriously, it wasn't more than 12 hours before Hezbollah launched some more rockets, and is now "rebuilding" the southern area of Lebbenon (read: fortifying and securing their positions).

Israel cannot peacefully co-exist with an active and armed Hezbollah next door to them. The group was formed and is meant for nothing other than the destruction of Israel, and they are there to serve as Iran and Syria's cattle prod.

So thanks for the glimps into the flawed logic of the far left Duck, I guess LASunset's comment on my site about everyone serving a purpose (even if it is to set a bad example) holds true.

 
At 8/17/2006 8:53 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

G,
it wasn't more than 12 hours before Hezbollah launched some more rockets, and is now "rebuilding" the southern area of Lebbenon (read: fortifying and securing their positions).

The purpose of hudna.

Both Hezbollah and Hamas have plainly stated their goals. The truce cannot possibly last as long as those charters are in effect. H & H are committed to their cause.

 
At 8/17/2006 9:26 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I'm sorry AOW but Brandon is a failure. He spends a lot of time writing as if the ottomans were the only people who aspired to empire.

I don't know if he extends his knowledge to the Mongols, Russians, British, French, Americans, Germans et. al. It is a serious short sightedness caused by your current "dhimmi" hysteria.


Meanwhile, I do enjoy Beamish calling me a "cheerleader" for Hezbollah when I am merely recapping the situation. I'm afraid beamish is proof that evangelicals can't reason.

As for g's assertion that negotiations are ineffective. Well g, you've got two choices, right? Negotiations or make the Middle East look like Atlanta and most of the South after Sherman got through with you.

Now, that would cause severe blowback and possible disruptions to the oil supply. I've got a quarter of a million in gold in my safe deposit box, how are you going to get through it?

 
At 8/17/2006 9:36 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Blowbacks we can survive, mohammahdism we won't! Do a Sherman, they need us more than we need them, don't sell them sheep(from Australia) or grain or any of their toys, no technology, no cars no homes no cigarettes! They'd drop in the level of society so fast...they can't see beyond the ends of their noses or their korans!

tmw

 
At 8/17/2006 9:40 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5259102.stm

This is a good article on the ecological damage being done to the Mediterranean by the oil slicks generated by Israeli shelling.

Note that Druze and Christian communities are severely effective and this helps push Lebanon along towards iraqi failed state status but let's face it .... for some of you as long as Arabs are kille, who cares.

 
At 8/17/2006 9:42 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

merrywidow, that's a very enlightened attitude. Your economics aren't as developed as your hatred.

And you call yourself a spiritual person? Shame.

 
At 8/17/2006 10:56 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

NO plucky, I recognize Evil and call it that! Evil is to be fought, sorry we don't live in a perfect world! I don't enjoy killing, you may choose not to believe me, but I also recognize the danger of allowing Evil to flourish. You do your child no favor by saying,"If you don't stop that, I'll..." and never do anything, you are encouraging wrong behavior! In the case of nations, when they persist in actions and deeds that endanger their neighbors, they need to be reminded of the boundaries, war is sometimes as necessary as a spanking of a child! Iran and mohammahdism are persisting in egregious, flagrant behavior, a slap on the wrist is ignored, they need to have their attention brought back to Earth, not the 12th Imam! Yes, I believe in the Messiah, but I will never raise a hand to anyone, or threaten their existence to "force" the Lord to come! mohammahdins will! Huge difference ducky, I'll never endanger your life!

tmw

 
At 8/17/2006 11:20 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

You will never endanger my life? Are you living in a cave?

Support for the policies of the Chucklenuts administration is a threat to many. Surely you understand that the country is deeply divided, we cannot maintain our energy usage, the income discrepancy is rising and destabilizing.

Your response is to blame the poor and blame the aliens and get excited about homosexual marriage. Is that what the messiah expects?

The messiah didn't preach hatred. You do.

 
At 8/17/2006 11:33 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I suggest you read the whole Bible ducky. In Revelation, Jesus said of the Laodicean church, that HE would vomit it out of HIS mouth! The rest of Revelation involves JUDGEMENT! And it's not a pretty sight, war, famine, death, hell, demons running loose, martyrdoms, seas and fresh water turning to blood, hailstones 75-100 lbs. in weight, more war and the Messiah returning and killing HIS enemies with a Word! Yeah ducky, G*D NEVER deals with Evil, nor does HE send people to Hell(actually, they send themselves, but G*D DOESN'T rescue them from their choices!) Jesus is Savior but HE is also Judge! Deal with it, if you don't like it, talk to HIM about it!
I don't agree with everything the President chooses to do, never have, never will, because he is only a man! I personally will not be a danger to you!

tmw

 
At 8/17/2006 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Che Sucky Ducky the Cowardly Liar Baby Killer projects his hatred for those disagreeing with hom on US!!!

Little Che Sucky Chucklenuts,

Most of us do not HATE these people. We WILL KILL those who wish to kill our country and us. A sorry excuse for an anthropoid has not advanced their mental state far enough to even envision this.

I personally see eradicating the vermin on the same level as I see eradicating diseased animals. A sad but necessary job.

That you see us as haters is a reflection on how you think and act, not on us.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

You Baby Killing Chucklenuts!!!!!

 
At 8/17/2006 11:55 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Oh, ducky, I'm among the poor, so you really are reaching you know! Stopping gay marriage is for the good of society, not for the death and dismemberment of gays, illegal aliens are just that-ILLEGAL- and not here by invitation or permission. What do you call a person who waltzes in uninvited to your home? I call them a burglar! Are they disadvantaged, misunderstood and alienated persons when they hold a gun to your head or a knife to your throat?

tmw

 
At 8/17/2006 12:48 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I'm only pointing out merrywidow that by supporting the Bush administration you are acting against your self interest.

If you think this administration is going to do anything about immigration then you really do have to think again Ain't going to happen. My neighborhood is called Little Rio and the only thing I have against the brazilians is that most of them play that Dominican salsa crud and I'd liked to hear some good basa and MPB.

So go ahead, waste your time denying gays civil marriage. I can't see what you think you are accomplishing other than feeding your hatreds rather than looking at the very hard work of ridding yourself of that poison (and I know that my attitude towards evangelicals diminishes me. it's hard work getting rid of it.).

Why are you supporting an administration that is removing progressive taxation and shifting costs onto people without means? Makes absolutely no sense to me.

But there you have it. A divided country. A very angry country and when push comes to shove you are in a very vulnerable position. It isn't the muslims or mexicans or even people like myself who are your enemy. The fearmongers in this administration, however, are absolutely not concerned with your well being.

 
At 8/17/2006 12:56 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Some quotes from ducky's hero, Sherman to ponder...

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.

I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.

The carping and bickering of political factions in the nation's capital reminds me of two pelicans quarreling over a dead fish.

 
At 8/17/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Sherman performed a thankless job. But to end a war, somebody's got to make the other side give up and decide whether or not its' worth the continued pain.

 
At 8/17/2006 1:06 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...and with you, that always means "us".

 
At 8/17/2006 1:48 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Ducky

I must applaud your ability to stand in the face of the hail of truth and yet deny reality. It truly is impressive.

Hezbollah and Iran knew when they started this little war that France would be there. I marvel at the vast conspiracies you create and yet fail to see the obvious ones. France was due this little victory from the start the whole idea is to fractual the West. A 5 year old could have written this plot line. Amazing with your vast knowledge you can not see it.

SyrIranHez wins 2 victories one over Israel by getting them to stop and the 2nd over us by creating the illusion we are wrong to support Israel. France wins a temporary victory as the hero meanwhile France itself is a target and is being overwhelmed by immigrants. Sure Hez took some hits and lost a lot of Lebanese people and ground but hey whatever for the cause.

 
At 8/17/2006 1:50 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Farmer John is hitting all over the target especially with the quotes from Sherman. Have we not ears and eyes this is same strategy in Somalia, Afghanistan (USSR invasion), and even Sadaam expected the UN to intercede.

Farmer sees the truth you can not sit down and negotiate with this enemy. If you do the last thing you will hear is the sound of exploding gases and the compression wave of a bomb.

 
At 8/17/2006 7:25 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Ducky- I never said I supported everything this president decides! the only reason I voted for him is because I will never, ever vote for a traitor! Kerry is a traitor, I wouldn't touch him with a 10' pole, I would have had to deny everything my family has stood for for over 300 yrs.! I, and my late, have had family in every war ever faced by this country! I have had family on both sides of the War of Northern Aggression! My late's Father died over Romania! And you want me to throw all that away to have voted for your traitorous choice? NEVER!
You may call me hateful, I'm just passionate about what I see to be noble, honorable, true, and of good report! That's not hate, it's love of a kind you are not aquainted with! War is hell, but the results of NOT fighting can be worse!

tmw

 
At 8/17/2006 8:30 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Meanwhile, I do enjoy Beamish calling me a "cheerleader" for Hezbollah when I am merely recapping the situation. I'm afraid beamish is proof that evangelicals can't reason.

Ducky, you recapped the situation? When? You think a Katyusha is a "glorified bottle rocket." What possible hope do you have of being taken seriously?

BTW, I'm not an evangelical. I'll tell you how to get to heaven if you want to hear it, but you might want to check to see if the Bible is on the Vatican's banned book list first.

 
At 8/17/2006 8:57 PM, Anonymous Debbie said...

This is excellent. I wish everybody could read his book, at least the part you have here, AOW. I fear our country has gotten so PC we will allow ourselves to be taken in/over. You need to read the following link. It goes right along with this post.

Weaponizing Civilization: The New Way of War, by Raymond Kraft

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2006/08/weaponizing_civ.html


Thanks so much for this.

 
At 8/17/2006 9:00 PM, Anonymous Debbie said...

Well, that link didn't work. the rest of it is g_civ.html

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2006/08/weaponizing_civ.html

 
At 8/17/2006 9:07 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Debbie,
That link leads to an outstanding essay. Thank you!

 
At 8/17/2006 11:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Che Sucky Chucklenuts said:

" I can't see what you think you are accomplishing other than feeding your hatreds ..."

That is because you are STUPID!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 8/18/2006 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mehtinks the Little Che Sucky Cowardly Lying Chucklenuts doth protest too much.

He has put more psots up here trying to distract from Brandons excellent talent and work than he has put in the last week!!!

Keep up the excellent work Brandon. If it upsets the Sucky Chucklenuts this much it must be THE TRUTH!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 8/18/2006 8:34 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
I rather imagine that Brandon was prepared for Duck's quackings.

Who said, "Facts are inconvenient things"? I should know. I guess that I haven't yet had enough caffeine this morning.

 
At 8/18/2006 9:19 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Well AOW, I don't see why my initial statement doesn't stand. There have been many empires in history. The fact that one was Islamic is to be expected.

Brandon has done little but point to some phony bogey man under his bed and I'm not surprised that it hasn't drawn any publishing interest. Daniel Pipes has been milking the fear angle for years and has that monopoly staked out.

 
At 8/18/2006 9:24 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Researchers and writers of all types focus on particular topics.

If Brandon serializes his novelized biography online, we can all judge for ourselves whether or not the material has merit. As far as I know, there aren't many such books out there, but of course I don't read much fiction nowadays, except for my literature classes. I will, however, make an exception and read Brandon's book.

 
At 8/18/2006 9:52 AM, Anonymous Debbie said...

The more I think about this article/book, the more I just love it and want to read more. This writer is on on to something that I do not believe is being covered by any other writer. At least not to my knowledge.

 
At 8/18/2006 4:30 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

American Crusader,

Too bad that later after a defeat in Syria, Hulagu withdrew to Azerbaijan and adopted Islam.

Sorry about not commenting on this earlier.

You are correct, Hulugu Khan did "convert" to Islam later, but this does not take away from his significant military accomplishments prior to switching from sky worship to moon worship.

 
At 8/19/2006 6:55 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Thanks for posting those quotations from Sherman.

to end a war, somebody's got to make the other side give up and decide whether or not its' worth the continued pain.

For some reason, 21st Century mankind, particularly Western mankind, seems to think that there is another way to win a war. Limited warfare isn't going to the job done!

 
At 8/19/2006 7:28 AM, Anonymous gravelrash said...

Debbie - fantastic article you linked to. Many thanks for bringing it to wider attention.
It speaks a language I can understand.
http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2006/08/weaponizing_civ.html

 
At 8/19/2006 7:58 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Grav,
Debbie has an excellent site, with comprehensive round-ups. I try to visit her site on a regular basis.

 

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