Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rudy Giuliani vs Ron Paul

At the recent GOP debate held in South Carolina, there was a brief confrontation between former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Fox News is claiming that Congressman Paul implied that the U.S. had a hand in the attacks of 911. That is absolutely not true, as anyone who saw the debate can verify.

Congressman Paul said, and I quote, "They attack us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for ten years. We've been in the Middle East...I think Reagan was right, we don't understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics." Mayor Giuliani then defined his interpretation of Congressman Paul's comments by saying, "That is an extraordinary statement as someone who has lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I've ever heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11." Mayor Giuliani received a round of applause for his rebuking of Congressman Paul.

A Fox News clip showed the confrontation and then continued by talking about the 9-11 truth movement. John Gibsons report stated that, "According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 35% of Democrats think President Bush knew about the 911 attacks before hand. The so called 9-11 Truth Movement has already infected people like Rosie O Donnell, and one in three Democrats, and many other Americans, evidently including Congressman Ron Paul."

Correspondent Michelle Malkin afterwards says that Congressman Ron Paul really has no business being on stage as a legitimate representative of Republicans because the 9-11 truth virus is something that infect only a very small proportion of people that would identify themselves as conservative or republican..."

I remember after the attacks how we wanted answers. We called for investigations and we wanted to know how much the government knew beforehand. We got a report, the 911 Commissions Report. Why is it that Rudy Giuliani's testimony before the commission never made it into the final draft of the report for us to review?

The quote, unquote official 9-11 report is full of holes and unanswered questions. Congressman Paul did not state that the only reason we were attacked was because of our presence in the Middle East or our continued bombing of Iraq. He said we do not understand the politics of the Middle East. The Americans wanted the truth after 9-11. I am reminded of a line by Jack Nicholson in the film, A Few Good Men, "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" After the applause that Rudy Giuliani received by his rebuke to Congressman Paul, that is evidently the case for the majority of the people in this country.

Those of us who seek the truth in regards to 9-11 are labeled 'conspiracy nuts' or we have the 9-11 truth virus. We are shunned, scorned and looked upon as lunatics by asking for answers to questions that have never truthfully been answered.

President Bush laid the blame for the attacks of 9-11 upon the shoulders of Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terrorist network. It is coming up on 6 years since the attacks of 9-11 and we still have not succeeded in capturing or killing Osama Bin Laden. We have however entangled ourselves in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no visible end in sight. Meanwhile Osama Bin Laden hides safely in Pakistan, a supposed ally in our War on Terror.

The President and his propaganda machine have skillfully taken our minds off the fact that the attacks of Sept. 11 were done at the desire of Bin Laden, and slowly shifted the focus to, as of yet, undiscovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and their ties to Bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. We have created a much more hostile breeding ground for terrorist recruitment in Iraq and fueled the fires of Islamic hatred for the west. Well done President Bush!

Besides embroiling us in a war that can no longer be called a war, but a police action, what else has President Bush done to secure our country from further terrorist attacks?

He managed to pass the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act, which do away with just about every safeguard to our personal liberty as outlined in the Bill of Rights. He established a huge bureaucracy that is supposed to protect us but has done nothing to secure our nation from future attacks. Sure, we have to take off our shoes when we board an airplane and we can no longer bring nail clippers or scissors, but how much more secure are we?

Six foreign-born Muslims have been arrested for plotting an attack on the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey. Investigators say the men planned to "kill as many soldiers as possible."

The only, I repeat the only reason we caught these six men is because they took a video tape of themselves calling for jihad against the United States to be copied and the employee at the store contacted the FBI. If they had not been so stupid as to make that video, who knows if they might had been successful? Does that make you feel any more secure?

Who were these men who threatened to ‘kill as many soldiers as possible’? They were all of Middle Eastern backgrounds. Two had been admitted to the United States legally by visas, and three were, get this, illegal aliens. These three men came to the U.S. by crossing the border near Brownsville Texas, more than twenty years ago! The whole while the New Jersey police department chose to look the other way regarding the status of illegal aliens in this country. I wonder how many more of these jihadists are out there just biding their time?

It appears that President Bush’s War on Terror is not as successful as we would like it to be. Could it be because we are fighting the wrong thing? This is were the American people are not ready to hear the truth. We are not at war with a nation, a people, or even a terrorist group. We are at war with an ideal, and ideal that is based upon an extreme interpretation of the religion of Islam. Until the people of this country realize that we are in a religious war for the very survival of our country, our beliefs and our lives, we cannot win this war! I am not saying all Muslims are going to become suicide bombers or take up arms like those who planned on attacking Fort Dix, but how can you know who is or who isn’t?

Did you know the word Islam means submission? Did you know the word Muslim means one who submits to Allah? According to the followers of Islam, they must follow the Qur’an. Chapter 9, verse 5 of the Qur’an states, “Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back from (Islam), take them and kill them wherever you find them.”

I don’t think it can be explained any less clearly what the goals of the followers of this extremist version of Islam are in regards to the people of this country. Every man woman and child in this country who is not a follower of Islam is an enemy to the faithful and we must all be converted or killed.

Now, with that being said, are we fighting this war on terror as effectively as we could be? Not hardly! The people of this country are too concerned with being politically correct and not racially profiling people.

Our government has left our borders open to anyone who can sneak through, and now they want to grant amnesty to every one who successfully snuck in to our country, irregardless of their beliefs or their loyalty to the United States and our culture.

That is just plain naive and ignorant!

It is bad enough that allow so many people into this country from countries that practice Islam. As has already been shown, one of the Fort Dix planners was a natural born U.S. citizen and two were here legally on visas.

There is another report done by the World Almanac that states that there are approximately 5,220,000 Muslims in the United States as of 1991. Whatever the number was in 1991, it is sure to have climbed by now.

On top of that our government is allowing Iraqi refugees to come settle in the United States. On May 10, there was an article in the Washington Post Foreign Service, by Nora Boustany, which stated that House Democrats plan to introduce a bill that would increase by at least 20,000 the number of Iraqi refugees eligible for resettlement in the United States in 2007 and 2008. It would also admit 15,000 “special immigrant status” Iraqis and their families for each of the next four years.

These are people who are fleeing their country because of the conditions that were created by a war we started. Do you not think there might be just a tiny bit of anger towards the United States? As former President Bush used to say, I don’t think that is prudent.

Getting back to Rudy Giuliani, he states “If any Republican is elected president-and I think obviously that I would be the best at this-we will remain on offense and will anticipate what the {terrorists} will do and try to stop them before they do it.”

Well Mister Mayor, your offense sucks! You are soft on immigration. You allowed New York to remain a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, which may have included who knows how many jihadists. You are for granting amnesty for those already here. You support the president and his misguided war on terror in Iraq. The presidents position, and yours only add fuel to the fire and give them more incentive to bring the war to us. We are violating their sovereignty and forcing upon them belief systems that go against the extremist version of Islam that produces these terrorists we claim to be at war with. All we are doing is stirring a hornets nest by maintaining our presence in the Middle East. Congressman Paul is right and you and the rest of the American people do not wish to hear the truth.

If we want to be effective at fighting this war against terrorism, we need to reconsider who and what it is we are fighting and come up with a strategy to protect our nation from more attacks within, not from across the ocean.

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