Saturday, July 16, 2005

War on...

Many years ago the US decided to wage war on drugs.

This was a very silly thing to do. Drugs (by which they meant illegal ones, meant mostly for 'recreational' use) are inanimate. They are either a chemical or organic substance, they never behave very belligerently and certainly no country has ever been taken over by drugs.

Countries HAVE at one time or other been taken over by drugproducers/dealers. A drugproducer is something one can to war against (how sensible it may be is an entirely different matter). They tend to be armed, belligerent and very defensive of their trade. They want only to be rich (at the expense of as many other people as it takes), and once rich, they will do everything it takes to stay that way.

The war on drugs (or more precisely, their producers/sellers) is stupid, and here's why: As long as there are people who want to buy and use drugs, there will be people willing to produce and sell them.
Now don't say: Then make war on the users. Another stupid move, and here's why: If people are so fucked up and selfdestructive they want to use drugs, there's really not that much you can threaten them with to change their mind.
Motives behind drug abuse are many and varied, and very fascinating, and they need to be removed. If people stop wanting drugs, the whole problem goes away. The nasty people who now produce and sell drugs will still be nasty, but they will no longer be rich and powerful.

Why the US went to war against drugs is a bit of mystery really. I am convinced they realize fighting this fight is completely useless. It may be just politically motivated, it may be a convenient way to create and maintain a huge and powerful law enforcement apparatus, which is good for a lot more than just tracking drugdealers. But whatever the reasons, it's costing money and lives, and there's really no gain. And the worst of it is, it is hypocritical.
It is hypocrisy to not name the actual problem: Millions and millions of your own citizens creating a demand for expensive drugs. It should tell you something about the society you've created if large sections of your own population can't handle life without drugs to numb them, boost them or 'enhance' their minds.

Fighting 'drugs' is fighting a symptom. And I know that that is the way the West practices medicine these days, but it's still stupid.

The misnomer 'war on terror' is equally hypocritical. It implies you're fighting acts of terror, like the bombings in London recently, or in Netanya. It also implies (as in the war on drugs) that you're not actually interested in fighting the root cause. Even renaming the war to 'war on terrorists' would not be sufficient, as the supply of terrorists is almost as ample as the supply of aspiring drugdealers. There always seems to be someone willing to step up to the plate. It would still be fighting symptoms, not causes.
With drugdealers it's not that difficult to see why. Lots of relatively easy money, relatively little risk, the fast lane, etc. Often young drugdealers come from an environment where there's little choice, and little incentive to take the high road. It's no excuse, but that's how it works.

In the case of the 'war on terror' it is not that hard to see why the US chooses to fight an abstraction instead of its very real and tangible causes.
Going to war against the Taliban in Afghanistan was and still is rewarding. Afghanistan is a poor country, and no American lost any money when the ridiculous stone-age barbarians were removed from power there. You can really only win there.
Much the same goes for Iraq. The only ones making money off Saddam were France, Russia and Kofi Annan & Sons, so things could only get better if the US invaded. Moreover, even if oil would still take years if not decades to start flowing again, billions of US taxpayers' dollars can and will be spent on rebuilding Iraq. And the rebuilding will be done by some of the largest companies in the world, who thus stand to make dozens, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars. The companies involved have boards made up almost exclusively of former government employees. The revolving door is alive and kicking.
And the same interests that made it so very interesting to go into Iraq make it vital to stay out of Saudi.

Terrorist acts cannnot be fought. Terrorists can be, but they are 'just' a symptom. The root cause of Islamic terrorism is political. It is the dictators who walk a tightrope, balancing alliances with terrorists (who receive most of their funds from the oil leeches) with their business relationships with the West. The Arabs' hold on power is precarious, and only as long as the desire for revolt can be focused abroad are they safe.

So they pay for mosques all over the planet to preach hatred, Islamic world domination and infidel inferiority.
They sponsor suicide bombers' families.
They finance terrorist training camps in Africa and Asia, so 'fighters' can then bomb, kill and kidnap us.
They buy the schoolbooks that teach children their version of history, including their view of the Jews, the Crusades and the eternal victimization of the Arab people.
They employ marketing- and advertizing agencies to create or alter the 'corporate' image of themselves and their (perceived) enemies, and expensive lawyers to sue any opposition at the drop of a hat.

And they buy the US State department.

That's why there's no war on 'The Cause Of Terrorism', or even a 'War On Terrorists', but only a meaningless and hypocritical 'war on terror'. A war with such objectives can never be won.

And that's why it, like the war on drugs, was lost before it was started.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Only in the Religion of Peace (tm)

Children die in Baghdad car bomb heads BBC.
At least 26 Iraqis, almost all of them children, have been killed by a suicide car bombing in south-eastern Baghdad.

A car drove up to a US army vehicle and blew up as troops gave sweets to the children, a witness said.
So try and imagine a person, a human being, seeing dozens of Iraqi children gathering around some American soldiers, with eager, expecting looks on their faces, the GI's are handing out sweets. Packed with explosives, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Get as close as you can, and press the button.

You have just earned yourself a place in paradise. By willfully, purposely slaughtering children, blowing them up.

Allah is truly a far worse invention than the most repulsive and sickening version of Satan ever conceived. And whoever worships it... Well.

Creative solutions

According to a report in the daily Het Parool, more than a quarter of all primary school kids in Amsterdam have significant studying problems because of the huge and increasing number of children of 'foreign' (read: Muslim) descent. This causes Amsterdam to score extremely low on the national SAT's. So what do we do? We don't include them in the average. Which causes Amsterdam to score higher than the national average for the first time. Cool eh?

When criticized that this causes a warped picture of Amsterdam's actual score, Alderman Ahmed Aboutaleb replied that this is nonsense. "If you're born thousands of miles away and then get tested in 8th grade in Holland, you can't be expected to score well". True enough, but most of these semiliterates were born here. Like Mohammed Bouyeri, who also writes in Dutch at the level of a 7-year old.

Link to
the article (in Dutch)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Guess we'll just have to wait...

... until they kill some of ours again, so we can kill some of theirs.
Hamas has published an article on its website stating it will extend its Qassam manufacturing and firing capabilities to the West Bank. It warned it will launch a rocket onslaught against Israeli cities, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, until the Jewish state is destroyed.

"Should the Zionist army partially withdraw from the cities of the West Bank ... Afula, Hadera, Beit She'an, Netanya, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities will all fall within the range of the Qassam rocket. ... The implication is that this rocket, which was previously looked upon with disdain by many, will serve as the weapon of choice in the coming period of time, as the acts of suicide martyrdom served as the weapon of choice during all the previous years
reports WorldNetDaily.These are the people Holocaust-denier Abbas is asking to join him in his 'cabinet'. So they won't be so radical, maybe.

Ship 'm to Jordan, Egypt and Syria. All of them. If they resist, so much the better.

Monday, July 11, 2005

No quicker way to get rich

Bombing and slaughtering Jews and Europeans pays big time:
G8 offers $9 billion to Palestinians
heads WorldNetDaily.
In a direct response to the terrorist attacks on London, world leaders of the G8 nations yesterday doubled their commitment to African relief and offered the Palestinian Authority some $9 billion.

The Palestinian Authority, particularly under the leadership of Yasser Arafat, was accused of siphoning off billions in foreign aid into private bank accounts. Arafat was one of the richest men in the world when he died last year.
If you say it quickly, it doesn't sound like all that much: US$. NINE BILLION DOLLARS. Why, you can pay Egypt four years in a row from that kinda money...
And to think that the explosives used against Jews in Israel and against Brits in London are bought from the same source...
...Mossad officials informed British security officials that the explosive material used in the Tel Aviv attack on Mike's Place pub was apparently also utilized to stage the bombings in London on Thursday.
Better be careful. 9 BILLION even buys you a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. Or a truckload of suitcase nukes. Or... Well, you get the idea.

The G8 seem unperturbed by the fact that this money will get a lot of people killed other than just Jews.

Mohammed Bouyeri

(Theo van Gogh's murderer)

Translation: Sometimes I think it's a shame there's no pictures.
By Gregorius Nekschot

Jews should live in Israel

The JPost reports that
For the first time in 2000 years, Israel will next year become the largest Jewish community in the world.
In itself good news. However, with Iran getting ever closer to somehow obtaining a nuclear capacity (either thru N-Korea, Russia, Pakistan, their own research or a combination), Jews are thus setting themselves up for a second Holocaust that will dwarf what happened in WW2. I've predicted this before, and the concept appeals to others as well:
[The Israelites] have spread all over the world. Now Allah gathers them in this land. He brings them in groups from all countries of the world, in order fulfill Allah's universal law: Judgment Day will come when Muslims fight the Jews, and the stone and the tree say: Oh, Muslim, Oh, servant of Allah, there's a Jew behind me, come and kill him. If the Jews were scattered throughout the world, how could we find them in order to fight them?

The war between us and the Jews is a religious war. This is not a war over a path, a land or anything like that. The part of the Koran that was given at Mecca, before the Muslim even met the Jews, each chapter reveals who the Jews really are, their perversity and the danger they present.

Our war with them is a religious war, and we must arm the nation with the weapon of faith.
So says Al-Shariqa University Professor Mustafa Muslim.

We want to be practical here. If we're going to allow Muslims a nuclear weapon, better not put all our Jews in one basket.


I've received quite a few reactions to my 'quitting' this blog. I must say, it's nice to hear people tell me they appreciate my rants, asking me not to quit, telling me they find something worthwhile in my posts.

So I've reconsidered. I also said I might still rant once in a while. The way I look at it now, I might rant a bit more often than I had planned. I may go back to posting the way I did. I'm not sure yet. I guess a part of me needs this form of 'release', as there are no Muslim extremists for me to shoot in the head (which I would pay money for to be able to do, and I'm not kidding).

I really wish I was 20 years younger and still in the Marines. I would be in Afghanistan now, hunting Taliban and Al-Qaeda. It would not solve or even change a thing, I'm not that deluded, but I'd feel good about it.

Now it seems I'm limited to trying to 'educate' people. My preferred method for that is using a verbal sledgehammer and beating people into submission with facts, arguments and the relentlessness that is one of my trademarks.

I am actually losing friends over this. I cannot let it go. I will not start conversations over Muslim immigration, integration, terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict and its causes, anti-Semitism, and the many other topics I cover on this blog. I refrain, because I get too intense, always, even when I just get very sarcastic. But when others start, or God forbid, ask me what I think on the subject... I just get too intense. People don't wanna hear it, and that just pisses me off even more. It convinces me that my view of the basic problem in Europe is the correct one, namely that people are in trouble exactly because of their indifference, their lack of commitment, their disbelief of the building crashing down around them, the enemy at the gates. I'm pretty sure I now know what most Romans acted like while their empire was crashing down around them: They were busy betting on who'd win tomorrow's fight at the Colosseum, or gossiping about the neighbours' new chariot. In other words, even when they knew that all the lands they used to once rule were now amassing at the borders, they could not be bothered. There simply was no collective sense of self-preservation.

The Romans had a few good excuses for the implict consent to their own demise. They had been the Earth's ruling people for a milennium. It may have been just their time. I guess a certain dynamic is necessary for maintaining a world empire, and it doesn't seem possible to remain dynamic after ten centuries.
Also, the Romans didn't have Internet, satellite TV or any other form of instant communication. There was no way to confer on the average citizen what was actually happening to their empire. They could legitimately claim ignorance as an excuse for inaction, indifference, resignation.

We don't have those excuses. The West has been an 'empire' for perhaps two hundred years. Have we lost all dynamism already?
As for the second excuse, WE know EXACTLY what is going on anywhere in the world, at any time. Or to be more precise, we CAN know, if we choose. The Mainstream media are biased as hell, but even they can't hide the ugly truth, and when it gets too bad, even they start using words like 'terrorist'. And quite apart from the MSM, the Internet affords everyone WHO CHOOSES IT the access to news and information from sources from every color of the political spectrum. No one has the excuse anymore that they didn't know. Sticking your head in the sand never took more effort for a human being than it does now, at the start of the 21st century. And yet, more and more people seem to have little else to do.

My in-laws are a case in point. Upper middle class, semi-retired. They live in a rich suburb of Amsterdam, where very few 'allochtonen' (non-native Dutch) live. They only go to parts of Amsterdam where 'autochtonen' (native Dutch) make up the majority (which are few in Amsterdam, and in fact, they rarely go to Amsterdam at all). They only go out to places where their friends go out, or to family. They read the tabloids, which report only on celebrities. They do not watch the news, or current affairs.

They don't wanna know, and unlike the Romans, THEY have to make a conscious effort to look the other way.

And even then they can't escape. When Theo van Gogh was shot, stabbed and nearly decapitated, they were of course fittingly shocked. They are aware that I am interested in such affairs, and asked me why Mohammed Bouyeri murdered van Gogh, and in such a bestial manner.
But I saw their eyes glaze over when I told them why. Not because I'm a sleep-inducing orator, but because they don't wanna know about such large numbers of radical Muslims in their midst. They don't wanna hear that in the Netherlands, as in France, every third new born baby is a Muslim. They don't wanna be confronted with the fact that a third of all the people in Holland's four major cities is Muslim, and more than half of all the people under eightteen.
They don't wanna know that of all the names for newborn baby boys, "Mohammed" is the most popular and registered.

And when they weakly counter my 'panic mongering' by asking what harm the average Muslim really does, I tell them that already they decide for us what art we can display in our streets. If it offends them, it doesn't get placed, or placed somewhere uninhabited by Muslims (but these locations are becoming increasingly rare).
I tell them that the very threat of Muslim violence effectively causes politicians, commentators and journalists to censor themselves, when they would otherwise speak out against wrongs in the Muslim community.
I tell them that schools feel forced to adjust their curriculum, skipping lessons about the Holocaust and anything else that offends the increasing number of Muslims kids (in the major cities a majority in most schools). Teachers are intimidated and threatened when discussing subjects that Muslims studens feel they somehow have a stake in.
I tell them that shops in predominantly Mulsim neighbourhoods start catering to Muslims, and stop offering wares that offend Muslims. Butchers, in order to compete with Muslim butchers, stop selling pork. Market economy at work? Not when there is still a demand for pork, but merchants no longer feel comfortable offering it to the natives.
I tell them about the numerous areas in Amsterdam where intimidation by Moroccan gangs is so ingrained that people don't even complain to the police about it anymore. There's no use, and only repercussions to look forward to. Better to move somewhere where this cancer has not yet spread.

And so I see their eyes glaze over. They know that what I'm saying is true. They feel powerless to stop it, they don't wanna know, and anyway, it'll last their time. "Apres nous le deluge". And I get angry (although I hide it from them), as far as I'm concerned they are a prime example of good stock Dutch sheep to me. Ready to be slaughtered with nothing more than some bleating when the time comes.

As an individual, you have to be careful about what you do. It wouldn't be that hard to kill a few Muslim extremists. It would be a good thing to force the issue. Muslims all over Holland would explode in rage if a few of them were murdered, and it might even cause a small form of civil war. Polarization is what is needed here, and at present, the natives will still win a confrontation like that. A confrontation that is sure to come, but it must come while we have both the law and the majority still on our side. In a law-abiding nation like the Netherlands, we need the Muslims to be the offenders. Not a difficult proposition, but it will take a catalyst to make it so.

And there's the problem: Like many, I have too much to lose. I too am too 'bourgeois' to start this 'revolution'. I would not mind going to jail for killing the next Mohammed Atta-wannabe if that would provoke Muslims into such misbehaviour that the Dutch (and the Europeans in general) finally feel justified in kicking them out. But I have a wife and two kids to take care of too, and lucky for them, I feel the greater responsibility lies with them.

I regard Islam as a hostile entity, its followers as people who ALL, to varying degrees, are out to destroy Western society.
So Islam needs to be fought. We can still do so by civilized, democratic means. We can democratically decide for example, to deport Muslims to their countries of origin. We can democratically decide to create criteria for citizenship that Muslims cannot meet. Democracy is being used against us, but we CAN use it in our favour. It takes political will, nothing more. And it will force Muslims to show their real face. They will not go quietly, but it's a fight they can't (yet) win.

It is what needs to be done. In thirty years from now, THEY will use democracy to disband the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands. It will be completely legal. And anyone resisting THEN will be outlawed, and subject to the rules that currently still work against the terrorists. Penalties will be Islamic, and therefore draconic. And the rest of us will be second-class citizens in our own country.