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 Re-Elect David Brinkley for Senate


September 13, 2007

Listen To Osama's Message

Chris Cavey

The Associated Press headlines blared last week "Bin Laden Urges America to Convert to Islam." Praise be to Allah! Finally a solution to world peace! It's unbelievable that the western world and the entire balance of humankind, with sanity, didn't think of this solution previously. It's just so simple; or is it simple-minded.

That wild and crazy guy Osama is a video star once again, extolling the virtues of a life of killing and his obsessed, dark hatred of us. That's right, you and me right here in Maryland and the United States. He will not be happy until you either dutifully convert to his odd beliefs of murder in the name of Allah, or you are dead. Just that simple.

If you thought Adolf Hitler was a scary man with his concentration camps and ethnic cleansing, you have no clue what a man driven by his God and supported by thousands of followers can accomplish.

He is quoted saying there are two ways to end the war: "The first is from our side, and it is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you." Reread this quote. This is a fight to the death, he isn't giving up; however, he wants us to do just that. Give up and convert.

The other way to end the war, according to our enemy, is: "It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interests of the people and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations." Sacrifice your life style, education system and economy; join the Stone Age.

"To conclude," bin Laden says, "I invite you to embrace Islam. There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling 2.5 percent."

I guess this was his pitch to the Libertarians or the Taxpayers Associations; but frankly most of these good Americans would rather just have Osama nuked until he glows green. Besides that, they would consider the alms a tax disguised as a fee.

The American people and the entire western world need to wake-up. There is no negotiation, no peace, and no end to this guy, his religion and his terror. It is a zero sum game for him: win or die; and he doesn't personally care if he dies in the process. My friends, the most dangerous person is one who has nothing to loose.

Last week on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson said America has laid down more of its blood and treasure in the cause of freedom than all other countries combined. Reader, if you needed something to think about well, there it is. There is no shame in honor, no disgrace in helping those who are in need to escape from tyranny.

Only the weak-minded liberal politicians believe that this is an instance where we can "give peace a chance." Negotiation with those who seek only victory or their own death does not occur. These terrorists are not of our culture and we cannot deal with them as if they are.

There is no one I know who wants soldiers killed and wounded. or the collateral civilian and economic damages that are the horrible offshoot of war. Everyone wishes for a reasonable solution; however, you must have reasonable leaders on both sides to formulate such a solution.

This war has been a terrible cost to the United States. We have lost brave men and women. We have had troops return wounded and battle scared. We have placed our economy in peril and increased our national debt. All of this sacrifice to not win this battle would be a shame.

Last Tuesday was the sixth anniversary of the terror attack on our country. We were ready for war and retaliation then while it was fresh on our minds and television screens; yet now we tire and are allowing our enemy to drag us into careless submission.

This week especially, America needs to remember. If we loose this skirmish on the battlefields in Iraq, the next battle against these self-sacrificing terrorists could once again be on American soil. Osama said: ".from our side, and it is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you."

Do you really think he's joking? Are you willing to take that chance.again?



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