Stop a War

Written by Ed Howes

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Questions are then raised concerning future events. Let's look at a likely scenario. We know when al Qaeda has chosen a target in America, they persist until it is destroyed. World Trade Center 1993 and 2001. The national capitol 2001 and ? Security has tightened sufficiently sorepparttar next attack onrepparttar 126036 capitol will be different thanrepparttar 126037 last, as withrepparttar 126038 Trade Center.

The report on Now demonstrates a close relationship between Pakistan and al Qaeda. Pakistan has growing nuclear capability and it is reasonable to assume al Qaeda has proved itself worthy to share in this capability. While it may be a bit more difficult to move nuclear devices within striking distance ofrepparttar 126039 capitol, it is far from impossible. Any number of nuclear weapons could be brought in with regular drug shipments, made possible byrepparttar 126040 great war on drugs fraud.

The lesson of Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho was to fearrepparttar 126041 government's ability to make war onrepparttar 126042 people. The lesson of Oklahoma City and September 11, is that government canít or won't protectrepparttar 126043 people or itself. Fear increases all around and affects every aspect of American life. That fear not only allows an expansion of government and government power, it demandsrepparttar 126044 increase as national security.

The escape of 8,000 al Qaeda in 2001 does nothing to increase security anywhere. Anythingrepparttar 126045 President has said about national security since November, 2001 is suspect. There is no doubt national government is growing like a cancer. Yet, if al Qaeda succeeds in destroyingrepparttar 126046 capitol, especially a nuclear destruction, would any American see it as a successful radiation treatment? Can surviving America rest easier becauserepparttar 126047 capitol wasrepparttar 126048 target and notrepparttar 126049 rest of us? Will Congress deserve such a fate because it did nothing whenrepparttar 126050 President substantially decreasedrepparttar 126051 entire national security?

As I write this, I have heard reports that U.S. forces are closing in on al Qaeda nearrepparttar 126052 Pakistani border. Will they capture or killrepparttar 126053 8,000 freed in November, 2001? Or will most of them slip away with Pakistani assistance? The answer to this question should tell us much aboutrepparttar 126054 so called war on terrorism. Personally, I expect it to be business as usual and hope I am wrong.

To add some balance to all this, I want to point out that we could considerrepparttar 126055 escape of November, 2001 a case of a Christian President loving his enemies, asrepparttar 126056 Bible instructs. Could we be witnessingrepparttar 126057 beginnings of New Age warfare here? Will there be any gratitude amongrepparttar 126058 8,000 who were and are ready to die for their beliefs? Will they be satisfied withrepparttar 126059 destruction of their next primary target? Or will they continue until America is one ofrepparttar 126060 least powerful nations inrepparttar 126061 world? Would that be a bad thing? Could it be necessary to world peace? Fear or not, these are truly exciting times.

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Nothing to Fear

Written by Ed Howes

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Let's imagine that al Qaeda and Pakistan are friendly allies. As a reward for 9/11, Pakistan presents al Qaeda with three or four nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles, supplied by North Korea. Or imagine three or four portable nukes flown in withrepparttar regular drug supply and turned over to American right wing extremists to place, under supervision. They are detonated by telephone whenrepparttar 126035 time is right, orrepparttar 126036 ballistic missiles are loaded on some innocuous ship like an oil tanker, which cruises into striking distance and launchesrepparttar 126037 entire payload at one or two targets.

Forrepparttar 126038 love of symbolism al Qaeda has demonstrated,repparttar 126039 strike comes whenrepparttar 126040 U.S. invades Iraq, where much of our Homeland Security is atrepparttar 126041 moment. Washington D.C. is vaporized. The administration, with some advance warning, retires to its survival bunkers. Whenrepparttar 126042 dust clears, they are all that is left of national government and callrepparttar 126043 troops home to enforcerepparttar 126044 martial law demanded byrepparttar 126045 people. We intensify our war on terror by arresting you and your neighbor for lack of cooperation withrepparttar 126046 new rules. This is as hard for us to imagine as Waco, Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma City or 9/11. If we can imagine it, we can start making decisions now about how we will allow such an event to affect us. I was hoping to warn Congress but they are so swamped with protest communications, my message is unlikely to reach them. They could be sacrificed before they fully realizerepparttar 126047 threat. I heard 9/11 wasrepparttar 126048 result of communication failure. All successful attacks will be for this same reason.

Treason is a Capital crime. Providing aid and comfort torepparttar 126049 enemy in time of war isrepparttar 126050 definition of treason or high treason. So why isrepparttar 126051 Capitol trusting their lives torepparttar 126052 friends of al Qaeda inrepparttar 126053 White House? Is it possible not one of them knows what I have told you?

We are told that America does not distinguish between terrorists and those who support them. Assistingrepparttar 126054 escape of 8,000 al Qaeda supports terrorism as surely as money or training, which Congress also provides through Pakistan and other friends ofrepparttar 126055 President. Shouldrepparttar 126056 people distinguish between traitors and those who support them? Isrepparttar 126057 entire military and Congress as guilty asrepparttar 126058 President and Secretary? How about taxpayers who make it all possible? Who is not guilty and due no punishment? Maybe America is overdue for a good whipping. Who will prevent it?

Onrepparttar 126059 other hand, this is a new age. An age of brotherhood and science. I can see that aidingrepparttar 126060 escape of al Qaeda is a Christian and loving thing to do, not unlike allowing Saddam to leave Iraq with whatever entourage he chooses, before he is hunted down and eliminated. Who knows how we are loving Iran and North Korea? Though we might not see love as a result ofrepparttar 126061 world's most powerful military's care and attention, who am I to questionrepparttar 126062 men leading us into WWIII,repparttar 126063 great love war?

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