Comment by Jim Campbell
Finally someone at the flag level is willing to call Islam what it is, against our values and objectionable. Kinda like our president no?
In Wired Magazine’s Danger Room, Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman pander to left wingers who passionately hate those who tell the truth about Islam. The pandering takes the form of a provocative headline followed by a slide show containing images from Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley’s classroom presentation.
The first slide consists of a headline and five bullet points, one of which I could easily go negative on but I am aware that the slide is an outline, which refers to other course materials not presently in view, so I will reserve judgment.
The first point declares that parts of the strategy will be considered politically incorrect, an obvious understatement. In war, the emphasis must be on militarily correct strategy & tactics, not on maintaining a PC image.
The second point informs us that the fourth Geneva Convention rules are not applicable to terrorism and hints at a “Phase III” which includes the destruction of Islam’s “holy” cities. The historical precedents listed will be interpreted as suggesting the use of nuclear weapons to destroy Mecca & Medina.
The third point rules out deterrence. Islamic jihad can not be deterred, it can only be delayed. Our strategists need to wrap their minds around the Qur’an’s Surah Al-Anfal and consider it as a whole with emphasis on 8:38, 60 & 65. Deterrence does not apply to Islam because Muslims believe in Allah, his threat & promise. Brig. S.K. Malik explained this in page 60 of The Qur’anic Concept of War : Islam makes Muslims immune to terror, hence to deterrence.