Raj asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Do you think all governments are corrupt ?

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  • EZMZ
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    1 decade ago
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    Let's 1st focus on what is really at stake here.


    Please take the time to read the essay below by Dr. Chong. It is without a doubt the most

    This WAR is for REAL!

    Dr. Vernon Chong, Major General, USAF, Retired

    Tuesday, July 12, 2005.

    To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it. Our country is now facing the most

    serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine

    (which includes WWII).

    The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who

    think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means.

    First, let's examine a few basics:

    1. When did the threat to us start?

    Many will say September 11, 2001. The answer as far as the United States is concerned is

    1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:

    * Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979;

    * Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;

    * Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;

    * Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988;

    * First New York World Trade Center attack 1993;

    * Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996;

    * Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998;

    * Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998;

    * Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;

    * New York World Trade Center 2001;

    * Pentagon 2001.

    (Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide).

    2. Why were we attacked?

    Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks happened during the

    administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We cannot fault

    either the Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents

    or their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or Carter.

    3. Who were the attackers?

    In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.

    4. What is the Muslim population of the World? 25%.

    5. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?

    Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian

    population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was

    also Christian), that made no difference. You either went along with the administration or

    you were eliminated. There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political

    reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests). (see http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm...

    Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the six million

    holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of anything other than the

    Jewish atrocities. Although Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy

    about killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world

    - German, Christian or any others.

    Same with the Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way --

    their own people or the Spanish, French or anyone else. The point here is that just like the

    peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter how many

    peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from the terrorist Muslim

    leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing -- by their own pronouncements --

    killing all of us "infidels." I don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the

    choice was shut up or die?

    6. So who are we at war with?

    There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists.

    Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There

    is no way to win if you don't clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting. So with

    that background, now to the two major questions:

    1. Can we lose this war?

    2. What does losing really mean?

    If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions. We can definitely lose

    this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many

    of us simply do not fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?

    It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads,

    bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far

    from the truth as one can get.

    What losing really means is:

    We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks will not subside, but

    rather will steadily increase. Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just

    wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us,

    over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly, for terrorists to attack us, until we were

    neutered and submissive to them.

    We would of course have no future support from other nations, for fear of reprisals and for

    the reason that they would see, we are impotent and cannot help them.

    They will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It will be increasingly easier

    for them. They already hold Spain hostage. It doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong

    for Spain to withdraw its troops from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed

    their train and told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they want Spain to do will be

    done. Spain is finished.

    The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that they might see the light and

    realize that if we don't win, they are finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists

    without us. However, it may already be too late for France. France is already 20% Muslim and

    fading fast!

    If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know

    it. After losing, who would trade or deal with us, if they were threatened by the Muslims. If we

    can't stop the Muslims, how could anyone else?

    The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore are completely committed

    to winning, at any cost. We better know it too and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.

    Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple. Until we recognize the

    costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put 100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning.

    And it is going to take that 100% effort to win.

    So, how can we lose the war?

    Again, the answer is simple. We can lose the war by "imploding." That is, defeating ourselves

    by refusing to recognize the enemy and their purpose, and really digging in and lending full

    support to the war effort. If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. If we continue to

    be divided, there is no way that we can win!

    Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the life and death

    seriousness of this situation.

    President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation. Although all of the

    terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary

    Mineta refuses to allow profiling. Does that sound like we are taking this thing seriously?

    This is war! For the duration, we are going to have to give up some of the civil rights we

    have become accustomed to. We had better be prepared to lose some of our civil rights

    temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them permanently.

    And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of civil rights during WWII,

    and immediately restored them after the victory and in fact added many more since then.

    Do I blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?

    No, I blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our Political Correctness, and

    all of our civil rights during this conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of

    those words apply to war. Get them out of your head.

    Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the Administration that it almost

    seems they would literally like to see us lose. I hasten to add that this isn't because they

    are disloyal. It is because they just don't recognize what losing means. Nevertheless,

    that conduct gives the impression to the enemy that we are divided and weakening. It

    concerns our friends, and it does great damage to our cause.

    Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and media regarding the

    treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps exemplifies best what I am saying. We

    have recently had an issue, involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war,

    by a small group of our military police. These are the type prisoners who just a few

    months ago were throwing their own people off buildings, cutting off their hands,

    cutting out their tongues and otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing

    with Saddam Hussein.

    And just a few years ago these same type prisoners chemically killed 400,000 of their own

    people for the same reason. They are also the same type of enemy fighters, who recently

    were burning Americans, and dragging their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq.

    And still more recently, the same type of enemy that was and is providing videos to all

    news sources internationally, of the beheading of American prisoners they held.

    Compare this with some of our press and politicians, who for several days have thought

    and talked about nothing else but the "humiliating" of some Muslim prisoners -- not

    burning them, not dragging their charred corpses through the streets, not beheading

    them, but "humiliating" them.

    Can this be for real?

    The politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the Secretary of Defense.

    If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension and understanding of the

    seriousness of the enemy we are fighting, the life and death struggle we are in and the

    disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can.

    To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this prisoner issue makes us look

    like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome burned -- totally oblivious to what is going on in the

    real world. Neither we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife. Again I say,

    this does not mean that some of our politicians or media people are disloyal. It simply

    means that they are absolutely oblivious to the magnitude of the situation we are in, and

    into which the Muslim terrorists have been pushing us, for many years.

    Remember, the Muslim terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels! That translates into ALL

    non-Muslims -- not just in the United States, but throughout the world.

    We are the last bastion of defense. We have been criticized for many years as being 'arrogant.'

    That charge is valid in at least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we are so

    good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of all those who attack us,

    and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can defeat anything bad in the world!

    We can't!

    If we don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive, and no other free country

    in the world will survive if we are defeated.

    And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow freedom of speech,

    freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal rights for anyone --

    let alone everyone, equal status or any status for women, or that have been productive in

    one single way that contributes to the good of the world.

    This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war or we will be equated

    in the history books to the self-inflicted fall of the Roman Empire. If, that is, the Muslim leaders

    will allow history books to be written or read.

    If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims take over France in

    the next 5 years or less. They will continue to increase the Muslim population of France and

    continue to encroach little by little, on the established French traditions. The French will be

    fighting among themselves, over what should or should not be done, which will continue to

    weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?

    Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some external military force.

    Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically correct piece by politically correct piece.

    And they are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide that they

    abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to themselves, once they are in power.

    They have universally shown that when they have taken over, they then start brutally killing

    each other over who will be the few who control the masses. Will we ever stop hearing

    from the politically correct, about the "peaceful Muslims"?

    I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above. If we are united, there is no way

    that we can lose. I hope the factions in our country will begin to focus on the critical situation

    we are in, and will unite to save our country. It is your future we are talking about!

    Do whatever you can to preserve it.

    After reading the above, we all must do this not only for ourselves, but our children, our

    grandchildren, our country and the world.

    Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal and that includes the Politicians

    and media of our country and the free world!

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  • WC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Unfortunately power and wealth corrupts people, even some who have good intentions in the beginning.

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  • axel
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    properly, for a initiate. Africa is a Continent. most of the countries interior Africa are corrupt. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, working example rigged the election. no person reported they could vote for him, and he walked away with 80 5% of the vote. comparable in Kenya.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely"-Lord Acton

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, in particular the whores who are in office in the US Congress

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  • 1 decade ago

    No not all, US, Mexico are drugs, politicians,and police, on the take.

    EZMZ why would anyone want to read your book?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, basically.

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