Friday, November 17, 2006

A US Marine's Noble Endeavor

This a letter I received from my brother.  This Marine's letter captures the Nobility of an Spirit that exists in the United States of America.  This Spirit saved the World in World War I and World War II.  However in this World War III-IV(Cold War and this the GWOTGlobal War on Terror) or as I prefer to call it the GWOF-Gobal War on Jihad, the Occidental World is uninterested and too fat and lazy to read the Tea Leaves of this Pandemic which will turn on all into Dhimmi. 
  • The Legacy of Jihad:Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims  by Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (Providence, RI), is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases of Rhode Island Hospital. He has published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review, Revue Politique, FrontPage and other print and online publications.
    • Islam expanded in the eighth or ninth centuries…’; ‘This or that country passed into Muslim hands …’ But care is taken not to say how Islam expanded …. Regarding this expansion, little is said about jihad. And yet it all happened through war!"
      The Legacy of Jihad provides a comprehensive, meticulously documented corrective to the genre of a historical assessments decried by Ellul. This unique, extensive compilation includes Muslim theological and juridical texts, eyewitness historical accounts by both Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers, and essays by preeminent scholars analyzing jihad war and the ruling conditions imposed upon the non-Muslim peoples conquered by jihad campaigns. The Legacy of Jihad reveals how, for well over a millennium, across three continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe—non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars, became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic), in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day. Scholars, educators, and interested lay readers will find this collection an invaluable resource.
Here is the Letter of an American Spirit that I pray will prevail because of it is a Spirit that is a modern day Noblesse Oblige
(the moral obligation of those of high birth, powerful social position, etc., to act with honor, kindliness, generosity, etc.)  
Yesterday John Kerry said, "You know education, if you make the
most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make
an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don't, you get stuck
in Iraq...  So I wrote him a letter:

I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I am
currently on my second tour in Iraq, a tour in which I volunteered for. I speak Arabic
and Spanish and I plan to tackle Persian Farsi soon. I have a Bachelors and an
Associates Degree and between deployments I am pursuing an M.B.A .
In college I was a member of several academic honor societies, including the Golden
Key Honor Society. I am not unique among the enlisted troops. Many of my
enlisted colleagues include lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers,
musicians and artists just to name a few. You say that your comments  were
directed towards the President and not us. If we were stupid Senator
Kerry, we might have believed you.

I am not a victim of President Bush. I proudly serve him because
he is  my Commander and Chief. If it was you who was President, I
would serve you just as faithfully. I serve America Senator Kerry, and I am also
providing a service to the good people of Iraq. I have not
terrorized them in the middle of the night, raped them or murdered them as you have accused me of before. I am doing my part to help them rebuild. My role is a simple one, but
important. You see Senator Kerry, like it or not, we came here and removed a
tyrant (who terrorized Iraqis in the middle of the night, and raped them
and murdered them). And we have a responsibility to see to it that
another one doesn't take his place. The people of Iraq are recovering from an abusive
relationship with a terrible government and its going to take
some time to help them recover from that. We can't treat this conflict like a microwave dinner and throw a temper tantrum because we feel like its taking too long.

Senator Kerry, you don't have to agree with this war. You don't
have to say nice things about those of us who choose to make
sacrifices for the rights of every American rather than sit back and simply feel
entitled to it. But please Senator Kerry, if you're going to call me a stupid
murdering rapist, stick by what you say. Don't tell me that I misunderstood or
that you would never insult a veteran because you are one too. Having been there and
done that does not give you a free pass to insult me. My suggestion for you,
Senator Kerry, is to remember that your speeches are
recorded, and broadcast to us simpletons over here. You may want
to write down what you want to say before you say it, maybe have
somebody look at it before you say it and tell you what others might hear.
Remember that we can't read your mind, if there are any misinterpretations in what
you say, it's because you didn't communicate clearly.

Good luck to you Senator Kerry, if nothing else it's always
entertaining to watch you try and climb out of the holes that you
constantly dig for yourself.
Sincerely, Somebody who is watching his daughter grow up in
photographs so that you can have the right to say whatever you want about him...
A Letter from A Marine
Dominus Vobiscum and Semper Fi

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You used little of your brain when you wrote this, that much is obvious. Kerry NEVER said anything about soldiers being rapists, murders or worse. His statement was actually a reflection of reality in America. The extremely poor quality of education that is resulting because of the "no child left behind" Bush bullshit, causes kids who are not educated to join the Armed Services or end up working at Walmart for minimum wage. There is a problem with no blue collar decent paying work being available in this country that points kids to join the Army. That is kind of a fact of life. This OBVIOUSLY does not mean that all or even the majority of military personnel are stupid but the fact is that there are those who fail scholastically that look to the military to 'fix' their future. The tyrant you mentioned was not removed to help Iraqiis nor to protect the US. He was removed for political and economic reasons that had NOTHING to do with the people who live there nor with protecting this country. The president LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO START A WAR.!!!! The US never so blatantly attacked another country for absolutely no reason until Bush came along.

The fact of the matter is that nearly everyone in this country supports the military personnel and believes that the great majority are trying to help the people of Iraq. They appreciate the sacrifices of the military personnel and wish that all of them would come home safely. But that does NOT mean that we ever had any business going there in the first place or that this war is somehow 'right'. The military personnel are good intelligent people who care but are basically caught in the wrong place for the wrong reasons.

6:24 AM, December 20, 2006  

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