The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

24-Oct-2008

Barack Obama and World War IV

Filed under: PoliticiansUS & Global PolicyIranian Threat — eidelberg @ 5:09 am

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, says, “Every [American] citizen interested in our survival as a free and safe country should read [Norman Podhoretz] World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism, 2007, 2008.”

I fully agree, and would only add, please do so before the November election.—Paul Eidelberg


Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey express the highest praise for Norman Podhoretz’s book World War IV: The Long Struggle Again Islamofascism (NY: Vintage: 2007, 2008).

Iran, a nation of 70 million people, is the epicenter of Islamofascism. Its government may deploy nuclear weapons in less than a year. Senator Barack Obama regards Iran as a mere “nuisance.” This is enough to indicate that an Obama presidency would be disastrous.

Obama is so infatuated with his oratorical skills that he thinks he can persuade Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to halt Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. The junior senator of Illinois Obama ignores the fact that five years of American and European diplomacy and sanctions have only given Iran five more years to develop a nuclear arsenal.

A nuclear-armed Iran, coupled to Iranian control of oil shipped from the Persian Gulf, would make Iran a superpower.” Indeed, former CIA Middle East operative Robert Baer warns that Ahmadinejad’s ambition is to restore the Persian empire.

Most ominous is Iran’s Shahib ballistic missiles. These missiles have a range of 1,000 miles and can reach all of Europe. Tipped with nuclear weapons, those missiles will cow Europe. The loss of Europe would utterly collapse the economy of the United States. Meanwhile, NATO will be shattered just when we are witnessing a resurgence of Russian imperialism.”

Nothing would more encourage Ahmadinejad than a left-wing American government headed by Barack Obama. Obama is not only a dove; he is also a Muslim according to Islamic law, since his father was a Muslim. As Daniel Pipes explains, descent under Islamic law is patrilineal. Although Obama professes to be a Christian, he is regarded as a Muslim by no less than Libyan president Muammar Ghadaffi. This is profoundly significant.

Only let the Islamic world believe that a Muslim has become President of the United States and the Middle East will explode. An Obama presidency will exhilarate Muslims throughout the world and incite Islamofascists to unrestrained violence against ‘infidels.” Americans cannot fathom such a development. They cannot take Ahmadinejad seriously. They regard his threat, “death to America,” as mere bombast. Well, neither Europe nor the United States took Hitler and his goal of world conquest seriously. But a world governed by Islamic law, the Sharia, has been the goal proclaimed by Muhammad, Saladin, Osama bin Laden, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Khomeini’s disciple, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

We need to bear in mind that there are 1.5 billion Muslims on this planet. Dr, Pipes estimates that no less than 10 to 15 percent support jihadists. Other commentators estimate more than 40 percent. Say it’s 20 percent. That means 300 million Muslims support jihad—a number far exceeding the Nazis and the Communists combined. An unlimited supply of suicide bombers.

Nineteen destroyed the World Trade Center. The Islamic world cheered—without distinctions between “moderates” and ‘extremists.’ And yet, Obama thinks he can sit down and pacify Ahmadinejad. Well, the senator did write a book called The Audacity of Hope.

Hence, Americans had better think twice before casting their ballots for the next president of the United States.