A week ago on NBC's "Meet the Press," Newt Gingrich described the scale of terrorist attacks and plots, world conflicts, and the hostile declarations by rogue states and their pursuit of nuclear weapons as an emerging Third World War.
With the emergence of problems in India, the crisis regarding North Korea, attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel, the active political, financial, and military support of Iran and Syria, and the terrorism performed around the globe by the Islamic Terrorist Network, in addition to our own war on terror, I think that Mister Gingrich's assessment is correct.
And Iran is at the epicenter.
This is a Third World War, and the United States and her allies face a long war that includes, but is not limited to, battling with the irreconcilable radical wing of Islam.
Recently, in this war, these are some of the disturbing events that have unfolded:
--Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas is waging war against Israel in both southern Lebanon and Gaza.
--Seven bombings in Mumbai, India.
--North Korea launched seven missiles in deliberate contempt of repeated warnings from the United States, Japan and the United Nations Security Council
--Seven Americans were seen on video tape in Miami pledging allegiance to al Qaeda.
--A plot to bomb New York City subways and tunnels was discovered.
--18 Canadians were arrested for plotting terror with an explosive force twice of that used in the Oklahoma City bombing in a plan to blow up the Canadian parliament.
--The British Government has uncovered more than 20 major conspiracies by Islamic terrorists and as many as 1,200 potential terrorists now live in the United Kingdom.
And during this time of war and crisis, our own American media commits treason against the United States daily.
Americans must recognize that we, and all free people everywhere, are in a world war pitting free people against terrorists that wish to bring our world into a dark age with them in charge.
All of the worldwide terror is connected. It is a network. The bombings in India are related to the attacks on Israel. The attacks on Israel were designed to take our eyes off of Iran's nuclear aspirations. Want proof that it is all connected? Iran is erecting a statue of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in a gesture of alliace, and he is linked to Castro's efforts to weaken America. Suicide bombings in Iraq are further linked to efforts to kill thousands of civilians in Canada and New York.
There are more than 800 suicide bombers in Iraq alone. Several thousand over the last decade worldwide. Talking does not work against murderous terrorists, and anybody that undermines our effort to defend ourselves (yes, I am talking to you, New York Times and all of your liberal media cronies) needs to be prosecuted for treason against the United States of America.
By the way, have you heard about the University of Wisconsin professor teaching students that 9/11 is a conspiracy in which Bush had the government set off explosives to bring down the World Trade Center, and hired people to hijack the planes so that he had a reason to declare war on the Middle East? This professor is protected by his right of free speech. However, you know as well as I do, that if he had said anything about God in the classroom, he would have been fired.
In San Diego a federal court has ordered that the cross at Mt. Soledad be taken down.
Groups are demanding that plaques of the ten commandments be removed from all federal court houses.
I am shocked and dismayed that people honestly think that God is a larger threat to them than radical Islamic terrorists.
I stand with our troops. I support our president. I believe in the American way, freedom, and liberty.
Freedom isn't free. It must be defended continuously.
The enemy is currently actively seeking weapons of mass destruction with which to threaten the United States, and there is no amount of touchy-feely karma and enlightenment that is going to stop them. The global threat is going to return to the United States if we don't stop them now, where they are at, with our military might.
Americans must understand the nature and scale of the challenge we now face. We must stand firm. Stand strong. Stand against the enemy, or else freedom and liberty will be lost forever.