One of the difficulties for American troops during the Vietnam War was that often you could not tell who was the enemy, and who was not. Personnel were forced into assuming that all contacts were enemy combatants until they were absolutely positive they were not. In addition to the difficulties in the field, Washington did not care about that aspect of the war. They had their own agenda. The leadership and the media expected the troops to assume that all contacts were friendlies, until they were absolutely positive they were not.
The leadership was not fighting a war in the field, they were trying to maneuver through a political web of landmines, in an attempt to address all facets of the problem they worked to protect us politically by trying to make everyone happy, and still somehow emerge successful on the battlefield. But how can success in a war be achieved when the leadership refuses to truly identify the enemy, and do what is needed to fight the war? The personnel in the field saw the war in Vietnam in a different manner than the bureaucrats in Washington. In the field it was all about the unit, standing firm to protect your brothers in arms, and surviving long enough to leave that God-forsaken place once their tour had reached its end. Time and time again in history, those fighting on the side of freedom have learned a very difficult lesson. The enemy does not play by the rules, the enemy cannot be trusted, and the bureaucrats have no clue about that reality (or they do understand, but still refuse to do what is needed for fear of betraying the political narrative).
The "make love not war" hippies of the 60s and the 70s are now the world leaders, and "Neville Chamberlain style" appeasement is their strategy. They believe that if we just show the belligerents of the world that we don't want to fight, we just want to get along, the enemy will drop their weapons, beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Human Nature, and the nature of the enemy says otherwise.
Sometimes, in the schoolyard, the only way to deal with bullies is to beat them to a pulp. That doesn't make one pro-violence, or a warmonger. That makes one a realist, and someone willing to prepare for the worst if necessary because despite one's yearning for peace and a non-violent world, the reality is that there is a segment of evil out there that uses violence and war to achieve their ends.
When it comes to Islam, the enemy is even more deceptive than any we have ever faced before. Muslims cannot be reasoned with. They cannot be trusted. They know our culture, our desire to love our neighbor, our tendency to seek a peaceful solution first, our reverence for religious freedom, and our willingness to help those in need - and they use it against us.
As the madness of terrorism and war in the Middle East increases, with ISIS expanding and the slaughter of Christians and non-Muslims intensifying, refugees are fleeing the area and are pouring into Europe. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants are flowing into Europe, with images of fear and despair on the faces of the poor people.
Before we shed another tear, however, for the poor people escaping the horrible conditions that exist in the Middle East, we must understand the enemy. Islam is not to be trusted. They do not play by any rules we consider to be fair play. Their goal is to dominate the world, no matter what it takes, and they have strategies in place to do so.
Muhammad's tactics largely involve numbers. Jihad is more than violence. Jihad is the overwhelming of the opposition through sheer numbers, be it higher childbirth rates, or Hijrah. . . also known as jihad by emigration.
As a religious leader, political leader, and military leader, Muhammad learned early the importance of overwhelming the opposition with numbers. To emigrate for the cause of Islam and Allah is a meritorious act. “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Qur’an. “And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.” (4:100)
While masked as a humanitarian crisis, the movement of Muslims into Europe as refugees and migrants in need is nothing less than jihad by emigration. Hijrah. Europe has been in the cross-hairs of Islam since the Crusaders stopped the Ottoman campaign into Europe at Vienna in 1529 and 1683. Hungary was split between the Habsburgs and Islam until about 1700. The attempt to Islamacize Europe has been going on for a while, with immigration into Europe by Muslims now reaching an all-time high. Boats have been crossing the Mediterranean into Italy. France has gotten to the point that over 750 "no-go zones" exist in the country, where Islam has established Sharia Law in French regions, and even the police are too afraid to enter the areas.
The sudden influx of refugees and migrants is no accident. The invasion was planned, using an age-old strategy to flood Europe with refugees that are really better labeled as invaders. Half a million are entering Germany, alone. And as the invading forces slam into Europe, those being invaded are trying to figure out how to peacefully accommodate the invading armies.
For Muslims, the beauty of it is that Islam has convinced the liberal appeasers of The West that this is not what it is. Mixed into the hordes of incoming Muslims are Christians fleeing persecution, and families that truly wish to escape the terror of what is going on in the Middle East. The lie has been mixed with a little bit of truth, and to deny that the flood of Middle Easterners into Europe is anything other than an innocent journey by refugees seeking a better land is considered to be "Islamphobic." Such opposing speech is unacceptable, and silenced quickly by the invaders, and the leadership of those being invaded.
Europe is being fundamentally transformed, overwhelmed by a people that will overtax the welfare systems and ultimately seize control and change Europe into an Islamic dominated region. Eurabia is upon us. If the tide is not stopped now, Europe is lost, and within a decade will be completely under the control of Sharia Law. To deny the invading enemy of dominating your country makes you a racist, a bigot, a Nazi.
For Islam, such is the beauty of hijrah.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary