Finally our enemies are where we want them. Why aren’t we happy?
Articles in the NYTimes and on CNN’s web site tell us that our mortal enemies, the Taliban and Al Qaeda, are concentrating in the wild, tribal areas along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. We learn that foreign fighters, mostly Sunni extremists from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia are traveling to these remote parts of our world to join up with Al Qaeda and Taliban militants already there.
This a major threat to our way of life? That’s how the media seems to be taking it. But shouldn’t this be a cause for celebration? Our enemies are more and more becoming restricted to isolated pockets in impoverished, undeveloped, and unreachable mountain regions along the border of Pakistan.Yipee!
Wouldn’t you think that this would mean that we no longer needed to be using our precious resources to prepare for a major war with a real enemy, such as Russia or China, that we could stop manufacturing nuclear submarines, stealth bombers, and the like, and that instead we could comfortably rely on a mercenary force, similar to the French Foreign Legion, for own protection?Explore posts in the same categories: Thoughts