Why We Are Currently Losing
By Mike Scruggs- Of the eight years I spent in the U.S. Air Force, I spent the first three as an intelligence officer assigned to Strategic Air Command Headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska. For the first year, I was one of less than a dozen Second Lieutenants assigned to a base with 23 general officers, about 180 full colonels, and over 800 lieutenant colonels or their equivalent U.S. Navy or British Royal Air force ranks. They were from all the U.S. services and included RAF intelligence officers and three RAF bomber crews. My specialty was photo-radar intelligence. This was during the infancy of satellite intelligence and the early years of computer and missile technology. I didn’t always appreciate it, but I could not have had a more interesting job. Although my specialty was photo intelligence, it required a great deal of collaborating intelligence to figure out what the Russians and Chinese were doing.
I have never lost my interest in military things and especially military intelligence. It is absolutely critical to our national security, military preparedness, and foreign policy. Any compromise to the integrity of our intelligence systems can do grave damage to our country and could potentially cost many thousands of lives and trillions of dollars in economic damage. The integrity and capabilities of our intelligence systems should never be compromised for the sake of personal ambition, personal economic gains, or the politics of fashionable but untested social schemes and political correctness. It is my contention that the Obama Administration is transgressing these standards because of a dangerous ideological bias concerning the nature of Islam that ignores Islam’s doctrinal texts and 1400 years of history.
Two recent books by prominent intelligence experts agree that we can win the war against “Radical Islam” but are currently losing it badly. The books are Field of Fight by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, formerly the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Defeating Jihad: the Winnable War by Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a distinguished professor of Military Theory at the Marine Corp University. Both quote Fifth Century BC Chinese General Sun Tzu, who wrote the great military classic: the Art of War.
“Know your enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a thousand battles without disaster.”
According to Dr. Andrew Gripp and studies of the Al-Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim, the actions of Jihadist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS are consistently motivated by the doctrines of the Koran and Hadith(s) rather than grievances against Western policies. Thus their hatred for and violence against non-Muslims and Western culture are not modified by Western appeasement. They cease only with complete Western surrender or destruction. It is difficult for the West to comprehend such fanatical hatred, deception, and violence, but denying it is great folly at extreme risk.
This makes the insistence of President Obama and other misguided Western leaders that Islam is a “religion of peace,” a grave problem for the survival of Western Civilization. Islam as a “religion of peace” is Muslim Brotherhood propaganda completely counterfactual to the textual evidence of Islam’s most sacred writings—the Koran, the Hadith(s) and the Sira. The last two, which are often called together the “Sunna,” are the words, deeds, and traditions of Muhammad. If a text is called” Sunna,” it has the authority of coming from Muhammad. The notion of Islam as a religion of peace is also completely contrary to its 1400 year history and current events. There may be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam that is not considered heretical by the mainstream Sunni and Shia branches of Islam.
The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most powerful and petro-rich organizations in the world. Muslim Imams and mullahs do not preach that Islam is a religion of peace. Thanks to Muslim Brotherhood propaganda and oil-rich financial influence, however, the counterfactual belief that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance is held by many Western academics and politicians including past presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
A great handicap to our intelligence agencies is that President Obama prohibits connecting Islam with terrorism, Jihad, radicalism, violence, and other sensitive words, which contradict the claim that Islam is a religion of peace. Obama prefers the usual liberal suspects: poverty, discrimination, grievances against Western policies, and Islamophobia. So Radical Islamic acts of terror and Jihad have now become “violent extremism” even when its source is obviously Muslim and falls indisputably into the framework of the Koran, Sharia Law, and the teachings and example of Muhammad.
The Muslim Brotherhood has been irrefutably identified by the FBI as a supporter of terrorist groups and plans to overthrow the U.S. government and impose Sharia Law on all Americans. On the pretext of protecting Muslim Civil Rights, Obama has hired Muslim Brotherhood members to read through all intelligence reports and delete any negative connections to Islam. It is bad enough that any Muslim Brotherhood members are hired to read U.S. intelligence reports, but now our whole intelligence effort is compromised and shaped by the Muslim Brotherhood. A detailed and shocking account of this can be found in Philip Haney’s just released book: See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad. Haney documents how in 2010 the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) influenced the appointment of at least six key Muslim Brotherhood members by the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to a Countering Violent Extremism Working Group responsible for screening DHS intelligence reports for civil rights violations of Muslims or defamation of Islam. The six are named in Haney’s book. On August 11, 2016, a Congressional Investigating Committee responding to the complaints of 50 Central Command intelligence officers confirmed that their intelligence reports were being ignored or altered at high levels of command to downplay the threat of ISIIS. The Obama Administration is virtually submitting to Civilization Jihad, placing United States national security and public safety in an extremely compromised and perilous situation.
We are currently losing the war with “Radical Islam” because we refuse even to link the name of Islam with the enemy and keep insisting that Jihad and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. Even more disheartening, we are allowing high ranking members of the Muslim Brotherhood—sworn enemies our country and Western Civilization according to their FBI documented plans for subversion, infiltration, and treason against the United States—to compromise and direct our intelligence analysis. Meanwhile, most of our major news and educational media sing a false narrative proclaiming that Islam is a religion of peace, when its sacred texts, history, and current events plainly indicate it is a religion of Holy War against all non-Muslims that will conquer and destroy us unless we sound the alarm and take strong and immediate actions to stop them.
Underneath these serious threats to the United States and Western civilization, lies an even more deadly condition stated here in the words of David Kupelian:
“[T]hanks to several generations of infiltration, subversion, and corruption of every single American institution by what we cryptically call ‘the left”–code for a quasi-religious worldview rooted in rebellion against God and His laws, so as to become one’s own god and lawgiver—American culture has become a spiritual vacuum. Whooshing into that vacuum have been every type of ideology, religion, and delusion imaginable, all but eliminating the former Christian character of the nation’s culture”
The November 2016 Election should not be about likeability or trivial candidate flaws. It is about big issues and their consequences. Unless Americans see this, we will soon slip into catastrophic cultural, economic, and political chaos.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Mike Scruggs
Author and Columnist
a.k.a. Leonard M. Scruggs
Mike Scruggs is the author of two books: The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths; and Lessons from the Vietnam War: Truths the Media Never Told You, and over 600 articles on military history, national security, intelligent design, genealogical genetics, immigration, current political affairs, Islam, and the Middle East.
He holds a BS degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Stanford University. A former USAF intelligence officer and Air Commando, he is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and Air Medal. He is a retired First Vice President for a major national financial services firm and former Chairman of the Board of a classical Christian school.
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