From: Karl Elshoff
James Puz’s letter to the editor, “Terrorists have beaten us at the waiting game,” misses the point of the U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The point of these wars was not to stop terrorism but to stop state sponsorship of terrorism. State sponsorship of terrorism produces the mass casualties such as those on September 11, 2001. You should be asking, “Have we seen this type of mass destruction since then?” The answer is no, and you can thank President George W. Bush and the troops who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The overemphasis of weapons of mass destruction is a smoke screen to blind the American people to the truth that state-supported terrorism was the focal point of President Bush’s foreign policy. Saddam Hussein used Al Qaeda and Bin Laden in a war by proxy against the U.S. Only two years after the attack on 9/11 we knew this for a fact as evidenced by U.S. District Federal Judge Harold Baer’s ruling against the entire state of Iraq as a participant in the attacks of 9/11. Judge Baer awarded $104 million to families of two men who died in the World Trade Center.
Mr. Puz says the terrorists have beaten us. A more accurate statement would be, “the game is rigged.” According to the Gatestone Institute and Dr. Robert E. Kaplan, there has been a hidden effort by the governments of the United States, Germany and Turkey to reestablish Islamic countries that follow Sharia law within the boundaries of the old Ottoman Empire. The American public is catching onto the pattern. Middle Eastern regimes are demonized in the press while state-funded Islamic radicals are looked upon as freedom fighters. The result is another Islamic state under Sharia law.
If a caliphate is established in the Middle East the world will never see an end to Islamic terrorism and jihad against the infidel (that is you).