What Don't You Understand?!?

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Sat Oct 6 20:55:57 MDT 2007

Their religion, DOESN'T like you!


Aerial of Tehran, Iran

By Newt Gingrich

We'd better start talking about the shape of
the table now because this country doesn't
have the stomach..., to face what's coming!

Gingrich Speech - in New Hampshire.
Apparently this is causing a firestorm.

NEWT GINGRICH : The third thing I want to talk about very briefly is 
the genuine danger of terrorism, in particular terrorists using 
weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass murder, nuclear and 
biological weapons. And I want to suggest to you that right now we 
should be impaneling people to look seriously at a level of 
supervision that we would never dream of if it weren't for the scale 
of threat.

Let me give you two examples. When the British this summer arrested 
people who were planning to blow up ten airliners in one day, they 
arrested a couple who were going to use their six month old baby in 
order to hide the bomb as baby milk.

Now, if I come to you tonight and say that there are people on the 
planet who hate you, and they are 15-25 year old males who are 
willing to die as long as they get to kill you, I've simply described 
the warrior culture which has been true historically for 6 or 7 
thousand years.

But, if I come to you and say that there is a couple that hates you 
so much that they will kill their six month old baby in order to kill 
you, I am describing a level of ferocity, and a level of savagery 
beyond anything we have tried to deal with.

And, what is truly frightening about the British experience is they 
are arresting British citizens, born in Britain, speaking English, 
who went to British schools, live in British housing, and have good jobs.

This is a serious long term war, and it will inevitably lead us to 
want to know what is said in every suspect place in the country, that 
will lead us to learn how to close down every website that is 
dangerous, and it will lead us to a very severe approach to people 
who advocate the killing of Americans and advocate the use of nuclear 
or biological weapons.

And, my prediction to you is that either before we lose a city, or if 
we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of 
engagement that us e every technology we can find to break up their 
capacity to use the Internet, to break up their capacity to use free 
speech, and to go after people who want to kill us to stop them from 
recruiting people before they get to reach out and convince young 
people to destroy their lives while destroying us.

This is a serious problem that will lead to a serious debate about 
the first amendment, but I think that the national security threat of 
losing an American city to a nuclear weapon, or losing several 
million Americans to a biological attack is so real that we need to 
proactively, now, develop the appropriate rules of engagement.

And, I further think that we should propose a Geneva Convention for 
fighting terrorism which makes very clear that those who would fight 
outside the rules of law, those who would use weapons of mass 
destruction, and those who would target civilians are in fact subject 
to a totally different set of rules that allow us to protect 
civilization by defeating barbarism before it gains so much strength 
that it is truly horrendous.

This is a sober topic, but I think it is a topic we need a national 
dialogue about, and we need to get ahead of the curve rather than 
wait until actually we lose a city which could literally happen 
within the next decade if we are unfortunate.

This is a very sober description of the Islamic terrorist threat we 
are faced with.  We are NOW at war with a culture that wants, not to 
take over our land, but to KILL us.


  If this has meaning to you, please
pass it on..., at least to those who
might, least make the time to read


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