Minus Christians

One might be permitted to ask any number of questions about Afghanistan, but the biggest one that comes to mind right now is “Whose freedom are we supposed to be fighting for, anyway?”

Certainly not for these people:

There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan’s new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

I thought that religious freedom was one of the ideals we were exporting to these democracies in the Middle East.

Mission not accomplished.

UPDATE

PNR notes that the religion of peace is diligently making war on Christians all over the region. Dare we say there is a pattern, here?

4 thoughts on “Minus Christians

  1. We’re fighting for our own freedom and no one else’s. We’re just doing it half-heartedly and with a wavering political will because we (as a nation) aren’t sure we should be free. Fifty years of leftist agitprop masquerading as news and/or a college education has taken its toll.

    To the extent we are exporting freedom of some sort for Afghans or Iraqis, it is in the hopes that it will somehow reduce their desire to take ours. It won’t. Whenever they get the right to vote, they vote to kill us – different tactics, different timing, different approaches, but the bottom line is always the same and has been since the 7th century: Become muslim or die.

    1. PNR,

      Thanks for the clarification. I think you are correct in saying that we are weak in our resolve because we are uncertain that we should be free. The masses who have made themselves slaves to the state by participation in the many available assistance programs are certainly testament to that.

      Regarding Afghanistan, et al, The hope that others will lay aside their fervent desire to take our freedom hardly seems worth the blood or wealth we’ve spent.

      1. The alternative to this hope is to replicate Sherman’s march through Georgia in 1864, or the fire-bombing of Tokyo in 1944. It requires a willingness to remove the fetters from the IDF and encourage them to simply defeat, utterly and completely, Hamas, Fatah, and Hezbollah – including the civilians and the culture that provide their recruits.

        In short, it requires that we conquer – and again, we are not prepared to say that the survival of our civilization is worth the destruction of theirs. I am, and that rather horrifies quite a few people, especially among those who know what I do for a living.

        1. Survival becomes messy when the antagonist is not nature (internal or external to the self) but rather another person or persons. If, however, the other side is bent on conquering us through whatever means are necessary then the choice is clear.

          Unfortunately, there are far too many people who believe that followers of Islam do not mean everything they have been saying about the West for decades. If 9/11 did not bring the truth home to these poor souls, one shudders at what it will require.

Comments are closed.