Can the U.S. Win the

 By Michael Burkert


Is it possible for the United States and Great Britain to actually WIN the so-called “War on Terror?”   Is our military and industrial strength up to the task at hand?  Is the United States and Great Britain in any position to gain the support of our European and Asian allies in efforts to end Islamic expansionism being waged through the tactics of terrorism? 


Our president declared a “war on terror” immediately after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.  Although he did so, both the president and our congress have FAILED to identify the real enemy and FAILED to declare WAR on that enemy.


The United States and particularly the U.S. government is so embroiled in political correctness that after five years of armed warfare directed at “terror,” resulting in the deaths of 2,800 American soldiers and several hundred British soldiers, WE HAVE YET TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO IDENTIFY THE ENEMY!  We are too afraid of “offending” our enemy’s sensibilities.


The enemy we face is no more “terror,” than was blitzkrieg the enemy in World War II.  The Germans used blitzkrieg as a tactical doctrine to achieve their war objectives.  The Islamic Expansionists in Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries use TERROR solely as a tactical doctrine, in achieving their goals of ISLAMIC EXPANSION.


In December 1941, President Roosevelt asked congress for a declaration of war against the Japanese Empire.  Congress didn’t declare war against “air raids” or “submarine attacks,” perpetrated by the Japanese.  Congress declared war against a NATION.  Within a few days of Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States and we reciprocated.  We did not declare war on blitzkrieg, the known German battlefield tactical doctrine.  We declared war on the German NATION.


In May 1945, the victorious allies led by the United States and Britain did not celebrate a victory over blitzkrieg.  With the final defeat of Japan, we declared a victory over the Axis countries!


In 2001, much to the angst and dismay of our “progressive” liberals, President Bush did identify the Axis of evil, Iran, Iraq, Syria and North Korea.  He failed however, to identify the true enemy of the free world, that being the NATIONS of Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia as well as their supporters!  With the exception of Iraq, no follow-up has even been contemplated by the administration in taking the war to the real perpetrators and supporters of worldwide Islamic expansion.  Therefore, five years into the war, we are no closer to winning the conflict than when it began.


As a result of our government’s timidity in identifying our enemies, the U.S. has essentially done nothing to take on Iran or to diminish Iran’s support for worldwide terrorism.  We have done NOTHING to degrade the Iranian support for Hezbollah, Hamas and other proxy terrorist organizations bent on the destruction of Israel, the United States and Europe.


Iran possesses BILLIONS of dollars in petro-dollars and is funding terrorists in Lebanon, Gaza and other locations.  At the same time, Iran is working full throttle to develop NUCLEAR weapons for only one purpose.  That purpose being the destruction of the State of Israel, the United States and Europe!

The ground war in Lebanon is most likely the first conventional battle of World War III.  The conflict may well expand to other areas of the region.  It’s war that Sunni Arabs do not want, but is being thrust upon them not by the Israelis, but by IRAN.


The Middle East is in sorry shape for a variety of reasons.  The U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s vicious and brutal Ba’ath regime removed Iran’s most viable enemy in the region.  Iran has thus been free to arm terrorists in Iraq and provide advanced weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah for use against tiny Israel. 


The United States is capable of fielding the most modern, advanced and technologically superior war machine ever.  We are capable of winning any battle, anywhere.  What we are incapable of doing however, is winning wars!  We did not win in Korea.  We did not win in Vietnam, nor did we REALLY win Gulf War I.


The Eternal God promised ancient Israel a multitude of blessings.  These blessings were contingent upon Israel obeying God’s laws.  God promised security and peace through divine protection.  “And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and none shall make you afraid…neither shall the sword go through your land.  You shall chase your enemies and they shall fall before you by the sword.  And five of you shall chase an hundred and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to the flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword! (Leviticus 26:6-8).


God warned Israel of the penalties for disobedience.  The penalties are in reality CURSES.  If you believe what your Bible says, and know the true identity of modern day Israel it is clear that the curses God warned Israel of, are working against us today.


Those curses Israel was warned about are as valid today as when the Scriptures were written.  Israel is rebellious, stiff-necked and in total disobedience of God’s laws!  God warned us, “And I will BREAK THE PRIDE OF YOUR POWER…And your strength shall be spent in vain”  (Leviticus 26:19-20).


As I’ve said previously, the United States is the greatest military power on earth!  Despite her diminished empire, Great Britain continues to be a force of great power as well.  Yet both of our nations are broken in many ways.  We have degenerated into a moral abyss.


In both the United State and Great Britain, a continuing debate over the use of force and the level of force to use in war has derailed any real chance of winning the War of Islamic Expansion.  Our secular liberals fail to grasp the importance of RELIGION in the majority of nations and tend to view Islam as harmless! 


Our great nation is squandering our national treasure and the lives of our soldiers in vain!  The Islamists know this and look forward to a VICTORY over Israel and America.  They know that then they can gather their forces to attack and conquer the true prize in this war, the prize denied them in two earlier wars of expansion…EUROPE. 


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Further reading:
See article: Iraq War Will Bring Unparalled Change To Europe - By Michael Burkert
See article: GLOBAL GUERRILLA WAR...Can America Win It? by Garner Ted Armstrong
See Word from: The Humiliation Aspect by Mark Armstrong
See Word from: The Last Chapter by Mark Armstrong
See Word from: Will Appeasement Save the Day? by Mark Armstrong
See Word from: "Allies," or Enemies? by Garner Ted Armstrong
See Word from:
Is Germany the Next Target of Terrorism?  by Michael Burkert
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Twenty-First Century Crusades?   by Chris Cumming

Left: Muslim children attack an Israeli tank
Middle: Collage of the War on Terror
Right: Battle weary soldier