LETTER TO HIS SONS
THE WORLD SITUATION * A LETTER TO MY SONS
This was written by a retired attorney, to his sons, May 19, 2004.
Dear Tom, Kevin, Kirby and Ted,
As your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts on the
present world situation. We have over the years discussed a lot of
important things, like going to college, jobs and so forth. But this
really takes precedence over any of those discussions. I hope this
might give you a longer term perspective that fewer and fewer of my
generation are left to speak to. To be sure you understand that this is
not politically flavored, I will tell you that since Franklin D.
Roosevelt, who led us through pre and WWII (1933 - 1945) up to and
including our present President, I have without exception, supported
our presidents on all matters of international conflict. This would
include just naming a few in addition to President Roosevelt - WWII:
President Truman - Korean
War 1950; President Kennedy - Bay of Pigs (1961); President Kennedy -
Vietnam (1961);  eight presidents (5 Republican &4 Democrat)
during the cold war (1945 - 1991); President Clinton's strikes on
Bosnia (1995) and on Iraq (1998).  So be sure you read this as
completely non-political or otherwise you will miss the point.
Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as
we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which
includes WWII). The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the
there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and
even fewer who realize what losing really means.
First, let's examine a few basics:
1. When did the threat to us start? Many will say September 11th,
2001. The answer as far as the United States is concerned is
1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on
us: Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979; Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983; Beirut,
Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983; Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New
York 1988; First New York World Trade Center attack 1993; Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996; Nairobi, Kenya US
Embassy 1998; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998; Aden, Yemen USS
Cole 2000; New York World Trade Center 2001; Pentagon 2001. (Note that
during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks
2. Why were we attacked? Envy of our position, our success, and our
freedoms. The attacks happened during the administrations of Presidents
Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We can not fault either the
Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the
presidents or their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or Carter.
4. Who were the attackers? In each case of attacks on US they were
5. What is the Muslim population of the World? 25%
6.. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful? Hopefully, but that is really
not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian
population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial
leadership of Hitler (who was also Christian), that made no difference.
You either went along with the administration or you were eliminated.
There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political
reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests). ( http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm ). Thus, almost the same
number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the 6 million
holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of anything
other than the Jewish atrocities. Although Hitler kept the world
focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing anyone who got
in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world -
German, Christian or any others. Same with the Muslim terrorists. They
focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way - their own people
or the Spanish, French or anyone else..  The point here is that just
like the peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the
Nazis, no matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no
protection for us from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are
fanatically bent on doing - by their own pronouncements - killing all
of us infidels. I don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do
if the choice was shut up or die?
6. So who are we at war with? There is no way we can honestly respond
that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists. Trying to be
politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be
fatal. There is no way to win if you don't clearly recognize and
articulate who you are fighting.
So with that background, now to the two major questions: 1. Can we lose
2. What does losing really mean?
If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions.
We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the
major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the
answer to the second question - 'What does losing mean?'. It would
appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging
our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business,
like post Vietnam. This is as far from the truth as one can get. What
losing really means is:
We would no longer be the premier country in the world.
The attacks will not subside, but rather will steadily increase.
Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just wanted us
quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks
against us over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly to terrorist
attack us until we were neutered and submissive to them.
We would of course have no future support from other nations for
fear of reprisals and for the reason that they would see we are
impotent and can not help them.
They will pick off the other non Muslim nations, one at a time. It will
be increasingly easier for them. They already hold Spain hostage. It
doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its
troops from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed
their train and told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they
want Spain to do, will be done. Spain is finished.
The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that
they might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are
finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists without
us. However, it may already be too late for France. France is already
20% Muslim and fading fast. See the attached article on the French
condition by Tom Segel. 
7 If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life
will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal
with us if they were threatened by the Muslims. If we can't stop the
Muslims, how could anyone else? The Muslims fully know what is riding
on this war and therefore are completely committed to winning at any
cost. We better know it too and be likewise committed to winning at any
Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple.
Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put
100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning. And it is going to take
that 100% effort to win.
So, how can we lose the war? Again, the answer is simple. We can lose
the war by imploding. That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to
recognize the enemy and their purpose and really digging in and lending
full support to the war effort. If we are united, there is no way that
we can lose. If we continue to be divided, there is no way that we can
Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the
life and death seriousness of this situation.
President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of
Transportation. Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by
Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to
allow profiling. Does that sound like we are taking this thing
seriously? This is war. For the duration we are going to have to give
up some of the civil rights we have become accustomed to. We had better
be prepared to lose some of our civil rights temporarily or we will
most certainly lose all of them permanently. And don't worry that it is
a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of civil rights during WWII and
immediately restored them after the victory and in fact added many more
since then. Do I blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?
No, I blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our
Political Correctness and all of our civil rights during this conflict
and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those words apply to
war. Get them out of your head.
Some of us have gone so far out in our criticism of the war
and/or our Administration that it almost seems they would literally
like to see us lose. I hasten to add that this isn't because they are
disloyal. It is because they just don't recognize what losing means.
Nevertheless, that conduct gives the impression to the enemy that we
are divided and weakening, it concerns our friends, and it does great
damage to our cause.
Of more recent vintage, the uproar fuelled by the politicians and
media, regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps
exemplifies best what I am saying. We have recently had an issue
involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war by a small
group of our military police. These are the type prisoners who just a
few months ago were throwing their own people off buildings, cutting
off their hands, cutting out their tongues and otherwise murdering
their own people just for disagreeing with Saddam Hussein. And just a
few years ago these same type prisoners chemically killed 400,000 of
their own people for the same reason. They are also the same type enemy
fighters who recently were burning Americans and dragging their charred
corpses through the streets of Iraq. And still more recently the same
type enemy that was and is providing videos to all news sources
internationally, of the beheading of an American prisoner they held.
Compare this with some
of our press and politicians who for several days have thought and
talked about nothing else but the "humiliating" of some Muslim
prisoners - not burning them, not dragging their charred corpses
through the streets, not beheading them, but "humiliating" them. Can
this be for real? The politicians and pundits have even talked of
impeachment of the Secretary of Defense. If this doesn't show the
complete lack of comprehension and understanding of the seriousness of
the enemy we are fighting, the life and death struggle we are in and
the disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can.
To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this
prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome
burned - totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world.
Neither we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife.
Again I say, this does not mean that some of our politicians or media
people are disloyal. It simply means that they absolutely oblivious to
the magnitude of the situation we are in and into which the Muslim
terrorists have been pushing us for many years. Remember, the Muslim
terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels. That translates into
all non- Muslims - not just in the United States, but throughout the
world. We are the last bastion of defense.
We have been criticized for many years as being 'arrogant'. That charge
is valid in at least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe
that we are so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and
minds of all those who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind
our back, we can defeat anything bad in the world. We can't. If we
don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive, and no
other free country in the World will survive if we are defeated. And
finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow
freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of
the Press, equal rights for anyone - let alone everyone, equal status
or any status for women, or that have been productive in one single way
contributes to the good of the World.
This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war
or we will be equated in the history books to the self inflicted fall
of the Roman Empire. If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow history
books to be written or read.
If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims
take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will continue to
increase the Muslim population of France and continue to encroach
little by little on the established French traditions. The French will
be fighting among themselves over what should or should not be done,
which will continue to weaken them and keep them from any united
resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?
Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some
external military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away,
politically correct piece by politically correct piece. And they are
giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide, that
they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to themselves,
once they are in power. They have universally shown that when they have
taken over, they then start brutally killing each other over who will
be the few who control the masses. Will we ever stop hearing from the
politically correct, about the "peaceful Muslims"?
I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above. If we are
united, there is no way that we can lose. I believe that after the
election, the factions in our country will begin to focus on the
critical situation we are in and will unite to save our country. It is
your future we are talking about. Do whatever you can to preserve it.
 By the way on Vietnam, the emotions are still so
high that it is really not possible to discuss it. However, I think
President Kennedy was correct. He felt there was a communist threat
from China, Russia and North Vietnam to take over that whole area. Also
remember that we were in a 'cold war' with Russia. I frankly think
Kennedy's plan worked and kept that total communist control out, but
try telling that to anyone now. It just isn't politically correct to
say so. Historians will answer this after cool headed research, when
the people closest to it are all gone.
 As you know, I am a strong President Bush supporter and will vote
for him. However, if Senator Kerry is elected, I will fully support him
on all matters of international conflict, just as I have supported all
presidents in the past.
 Source for statistics in Par. 1 is http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001454.html
 The Institute of Islamic Information and Education. http://www.iiie.net/Intl/PopStats.html
 Note the attached article by Tom Segel referred to in Foot Note 6
infra, the terrorist Muslim have already begun the havoc in France.
(The note was not attached to the e-mail I received. Gene)
 I checked this article with two sources - Hoax Busters and Urban
Myths. It does not come up as a Hoax on either. I also then e-mailed
Mr. Segel and he confirmed the article was his.
 "I don't think the Army or any branch of service runs any type of
war any more. It's done by senators and congressmen. There are too many
civilians involved." Returning Iraq veteran, Sgt. 1st Class Greg Klees
as quoted in the Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette on May13th, 2004.
 There are 64 Muslim countries. This does not count countries like
Spain that are controlled by the Muslim terrorists.
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