by John D. Guandolo
In response to 9/11/01, America waged war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, parts of Africa, the Philippines, and in other areas.
Yet, since 9/11, America’s general officers and admirals never once defined the enemy based on U.S. warfighting doctrine.
The enemy has been called “Al Qaeda” or “ISIS” or “extremists” or “violent extremists.” However, the enemies who attacked America on 9/11/01 and all of those since were jihadis. They were sharia-adherent muslims doing what normative and universally taught Islam teaches muslims to do.
100% of the jihadis tell us they are “muslims waging jihad in the cause of allah” in order to establish “an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia.”
Whether they were killed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, or captured or killed on the streets of Europe and America, they all tell us the same thing. In open court, in letters, or in videos, their message is all the same.
Read the most widely used text book for teaching 11 year olds about Islam in U.S. Islamic schools – What Islam is All About – and you will see it teaches the only purpose of Islam is to wage war to establish “allah’s divine law”/sharia in the land.
Exactly what Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hizbollah, Hamas, Boko Haram, and every other military jihadi organization on the planet teach.
Yet nowhere in the U.S. military has the enemy’s doctrine – Islam/sharia – been taught. It has not been taught at the National Defense University, Army War College, Naval Post Graduate School, Command & Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, or at any of the service academies.
A professional and truthful evaluation of our Islamic adversary has been absent for 20 years.
This is why we lost the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq despite the fact our soldiers, Marines, and sailors on the ground fought valiantly and crushed the enemy.
The Sunday after the 2009 Fort Hood attack, which killed 14 people and wounded many others, the Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, went on television with George Stephanopoulos and said, “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.”
See the video here from the 4:50 to 5:09 mark.
This unprofessionalism and psycho-babble nonsense from 3 and 4 star generals and admirals is why UTT recommended to the incoming President Trump that he fire every military officer with stars on their shoulders on his first day in office.
From leaders across the pentagon publicly stating that “climate change” is the greatest threat to U.S. national security (see the propaganda video here) to military generals like Allen and Petraeus groveling to their muslim task-masters, America’s military leadership has proven to be grossly inept in fighting the wars against the jihadis, and more inept at teaching/training the ranks about their duties to the Constitution and the Founding Principles which undergird it.
So it should be no surprise that military leaders today are willingly pushing the communist narratives under the guise of “extremism awareness training” in all branches of the armed forces. The message, Christians pose a threat as “extremists” to the point we must have a several month “Military Stand Down,” but the jihadis in uniform who have actually killed people on U.S. soil do not pose any threat so don’t worry about it.
As one reads through the below attacks by muslim members of the military on U.S. troops and/or on U.S. soil, it is baffling the U.S. military never called for a “stand down” to discuss the threat of sharia-adherent muslims to the military.
In 2003, Army Sergeant Hasan Akbar of the 101st Air Assault Division threw four fragmentation grenades into a tent, killing one and wounding fifteen. See more info here.
In 2009, Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 14 and wounding 30 at Fort Hood because U.S. forces were attacking muslims. Prior to the attack the FBI noted that Hasan was in contact with Al Qaeda leader Anwar Awlaki, but described Hasan’s conversations with the terrorist ideologue as “research.” See more info here.
In 2012, Army PFC Naser Jason Abdo was convicted in federal court on May 24, 2012, of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder of federal employees, and weapons charges. He was sentenced on August 10, 2012, to two consecutive sentences of life in prison, plus 60 years. Abdo is alleged to have planned the bombing because of his opposition as a muslim to the U.S. War in Afghanistan. See more info here.
In 2015, Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds was arrested for conspiring to support ISIS. See more info here.
In 2018, Army SFC Ikaika Erik Kang was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. See more info here.
January 19, 2021 – US Army PFC Cole James Bridges was charged by complaint with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and attempting to murder U.S. military service members. See more info here.
An excellent Marine Colonel I have known for 25 years shared a cup of coffee with me last year. He led men in combat, and was the commander of a very unique unit inside the Marine Corps. He never read any Islamic Law – which is what the enemy unanimously tells is is their blueprint for combat and what they seek to impose on the world – but he was sure it was not what I was teaching because his military leaders told him so.
It should not be shocking that U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) now has a “Chief of Diversity and Inclusion” named Richard Torres-Estrada who is under investigation because he actually is a politically left-wing hack.
However, this investigation does not stop SOCOM’s commanding general Richard Clarke from falling all over himself to discuss how diversity, not mission readiness, is the most important thing to him.
After 20 years, America’s generals and admirals cannot even perform the most basic function of identifying the enemy. Americans should not be surprised they are following whatever orders come down the pike, and should not expect them to make decisions based on their Oaths of Office to defend the Constitution as time goes on.
[Thanks to Christopher Holton for his assistance in researching military jihadi attacks for this article]