Global Jihad and the Challenges for the U.S. Foreign Policy

It is evident that we live in a very dangerous and confusing world. The vicious international network al-Qaeda  and its influence has become a  menace on the global order or Pax America (American Peace)/Globalization by utilizing terrorism as a grand strategy.

Obviously it is very difficult for the average global citizen to grasp and comprehend what is occurring, because of incomplete, incompetent, and most of the time erroneous global news reporting by much of the world media and the distortion of information in our own American democratic political system.

The powerful United States of America and many other courageous democratic nation-states such as, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland to name a few have joined forces to fight the Fourth World War (First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1939-1945, and Third World War 1945-1991/Cold War).

The Fourth World War is a religious war against the radical Muslims/jihadists. It is not by any means a war against the 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe or their respective Muslim religion. In fact, the old Muslim religion is being kidnapped and misused by these brutal and barbarian jihadists.

This new and brutal war in reality commenced in 1979, when various Iranian students seized and occupied the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Unfortunately, most people, pundits, and political commentators failed to recognize that we were at war until the terrible and visceral attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The 9/11 mega terrorist attacks against the United States profoundly altered the American and the global political perceptions regarding international relations and the role of the American powerful military machine in the 21st century. For the first time in the American nation history, the vast areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans were not enough to safeguard the American mainland for foreign attacks. The islamofascists brought the fight to the United States socio-political and economic heart. The result was that 3,000 innocent people were perished included 234 non-U.S. citizens from 41 nation-states in one single day. The American view of the world, the relationship with the United Nations, various economic policies, intelligence process, judicial system, and grand strategy were in significantly way affected for a long term.

The dramatic realization that American soil was subject to continued unprovoked attacks made more Americans citizens to accept a more aggressive foreign and defense policies. President George W. Bush rightly so adopted an aggressive defense policies resulting in liberating Afghanistan and Iraq from brutal dictatorships. His policies summarized in the following:

“Now and in the future, Americans will live as free people, not in fear, and never at the mercy of any foreign plot or power.” President George W. Bush

President Bush became a Great Liberator in a global proportion. American forces like lions defeated the various monsters of the jihadist terrorism.

The main evil the globe faces today is terrorism from Muslim extremists. Nonetheless, we will never win or even triumph over the jihadist’s terrorists until we accept that groups like al-Qaeda are not operating alone. Without the significant aid of terrorist friendly regimes like the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the theocratic dictatorship of Iran who have been the main support of Islamic terrorism. Moreover, those dictatorships have oppressed their own people for generations. Unfortunately, most of the Democratic Party and various European leaders did not see the threat and even more rooting for an American failure in Iraq. We need not to forget the words of British Conservative Prime Minister, Winston Churchill:

“If you will not fight when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

President Obama needs to understand the seriousness of these threat. Closing Gitmo, talking to countries like Syria and Iran does not improve the security of the United States. We need to continue to be vigilant and ready to defend our national interest from the Islamo-fascists.