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Ken’s Thought Of The Week: The nature of war has changed



By Ken Abramowitz, President & Founder, SaveTheWest

We unfortunately now find ourselves in World War 3, which is far more complex and confusing than World War 2.

A good example is our principal enemy, Iran (supported by Russia, China, EU), which declared war on America 40 years ago, and continuously preaches genocide against America (“Death to America!”) and Israel (“Death to Israel!”):

Numerous U.S. federal courts also ruled that Iran’s leaders “provided material support” to Al Qaeda for the purpose of carrying out the 9/11 attacks, imposed judgments of tens of billions of dollars on them, and ordered U.S.-based properties owned by the Islamic republic to be seized and auctioned off, to pay off these and other judgments, for its incessant anti-American terrorism.

As the aggressor, Iran relatively successfully uses all six forms of modern warfare: physical, cultural, economic, legal, demographic, and cyber space. It has created three worldwide terror arms, specializing in physical terror, narco terror, and cultural terror, totaling an estimated 450,000 terrorists/operatives in over 30 countries, worldwide.

Reacting defensively, the U.S. is fighting back with primarily economic war, some cyber-war, and very limited physical war, mostly through a passive shows of force. The U.S. has yet to use cultural war, legal war or demographic war against Iran.

What is going on here? Why the mismatch of strategies between us and them?

The key reason is that Iran is a dictatorship that speaks and acts with one voice. In contrast, the U.S. is a democracy that speaks and acts with multiple voices, and compromised actions. These disparate actions create huge mutual confusion.

Iran’s goal is to take over the world, and convert everyone to Islam, particularly its Shiite version, using all forms of warfare. America’s goal, in contrast, is to live in peace and prosperity, while encouraging all democracies (50% of world population) and dictatorships (50% of world population) to join in worldwide economic growth.

There is no compatibility between these two national objectives. Either one or the other can prevail, but not both.

Therefore, we find ourselves in WW3, even though we don’t want to be in WW3, and don’t think we’re in WW3 and don’t even want to think about WW3.

The trick now is to create a winning strategy. Let’s go!!

Additional reading

Amid nuke talks, Ayatollah says ‘death to America’ – CNN Video

Iran’s threats against the U.S. and Israel – SaveTheWest

Iran has been the #1 largest state sponsor of global terrorism – SaveTheWest

Crowds chant ‘death to Israel’ as Iran marks 40 years since Islamic Revolution – The Times of Israel

Iran’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and its long-term support for Al Qaeda – SaveTheWest

Judge: Iran, Taliban, al Qaeda liable for 9/11 – CBS News

U.S. District Court Rules Iran Behind 9/11 Attacks – PR Newswire

Iran Still Owes $53 Billion in Unpaid U.S. Court Judgments to American Victims of Iranian Terrorism – Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Iran loses Manhattan skyscraper to terror victims – New York Daily News

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook – Politico

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf – Associated Press

The Jihad Against America and How to End It – The Objective Standard

Al-Aksa Libel: Raed Salah and the Vision of a Global Islamic Caliphate – JCPA