Preventing the Inevitable

Mad for Mecca

“We will hunt you down and make you pay,” said Biden following the August 26 bombing at Kabul airport which killed 13 American service members.


Our aim is not to fight you. Accept Islam the peaceful way, and you will be safe. If not then clear our way to the people so that we may explain this beautiful way of life to them…

If you do not accept any of these conditions then the only alternative is the use of the sword. Before deciding on the third alternative you should keep in mind that I am bringing against you a people who love death more than you love life.

From a letter by Khalid Ibn Al-Walid, the leader of the Muslim armies invading Persia, to impose "the beautiful way of life" by force, to the Persian General Hormuz before the battle of Kadima.

Promising to kill people who have a death wish is not a deterrent but an incentive. The 9/11 hijackers expected a medium-size harem as reward for killing three thousand innocent men, women and children. What kind of out-of-this-world reward could the ultimate suicide bomber; the bomber with the BOMB expect? How could he resist killing a million unbelievers or more? How do you stop them?

MAD for Mecca

If the United States decides that the only retaliatory target that could have a dissuading effect on Islamic terrorists detonating one or more nuclear device on U. S. soil is Mecca, it may be in everyone's interest, including Islamic militants, for the Americans to make the threat against the city explicit. It is not outside the realm of possibility that elements within the military, with nuclear weapons at their disposal, would seek revenge for a devastating nuclear attack on the homeland and incinerate Mecca, and maybe Medina for good measure, with or without Presidential approval.