What if President Bush’s response to 9/11/01 had been a righteous and total response? Where would America be today? What if…within just a years after September 11, 2001 America had tamped-down the Koran in major way? What if, just shortly after 9/11/01, we had done this:
Hiding in an Afghan village in the Swat Valley, bin Laden for two months maintained radio contact with his sympathizers and enablers in the Pakistani government and in Kabul. On November 4th, when our intelligence had confirmed his location and that of his enablers and protectors in Pakistan, the village was vaporized with a battlefield nuclear projectile mounted on a drone fired from a nuclear submarine patrolling the Indian Ocean, the Patrick Henry.
A great hole was dug in the middle of Karachi when three more of the missiles, launched consecutively by the submarine, were targeted on the Pakistani intelligence headquarters. Stealth bombers also reduced to glass Pakistan’s nuclear fuel processing plants and much of its nuclear weapons arsenal. Pakistan subsequently descended into an anarchy which continues to this day. India’s military has turned back hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis looking for refuge in India, often having to fire on crazed mobs. It is thought that all of bin Laden’s lieutenants, including the hierarchy of the Taliban, perished in the Afghan blast, because nothing has been heard from bin Laden, Al Qaeda or the Taliban since then.
On the same day, Kabul, capital of Afghanistan and held by the Taliban, was similarly razed.
There is much more: Gaza, Lebanon, Israel, the UK, France….
The above is a scenario laid out by Edward Cline at The Rule of Reason. This is a fascinating, unfortunately fiction, account of what might have been. As I read it, the thing prime in my mind was the number of Americans who would be alive today, would be unmaimed today. The thousands unsacrificed for American freedom because we did the most we could do, to see that it never happens again. That because of a scenario like that laid out above, everyone around the world would be safer and living more peacefully.
I hope you will click the link above and read this inspirational story of what could have been, had only we had half the courage we had after Pearl Harbor.