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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Book Review: World War IV and Beyond, by Richard Hobbs.

4 Books in One.

by Ferdinand III


This is a difficult book to read. It is actually 4 books in one. Hobbs, who is a retired military officer, professor and businessman, has a very busy mind. In one dense volume of small font and 320 very large pages, supported by 100 pages of notes and sources, he combines 4 different themes into one volume. This makes the work an impossible read, since the 4 themes are not connected.

Most importantly and relevantly Hobbs discusses World War IV as the war with political Islam [which is the same as Islam in general of course]. This is book one. Book two discusses World War V with China which I find to be less relevant and more conjecture than factually based. Book three is a series of chapters and sections of anti-Jewish racism and hatred. This mars the book and makes it unreadable. Book four is an admixture of different themes based around the destructive illiteracy of Left-Lib socialist theology including unfettered Hispanic immigration into the US, the future insolvency of the US and other states, and the cultural annihilation imposed on society by Cultural Marxist Jihadists.

I don't like Hobbs' virulent, racist and ignorant anti-Semiticism. Blaming the tiny state of Israel for world-wide Muslim terror; Arab national socialist fascism; Hamas; 5 Near East regional wars; the rise of fundamentalist Turkey; or the poverty, stupidity and failure of the Muslim-Arab world is to put it diplomatically, bloody stupid. He also blames Israel and the Jewish lobby for the Iraq war, a war which was over in 2007 and now gives Iraq a chance at modernity and civilisation. In my humble opinion if you demonize Jews and Israel you are a loathsome racist who is completely uneducated about the 1400 years of Muslim and Arab Jihad, Jew-hate and civilisational destruction. It is too bad that Hobbs' disjointed effort had to immerse itself in such idiocy. This is where a good editor with some knowledge and perspective can come in handy.

I did like Hobbs' energetic account of the Islamic threat to the world. Here he is on firmer ground. Once he divorces himself from his other disconnected themes, he brings facts and style to bear, to illustrate the pronounced threat to our entire existence which is posed by Islam. These sections on Islam should have constituted this book. The rest of his themes are either poorly thought out and written; or irrelevant to his main theme of 'World War IV', called some time ago by Podhoretz as the 'Long War'. And so it is as Hobbs states, the current war with Islam long pre-dates 9-11; “It is interesting to note that there were reportedly 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide between 1981 and 2001.”. Interesting indeed Mr. Hobbs. Here are some relevant pieces of Hobbs' research:

Islam is a totality like any other Fascism:

He quotes Bertrand Russell who rightly observed the linkages and similarities between German Fascism [called National Socialism]; Russian Fascism [called Communism] and Arab-Muslim Fascism [called Submission].

Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of the rise of Islam. Marx has taught that Communism is fatally predestined to come about; this produces a state of mind not unlike that of the early successors of Mahommet. Among religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of this world.”

One could add that Nazism had the same objective.

Mohammed the despotic Fascist:

Muhammad had become an absolute ruler by mid 627 and the change in his personality was reported. One chief noted, 'That man aspires to dominate the Arabs.' His old foe, Abu Sufyan, noted 'Prophetism is finished, the empire is beginning.'”

Muslim violence, rape, murder, and racism:

The actions he [Mohammed] condoned, from murder to rape, would be grounds for war crimes now...As one author noted....the problem 'is not that he was a Bedouin, but that he was a morally degenerate Bedouin.' 'Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them' is powerful and is found several times in the Qur'an. (II:191, IV:89, VIII:12, IX:5) His emphasis on bloodshed is quite different from other religions.....destruction and death did not bring in any loot, so he devised a tax for the conquered Jews and Christians. 'Fight those who do not believe in Allah...until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.' (IX:29)”

No free-will:

The complete submission to Allah comes with a price – freedom is incompatible with this doctrine. The severe predestination of Islam does simplify the religion but it results in a cruel fatalism. The battle between believers and unbelievers dominates Islam. It has no moral code similar to the Ten Commandments. It seems that anything is acceptable as long as it is good for Islam.”

The closing of the Muslim mind:

The early caliphs rule from Mecca, but the Ummayyad caliphate (661-749) ruled from Damascus. The Abassids (named after Muhammad's uncle Abbas) moved the capital to Baghdad and ruled for over 500 years (750-1258) where they came under Persian influence....As with all totalitarian ideologies, Islam inevitably led to a closing of the mind.”

Muslim Butchery:

'The massacres perpetrated by Muslims in India are unparalleled in history, bigger in sheer numbers than the Holocaust, or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks.'”

“An unwritten additional pillar added later is the participation in holy war. Interestingly, all these pillars have roots in pre-Islamic times. In particular, the rituals at the Kaaba, as described in a footnote earlier in this chapter, are basically the same as in pagan days.”

Islam's love affair with Slavery:

The Arabs were good at slavery but the Turkish devshirme was new even to the Arabs. It consisted of an annual 'blood levy' or periodic taking of one fifth of all Christian boys in conquered lands.”

In actual fact the Arabs and Muslims enslaved some 11-15 million Blacks who disappeared into the Muslim heartlands. There is of course no Black culture in Greater Arabia or within Islam unlike the vibrant Black society one finds in the USA. A similar number some 10-15 million White Europeans both Western and Eastern were taken as slaves over 1000 years as well. A total of over 30 million were taken from India and adjoining South-East Asian territory. Islam is the largest slave holding and slave-murdering empire in world history. Nothing comes close. How many self-loathing Westerners even know that the Muslims have enslaved some 30 million people from Africa and Europe and a further 35 million or more from India and South-East Asia? Not many. Even today Hindu girls are captured, and forced into sex slavery along the Indian-Bengali border to produce Ghazi or Muslim male warriors. A fact not likely to make an appearance in the Western world's execrable main-stream media sources.

The above are just some samples of clear sighted thinking and writing. Hobbs' book has good information about the Long and Necessary War with the pagan Arab Fascism called Submission. The pity is that it is disorganized and interspersed with 3 other themes which do not belong in a book about World War IV. This disconnected work has valuable source information and is well researched. It needed a good editor and someone to focus Hobbs' energy on the one important topic he is so willing to discuss – Islamic Fascism and its threat to civilisation.


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