Do Arabs/Muslims have an inferiority complex?
The persistence of Hezbollah, Hamas and the rest, as well as a number of calls to talk shows I've heard recently, have made me wonder why these people are so threatened by Israel and the United States. They have shown over the past 1000 years that their culture cannot compete with the dynamic societies of the West, but they seem to feel that there is some prohibition against their adopting similar principles of freedom, invention, trade, industry and manufacture that have left them behind, and that the only option open to them is to destroy all such societies. I think they will be forced to learn the lesson it took the Turks so long to figure out, after so many defeats.
They too thought that just obtaining western weaponry and imitating our military methods would bring back their former dominance, but they've missed something. All Islam has missed something.
What happens if these groups succeed in overthrowing the rest of the world as they aspire to? Do any of them know how to build an automobile? I suppose they assume there will always be Toyota and that the new Dhimmi around the world will be as content with their lot as the terrorists themselves have been in their wretched societies. The problem with world conquest is that you have to build something, not just blow everything up. The world is awash in weapons. When you are the ones with something to defend, governing becomes far different. Just ask Fatah and the PLA.
They will destroy civilization just to satisfy their rage and shame, but they have nothing to replace it with except more fighting, killing and destruction among themselves just to make the rubble bounce. When there's nothing left to steal, there'll probably still be explosives and Kalashnikovs.
That's why we have to stop them. We can't treat them as nuisances. Israel did that when it left Lebanon. Now Hezbollah has rockets reaching Haifa, but without any accuracy.