As you certainly know by now, after more than three weeks of a massive military build-up, the Pan Moslem Coalition launched a pre-emptive counter crusader strike on the United States on the morning of January 1, 2007.
You no doubt have also heard that a spokesperson for the Coalition made it clear that the 'incursion' –no one will call it an 'invasion'– only came after weeks, indeed months, spent seeking a political and diplomatic solution to the escalating tensions.
But it seems restraint hung like a thread upon an old Pakistani rug. And only after the thread broke away did a global collective rush a great army across the ocean to meet its imperial opponent, manning their forces with a thousand upon thousand martyrs who suddenly felt blessed to at last be called by God to such a fate.
That’s the official story, anyway.