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MC/ China similarly more of a competitor

Communist China is not an "Idealogical" competitor? Isn't China selling us the Rope that we will use to hang ourselves?

Maybe you could help Max out? How do we dtermine who the evil 7%ers are,and once located,do we Drone them out of existence? In other words is this entire chain of logic sustainable without turning us into a nation in which you would feel comfortable supporting?

I'm going to make a few points about a very confused/confusing piece by Cliff May in NRO today. His central point:
"Among the most significant lesson I’ve learned: Terrorism is not the core of the problem. It is merely the weapon of choice for some of the regimes, movements, and ideologies that are waging a war against the U.S. and other democratic societies."
Good enough,but a bit of a Truism,it seems to me that to the "Terrorists" the "Means" are the "End",destroying the enemies of Islam is Destruction =s Terror. "They see their enemies as “infidels” — enemies of Allah who deserve death and would be better off dead." Making them dead also =s making them dead via Terror.
Another "cofused" assertion was that we are facing two kinds of "Threat" violent and Non-violent,"There are those — call them “Islamists” — who are not militants. They believe non-violent strategies can more effectively hasten the transition from the rule of law as constructed by men to the rule of law as ordained by Allah, along with the transfer of global dominance from Judeo-Christian and secular societies to “the Muslim world.”
So Non-Violent "Competition" for Global dominance is now an act of War? What about China,Russia,OPEC,and even the EEC,are we not in competition with them for Global Dominance? Is it now War for others to even challange our self assumed World Leadership,(I guess those currencies that are pushing our currency away from the position as the World's Primary money,are at war with us?)
"But if, as has been conservatively estimated, only 7 percent of the world’s Muslims support Jihadism and/or Islamism, that’s more than 80 million people — a formidable force backed by enormous Middle Eastern oil wealth."
So(Non-Violent) Islamism is joined with (Violent) Jihadism to make our lives miserable. So what's the strategy for declaring war on 7% of Islam considering that 90% of that 7% are peaceful activists? Do we target and kill those who peacefully oppose our way of life/our Dominance?