Opting for the Road to the West's Destruction

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    After the Muses Fall Silent
    By Caroline B. Glick, Center for Security Policy
    November 21, 2006

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has gone on an appeasement spree and no one seems to mind. On Friday, Blair gave a marquis interview to Al-Jazeera's new psychological warfare platform - its English-language channel - to celebrate its launch.

    It is unclear whether Blair meant to give the impression in that interview that he agreed with Al-Jazeera's Man-about-Town-in-Britain David Frost's assertion that the US-British war in Iraq is "pretty much a disaster." But Blair has made unmistakably clear that what he is suing for now is an ignominious American-British retreat from Iraq.

    In his recent statements and actions, Blair has been unambiguous in communicating his belief that peace in Iraq begins with Israeli surrender to the Palestinians, Hizbullah and Syria. Blair sees in suicidal Israeli retreats from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria the key to unlocking the hearts of the mullahs in Teheran and the Ba'athists in Damascus.

    As Blair sees it, these enemies of Israel, the US, Britain and the entire Free World will suddenly become reliable friends of the non-Jewish West if Israel is left at their tender mercies. As friends, Iran and Syria will allow the US and Britain to surrender Iraq with their heads held high as they hand global jihadists their greatest victory since the Soviet retreat from Afghanistan.

    No less disturbing than Blair's embrace of surrender as a national strategy is the utter lack of outrage against his decision in the British and international media. No one questioned for instance, his decision to grant Al-Jazeera in English an exclusive interview.

    It is widely accepted, even by some of the British media, that Al-Jazeera's Arabic satellite station is used as a recruiting tool for global jihad. It can be reasonably presumed that the English channel will be used to erode the West's will to defend itself against global jihadist domination. The fact that the network is now operating an English channel should send a chill up the spine of Western and specifically British media outlets which will now have to compete against an enemy propaganda arm masquerading as a news channel.

    There are many reasons that actions like Blair's strategic retreat from reason and responsibility have gone uncriticized by the media. It is not simply that Western, and particularly European journalists are overwhelmingly anti-American and virulently anti-Israel. One of the central reasons for the silence of Western intellectuals and media in the face of actions like Blair's is fear of death at the hands of jihadists.

    (Glick sets out specific examples for this fear in the remainder of her article.)

    for full article:
    http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.jsp?section=papers&code=06-F_35
     
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    Wow, this is exactly what I think has been happening. I'm shocked at how suddenly appeasement has become the norm, in spite of the further disruptions of planned attacks, incidents like the assassination in Lebanon yesterday, NK nuclear tests, Iran's continued promises, and missiles continuing to fall in Israel-while the French keep threatening to shoot down their planes. Freaking unbelievable that the world, including GW seem to want to sell us the plan that Iran and Syria are going to help us find a way out.
     
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    The real question is why do we keep insisting that Israel is a 'role model' for all Arab nations to follow? The real question is why do we have to support this idiotic idea that westerners of one particular ethnic/religious makeup have the right to live peacefully in the middle east when they weren't even there 70 years ago?
     
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    The problem is much bigger than just Israel. What do any of the cases sited by Glick in her article have to do with Israel?

    Even if the U.S. and Europe desert Israel and leave it to its own devices in dealing with the Arabs, that is not going to solve the problem with radical Islam. It will still be there with its objective still not achieved (the Saturday crowd first, the Sunday crowd afterwards). The West will have to deal with this monster sooner or later.

    From Glick’s article, one can draw the conclusion that militant Islam has been successful in (1) pulling the wool over the eyes of Western leaders and (2) convincing them that only Israel is the stumbling block to world peace. To believe that, one would have to ignore a world of evidence to the contrary. Militant Islam has never been timid in declaring its aim and goal in the clearest of terms time and time again: domination of the entire world. Israel is only the beginning of this quest.
     
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    Adam's it doesn't have to have anything to do with Israel, Hawk is in contention with Dillo on which of them gets the lap of RWA. Thus, if allowed, they'll turn any thread into an Israel bash.
     
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    Try again. Israel has as much claim to the land as so-called Palestinians -- Transjordan Arabs. Jews have been living in the region for centuries.

    And once again, when you choose the wrong side in a war and lose, you're lucky if you get to live. Having your state partitioned is actually pretty tame stuff.

    Who says Arabs have some God-given right to every inch of the Middle East just because THEY say so and are willing to murder for it?

    Israel is where it is because all the so-called other civilized, Western Nations didn't want them damned Jews landing in their respective countries en masse. That would include the US.

    The Jews have as much right to exist as any other ethnic/religious group, and when left alone, Israel doesn't seem to bother anyone. Can't say the same for its opposition.

    Having said all that. Israel isn't the issue -- appeasing extreme Islam is. I don't know how you deal with bullies on YOUR side of SA, but on mine it's a left hook and right cross. They can talk shit while they lay on the floor bleeding and spitting out teeth.
     
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    Thanks for clueing me in, Kathianne. :D
     
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    WHy shouldnt Jews have the right to live peacefully ANYWHERE in the world?

    Is that solely an American right?

    Not to mention, it is the Jews and ONLY the Jews who have been harshly persecuted no matter where they went. If ANY group or country or race has a legitimate reason for having their homeland returned to them, its the Jews.

    Why cant the fucking arabs/iranians leave them alone. The Jews have less than 5% of all the land in the middle east. ANd it was bascially a desert wasteland until they took control.

    You actually think letting go of support for Israel will do ANYTHING to bring peace to the region. Get real.
     

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