Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lesson: You Can Never Partly Surrender

I think it is fair to say that Europeans as a group are hardly pro-Israeli. You'd have to be stark raving loony coo coo to believe that European policies and attitudes are in any way pro-Israeli or even more than marginally tolerant of Jews period.

Ahem. Iranian top thug Ahmadinejad vented a bit recently:

"You imposed a group of terrorists... on the region. It is in your own interest to distance yourself from these criminals... This is an ultimatum. Don't complain tomorrow."

The "ultimatum" was directed at European states in particular.

"We have advised the Europeans that the Americans are far away, but you are the neighbours of the nations in this region," Mr Ahmadinejad said.

"We inform you that the nations are like an ocean that is welling up, and if a storm begins, the dimensions will not stay limited to Palestine, and you may get hurt."

We may sell arms to Israel, back them in the UN, support them against enemies, and have generally positive opinions of Israel, but that is apparently not significantly different than European pro-Palestinian and anti-Semitic opinions, and policies that oppose Israeli policies if not their existence (for now).

So explain just how our policies on Israel and the Palestinians "cause" Moslems to hate us? Apparently, even having policies as sophisticated and nuanced as Europe's wouldn't help us one darn bit!

We may be the Great Satan but it is so much more convenient to strike the Closer Satans. Remember, we're all just infidels to the jihadis. Killing Europeans is just as satisfying as killing Americans--and so much easier to do, apparently.

Europe needs to join us fully in this war. It is their war, too, and the Europeans won't be able to live in their dream world forever. Not with nuts like Ahmadinejad around.