Saturday, June 04, 2005

Europe

I must admit that I find Europe baffling. We saved them from untold horrors TWICE, gave them generous economic assistance through programs like the Marshall Plan, and still, they are incredibly hostile to us. Not just disgruntled or annoyed, but actively hostile.

Another thing I don't understand is, how it is they can brush off the threat of Islamic terrorism. When Bin Laden talks about restoring the caliphate, he means Europe too. There are groups who openly state their goal as being the Islamification of Europe. The murder of Theo Van Gogh seems to have opened up the eyes of the Dutch. Who knows, perhaps the recent No, to the EU constitution, which would have made bureaucrats in Brussels responsible for setting immigration policies, is a sign of the Europeans waking up & smelling the invaders at the gates.

Like it or not, we have deep ties to Europe, not just diplomatic, but ties of blood. Many of us have family across the pond, therefore, the fate of Europe is not one we can ignore. Also, like the 9/11 cell, many terrorist groups have operations on both continents, it appears that most Islamic terrorists do not distinguish between America & Europe, they simply group both as, the West.

As Aaron points out, part of the reasons behind the European reactions to the war on terror, is the intransigent anti-Americaness which is endemic to Europe. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, seems to be the anthem to this sad drama. This attitude is a lot like that of a rebellious teen who takes drugs simply because it upsets his parents, in spite of harm it does to his own mind & body. I hope they grow up soon & realize that we are not the enemy.

To learn more about the situation in Europe, visit Aaron at Partial Transcripts.

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