Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Signal sent

Jihadists receive message. Subversives in Europe also emboldened.

The European press’s reiteration of the themes of “catastrophe” and “humiliation” in its reporting of the war in Iraq may interest American voters, who may have been impatient but might not have realized they were voting to legitimize the humiliation of the US military. No doubt it will fascinate American soldiers even more, many of whom may not even be aware that they have been humiliated.
He goes on to imply what it could portend – that the Euro-press he watches may start to believe that policy will come out of the press' claims, and not necessarily those of the part of the electorate that brought the Democrats to a majority on the legislature.
The media-mantras of “catastrophe,” “humiliation” and “rising violence” can easily take hold among those who quite rightly feel that 3000 American lives is a huge sacrifice — but forget that 3000 lives were lost in just the first 3½ hours of the first day of the Battle of the Somme during the first World War. In covering Israel’s recent campaign in Lebanon, European journalists demanded “proportionality” in the Israelis’ response to terrorists’ rocket attacks. They might make do with a little of the stuff themselves when it comes to measuring the “catastrophe,” the “humiliation” and the “rising violence” in Iraq.
Let’s remember how often the public in the Near East gets it cues and its’ affirmation from the “aging children” of the West. The irony of that “victory” is the signal it sends. Melanie Philips:
the most likely outcome of these mid-term elections is another major terror attack on America. Whatever the smart analysis of the likely shape of domestic American politics over the next two years, America has now signalled a faltering of resolve; and that’s the cue for a redoubled Islamist attack.
Don’t forget to thank a leftist, especially the isolationist types so wrapped up in their own issues, that they don’t think anyone on earth is watching. They will shortly make this out to be a “gift” and a “sacrifice”, and look to their 6 years without absolute power as a sort of dieing for our sins.The Fuse is Lit! (No Pasaran)