quarta-feira, março 17, 2004
Andrew Sullivan reforça a opinião que as reacções de Zapatero e Prodi ao atentado (ie a retirada das tropas do Iraque) é a estratégia errada na luta contra a Al-Qaeda e, ao contrário do que pensa a intelectualidade de esquerda, torna a Europa ainda mais vulnerável a atentados terroristas.
You'd be a fool to predict anything, but I do think the odds of the next major Jihadist terrorist action happening in Europe just went up a notch. Al Qaeda and its multiple off-shoots have learned a couple of things recently. The first is that the U.S. will not cower before a terror attack. Bin Laden misjudged that one on 9/11, foolishly believing that he could move public policy in his direction by shell-shocking the American public. He was hoping for classic isolationism in response to the casualties of that awful day. Wrong. In fact, the opposite happened - a huge miscalculation on al Qaeda's part, which led to the destruction of their client state, Afghanistan, and the removal of a strategic anti-American ally, Saddam.
But now the Jihadists know something else: that the 9/11 gambit can work in Europe. Starting with Spain, and wrecking the anti-terror alliance of New Europe, was a master-stroke. But it has an added effect of demoralizing the others - especially Italy. That's why Romano Prodi's astonishing disavowal of any force in response to terrorism was so devastating.
posted by Miguel Noronha 10:19 da manhã
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