segunda-feira, março 22, 2004
A Morte do Sheikh Ahmed Yasin
David Frum na National Review Online.
Not that we don't want to extirpate those terrorists when we can. To absorb the full two-facedness of the support of many of our European allies for the man-hunt approach, listen to what the European foreign ministries are saying about the Israeli killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yasin, the mass-murdering chief of Hamas. The disconnect from reality is almost hallucinatory.
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana wins the prize: The killing, he said, is "very, very bad news for the peace process." One has to echo Lucky Jim: The what process? The peace what?
There is no peace process: only an ongoing Palestinian terror war against Israel. There never was a peace process: only a political campaign by Yasser Arafat to accumulate as many strategic assets as possible against Israel before recommencing his terror war.
(This by the way is the same Solana who last week cautioned Europeans against "over-reacting" to the Madrid attacks. "Europe," he said, "does not find itself at war." Clearly not.)
But here's maybe the larger meaning of those words: If the European allies cannot accept the killing of the head of Hamas, who has already murdered hundreds of people, it is very hard to imagine that those same European allies would have accepted the assassination of Osama bin Laden before 9/11. And since the defining idea of American liberal Democrats is the paramount need for European approval of major American actions - then there's really no mystery at all about why the Clintonites behaved as they did before 9/11. They didn't want to upset anyone. So they did nothing. And now they're engaged in the one foreign-policy activity at which they are truly expert: blame-shifting.
posted by Miguel Noronha 3:27 da tarde
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