Running of bulls now castrated
They might as well call it the “Running of the Steers” from this point forward.
This “new” Spain has coughed up a hairball of plans to become the latest member of the Axis of Weasels, joining a few other Euroweenie countries in a program of appeasement toward Islamic jihadists.
Yep, that’ll show ’em who’s boss.
“Each one hopes that if it feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last” – Winston Churchill in a 1940 radio broadcast describing the fate of appeasers to the surging German onslaught.
In other words, if the school bully beats you up and takes your lunch money, will you from that day forward simply hand it over each morning to prevent further beatings?
Americans cannot help but notice this continued trend of ingratitude and arrogance – European style. Yet looking back over the history of Europe, the longest period of peace in their entire known history has been at least partly due to the U.S. presence since 1945.
However, the people of Spain have spoken and, yes, we have to accept their decision. But that does not mean we have to respect it.
They screwed up – big time – and have attempted to set a very dangerous precedent. Whether on purpose or not, they have told the terrorists that they, and by extension all Westerners, are cowards.
Spain has provided these uneducated Muslim fruitcakes with the novel concept of bombing countries right before elections as an effective way to get rid of, or at least alter, disagreeable governments.
A lot of people are going to die because of this definitive knee-jerk reaction. Some will be Spaniards, most from elsewhere, though, and realize that each country will have additional elections.
The next time this happens to Spain, my sympathy will still be with the victims and their families but no longer for their government, whose cowardice I feel will be at least partially responsible for those future attacks.
How weak are the Europeans in general?
Italy’s Romano Prodi, current chief of the European Commission (the driving force and executive body of the EU), last week: “It is clear that using force is not the answer to resolving the conflict with terrorists. … Terrorism is infinitely more powerful than a year ago.”
Say what? Clear to whom? Is he basing this upon the world-renowned successful diplomacy with the Red Brigade in his own country?
Spain’s socialists only won 42.6 percent of the vote, which indeed was enough to oust the Popular Party, but did not exactly show overwhelming support. They have now elected the equivalent of John Kerry to run their country in a dyslexic move that makes the French look brave, exchanging their national flag for a pee pee-stained uniform of surrender.
Spain lost their country to Islam once before, for almost 800 years. It took the “self-righteous Inquisition” to get it back. Now, with this brilliant move of political strategy, they may stand to lose it again.
All European nations need to realize that terrorists don’t know and certainly don’t care about the differences between a socialist, a Democrat, a communist or a married gay couple in Copenhagen. In their barbaric 13th century eyes, we are all infidels and deserve nothing less than to die horrible deaths.
How do you think a similar attack in the U.S. two days before our presidential elections would effect the outcome? President Bush would win in an even bigger landslide.
What would Kerry say after the attack? Well, last week he said that the Spanish bombing was proof Bush’s “Homeland Security approach was faulty.”
Without even considering the fact that Homeland Security does not have a Madrid office, if we ever have another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, then that will be undeniable proof that Homeland Security in America is at fault? Is this man serious or is he simply trying to be elected?
Yes, I am aware that was rhetorical.
George W. Bush is a president who says what he means and then follows through on it. He is occasionally wrong, as all of us are from time to time, but that’s significantly different from being dishonest.
Ultimately, the effects of Spain’s withdrawal from the coalition will be more political than strategic, but U.S. soldiers and civilians of many nations will die because of this irrational decision. France and Germany are painfully aware that they are probably the next big targets, especially after France’s move last week to “explicitly ban the ostentatious wearing of any political or religious symbol” in public buildings and schools, thus angering all 10 million or so Muslims currently living within its borders (legally).
International perceptions will be forever altered when or if those unfortunate events occur. Why must we wait?
A “free” society loses that distinction the moment it allows obstructionists to influence its policies. The genocidal nature of Islamic terrorists will not subside by “turning a cheek.” Waiting for more innocent people to die before deciding to become serious about dealing with the issue has worn thin as an excuse by the European community.
If they don’t change soon and there is another “running of the bulls,” the majority of the crowd just might be wearing burkas.
Richard Carnes of Edwards writes a weekly column for the Daily. He can be reached at email@example.com