Tuesday, April 03, 2007


It’s sad to watch a big person tormented by a small one who knows intuitively the big guy hasn’t the will to defend himself. The little fiend pours on abuse - verbal insults that escalate into humiliating condemnations. Then he’ll throw things at the big weakling who turns away, unable to make eye contact. Then come painful punches and kicks. Onlookers feel his humiliation and plead with him to defend himself, to use his strength to dispatch his tormenter. They want to do it for him but know they cannot. Something vitally important is lacking in his big body - a pride, a belief in himself that would enable him to fight. They know only he can find it - and if he doesn’t, he won’t survive.

That’s how it feels now watching Iran torment Britain. Fifteen British sailors were seized by Iran and they’re forced to make humiliating televised “confessions.” Iran insists that Blair agree his sailors strayed into Iranian waters - even though they didn’t. Blair has asked the UN Security Council for help. That’s how we know he hasn’t got the guts to stand up to the mullahs.

The UN? Is he kidding? He thinks Iran respects the UN? The sailors were captured because they obeyed UN rules of engagement. They couldn’t shoot unless they were shot at. Ask black Christians in Darfur about UN “help.” Ask the Tutsis in Rwanda. This is the UN whose Human Rights Commission last Friday passed a resolution which “expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.” Nobody should be hanging by the neck waiting for the UN to rescue him.

Blair is articulate. He might work something out if he weren’t dealing with a government of nut jobs who deny the Holocaust, pledge to wipe Israel off the map, and are waiting for the Twelfth Imam to come out of the Iranian well he’s been living in for thirteen hundred years. They believe that if they create chaos here in earth by making nukes and blowing up Israel with them, the imam will come out of the well and establish 1000 years of peace and justice.

I’m not making this up.

Blair thinks he can negotiate with these people? What’s happened to the Prime Minister who fought alongside the United States after September 11th? If he’d just issue an ultimatum like: “Release the hostages in 48 hours or else,” we could help. But no, he’s putting his tail between his legs and whimpering to the UN. Pathetic.

Whatever Britons there are left who haven’t succumbed to the multiculti emasculators of the European Union (EU) are pining now for the days of Margaret Thatcher - the “Iron Lady.” Thatcher would know what to do with Iran’s theocratic dictators. When Argentinean dictators took over the Falkland Islands, she dispatched a naval task force to the area. When no diplomatic progress was made as the fleet was sailing, there was little doubt what it would do upon arrival.

A generation has passed since Thatcher was in office. Today’s Britons are are so enamored with the EU, they’ve become EUnuchs who, like the UN, are worried about offending Radical Islam much less standing up to it.

For example, London's Daily Mirror reported Monday that:

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government-backed study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

Iran smuggles weapons and terrorists into Iraq to kill British and American soldiers. They’ve set up a proxy army (Hezbollah) to bring down the Lebanese government and attack Israel. Now they’ve kidnapped British sailors and publicly humiliate them every day. The price of oil is going up in anticipation of Britain doing something about it. Iran has threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz (entrance to the Persian Gulf) if it’s attacked and the big western countries are afraid to call its bluff. So, the torment continues. For how long? Don’t hold your breath waiting for a respite.

Americans remember when Iran took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. The United States was humiliated for a year and a half while President Carter tried to use his big smile to negotiate with the Iranian theocrats - who only released them on the day his successor, Ronald Reagan, was inaugurated. Historians say that was the beginning of our War with Radical Islam.

Something’s lacking in the big western countries like Britain and the United States who represent western civilization itself. Iran and Al Qaeda know it and their torments will only escalate. If we can’t find the will to defend ourselves, if we all become EUnuchs, we won’t survive either.


Anonymous said...

Do you suppose the United States will wake up before it is too late? I doubt it! I put over 20 years in the United States Navy defending this country and our interests. I hate to see it going down the tubes so rapidly.

Harvey in North Baldwin

Anonymous said...

Thank you Harvey..Thank all of you brave and wonderful people who've served their country ..And stood between us and the devil..
Im wondering if Bush will go to Englands rescue...I feel we need to.But..I feel a lot of things..I think we should be fighting just as dirty as the terroists are.. And keep the "embedded news hawkers " at home.They have NO business over there. Our troops are having to look over their shoulders just to do routine things.. Not right at all !
I am so disappointed in our dems and repubs. This is OUR country ,not just theirs..They should do as We ask but they dont. They say they know the will of the people but theyre only interested in what is good for themselves.. If they all dont straighten up, we are in deep water. bj1-Tx

Anonymous said...

The begining of the 20th century began with such hate talk and look at how many died and how one war led to another. Is this what you want for this century too? Add to that the nuclear factor. This kind of talk will lead to a brave new world of dust and rubble. Then will you be happy?

Tom McLaughlin said...

2nd Anonymous - Can you cite a century in which there were no conflicts? Are you one of those who thinks we can eliminate war? I'm not. We can reduce the likelihood of war at best and the most effective way to do that is to prepare for it.

If a potential enemy believes it will be difficult to pick a fight with us, it's less likely to do so. I learned that early in my neighborhood. What kind of neighborhood did you grow up in?

You can spout utopian fantasies, but you should realize that the only reason you have the freedom to do so is the bravery of American soldiers willing to fight those who would take away that freedom.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so then we are all standing on the shoulders of those who have fought for freedom. But what would those who died say if they could come back and change things? They would say that the idea that war is glorious is bullshit. They would say it is time for the world to come to its senses.
People like me stand on their shoulders and look ahead, people like you stand on their shoulders and look back.

Tom McLaughlin said...

Speculating on what would have been is a less than reliable way of considering the present, but I'll indulge you.

If they could come back, I suspect many of the men who died in WWII would say: "What the hell is the matter with you Democrats? Didn't you learn from Munich appeasers like 'Peace in our time' Chamberlain? If the western democracies like France, England and the United States had done something about Hitler and the Nazis earlier, millions of us would not have died stopping him later. We might have been able to live full lives rather than sacrificing them to pay for your indulging in utopian fantasies."