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Monday, May 8, 2006

The Difference Between Talk & Action

How Israel deals with a madman: Peres Says That "Iran Can Also Be Wiped Off The Map"

Translation: Kill him.

How Europe deals with a madman: Blair: Nuking Iran Would Be Absurd

Translation: Meet him in Munich.


Shawmut 5/10/2006 12:32:00 PM  

Perez can make a claim like that ("Iran can also be wiped off the map.") because he's speaking from a nation, Israel, who's spirit hasn't become suffocated in fat; in Israel where illegal boarder crossers are discouraged by live fire, in Israel where PC (philosophical constipation) and sensitivity policies don't interfer with the process of law, and in Israel, a country that has won more wars in the past 58 years than the "super powers".
Perez can say "Iran can also be wiped off the map." while still speaking as a citizen of a democracy.

On the other hand, I wouldn't subordinate Blair's remark to Chamberlinnian simplicity. Turning Iran into a Chernobyl-like wasteland would deal a fifth ace to the Russian hand already dripping with not only oil, but the grasping multiple currencies its criminalized monopolies are realizing.

I recall hearing someone say that Russia will successfully marry capitalism while the West is still courting socialism. It seems to be the case.

The failure of Munich (38) was naivete` and appeasement without making it clear, and failure to show the resolve, that a troublemaker "..can also be wiped off the map." But Britain was an empire then, having expired its capacity for greed and control was trying to make it's home isles utopias, 'donch'a know'. The class conscience differences were resolved with "I'll stroke your conscience at my club, you drive my Jag to your coal pit."

Their limbless vets were also reminders of an imperial reality that they'd rather not re-live "The Great War". Did I say "re-live"? They didn't even want them available as a reminders. Eventually Britain found that utopias don't thrive during aerial bombings, and food doesn't arrive at docks during submarine menacing. Then they started to realize that someone should have been "wiped off the face of the the map" (slapped silly) when Alsace was occupied.

But, what's a petty crime and occasional bragadoccio going to lead to?

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