Thursday, December 15, 2005
Pushing Europe Too Far
Iran begins building a Nuclear reactor
Europe does nothing
Iran begins rejecting United Nations inspections and threats of sanctions
Europe does nothing
Iran 'elects' hardline president who calls for Israel's destruction as part of its foreign policy
Europe does nothing
Iran announces Uranium Enrichment Program
Europe does nothing
Iran claims the Holocaust is a myth
Europe condems the remarks, demands a retraction
Iran repeats claim that the holocaust was a myth Europe made up to creat Israel
Europe strongly condems the remarks, demands a retraction once again
Now we know how to get on Europe's bad side. Build nukes under their nose and they can't even develop a strong arguement to stop you, yet you diss the holocaust and they're ready to draw a line in the sand. Sadly, that line would hold up as well as the Maginot Line.
So keep spouting off Iran. You may just end up with a strongly worded letter from the European Union or the UN on you door step that will read, "Please stop saying bad things about the holocaust or else we'll write an even angrier letter."
Of course once the sh#t hits the fan, we know who will be called to clean up the mess.
posted by El Capitan at 12:21 AM
Isn't political correctness great? All of Europe will tell you to mind your own business until you say HOLOCAUST in any context.
Maybe German will extradite him to be tried for Holocaust denial? They have made it a habit recently to have citizen of foreign countries extradited to Germany to be tried. Didn't realize they could do that, but apparently, they can.
Then again, when a war was going on in their own little European backyard, they all condemned it, too. Didn't do a damned thing other than send absolutely useless peacekeepers in... (Ahhh... gotta love Bosnia. Went there in '96.)
I actually think the Robin Williams description of the UN in the mid-eighties was spot on (and definately also applies to Europe)...
"Like a traffic cop on valium.."
I find Europes reaction to Irans Presidents statement about the Holocost interesting considering Europe is guilty of intense anti-Sematic behavior. Look at the UN, anti-Israel with little or no support for Israel from the Euro's. The Euro's are pathetic and underserving of any respect whatsoever. They've reneged on their committments to Afghanistan and look the other way regarding totalitarian regimes nuclear development. In fact not only do they look the other way, they assist (look at France). It's sickening.10:33 PM
European militaries are engaged all over the Middle East. Polish, Dutch, British, and Italian troops are in Iraq, for one, and Germany, France, and (again) the Netherlands have committed ships to patrols in the Arabian Sea. See this story from November: "Members of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 are currently leading a group of six coalition ships conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman...The French ships Var (FS 608) and Lafayette (FS 710), and the Pakistani frigate Badr (PNS 181) round out the coalition task group...The ships, currently assigned to Task Force 150, led by French Vice Adm. Jacques Mazars, seek to preserve the free and secure use of the world’s oceans by legitimate mariners and prevent terrorists from attempting to use the maritime environment as a venue for attack or as a medium to transport personnel, weapons or other illicit material."
Or this one, about the Dutch taking command from the French in the same mission.
Your post here is more of a cartoon than a reflection of reality.
And then there's this (out of date) posting on gloabsecurity.org, describing the order of battle in Afghanistan: "France had 2,000 military personnel in the region as of early November 2001. Japan, Germany, Italy and New Zealand have pledged to deploy ships and troops if needed. Turkey and Australia have announced that special operations forces would be deployed. Italy announced in early November that ships and aircraft, and up to 3,000 military personnel, would be deployed. The 3,900 Germans planned on deployment would include some 100 special operations troops. Turkey has committed 90 special forces troops and is prepared to send a peacekeeping force numbering about 3,000 if needed. By January 2002 special operations forces from Australia, Britain, France, Denmark, Germany and Turkey were on the ground in Afghanistan...Naval forces include ships from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
"A Hungarian Army reconnaissance battalion is set to deploy to Kabul in the late July/August 2004 period for a period of six months. Spain announced on July 1, that, for the Afghan elections, it would temporarily increase its troops contribution to 1,040 from 475 before reducing it to 540 near the end of the year."
European soldiers were on the ground in Afghanistan by November, 2001 -- standing with us in harm's way. They are on the ground in Iraq, and in the seas and the air all over the region.
I just LOVE the litter box don't you? Hubby's on his third go-round in it, with more to come I'm sure. (Yeah, I use litter box as 'sandbox' indicated ya'll are playing and having fun there. When Litter Box is a better term...antime something in the world smells like shit, guess where it came from? Ang guess who's always the one that has to pooperscooper it up?!?) Yeah, so much to look forward to...no booze; IEDs; mortar attacks; burning bodies if you're caught (and they're kind enough to kill you in advance); being called war criminals; being accused of tortue if you use loud music or restrain a terrorist caught attacking you; being treated like stupid dupped little children too dumb for their own good; being backstabbed by those you defend; and the best part of all - LOW PAY!!!
The military has my ultimate respect. Ya'll do all the crap no one else will, and get trashed for it (along with us, your families). You are far better than any of your detractors ever will be, and without ya'll out there doing the job, we'd already have been overrun by every enemy on the globe.