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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Jonathan on April 25th, 2004 (All posts by )

    Wretchard frames our problem:

    In one sense, the prodigious American technological engine assures a near chronic imbalance between US military capability, which has increased exponentially and the slow, uncertain and labor intensive process of political transformation.


    One Response to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Lex Says:

      Belmont Club is the best analysis of the war, period. The man is simply amazing.


      For the first time in 600 years, Western Europe stands before an Oriental enemy it cannot defeat on the battlefield. The commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, Lt. General John Vines contrasted the GWOT to Vietnam. This, he says, is a “national war for our survival as a nation”. Europe knows this too but are subconsciously already beaten.

      The sole obstacles to the wave of darkness are the Anglosphere — and ironically for the Europeans — Israel. The strongest proof against the irresistibility of terrorism is Israel, which is often dented, but never seriously hurt by Arab Way of warfare. Indeed, at each clash the terrorists whine at being unfairly worsted because the Israelis have shown themselves capable of dealing out punishment an order of magnitude greater than they suffer. Israel is particularly irksome because it diminishes the psychological aura the Islamists work so hard to achieve. How can terrorism plausibly defeat America if it cannot beat a handful of Jews?

      Right. Only if we surrender. Read it all.