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Europe -- Thy Name Is Cowardice
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/07/05 | Matthias Dopfner

Posted on 01/07/2005 1:35:12 AM PST by kattracks

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1 posted on 01/07/2005 1:35:12 AM PST by kattracks
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"A particularly grotesque form of appeasement is reacting to the escalating violence by Islamic fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere by suggesting that we should really have a Muslim holiday in Germany."

The money line!


2 posted on 01/07/2005 1:43:18 AM PST by jocon307 (Ann Coulter was right)
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In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the multicultural corner instead of defending liberal society's values and being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true great powers, America and China.

Sums up Euro's attitude nicely.

And this one is really hilarious:charismatic self-confidence

3 posted on 01/07/2005 2:03:57 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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"charismatic self-confidence"

LOL, yes, that could mean something meaningful, but I'm afraid in Europe's case it just means they are beguiled by their own image.


4 posted on 01/07/2005 2:06:58 AM PST by jocon307 (Ann Coulter was right)
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Only an insider could report this and have it sting. It will probably be overlooked as garbage by Euro-wusses that don't/won't recognize themselves.

But its a good start. Hope it will do some good.

Once again, great post kattracks!

6 posted on 01/07/2005 3:34:37 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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This editorial should be reprinted in every European and Canadian news paper once a week. Finally someone see the big picture.


7 posted on 01/07/2005 3:55:18 AM PST by Recon Dad (This floored me)
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"Also to suggest that Europe appeased Hitler is strange considering that France and the UK started the fight in 1939."

Yeah, that's right. There was 'peace in our time'. And when the real war started in May of 1940 how long did it take Hitler to take France? About 15 minutes wasn't it? Did you ever hear the phrase 'Sitzkrieg'? The only victory that the Brits had prior to that was when the Captain of the Graf Spee scuttled the ship, and killed himself. I appreciate what the Brits did in WWII and what they're doing now in Iraq, but to suggest that Chamberlain did not appease Hitler is ridiculous.

8 posted on 01/07/2005 3:59:04 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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So when Europeans start killing each other we should jump in and die for one side or the other immediately?

And the reason is?

Hitler was not our problem in the 1930's. He became our problem only after other European nations tried to appease him to the point of no return.

We fight when our own self interests are at stake.


9 posted on 01/07/2005 4:02:31 AM PST by DB (©)
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"All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke.


10 posted on 01/07/2005 4:03:16 AM PST by Route101
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Also, I wonder how the families of the dead British, Spanish and Polish soldiers who died fighting alongside the US soldiers in Iraq will feel about being called cowards by their allies.

The Spanish have pulled out of Iraq thanks to their new, appeasing leader.

13 posted on 01/07/2005 4:21:24 AM PST by Stepan12
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Your history lesson is not well thought out regarding WW2. Your reference to UK will force Winston Churchill to rewrite all his speeches. Your appeasement point only omitted the fact that by 1939 there were only two countries left that the Germans hadn't overrun. Prior to that all you heard was "Peace in our Time" from this crowd. As to your contention that the USA didn't get on board for two years negates both the material support that kept England in the fight. Or the isolationist Nazi lovers led by the Lindbergh's and Kennedy's that the President had to overcome.
It is also questionable as to the effectiveness of the Euro Troops standing side by side with us other than the Brits.
Please try and give a complete historical picture instead of trying to make your point.
15 posted on 01/07/2005 4:31:50 AM PST by Recon Dad
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Thankfully, a European says what needs to be said. That comparison of the elderly woman watching the house next door being broken into while she hides her jewelry with shaking hands...is right on target. But when will Europe wake up? Germany's white flag -- a Muslim holiday? Are they completely nuts?


16 posted on 01/07/2005 4:41:32 AM PST by hershey
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I don't know what you've been drinking, but it sounds as if coffee is in order.


19 posted on 01/07/2005 4:43:48 AM PST by hershey
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