When news broke late last night about the plot to blow up aircraft inroad from the United Kingdom to the United States, one of my first stops online was to A Tangled Web. An early post on the news is here.
In the first comment on this post I asked: "Will this latest plot make it clear to the wobbly among those on both sides of the lake how real this war is?"
It didn't take long to get the answer.
It seems that even in the face of what would have been a greater human tragedy than September 11th, the delusionists still refuse to A. recognize the threat and B. agree to effective measures to win this war.
It's the same disease of moral equivalence at work that Dennis Prager wrote about earlier this week where those on the left were much more upset by the anti-Semitic remarks of a drunken Mel Gibson than the very real threat of atrocities directly at civilians.
Here's a couple of highlights from comments by Euroweanies that typify the left's response to this war:
- "the perpatrators... whoever they are."
- "While those that tried to blow up 20 civilian aircraft are vile, they are not alone in their thinking that there is such a thing as 'acceptable civilian losses'."
- "I would have hoped this and all other attacks would have made it obvious that bombing the hell out of the world has and will fail, and that it is only through cooperative efforts of international law enforcement etc., that these attacks can be stopped."
Well, there you have it in a NUTshell. Failure to even recognize who the enemy is. The moral equivalence disease which equates the deliberate targeting of civilians with unintended civilian deaths in war and another plea for solving the threat from global jihad through "law enforcement."
In short, it's a recipe for losing the war and submitting to an unrelenting foe who will not be satisfied until all the world submits to the radical's view of Allah or dies.
It's a sad legacy for the British, who endured years of death and horror in World War II on a scale that dwarfs September 11th to see that the spirit of defeat, delusion and denial best represented by the "Peace in our time" Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is alive and well.
Yet, all is not lost. Just as in the United States, many British are aware and awake to the danger as represented by others in the A Tangled Web comment stream.
Feel free to add your voice! And tell them: "Mike's America sent me!"