Monday, April 09, 2007

The Pirates of Tehran


A sensible commentary on the British hostages and their release at http://www.redstate.com/stories/foreign_affairs/the_pirates_of_tehran



Maybe it's because military action won't be needed or maybe it's just because the ordeal won't drag on and on, but the world is breathing easier now. A lot of folks are happy. The problem, as I see it, is that Ahmadinejad seems to be the happiest.


The loss of face by the British and their inability to stand up to a dangerous mob of religious fundamentalists shows us just how far 'western appeasement' has got us. Military might, in sane and sensible hands, as a deterrent to unstable and hysterical oppressive regimes such as Iran and North Korea remains an essential tool in maintaining peace.


On the useless hand-wringing UN and the appeasing Europeans he has this to say:-

The UN Security Council summoned its vaunted multilateral greatness to issue a swift statement of sincere uneasiness. The EU, which has pressured Britain to rely on Europeans for mutual defense instead of the US, wouldn't even discuss economic sanctions that might disrupt their holidays. Even NATO was AWOL.


On the MSM:-

Ahmadinejad must be particularly pleased to see "deep thinking" journalists making the case that American actions in Iraq were the true cause of the kidnappings. To believe this, all you have to do is ignore the history of the Iranian Revolution, which has been in the extortion business ever since it took power.


And in conclusion:-


We need to understand this and use every means at our disposal, starting with serious and painful international sanctions, to prevent Iran's rulers from becoming the nuclear-armed blackmailers they want to be.


The Western world should not allow these grubby little men get away with this. Like children, they must be punished for their actions so that they can learn about the consequences of such provocative behaviour. I fear, that once again, there will be weasel worded appeasement from the left-wing traitors and the MSM.

1 comment:

MK said...

"...weasel worded appeasement from the left-wing traitors and the MSM"

You can add the church to that as well.