Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blair Says: Foolish anti-Americanism Must Stop

British PM Tony Blair trys to wise up foolish Euros.

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a withering attack on Thursday on what he called "mad anti-Americanism" among European politicians. Blair, U.S President George W. Bush's closest ally in the so-called war on terror, said the world urgently needs the United States to help tackle the globe's most pressing problems.
Note: "so-called war on terror". I think that is the heart of the problem. Despite our enemies having openly declared war on us, so many do not believe we are in a war.

So much for the "reality based" community.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

FROM CAROL HERMAN

Good to see you back.

It's interesting that you pick Blair as a topic, since he's very weak these days. And, much more exposed in his weaknesses than Chirac. (Who got a burst of energy grom Condi.)

Of Course, whatever the Brits tried in Iraq, they failed at it. (And, yes, their approach was "mild." Which is why they had to withdraw their troops from Basra. They were getting eaten alive. And, even if this gave them a "learning curve," they were still not able to mount much of defense. So "leaving" became their option.)

While it's interesting that france keeps a toe-hold in syria/lebanon. (Really one and the same country; though we have two labels in use.)

And, given that the french are more into surrender than anything; I can see why Israel isn't too concerned (now that it made its point.)

But Blair has nothing to show for his "travels" this summer. He can't stop the hemmorhage that's happened. And, that is that England has lost it's clout. It's got no toe-holds in the Mideat ... Escept for the Aussies. Who run their own show. And, yes, work very well with the Americans.

What does this portend for Europe?

More of a noose than anything else.

It's also fascinating that Turkey is being thrown at us as a "prize" because the EU absolutely fears the Turkish youth. They make up a very competitive work force, it turns out. And, Germany even switched its Mercedes Benz plants to Turkey. To benefit from the better work force, working for less;

But the Turks aren't being let into Europe. (I'm not sure. But I think the bulk of Muslems coming into the EU either come from Africa (the way the french get their former colonists.) And, then loads from Pakistan. There is certainly going to be more terrorism, ahead, for the Europeans. How will they deal with it? I'd guess by sophisticated police work. (Which is really the only way you can deal with it.)

So using the term "war" gets shifted on its head. The stuff that needs to get done will be done. But not by "war" ... exactly. And, it will take major prison bulding efforts to house "that element" of society that tends towards the pits. Since they need to be incarcerated from about the age of 15 to at least 25.

Will the WEST, at some future point, re-do the way it does "education?"

While haarvard's been co-opted by the Saudis, it's good news for Israel, by the way, that syria has not! (Yeah. I suspect Bush is not a happy man. He's not able to get more wars going in the Mideast.)

But unlike Blair who feels his lame duck status; Bush is just Bush. You can't tell the difference. But we shall see? If he doesn't change his team, much, then he isn't going to be building anyone else's "presidential" resumes.

Sometimes, there just is no Plan B. Though the Israelis are expecting back their kidnapped soldiers. Since the Muzzies use Rama-Dama-Ding-Dong as their "generous" month.

Anticipating how this plays out is interesting enough.

Anonymous said...

It is certainly not surprising to see al-Reuters using terminology like "so called war on terror." Reuters, as well as the rest of the western media, are the sock puppets of the CCP, who is openly at war with the west, and is openly arming, financing, and supporting the muzzies as a proxy force against us. See this:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-9-7/45714.html

Don't take your eyes off the ball. The real war is the one Communist China is conducting against the US, which the US refuses to recognize. We keep talking about militant Islam, Hizballah, al Queda, Iran, N Korea, etc.. But these are all minor battles in the true war - the one China is conducting against the US. It is the largest war of all time, and it still does not even have a name..

shahar said...

"A common Atlantic policy backed by moderate Arab states must become a top priority, no matter how pessimistic previous experience with such projects leaves one. The debate sparked by the Iraq war over American rashness versus European escapism is dwarfed by what the world now faces."

Henry Kissinger: After Lebanon

Anonymous said...

FROM CAROL HERMAN (AGAIN ON THIS THREAD)

One of Bush's faults is that Tony Blair is capsizing in his wake.

In other words, Blair wanted to follow The Great American President. Unfortunately, for him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is dead.

And, unfortunately for us, so is Churchill.

What's missing is noticing that Bush, here, tends to let his friends sink. Tony Blair AND Scooter Libby.

Since I think Bush is more Like Halleck than Lincoln; it pays to look at history. And, see how a finger up his butt, Halleck almost cost the UNION it's win. While Lincoln was on a four year learning curve.

At least Lincoln grew to understand the problems of his own making. And, then, he used the presidency appropriately. (He wrote Grant a letter of apology,too.)

You just don't see Bush doing much. Sure. The MSM collapsed this summer with the Reurter's scandals. The whole Libby case has collapsed. But it seems Armitage, Colin Powell, and George Tenet KNOW that Bush will DO NOTHING! As Scooter Libby can twist in the wind, for all Bush cares.

And, ditto, for Tony Blair. Getting swamped in the wake of following Bush. As if all Bush has to do is "satisfy" the Saudis. Didn't work for his dad, either.

Meanwhile, since Israel is happy with the French. AND, YES, happy, too, that Assad survives. What the Israeli's DID NOT WANT was the sunni's replacing Assad! And, Bush didn't have the clout. So he just does a "Halleck." And, in two years he goes.

We will still be invested in Iraq and Afghanistan, because the American PEOPLE are giving our military this support. (And, we're learning how to work in a hostile environment.) IF we get good? We should do better than the FRENCH!

While there's stability of sorts.

Shalit's father, today, came out and said he doesn't think his son is alive, anymore. Does this matter to you? In Israel they know how the arabs behave. And, they know the IDF doesn't have to sit in Gazoo. Or Lebanon. To keep those freaks at bay.

While, yes, the press has been trying to unseat Olmert. In my book the worst is over. Olmert picked up all the chips from the table. The UN has nothing where it can tell Israel to move the sea blockade. BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH THE ISRAELIS KEEP DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST ... which is UNDER THE RADAR.

The damage inflicted on Lebanon this summer taught them not to try sending missiles into Israel.

That Iran keeps threatening? Nukes are the dumbest form of threats there are.

As to world-wide terror; if you knew what keeps the arabs at bay; you'd be looking at America's SECOND AMENDMENT. They're more frightened of setting off a storm within the American public than you can imagine.

Bush made SMALL MOVES. But the next guy in in 2008 will be galvanizing the MAINSTREAM. Bush doesn't even come close.

The GOP tent? It's possible that what happens in 2008 will surprise ya. Because the democrats have NOTHING. And, those who can maneuver into place will count for points.

Yesterday? The NY Post said there's been a detailed polling done. That puts Mayor Bloomberg in line at an INDEPENDENT RUN.

GO laugh. But Arik Sharon saw to it before he stroked, that Israel GOT the Kadima Party. What you see between the lines is that the press can't seem to bring about a fall to Olmert's government. BIBI JUST DOESN'T HAVE 61 signatures.

And, if and when Israel goes to new elections? Don't be surprised to see the old parties break apart.

Is Israel the Canary in the Coal Mine? They do diplomatic pants dancing when they have to.

But one of the things to learn from this summer, is that the EXTORTIONISTS in the Knesset, allowed the IDF to get hurt; so that budgets could be passed. And, then? When the soldiers this summer showed up for the action, the warehouses were EMPTY. Guns were missing. Vests were missing. Ammuntion was missing.

Expect the finger-pointing to twist some of those "Pentagon like" swivel chairs. That's part of the scandal.

But Israel lost? Really? Keep your hats on, folks. The stuff will capsize boats.

While Blair's boat is getting capsized in the wake of Bush's lack of concerns. So, I'll guess. When he leaves office in 2008, like his dad, people will be thrilled the Bush's are gone.

And, that's pretty poor politics. Considering what he was given in terms of opportunities. But what can ya do? His dad also served the Saudis in Gulf War #1.

Somebody else will have to lead us forward. That's just how it is.

Those are the shortcomings within the Bush's.