Carol Platt Liebau: Our Friends the Syrians

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Our Friends the Syrians

Apparently fully half the Sunni terrorists in Iraq are arriving via Syria.

No doubt that if we just "talk" with Syria -- as the liberals urge -- all that will stop. Clearly, the Syrians are just itching to be of help to the U.S.


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Britain decided to "talk" to the IRA - who had planted terrorist bombs in London and killed thousands as a result of their campaign - and now look at what has happened.

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Woud that it was that simple. The two conflicts are as different as -- the Vietnam war and the Iraqi war. On one hand you had a protestant group who simply wanted the brits out of their land. On the other hand you have a group of terroriss who are dedicatd to killing all who believe differently, wherever they live.

The IRA may have had communist leanings, however the Syrians and their ilk have Nazi leanings, and that, my friend is a massive difference

7:54 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The IRA didn't want to die for glory and sheer nonsense regarding heavenly orgies. They also didn't have world domination in mind, only independence from Great Britain. Perhaps a better analogy is available. (yeah, right)

9:32 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I'm out on a limb here, because I really am a novice on the subject. So, I'll readily acknowledge if someone points out the fallilcy of the following point.

In no way do I condone terrorist tactics, whether by the IRA or Al Qaeda. But it seems to me the IRA was seeking religious freedom whereas Islamic Fascists are seeking religious and world dominance.

I can see Britain, while deploring the tactics of the IRA, realizing that religious freedom is actually a good thing. It may very well be that they would have entered into dialogue much sooner had the IRA not used terrorist tactics.

In other words, the IRA may well have prolonged the struggle and violence with their terrorist tactics. The IRA's terrorism may well have hindered the healing process rather than work as a tool to bring it about.

But, in the end, freedom of religion would be something Britain could embrace.

On the other hand, I can see no good whatsoever in the kind of dominance the Islamic Fascists wish to impose. I can see nothing in their "cause" that the freedom-loving people of the world can possibly accept.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Based on comments from a few friends from Ireland, the struggle was more independence thought the sides of the struggle would often fall along religious divisions. In other words, it was far more political and not really religious. Perhaps someone knows more details.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Marshall. I knew I was making some assumptions. I do that from time to time.

9:42 AM  

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