Monday, March 15, 2004
Spain today surrendered to Al-Queda in the war on terror.
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past week or so, several bombs ripped through commuter trains in Madrid killing some 200 people and injuring another 1500.
Elections were held yesterday which swept the conservative governing party from power and replaced it with a socialist majority which promptly declared its intention to withdraw its 1500 or so troops from Iraq.
This action would be akin to the United States pulling out all forces in the Gulf region after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Spain has, in effect, raised the white flag made popular by France in an attempt to tell Al-Queda a very important message:
Please don’t hurt us anymore.
Sr. Spaniard – I have news for you. The French are wrong. Surrendering won’t make you safer. The Rodney King School of International Relations is doomed to failure. We can’t all just get along. I remind you of the Jimmy Malone School:
If he pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue – That’s the Chicago way.
The only thing Al-Queda understands is the lethal use of overwhelming military force. Note the emphasis on the term lethal. You can’t negotiate with these sorry excuses for a waste of flesh and breathable air. They want to kill you. The only way to deal with them is to kill them. Period.
If you think for a moment that caving to terror will make you safer and stop the carnage that was visited upon your country, you are a bigger fool than you appear to be.
Here endeth the lesson.