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Similarities in treason during World War II, the Cold War, and now.

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Submitted by Dr. William E. Watson (United States), Oct 2, 2003 at 11:02


I saw the segment and was infuriated by it. O'Reilly didn't need to bend over backwards to accommodate Eltantawi, as his audience is not exactly sympathetic to her cause. Eltantawi should have been cut off immediately when she began her personal assaults on Dr. Pipes. Such strategies have no place in civil discourse, as they are the hallmark of intellectually dishonest individuals, and demonstrate a lack of any intelligible preparation for debate or discussion.

The numbers of radical Muslim infiltrators are significant, and O'Reilly must actually recognize this. The story of the U-boats landing Nazis on Long Island and Florida for Operation Pastorius during World War II, and the breaking up of the German-American Vocational League in 1943 come to mind. Imagine if we actually had had chaplains in our military and translators in the employ of our government during World War II who were sympathetic to the Axis.

During the Cold War, of course, we did have apologists operating here who were sympathetic to Stalin. The most die-hard among them--those who disbelieved Robert Conquest-- had to await the collapse of communism and the opening of formerly secret Soviet
archives to get a dose of reality. But we have no MAD in operation against radical Islam today, and we cannot wait until another 9/11 happens before we clean house.

It all demonstrates that Dr. Pipes is really the only voice of reason on this matter.
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