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Submitted by Tomas (Denmark), Mar 19, 2006 at 15:57

I`ve just read Mark`s comment, where he warns Islamists against taking the American people for cowards. I firmly agree, and I`ll extend the same point of view to the average, ordinary European.To take us Westeners for cowards is really a fools game, and it shows just how little insight the Islamists have into modern Western history.

As a parallel to the story about "The Bomb", one could tell the story of Britain from the mid 30`s and on till 1945, as to show how fast a change of mind can happen within the Western Culture, if enough pressure is - foolishly - applied. One can ask any Brit who`s old enough to remember that period clearly, and will then get more than he or she bargined for, in terms of emphazising what one could call the European capacity for extreme violence, when threathened.

Many elderly will remember how nice, little old ladies would be preoccupied within the piece-movement in the 30`s, walking the streets and carrying banners saying "Never again!", "No more!", "Some was enough!" etc. The before mentioned elderly, then boys and girls, will also remember how the same nice, little old ladies, their dear and late Granny`s, had transformed less than ten years later, when they took there grandchildren on there laps in the Cinemas and cheered, as they watched Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden etc. being reduced to ashes by firestorms created by the nightly bombings by the RAF`s Lancasters.

This violence was unleashed on the Germans, a People af the same basic Culture, a People whom most Brits descend from in the Saxon bloodline. How fierce will the retribution then be against people, with whom there are no cultural ties? Trying to avoid violent conflict is, by no means, the same as being incapable of violence, when it`s the only option left.

With the famous words of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill:

"....we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the fields and in the streets, we shall fight on the landinggrounds, with growing confidence and growing strenght in the air...we shall defend our Island, what ever the costs may be...we shall NEVER surrender!"

This is not a feature reserved for the Brittish. Any would-be-enemy of the West should visit the gravesites of the Great War (WWI), WWII, and the numerous other warrior-graves in both continental Europe and on the Brittish Isles. If that would-be-enemy has eyes and ears, he or she will get food for thought. If we are willing to slaughter our cultural brothers in the name of freedom, what chance of being given any quarter will a distant "cousin" then stand?

The West is like a pin-ball machine in that respect. Put in 40p and nothing happens, but put in 50p, and you`ll get all the balls you`ve bargained for, and some bonus ones to go, when you`re already lying down.

As an old soldier once said; "Don`t push me sunshine, or the Toothfairy will make you a very rich man!"

Best regards, especially to Mark!

Tomas
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