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Europe has returned to mentality of the '30's

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Submitted by Yossi Ben-Aharon (Israel), Jul 18, 2002 at 10:11

Prof. Pipes is much too kind to the Europeans. In reality, they have consistently opposed any US action against Iraq, or Iran, as they have consistently under-rated Yasser Arafat's dedication to terror as a means of achieving his aims. You may recall that during the Oct 1973 war ("Yom Kippur"), every single European state that was asked by the US to enable re-fueling of its airlift to Israel turned the request down. This while the USSR was mounting a massive airlift to Egypt and Syria. Finally, it must be mentioned that the West European resistance to the Nazis during the German invasion was weak and in every one of the West European countries, the Nazis found plenty of collaborators during the occupation.
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