69 million page views

If Only Communism had fallen in 1979...

Reader comment on item: Reagan's Early Victory in the War on Terror

Submitted by tbroberts@cleansed.net (United States), Jun 16, 2004 at 22:26

President Reagan was not able, in my opinion, to perceive the intensity of Islamist / pan-Arabic hatred and aggression, due to our continuing Cold War with the Soviet Union. Had communism been out of the way in 1981, the Reagan Administration could have turned its attention towards the killers of Ambassador Cleo A. Noel, Jr. and aide George Curtis Moore: Yasser Arafat, Black September, and the Baathist government of Iraq.

Timothy B. Roberts
Midland, Texas

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)