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Paris is Burning

Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*

Submitted by George Friedman (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 11:02

As always you are right on the mark, when is the West collectively going to treat this insurgency as exactly what it is; the proverbial "Barbarians at the Gate" ??? Have we learned nothing from the lessons history has taught us?? If not then when, probably when it is too late.. For proof look no further than what became of the Roman Empire when the gates to Rome were left unprotected from the invading Gothic hordes.. Is this situation any different??

Muslim Fundamentalism is the new Nazism/Communism/Barbarianism all rolled into one. They are all insane ideologies and they all espouse a single totalitarian mindset utterly dominated by the ruling leadership. Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness mean nothing to these un-civilized savages and as savages they should be treated as such. This blind devotion to a suicidal PC response will surely result in nothing but more of the same. Must they burn down Fifth Avenue before we get the message. What did the French expect afetr coddling these Fundamentalist maniacs all these years??? Appeasement leads to war, it was that way withen neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler and it is no different today. This savagery must be confronted here and now and in the strongest possible manner. If not the clash of cultures the Jihadists are working towards will surely become reality. When your opponent is suicidally bent on your destruction and does not only not fear death but actually welcomes it then those of us in the West have a challenge to face un-precedented in modern times.

The Barbarians are indeed at the gate, will we emulate Nero and fiddle while the West burns ???

George Friedman
Armonk, NY

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