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Submitted by Dan Rusen (Canada), Jul 26, 2006 at 13:01

Dr. Pipes points out how the other Arab nations in the neighborhood are opposed to the adventures of Hamas and Hizbullah. This is an interesting sideline issue, but one which in no way illustrates any change in Arab opinion. The privileged and enormously wealthy oil sheiks of the other nations want nothing at all to change in their isolated protected fiefdoms - and most certainly not the advent of lawless and brutal thugs whose intent is Islamic revolution. And yet they tolerate and support them elsewhere. Why?

Much will have to happen before these princes will decide actually to do something against the terrorists, much less stop funding them and join forces with Israel, Great Britain, and the US. Even the great western powers are loath to do anything truly meaningful against our sworn enemies. Dr. Pipes and many others repeatedly make the point that Islamofascism is alive and well in Canada, western Europe, and America, while no government but that of Australia has done anything at all to stop it. These same scholarly writers also agree that Iran is "feverishly building nuclear weapons".

Why then are we western nations not heeding these warnings and putting a stop to it? The answer lies in petty politics. Our leaders know that summoning their nations to another world war -even a truly winnable one - will only enhance the candidacy of the libleft; and nobody wants to lose his safe, comfortable, and privileged seat in government....just like the Arab princes of the middle east.


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