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Pipes got it wrong about Venus...

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Submitted by Olivier Zimmermann (Switzerland), Jul 7, 2003 at 18:20

Joschka Fischer, a german politician, once said:
"Those who know our European history understand that we do not live on Venus, but, rather that we are the survivors of Mars. War is terrible. It can only be the very last resort."

Pipes thinks we come fom Venus when in fact we are just the survivors of Mars and we try very hard not to get ourselves carried away in some new battle. If we don't live to your expectations, then too bad, I don't think anybody wants to see us rearmed or angry.

The Americans should remember that our European countries spend the same percentage on the defense as the US before WW2, so who is being a hypocrite, why shouldn't we be able to choose how much we spend? We certainly don't fear third world nations and the EU spends much more on defense than Russia or China, the only nation that can beat us is the US so it seems to me that we should be sceptical of its military operations after all democracies can go wild (Nazi Germany). We don't believe we are superior like some other posts say but we have real life experience we want to share with our American friends and brethren.

Let the West be strongly united!
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