Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tony Blair Gives Them Cake And Let's Them Eat It Too...

"THE struggle against terrorism in Madrid or London or Paris is the same as the struggle against the terrorist acts of Hezbollah in Lebanon or the PIJ in Palestine or rejectionist groups in Iraq. The murder of the innocent in Beslan is part of the same ideology that takes innocent lives in Saudi Arabia, the Yemen or Libya.

And when Iran gives support to such terrorism, it becomes part of the same battle, with the same ideology at its heart.

The conventional view is that, for example, Iran is hostile to al Qaeda and therefore would never support its activities. But as we know from our own history of conflict, under the pressure of battle, alliances shift and change. Fundamentally, for this ideology, we are the enemy.

Which brings me to the fundamental point. "We" is not the West. "We" are as much Muslim as Christian or Jew or Hindu. "We" are those who believe in religious tolerance, openness to others, to democracy, liberty and human rights administered by secular courts.

This is not a clash between civilizations. It is a clash about civilization.
It is the age-old battle between progress and reaction, between those who embrace and see opportunity in the modern world and those who reject its existence; between optimism and hope on the one hand; and pessimism and fear on the other.

And in the era of globalization - where nations depend on each other and where our security is held in common or not at all - the outcome of this clash between extremism and progress is utterly determinative of our future here in Britain. We can no more opt out of this struggle than we can opt out of the climate changing around us."
Ah, but where does one begin in dissecting the babble of Tony Fair. Tony. If you seriously, and with all of your heart and soul, believe, that it is not a clash of civilizations then you have not picked up, let alone read a history book in all of your life. The militant moslems kill. The "non-violent" moslems support them.

And the fact that you're a moonbat is ever so evidenced by that whacky reference to THE SKY IS FUCKING FALLING as you placate the chicken littles who'd dismiss civilization because someone's backyard barbeque is fogging up the environment.

If this is the best that the so-called conservative leader of Great Britain can come up with, then Europe is doomed.

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