Friday, July 08, 2005

Battle of Britain II

Our prayers go out to the British people, especially the families of the victims. Many will say that Bush and Blair are to blame. Some will say that Spain holds some responsibility. Anti-Semites will blame the Jews. London’s Islamic appeasing Mayor will be blamed. Saudi Arabia, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and other terrorist supporters and cheerleaders will be blamed. Me, I blame Qutbist Terrorist, Qutbism being what is taught in so called Wahhabi Madrassas in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, because that’s who actually did this. I don’t call them Wahhabi and I don’t call them Muslims. They all come from Saudi sponsored Madrassas that originated from those set up in Afghanistan. These Afghan madrassas differ from the traditional madrassas in that they were not concerned about scholarship. They were more concerned about training religious fighters who would go into the Afghan field and fight the Soviets. It is a cult that threatens not only the West but much of the Middle East as well. More Muslims are being killed by these monsters than Christians and Jews combined.

An add that was on my blog called Americans on Britain seeks input from Americans in order to discover what the citizens of each country think and believe about each other. When I think of Britain I usually get a mental picture of a brave steadfast people enduring the Battle of Britain. Sir Winston Churchill often comes to mind.

…We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France and on the seas and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender…

Now is that an accurate portrayal of today’s Englishman? Tony Blair certainly fits the mold. In the wake of the 7/7 bombing he will not waver on his support for the US and the WOT. What of the average Brit however, most of which were not in favor of going to Iraq in the first place? They are the target of the bombings, the people the terrorist wish to mobilize into an anti-war movement that will strip Britain from the Coalition. It worked in Spain. Can Blair continue to keep troops in Iraq if a large majority of Britains are against it? As Commander in Chief Bush can and will prosecute the WOT however he sees fit and Congress can do little about it other than withhold funding from the military. George Bush isn’t about to let opinion polls drive his policy, he will do what he thinks is right even if most Americans oppose him. That’s what leaders do. Does Blair have the same authority? I hope so because I’m not to hopeful that the average Brit has the same determination to fight evil as their parents had.


Colt said...

You're right to be worried. For now, most anti-war MPs are holding their tongues about Iraq. I wouldn't rely on that for long, though. A few more bombs might tilt things irrevocably.

Jason_Pappas said...

I have confidence that the Brits won’t cave under fire. In Spain the election was very close with a small percent changing their votes in the last minute. In the UK, I think they’ll switch in the other direction – backing the war on terror even more.

Also, let's remember that Blair is on their left-wing. That's quite a bit different than our own Democratic Party ... unless it changes.