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Explaining a Strange War

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It has often surprised me in my little blue corner of the country how few even believe we are at war. Part of this is their own blinkered ideology, but another part is this is a different kind of war and it is much more difficult to comprehend. But, fortunately, we have Victor Davis Hanson:

Imagine that a weak Hitler in the mid-1930s never planned conventional war with the democracies. Instead, he stealthily would fund and train thousands of SS fanatics on neutral ground to permeate European society, convinced of its decadence and the need to return to a mythical time when a purer Aryan Volk reigned supreme. Such terrorists would bomb, assassinate, promulgate fascistic hatred in the media, and whine about Versailles, hoping insidiously to gain concessions from wearied liberal societies that would make ever more excuses as they looked inward and blamed themselves for the presence of such inexplicable evil.

All the while, Nazi Germany would deny any connections to these — indigenous movements” and — deplore” such — terrorism,” even as the German people got a certain buzz from seeing the victors of World War I squirm in their discomfort. A triangulating Mussolini or Franco would use their good graces to — bridge the gap,” and seek a — peaceful resolution,” while we sought to — liberate” rather than defeat the German nation. So to recap: The real enemy is an Islamic fascist ideology that is promulgated by a few thousand. They wear no uniforms and are deeply embedded within and protected by Muslim society.

It’s a must read, but for the record, we here at MartiniPundit are for pressing on.


Written by martinipundit

June 6, 2005 at 6:11 pm

Posted in GWOT

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