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If You Need More Data

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Anticipatory Retaliation has a link to the Kim Sun Il beheading if you feel you need more data on the savages.  I haven’t screened it myself, as my own data collection is complete.

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June 25, 2004 at 8:40 am

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From an Eyewitness

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An important interview with Natan Sharansky, former Gulag prisoner.  To borrow a phrase – read the whole thing.

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June 13, 2004 at 10:10 am

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Europeans Again

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I have no idea who this guy is, but he seems popular in his little corner.  A singer named Morrisey appears to have tapped into Europe’s decadence:

Manchester music legend Morrissey sparked controversy when he announced Ronald Reagan’s death live on stage during a concert – and then declared he wished it was George Bush who had died instead.

Thousands of fans at Dublin Castle, in Ireland, cheered when the ex-Smiths frontman made the announcement that the former American president, who had battled with Alzheimer’s Disease, had passed away.

And an even bigger cheer followed when Morrissey – who is no stranger to controversy – then said he wished it had been the current President, George W Bush, who had died. 

As despicable as cheering at the death of another is, I suppose it makes perfect sense when you’ve rhetorically demonized and dehumanized the enemy.  Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Saddam (and his sons) are all villains in the classic sense – the ovens, Gulags, and shredders filled the mass graves.  When men like Ronald Reagan are called “Hitler” is diminishes the victims of the Nazi butcher and the person speaking.  It did not diminish Reagan then – or Bush today.  So too does cheering by some music fans in Manchester tell us about the diminished state of Europe.  It appears to be shrinking ever faster.

via Drudge

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June 8, 2004 at 8:54 am

Wake Up Call

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The BBC is reporting that the US will withdraw 12,500 out of 37,000 troops in South Korea by the end of 2005.  This is a good thing.  I seriously doubt that the numbers make much difference to our military capabilities on the peninsula, but it’s bound to be some cold water in the face for South Korea.  The North has an awful lot of primitive but nasty missiles aimed across the parallel, and the ROK has rather liked the fact that a lot of Americans are in harm’s way, thus giving us skin in the game.  But the ROK has also gone a long way down the appeasement trail with the last Stalinist government.  Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to the real danger lurking in Pyongyang.

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June 7, 2004 at 10:30 am

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