Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Ordinary people must stand tall to maintain their independence

Here is Thomas Lifson, of The American Thinker, pointing out Al Qaeda's stated goal of sowing fear and panic throughout Britain, and contrasting that with current press reports about British stoicism. As I pointed out in my previous post, I hope this stoicism lasts beyond this day. If Britain caves to Al Qaeda's implicit demand of withdrawal from Iraq and a cessation of efforts against Islamist terrorism, it would mean that Al Qaeda has become the official, albeit unelected, government in Britain, with Britain merely a vassal nation. Through a few bombs, Islamists, without even a nation to center their power, will have become the modern equivalent of ancient Rome or Babylon. These, of course, were empires that ruled by threatening mass slaughter to nations that did not pay them homage, that did not deliver funds to them, and that did not further their political goals.