Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Clash of Civilizations

It is to be expected that the American Right Wing and the Political Class of both persuasions will support Israel and condemn Palestine no matter the situation. Cal Thomas's latest article is certainly no surprise in this regard. He neglects to mention that the ship was in international waters when it was boarded, and he describes them as akin to the mafia; pretending to be charitable, while really out to destroy Israel. Not very surprising all things considered.

Of course, Thomas then makes this stirring call.
Again, we've seen this scenario before and surely will see it again, and again, and again, unless and until the world wakes up to the clash of civilizations too many want to ignore, hoping it will go away. It won't until one civilization crushes the other.
By which Thomas means, presumably, the West crushes the Islamic World. War without end, indeed. And as I've noted before, Palestine and the Palestinians have been crushed by almost every definition of the term. The remaining possibility is, well, genocide; but let's hope that's not what Thomas is calling for.

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