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The Appeasement Dividend
by Lee

And now we see all the payoff for Germany’s pacifist opposition to the United States.

Authorities closed off streets around a Germany military hospital Tuesday, saying they had received a tip from the United States that al-Qaida-linked extremists planned car bomb attacks against the facility.

An American intelligence agency passed on the information, which pointed to Ansar al-Islam, a group based in northern Iraq that is suspected of recruiting holy warriors in Europe for suicide missions in Iraq, Hamburg’s top security official, Dirk Nockemann, said.

Hamburg police said it had “concrete indications of people who want to carry out attacks by means of a car bomb” on the hospital, located in the Hamburg suburb of Wandsbek.

“Those potentially involved are believed to be from an Islamic terrorist background,” the police said in a statement.

The northern German city of Hamburg was home to an al-Qaida cell that included three of the Sept. 11, 2001 suicide pilots.

The police statement said state officials evaluated the threat as “very serious,” immediately ordering enhanced security at the hospital.

When the Islamists blew up the nightclub in Bali, the anti-war folks said it was because Australia had sided with America.  Now they have plans to attack Germany, a country that couldn’t have been more opposed to the US invasion of Iraq.  What justification will the left manage to divine from this incident? 

Winston Churchill once said that “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Well, the Islamic crocodile is on the prowl, and Europe’s pacifist populations are what it wants for dinner. 

Posted by Lee on 12/30/03 at 01:00 PM (Discuss this in the forums)


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