March 24, 2004
200,000 anti-Semites can't be wrong
Yesterday's Seattle Times editorial condemning Israel for the extermination of master Jew-killer Ahmed Yassin justified its disapproval by noting
British Foreign Minister Jack Straw was unequivocal: Assassination "is unacceptable, it is unjustified and it is very unlikely to achieve its objectives."
The 200,000 Palestinians who took to the streets to mourn Yassin's death suggest the foreign minister is right.
For some reason, 200,000 seems to be a popular size for crowds of seething bloodthirsty anti-Semites. Several references report on Hitler's rallies in Nuremberg during the 1920s and 1930s.
The massed ranks of Hitler's followers marched for the first time on a grand scale in 1929 at the big Party Rally in Nürnberg. Over 200,000 people arrived in special trains.
From the movie Triumph of the Will (1935)
HITLER: "One year ago, we met for the first time on this field; it was the first general review of the political leaders of the National Socialist Party. Now 200,000 men have been assembled; summoned not by their mere hearts but also their fidelity... 1938
"I went to the stadium...to hear an address Hitler was making to Nazi political leaders gathered from all over Germany. The stadium was packed with nearly 200,000 spectators... "
If the Seattle Times
ever learns of Hitler's popularity, it may will condemn the United States for pushing the Nazi leader into suicide.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at March 24, 2004 07:00 AM
"Targeted assassination" is what America tried but failed to do to al-Zarqawi in Afghanistan last week. And tried but failed to do to Sadaam.
I think the State Department said something to same effect as well. IIRC "The Arab street cannot be ignored on this issue."
Targeted assassination" is what America tried but failed to do to al-Zarqawi in Afghanistan last week. And tried but failed to do to Sadaam.
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. I can think of many scenerios in world history where a single bullet into the head of a monster would have save many, many lives. Especially if it was early in their careers. Suppose Kennedy(he tried poisoning) had gotten Castro 40 years ago? But, then it offends the sensibilities of the chattering elite, as if fair play has symmetry with history's devils.
When Jack Straw says assassination is unjustified...I wonder if this would include the planned Operation Foxley, a (British) S.O.E. plan to kill Hitler, which was unfortunately never carried out.
Or how about the American air intercept that was specifically planned to kill Admiral Yamamoto (which did succeed).
An honest question here. Lately the Seattle Times and PI have been publishing extremely anti-Semitic and anti-Israel blather (starting with the anniversary of dead (good riddance) Rachel Corrie). Do you really think the Seattle Times believes these opinions that they write or do you think they write drivel like this in order to get more reader response? I can't imagine any rational person would condemn the killing of Yassin or as I like to call him-Satan. Either way it is sickening.
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Good point. Speaking of targeted assassinations - here are some thoughts I've had on the question.