Saturday, February 25, 2006

Friday Night War Roundup - Three Fronts

Seems like some Americans are determined to show support for the beleagured Danish government, since President Bush seems to be unable to muster up the courage to say/do the right thing (what happened to our straight shooting, "you're either with us or against us" cowboy? I miss him...). A pro-free speech show of support in front of the Danish embassy in Washington DC was held today; some photos via Instapundit:

Even in France, the Danes are getting support..from E-Nough! we get some pix of a nice size crowd:

E-nough!'s post has an audio\video link showing the crowd in the above picture chanting "Islam out of France!" The Muslims opened up a front in France a few months back with the Paris Intifada; are the French actually fighting back? Sacre Bleu!

If so, they have a long struggle ahead of them. Making the news (just barely) is the story of a young Jewish man who was kidnapped and tortured for weeks before being left to die on the railroad tracks. The French authorities had bent over backwards to claim this was not an anti-Semitic hate crime, but the perpertrators know better, and now France is forced to face the evil in its own midst ...via Gateway Pundit:

...But, according to reports in the French press, some of the suspects in police custody said that they tortured Ilan with particular cruelty simply because he was Jewish. No longer able to deny or play down the racial motive, the investigation is entering a new phase. One of the most troubling aspects of this affair is the probable involvement of relatives and neighbors, beyond the immediate circle of the gang, who were told about the Jewish hostage and dropped in to participate in the torture.

The Evil Jew Tortured By French Muslims

And finally, on the Middle Eastern front, al-Qaeda, fresh from attempting to incite civil war in Iraq, launches an attack in Saudi Arabia that could have drastically affected the world's economy had it succeeded:

Suicide bombers in explosives-packed cars attacked the world's largest oil processing facility Friday but were stopped outside the gates when guards opened fire, detonating their vehicles, officials said...The attack was the first on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia and it targeted one of the most important. The huge processing facility near the Persian Gulf coast handles around two-thirds of the country's oil output...Crude oil futures spiked more than $2 a barrel amid fears militants would again target the vital industry.

Saudi-born Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda group claimed responsibility for Friday's attack on a major Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq, the group said in an Internet statement.

It's gonna be a long, hard war, folks...fought on many fronts by all types of people, from the American military to security guards to citizens standing in the cold in France and Washington. It was the passangers on Flight 93 on 9/11 who realized before anyone that there was a war on, and that the average citizen would never know when the time would come when he/she would be called upon to fight.

They stood up that day; as the Saudi security guards did, as the Iraqi politicians and the Danish cartoonists are now. We never know the day or the hour when the war will come to our doorstep...


Anonymous said...

when laid out like this, a multi-front battlezone both physical and political, it almost makes me feel as if we are - at war?

Anonymous said...

" it almost makes me feel as if we are - at war?"

Wake Up!
We are ar War!