Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Waiting for Malcom X

From Mark Steyn:
When your asymmetrical warfare strategy depends on gunning down schoolchildren [in the Beslan school], you're getting way more asymmetrical than you need to be. The reality is that the IRA and ETA and the ANC and any number of secessionist and nationalist movements all the way back to the American revolutionaries could have seized schoolhouses and shot all the children.

But they didn't. Because, if they had, there would have been widespread revulsion within the perpetrators' own communities. To put it at its most tactful, that doesn't seem to be an issue here.
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I guess I'm still waiting for a Nelson Mandela, a Mohatma Ghandhi or even a Malcom X to show up in the Arab world. Somebody to put a face on the movement and hold themselves accountable for the actions of the rabble. But then again, such an individual would likely be targeted by another faction.
One side here is rooting for Bush to lose and Kerry to win. How would you like to be in agreement with the one rooting for Kerry?


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