Quote of the day—Shabtai Shavit

With this enemy, we have to push aside arguments on law, morality and comparisons of security and the rights of the individual. That means to do what they did in World War II to Dresden. They wiped it off the map. That is what has to be done to all the territorial enclaves that ISIS is holding.

Shabtai Shavit
Former chief of Mossad
November 15, 2015
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2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Shabtai Shavit

  1. Hey, now! “Smash” ISIS sounds a bit violent, and as we all have been taught, violence never solved anything (other than Tyranny, Slavery, Fascism, Communism, and so on).

    Have we explored all our nonviolent options, such as asking why they hate us, and doing something about that? I understand that ISIS represents a specific sect of Islam, a religion of peace, and that sect believes their own doctrinal correctness in exterminating all who won’t submit to their new caliphate.

    Well, multiculturalism suggests we adapt to our own use, without culturally appropriating in an inappropes way, the best of their culture for our own use.

    I suggest we declare ourselves defenders of the one true Islam, (of course without specifying which of the umpteen sects of Islam that is), and use ISIS’s own strategy against them: demand ISIS submit to OUR caliphate of one true Isalm, or die.

    That way, we aren’t using outmoded Western Civ white privilege against our brown brothers, and religion isn’t really involved in the issue, since we are co-religionists.

    I know Obama, our glorious Indonesia-Muslim-raised but definitely lapsed Christian president, could not object to the US declaring itself the defender of the Muslim faith. I think even Hillary, our next president, could get behind a plan like this. And if she ends up wearing a burqa for her four years in office, well, yay!

  2. “With this enemy, we have to push aside arguments on law, morality and comparisons of security and the rights of the individual.”

    Forgive me for noticing, but that statement matches exactly what the left says about every challenge or crisis, real or fabricated. It’s the underlying theme, the thread of consistency, which runs through all of the the authoritarian system – the Progressive movement, communism, Fascism and jihad alike.

    I say that it (pushing aside arguments on law, morality and comparisons of security and the rights of the individual) is not a mere means to an and, but is the end in itself. Think about it; the left is always ready, willing and eager to jump forth and utter that statement. Don’t be fooled into believing that they’re opposed to your saying it also.

    Welcome to the authoritarian system. “Pleased to meet you; hope you guess my name.”

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