July 9, 2005


The Time of Revenge Has Come (Juan Cole, 7-8-05, Salon.com)

Credit for the horrific bombings of the London Underground and a double-decker bus on Thursday morning was immediately taken on a radical Muslim Web site by a "secret group" of Qaida al-Jihad in Europe. By Thursday afternoon, as the casualty toll rose above 40 dead and 700 wounded, British Foreign Minister Jack Straw was saying, "It has the hallmarks of an al-Qaida-related attack." Although U.S. President George W. Bush maintains that al-Qaida strikes out at the industrialized democracies because of hatred for Western values, the statement said nothing of the sort. The attack, the terrorists proclaimed, was an act of sacred revenge for British "massacres" in "Afghanistan and Iraq," and a punishment of the United Kingdom for its "Zionism" (i.e., support of Israel).

Which is inconsistent with our values, liberating and liberalizing Afghanistan and Iraq or supporting the liberal democracy in Israel?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2005 7:24 AM

Allow me to be the first to say that Juan Cole is a twit, a sanctimonious, blathering, empty-headed twit.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at July 9, 2005 12:00 PM

Yeah, well you're a judeophile!

Posted by: oj at July 9, 2005 12:09 PM

Allow me to completely agree with you HD.

Posted by: erp at July 9, 2005 8:20 PM

The part of this that really hurts is that Cole is on the faculty of the University of Michigan History Department from which I recieved (and earned) a Masters degree during the last Millenium. I recieve frequent appeals for money from Michigan, which I discard unanswered. As long as Cole is on the payroll, my money will not go there.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 9, 2005 9:42 PM

Salon is still in business?

Who knew?

So when did the UK become a bunch of Zionists?

Posted by: kevin whited at July 9, 2005 11:15 PM


Join the club. The RU Math Department that hired me was headed by Earl Browder's son, who was also a Stalinist flunky.

Posted by: bart at July 10, 2005 10:55 AM

Robert. don't throw the appeal away, send it back and tell them why you won't contribute. Money is the only thing university administrations understand.

Posted by: erp at July 10, 2005 6:46 PM
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