Blogs from abroad, with an update
Chrenkoff has 2 entries today, How the allies are faring, and “Every war with fascism is our business”, an interview with Marek Edelman, the last surviving military leader of the heroic Jewish Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943,
Interviewer: Returning to the question about having Polish soldier on the ground in Iraq. Many Poles don’t want them there.
Edelman: If they don’t want them there, let’s just keep waiting and then let’s see from which direction the rockets and the bombs will come from – will we in the end be lorded over by Saddam’s viceroys or Bin Laden’s, just as we were once lorded over by Hitler’s viceroys.
Interviewer: Do you really believe in such a scenario?
Edelman: It’s possible. If we will keep closing our eyes to evil, then that evil will defeat us tomorrow. Unfortunately there’s more hatred in men than love. Those who murder understand only force and nothing else. And the only force that is able to stand against them is the American democracy
Helen at E U Referendum talks about how bad money drives out good. Jahd (in Spanish) touches on Incompetencia entre naciones. On a related subject, Scott’s back from taking the Ablution in Bath, and is dismayed over the prospect of more memoirs of the 1960s, and the rules imposed by the EU Parliament.
UpdateSamizdata’s Gabriel Syme writes on how Amnesty International”s and International Committee of the Red Cross’s have completely lost perspective.
Zeyad translates Dr. Shakir Al-Nabulsi’s article Iraq and the Arab illusion.