July 25, 2005, - 9:47 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Everyone is all up in arms over the mistaken killing of the Brazilian man in the London subway, Jean Charles de Menezes. By “everyone,” I mean all the liberals, Islamists, and haters of our war on terror–the ones who think we should just lay down and die in the name of civil liberties.
But the fact is, the man lived in Britain for three years, and, reportedly, still DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH! That’s why he didn’t heed police calls to stop.
How is this related to Steven Spielberg?
He’s making a movie, “Munich,” which was previously called “Vengeance,” because–despite his denials–it’s based on the apocryphal Jonas book “Vengeance.” As I’ve written here, here, and here, the message is that because ONE–ONLY ONE–innocent man was killed, Israeli Mossad agents, who successfully tracked down and killed all but one of the Munich terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes, should have never set forth on this mission. An absurd idea, but yet that’s the premise of Spielberg’s self-hating film.
Actors and advisors involved in the Spielberg propaganda project claim that the murder of one innocent (a Moroccan waiter in Norway) negated the whole operation. Revenge doesn’t work, said one. “Blood begets blood,” said another. Puh-leeze.
So maybe Spielberg should do a new movie, “Jean Charles de Menezes: How the West’s War on Terror Failed.”
Sorry, but wars involve the deaths of innocent people. Innocent people died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and elsewhere. But innocent Americans died in Pearl Harbor, and so did 11 million innocents in the Nazi death camps. Should we have stayed silent and done nothing? No. Innocent Israeli athletes (including an American) died in Munich in 1972. Innocent people died on 9/11 and on 7/7, and might have on 7/21.
One innocent man’s death in a subway–that was attacked 6 times in two weeks–doesn’t mean fighting the war on terror is a mistake. It only reinforces its necessity.
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