Skip to comments.The Best Victor Davis Hanson Quotes Of 2004
Posted on 03/13/2005 1:33:47 AM PST by Marguerite
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"Thirty years ago, during the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, most of the Europeans of the NATO alliance refused over-flight rights to the United States. We had only hours in which to aid Israel from a multifaceted surprise attack and were desperately ferrying tons of supplies to save it from literal extinction. In contrast, many of these same allies allowed the Soviet Union the supposed common enemy from which thousands of Americans were based in Europe to protect Europeans to fly over NATO airspace to ensure the Syrians sufficient material to launch and sustain their surprise attack on the Golan. American "unilateralism" in those days meant acting alone not to let Israel perish. Had we gone "multilateral" and listened to our NATO allies Germany, France, Greece, and Turkey all prohibited American planes from flying supplies in their space in transit to Tel-Aviv there would be no Israel today at all."
And this about the Europeenies:
The Europeans are never going to risk lives and treasure for much of anything. The predictable NATO rule: The stationing of troops is to be determined in direct proportion to the absence of both need and danger."
We'd do well to remember this about out so-called "allies" that John Kerry and the left thinks so much of.
That's why it's so amazing to read him...he reminds me of things I'd either long forgotten or were never highlighted in the MSM.
He's an astounding person with such great ability.
Thanks for the Victor Davis Hanson info. He's great.
bump for VDH!
I agree totally. VDH is a true Renaissance man and he's ON OUR SIDE...I love it!
bump & thanks!
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