Now if only we can convince the Islamic fascists (with military might, if necessary) that they can like as they want in their own societies. But they seem intent on staging spectacular killings--with the explosion of a nuclear device in a U.S. city high on their wish list. Maybe we have to set an example, but if they agree and live in peace for 60 years, or 140 years, I for one am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. How about you?
I do not trust the Muslims as far as I can throw the Kaaba. I have in times past thought that we made a big mistake in destroying the Ottoman Empire. But then I remember that Armenian Massacres—which of course the Turks deny to this very day. In this respect they are no unique. The Japanese refuse to admit the Nanking massacres, and for the same reason, which is that such things are dishonorable. A main difference is that despite this the Japanese have become a cold and rich society that has abandoned the Samarai culture that gave rise to Japanese militarism. This in addition to the Japanese ability to develop scientific thinking in one compartment of their brain while continuing to be traditionally Japanese in another. This enables the Zen buddhist to fly on an airplace which to his thinking does not exist. Very few Arabs have the ability to hold onto an 7th Century warrior cult mentality and at the same time modern scientific thought. Intellectually the Arab world is like the avereage American teenager: he loves all these gadgets and knows how to make them work. But the theory behind them? He could care less. The whole Muslim world is like this. The present problem is that the teenagers have decided to join gangs and get their real kicks from endless violence.