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September 03, 2004

Breaking Point

Chechen women refused passage on airplane. Gee, wonder why.

Chechen school-terrorist lynched by mob. Send more rope.

Update: As Allah says: It gets worse.

They forced mothers to choose which of their children would die.

More at Allah. The pictures (the link he warns you about) are godawful.

I wish I could say how shocked and stunned I am.

But I'm not.

This happens every month. Every month.

These people have turned themselves into monsters. They could not achieve their goals as men and so they became monsters. Having little weapons and less courage, they decided they would fight a poor man's war by arming themselves with horror and viciousness not even seen among animals.

It is only self-restraint that keeps men from fighting horror and demonic viciousness with horror and demonic viciousness.

They only have their "advantage," such as it is, so long as we are inclined to yield it to them.

And what happens when we are no longer so inclined? What happens when we too decide that terror can be our weapon?

People can be pushed only so far before abstract notions about morality and the "rules of war" are pushed aside as absurd. Can there be any doubt that right now Vladimir Putin is at least considering a murderous bombing campaign that would shock the world almost as badly as this horror?

And would any Americans blame him?

They haven't considered the inevitable end result of their actions. They cannot win with terrorism. They can only cause us to become animals ourselves, but in becoming animals, we become far deadlier than they could ever be.

They really ought to stop and ponder that.

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