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June 23, 2005

Flypaper Revisited: Even the BBC Acknowledges The War In Iraq Has Made Europe Safer

Stunning:

A BBC interviewee, Jeremy Binnie of Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, put it thusly:
The war in Iraq has minimized the threat to Europe because everyone who's Jihad-inclined wants to go fight over there. So even though some of these… the guys suspected of involvement in the train bombings have reportedly gone over to lodge themselves in Iraq. So there are these radicals sort of coming out of Europe and actually going to a different theater altogether.

The whole thing is worth reading. The left jeers at the "flypaper" theory, but the fact is, the world's terrorists are flocking to Iraq -- rather than Israel, Bali, or Los Angeles -- because they understand, better than the left does, how crucially important Iraq is to their cause. If Iraq "falls" -- that is, if Iraq succeeds in becoming a peaceful, democratic pluralist semi-secularist decent regime -- the jihadist cause suffers a powerful defeat.

As a side benefit, of course, these rotten bastards are going up against well-trained and well-equipped soldiers and Marines rather than 103-lb. flight attendants. Which is not their forte.

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