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February 26, 2015

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Bill

Just so you know. ISIS is on the run and on the brink of destruction. The morale of ISIS is at its lowest due to the massive bombing campaign undertaken by the Canadian armed forces. Canada's contribution and commitment to the destruction of ISIS has been more effective than any other attempt thus far. This time next year ISIS will be part of history just the same as the Nazis are today. This is a clear message that Canada will not tolerate terrorism and will always stand for freedom and democracy.

WiseGuy

Common experience of war. Just like the Civil War soldiers who immediately upon the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Army of the Potomac, showed each other respect and a life long camaraderie.
Yes. The Europeans may well unite against the Moslem invaders, but they will have to shake off the weak, left wing politicians currently in charge.

AutoGuy

Bill, you may or may not be right about the threat level that ISIS represents, but the threat of Islamic Fundamentalism goes beyond ISIS. I think we would all agree on that.
Who has issues with Islam? Sweden, Britain, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Italy have all had significant present-day issues. The remainder of Europe definitely has historical issues with Islam. Do they teach the conquest of the Balkans to school kids in Hungary? How about the battles at the gates of Vienna in the 17th century? How about the Greek experience early in the 20th century?
The point is, pretty much all of Europe has either had a significant historical brush with an expansionist Islam or a current day conflict with Islam. This may unite them.
Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage are (relatively) new leaders capitalizing on the feelings engendered by Islamic terrorism. If a conventional, uniting conflict a la WWII doesn't happen, it will be the job of these leaders to point out the unifying common enemy to the average European. This may prove to be possible. The more we hear garbage from the main stream media that "this isn't Islam", the more people will be united in disdain for those who can't see what lies before them. This common repugnance for the distortions of the MSM may also be a uniting factor.
I sincerely hope it is. If Europe turns around, then they will be on the front lines, not us here in Canada. I don't want to have to go to war personally.

But I would.

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