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Friday, April 06, 2007

"Britain's Humiliation -- and Europe's"

Charles Krauthammer explains the latest Iranian hostage situation. Where were the EU - whose citizens had been seized from the high seas - and the UN - who is chartered to maintain international order?

Answer: they are "faux" transnational institutions, whose "sovereign" members have their own interests and therefore will not cooperate when needed. The money quote:

  • "The capture and release of the 15 British hostages illustrate once again the fatuousness of the "international community" and its great institutions. You want your people back? Go to the EU and get stiffed. Go to the Security Council and get a statement that refuses even to "deplore" this act of piracy. (You settle for a humiliating expression of "grave concern"). Then turn to the despised Americans. They"ll deal some cards and bail you out."

Read the whole thing - it is one of the clearest explanations of the problem with "transnational institutions" - the solution that our left leaning population wants to depend on rather than our own sovereignty and power - and why such dependence would be the end of us!



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