[lit-ideas] Re: The de-islamization of Europe

  • From: joerg benesch <jgruel@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 21:30:23 +0100

Lawrence Helm schrieb:

The fatal visit of the Austrian heir apparent was on the anniversary of the day they lost a major battle to the Turks in the 14^th century. The Serbs consider that the day they lost their independence to the Turks, and now they are losing it once again – this time to The Austro-Hungarian Empire and this Austrian Prince and his bride Sophia have come to rub it in on the anniversary of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo. It was intolerable, and Princip for one wasn’t going to stand for it.

Gerolymatos says that the Archduke Ferdinand probably wasn’t guilty of the motives being ascribed to him by the Serbians. He probably didn’t read either. On that visit to Sarajevo on a June day in 1914, Archduke Ferdinand pissed on their electric fence.

Well, Lawrence, who'd have thought you'd develop such a subtle and sympathetic gusto for terrorism? If the Serbian appetite for foreign territory (they were not in danger of losing anything belonging to them) did justify terrorism, if terrorism can be justified by atavistic whims, I can't understand the fuss you make about OBL... On the other hand, Kaiser Billy should have patented the concept of a "rogue state" ("Ist kein Staat, ist Raeuberbande!"), anyway, can't see why they wouldn't let him have his little War on Terrorism. Would have spared us all a lot of trouble.

As for "pissing on electric fences": is this your position concerning victims of terrorism in general?

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