Maybe that’s the rationale behind the Italian minister’s reported overture to
1- Appeasement only emboldens terrorists:
…As well as their puppet masters.
The way the Italians dealt with their own hostage crises is very informative; their habit of paying money to free their hostages only “drove up” the prices, and increased “demand” for other kidnappings.
In a similar vein, the Syrians were emboldened and drove up the price when the latest Arab compromise was offered. To be sure, the Assad clan can not “hold” to a deal, not when it comes to Lebanon. But this time, because of the way they broke the deal, they may “overreached”, as the extent of their duplicity is revealed to the wider world …
Time will tell.
2- Appeasement causes collateral damage.
This is the most egregious consequence of appeasement, and is little reported in the Western media; all those who were associated with the great white reporters were all massacred, because no one bothered to pay for such small fry.
Incidentally, what’s wrong with using local reporters cover local news? Rather than cutting yourself off from the rest of the world, use a little outsourcing. And recall that locals are less likely to have the wool pulled over their eyes…
3- Appeasement Antagonizes Allies.
Appeasement shifts terror for a while, but it does not abate.
At the very least appeasements and ransom payments show that the Italians are woefully unconcerned about the effect of their little manoeuvres on others. Their attempts to “cut deals” to protect their troops will increase “pressure” on other troops, and The Spanish contingent may have Mr. D’Alema to thank for the latest attack, where Spaniard blood paid for his attempt at engagement.
With this in mind, it would not be surprising if the Americans did intentionally shoot that Italian agent on his way back from buying the freedom of a Mrs. Sgrena. That he died a Hero’s death does not hide the fact that such “activities” only endanger others. The shooters could just as well have been the families of the mant Iraqi or afghani minders who were sacrificed by the appeasers.
Check 1, Check 2… Check 3?
The first two “check”, but I am still no sure about the third one, at least not untly Spanish soldiers shoot a couple of Italian journalists by mistake.
One thing is certain, however; Signore Minimo d’Allema looks like a fool, having joined the ranks of many distinguished others who though “engaging”
1- This is a fight to the end.
Here's a mathematical proof:
For all the horrors of Nahr El-Bared where their minions took civilians hostage, rigged babies for explosion… the Assad clan is still playing nice. With all the Arab pressure bearing on them, they still feel a need for “plausible deniability”. They have yet to play their master cards, as explicitly stated recently…
2- There is no “out”.
We have seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier who is ready to wage Cold Wars and unprepared to fight long wars. This was proven in
3- There is no “away”.
Since this is a larger fight,
They’re fast learners, and they’ve got the cojones to take care of business…
But please, send us some of those nice German (forward-driving) tanks.
We can't wait to get them...
We can’t afford anymore retreats