Monday, April 02, 2007

The Collapse of Britain.

Collapsed is pretty strong… but some how “The Terminally Advanced Enfeeblement of Britain” doesn’t make quite as compelling a headline.

Teachers refusing to teach the Holocaust in history classes. Might offend the Islamofascist holocaust deniers at the local mosque.

(Interestingly enough, they also are dropping the Crusades, even though these defensive wars were won by the Muslims in the end.)

Tony Blair taking a page out of the Jimmy Carter playbook on the British Hostages:

“TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state radio reported that all 15 British sailors and marines held captive by Iran have confessed to illegally entering Iranian waters but, in an apparent softening in the dispute, said their statements would not air because of "positive changes" from Britain.

The softer tone was apparently mirrored in London, where an official said Britain has agreed to consider discussing with Iran how to avoid future disputes over contested waters in the Persian Gulf.”

Since he’s gutted funding for his military, and allowed Brussels to tie his hands on foreign and trade policy, he doesn’t have many options beyond surrender.

The fact that the sailors and marines weren’t allowed to defend themselves is a crime.

The fact that there have been no resignations from the Blair government over this humiliation is an indicator that the rot in British society runs pretty deep.

Next stop: the Mullah’s Rent-A-Mob is likely to take over the British Embassy. With enough multiple provocations on several fronts, the Iranians can continue to build their bomb in relative safety.

Iran has concluded that it can largely do whatever it wants, based on the Security Council vetoes from it’s friends China and Russia, general European weakness, indifference, and appeasement, and US internal political turmoil.

Update: Omar Fadhil disagrees with the US Embassy comparison, focusing on how the mullahs need to gin up domestic support. Mr. Fadhil’s analysis goes to two points, the one he makes, that the regime is shoring up support by showing the weakness of the west, and the converse, that the hostage taking discourages local dissidents by showing that they are not going to get any help from the impotent West.

(HT: Instapundit)