No, we are not commenting on Wile E. Coyote’s latest plot to do in the Roadrunner…
An analysis of the Islamic Cartoon Riots has been posted over at America Under Attack, which was originally authored by Stratfor.com. I think it does provide a fair analysis of the situation minus a lot of the emotion that this situation has created.
One of my concerns is that these cartoons were published approximately five months ago, and are now just causing all sorts of trouble. Why now?
President Bush has fingered Iran and Syria for raising the issue to a world-wide level. Why would these countries do that?
My best guess is to focus attention on something relatively trivial rather than Iran building a nuclear weapon and/or Syria having a lot of Saddam’s WMDs. But the problem is now that rioting, burning, and even murder have been the result of this escalation. Adding to the furor is Iran’s president can’t seem to make a speech without making statements that target Israel and other non-Muslim countries with untold violence to hasten the realization of an Islamic-based world.
If we are smart, (and I know the Israelis are doing it), we should be planning on hitting Iran with more than just sanctions and resolutions if they make a nuclear weapon. Same for Syria if they are complicit in this mess. The United Nations, to my surprise, actually voted overwhelmingly to ban Iran from making nuclear weapons. If Iran suceeds in making a nuclear weapon, they will use it with Israel as target number one.
Even without the bomb, what this entire situation is doing is dividing the world into Muslim and non-Muslim factions. The radicals will eventually get their bloody holy war, and lots of innocent people will be hurt or killed by fanatics.
And that will be the real tragedy…