the main reasons for europe's failures on terror relate as follows:
1) gutlessness-belgium, scandinavia, italy, france are among others afraid of their own growing arab and moslem citizenry so they look the other way.
2)hatred of jews which lingers but gets smaller as israel becomes stronger and more powerful. The weak jew invites antisemitism, the strong israeli deters it. Even the arabs respect the powerful israeli while they despised olmert and livni for their weakness.
beyond all of this, new laws are needed, not the existing ones to permit countries to fight terror armies like hezbollah and hamas. Current goldstone laws restrict normal armies. For example, laws should permit armies from wiping out civilian areas that are embedded with hezbollah missiles and operatives, rather than have to separate the 2.
2. Europeans have a learning disability
Only when a bomb will be placed under NATO or the Eiffeltower, these 'freedom fighters will become 'terrorists overnight.
3. "Israel successfully recruited the US" to fight Israel's war
4. The common enemy is fantacism, religious extremism...
...and thus believing that it is incorrect to abide by international law, or to listen to common sense.
Whether this fanaticism comes in the shape of Hamas suicide bombers, Hizbollah terrorists, Christian lunatics in America or Jewish settlers in the West Bank; that is less relevant.
5. To #2 -- Dream On
If a bomb went off under the Eiffel Tower, the EU would find a way to blame Israel for it. Catherine Ashton would delivery a snooty speech full of thinly veiled antisemitism, and the NYTimes would lap it up.
6. #2. tiki: you're mistaken!
There was several well known bloody terror action in the EU and U.S.A: London, Madrid, Paris, Texas etc...
The result was the opposite of what you say: it increased the official adulation of Islam by the West.
In the U.S.A. even the word "terrorism" is prohibited to say by officials.
"Homeland Security Secretary is suggesting the T-word, terrorism, is too inflammatory and representative of old-fashioned "politics of fear." She's announced a new term: "man-caused disaster."
From the German Der Spiegel:
Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: 'Away From the Politics of Fear'
Tom W ,
7. Terror definition
Use any terror definition u'il find Israel à terrorist state.
8. well written (end)
9. The Common Enemy
The article says, "but the European leaders found it even more difficult to recognize terror for what it was. " The article correctly says the truth:that the EU does not accept the truth regarding Jews. The EU is loaded with Muslim representatives. Therefore, their position is biased from the outset. Yet the problems that Europe is being exposed to, are definitively done by muslims; as propaganda.
10. need to open eyes
“Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.”
And by the way, please don't omit the 58 french paratroopers who also died that morning in Beirut during a simultaneous attack; Same consequences.
11. Israel is deflection for Europe & Islam's great crimes.
12. # 2 Tiki, I'd pay to see that.
If Europe disappeared tomorrow, other than the European's, would any one notice?
They've become irrelevant, they can neither defend themselves or know which side is right.
Their anti semitism is now met with the Moslems who've taken over Europe.
Ah, G-d has a sense of justice, and a grand sense of humor.
BUILD BABY BUILD ,
13. To No. 9 & No. 12
1. Itrail: "The EU is loaded with Muslim representatives." Really? Evidence?
2. To Build Baby Build. No disrespect to the Almighty but you have a grander sense of humour. I don't know about Europe but are you entirely sure of the US capacity to defend itself? 9/11 ring a bell?
14. Oh, Gunnar
When you refer to international law, you might want to learn a little about it. To the point: Judea and Samaria are NOT Arab territories, and Israel has a LEGAL right to build there.
When you refer to the West Bank Settlers, you take too much fate in the media. Watch out: you're being fooled. They're not telling you the truth! Most Settlers are NOT fanatics.