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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Roger Cohen, "To Have Paris, Defeat ISIS": To Have Buenos Aires, Crush Iran?

In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "To Have Paris, Defeat ISIS," Roger ("Iran is not totalitarian") Cohen would have us know:

"The only adequate measure, after the killing of at least 129 people in Paris, is military, and the only objective commensurate with the ongoing threat is the crushing of ISIS and the elimination of its stronghold in Syria and Iraq. The barbaric terrorists exalting on social media at the blood they have spilled cannot be allowed any longer to control territory on which they are able to organize, finance, direct and plan their savagery."

A question for Cohen, who has long advocated détente with Iran: You call for the destruction of the Islamic State, yet what is so different between the horrifying acts of terrorism experienced in Paris yesterday and Iran's bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, which killed 87 people and wounded over 100 people?

Why shouldn't the bombing of the Jewish Community Center by Iran have evoked similar outrage? Oh, that's right, it was the bombing of a Jewish Community Center, and Jews apparently don't matter.

The Islamic State versus Iran? In fact, one is Sunni and the other is Shiite, but they are equally barbaric.


  1. Roger C anticipates "act of war" on France brings NATO into the full fight.

    many will also want NATO's Rules of Engagement be modified for total war against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, e.g., back to WW2 RoE, updated with cluster-incineration bombs.

    Never thought I would nitpick JG, but NATO is why Iran & proxies target Jews who do NOT live in NATO member states.

    too bad Jim Webb will not be on the dem debate stage tonight.

  2. Salon: "It's our fault...stop blaming the Muslims!"

  3. "This attack only underscores the need for France to immediately engage in negotiations with French Muslims that will result in the creation of two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace and security, with Paris as a shared capital..."