10/14/2002 11:46:00 PM
by The MinuteMan
Fisk, Sullivan, and The Fighting Irish
Commenting on the bombing in Bali, and the possibility of an al-Qaeda target list, famed Brit reporter Robert Fisk
"Our support for the United States – an infinitely closer alliance than any support from France – makes Britain the most likely candidate for attack after the US. Then there are the small, more vulnerable nations that give quiet assistance to the American military; Belgium, which hosts Nato HQ; Canada, whose special forces have also been operating in Afghanistan; Ireland, which allows US military aircraft to refuel at Shannon."
So, in a burst of Celtic pride, Andrew Sullivan
"Dear Osama. Don't forget to murder the Irish. They've been nice to the Great Satan."
But I rally to the comment of NY Firefighter Michael Moran from last fall, as reported here
"In the spirit of the Irish people, Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ass."
He added: "I live in Rockaway and this is my face."
And, in the sprit of such bravado, and because I finally read "How the Irish Saved Civilization
" just this weekend, I will simply add that Osama may be crazy, but he isn't stupid.
UPDATE: Seriously? Look, the IRA has had connections
to Middle Eastern terrorist groups for decades. Connections to al-Qaeda? Seems possible. Hence, the IRA and al-Qaeda teaming up against the British seems plausible. Al-Qaeda embarrassing the IRA by operating against the Irish in Ireland? I doubt even Mr. Fisk is seriously considering this.