Europe- Britain included- is lost. The taking of 15 British sailors and Marines is, in my opinion, the incident that finally marks the end of Europe as a viable entity. Our culture is lost and all we can expect now is a creeping Islamisation that will eradicate the fruits of the Enlightenment: freedom of thought, tolerance, and equality are on their death beds here. Soon they will be gone, lost not to war but to our own inability to defend our culture, our way of life.
European foreign ministers failed last night to back Britain in a threat to freeze the €14 billion trade in exports to Iran, as the hostage crisis descended into a propaganda circus.
Tony Blair could only issue a new statement of disgust as Iran tormented him with another sailor’s video confession and a fresh letter from the young mother detainee.
France, Iran’s second-largest EU trading partner, cautioned that further confrontation should be avoided. The Dutch said it was important not to risk a breakdown in dialogue.
A third world bully has demonstrated to the world the weakness of the British government and its European allies. The EU has place foreign trade ahead of one of its member states. Disgustingly, Britain is unable to muster anything more than outraged words in the face of the kidnapping of its own troops. This is a watershed event- either we can stand up to our enemies or we can cower and retreat. We're already at war with Islamist terrorists- men who deliberately kill women and children, who saw the heads off their hostages, who oppress all those who do not follow their religion- and yet it seems that too many in Europe loathe themselves more than they do these psychotic monsters.
Is this how Western civilisation ends, in self-loathing and frightened appeasement?