Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Europe We Hardly Knew Ye

Norma Zager

“The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay,

I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café. The last time I saw Paris, her trees were dressed for spring,

And lovers walked beneath those trees and birds found songs to sing...” Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

The latest terrorist attempt on a Northwest Airlines plane bound for Detroit is the greatest example and warning to the world that a sleeping giant has awakened.

We are all bursting with pride. Obviously, the terrorist had no idea what city he was headed for or he would have thought twice. Detroit? Are you kidding me? Murder capital USA? I can tell you the difference between Detroit and other cities. In Los Angeles they hire people to come to your house and beat you up and call it a personal trainer. In Detroit people come to your house and beat you up for free. They call it a crime statistic.

The terrorist attempt may also have been a call to arms to the enormous Arab population that exists just outside Detroit in Dearborn.

This latest incident is proof-positive, that although America’s leaders are buffoons of the highest order, Americans are not.

While Europe is busy doing nothing as Islamic extremists slowly take over each country one by one, Americans will kick your bottom and beat you senseless with their purse if you start with them.

I am certain the passengers on that Northwest plane had to be pulled off the bomber or he’d have been beaten to a pulp. He may have been for all we know, no details about his injuries have been released.

Europe has already lost the war unaware they were under siege. Americans get it. They know the wind blowing across the Great Plains is a dangerous one and they are up for the challenge. Why, because we’re Americans.

We belly up to the bar and throw our hats into the ring. We charge full speed ahead and take no prisoners. We are simply the gutsiest, people on earth. Detroit? What was this fool thinking?

Detroit? The guy is lucky to be even somewhat alive.

No one need apologize for America. Yes, we butt into the world’s business too much. More than we’d all like sometimes, but it’s because we are the planet’s Big Brother. We look out for nations weaker than ourselves. It’s what we do and we take plenty of heat for our protective attitude toward this crazy world.

And what a world it is now.

Lord how I long for the good old days when we wore the badge reading Ugly Americans with pride and dignity. When we walked the streets of European capitals amid scorn and ridicule. Ah, those were the days my friends.

I believe the expression became part of popular culture when The Ugly American, a political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer, became a best seller in 1958.

We were reviled like a shapely prom queen who is the target of vicious catty attacks by every wallflower at the dance. However, unlike the wallflowers that outgrow their ugliness and bloom into beautiful women, Europe has turned into something neither pretty nor appealing.

France, long the arrogance and cowardice capital of the world is in danger of losing Brigitte Bardot to a burka? Wonder if those rude Parisian waiters speak Arabic? Guess English and those “obnoxious American tourists” are looking pretty good to them right about now.

Long after the Eiffel Tower is turned into a Mosque, the U.S. will still be waving its flag and singing God Bless America at baseball games on Sunday afternoon.

At least France is putting up as much of a fight as the French are capable of, but England and its Westminster Abbey will soon crumble under the oppressive weight of a growing Muslim population. The Queen better save her money because as soon as Islam is running the show in Parliament, royalty will take a backseat to Allah in Buckingham Palace.

And it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch, The Jew-hating-hypocritical-British government is still waging their anti-Semitic war diplomatically, since another crusade would be too high profile.

Guilt ridden and fearful after their iffy, trumped-up record against the Muslims in the eighteenth century, Britain has decided to give in and literally hand over the keys to the Kingdom. They safely assert their minimal masculinity through infrequent attempts to show “those Jews in Israel” who’s the boss.

Scotland, who decided to release the Pan Am terrorist bomber to the heather on the hill is, in a word, useless. By the way Scotland, the bomber ain’t dead yet. Maybe you should have just fed him to the Loch Ness monster.

Then we have Italy, so full of art, culture and pasta, giver of all things Mafia, the Vatican, Marcello Mastriani and gelato. Don’t think anyone ever believed the Mob would roll over for guys with schmatas on their heads.

The eternal city is in serious danger of becoming the ghost of pizzas past. What will become of the Catholic Church? Can the armies of the Vatican match the army of Allah? I don’t think so! Take a good look at the Israeli churches after the Muslims took over the region and removed every last vestige of Christianity.

Germany, once a Fascist republic hell bent on reaching new heights of evil, and succeeding beautifully I might add, has succumbed to reason. As compared with Sweden, Belgium and Norway, Germany today is a breath of fresh air in a Europe so filled with hatred it cannot avoid being crushed under the weight of its own evil deeds. Go figure.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention Spain. So tied into its past, Spain is considering reinstating the inquisition. Since Jews are more hated and reviled than ever, who’d care? In Spain, Torquemada still rules, and the U.S. is busy elsewhere pursuing a Miss Congeniality Trophy.

At the Solar Decathlon in Europe next summer, where teams from 20 universities around the globe will participate, the team from Israel’s Ariel University Center of in the West Bank had qualified, but the Spanish government recently told the team it was removed from the competition because the university is in “occupied territories.”

They U.S. didn’t even utter a peep despite the fact it is one of the event’s most significant financial sponsors. But then it is also responsible for the financial wellbeing of yet another organization – the U.N. The similarities are frightening.

Yes, the European Union is a thing of beauty all right. It is a sad, pathetic remnant of a continent’s former glory. Raggedy and shabby, awash in its own cowardice, it is a testament to the power of Islam and Islam’s driving force.

The Churchill Museum features a war room intact. The phone sits at the ready to receive calls from Washington and other allies.

Sir Winston was unafraid to stand up and shout, “There is evil, we must destroy it.” And destroy it they did with lots of help from those “Ugly Americans.”

All of Europe would easily have succumbed to the powerful Nazi War Machine and would be speaking German had not we joined the battle. Now Europe is rolling over for the Islamic extremist machine while the Ugly Americans are busily apologizing, for what I can’t even imagine.

Europe has already lost the war. It is under the influence of a new Hitler and a new Mussolini and hatred reigns supreme once again.

Their leaders believe they are hurting the Jews, but they are not. They are signing their own death warrant.

Israel will do what it must to survive. Long after Britain, Sweden, Spain and all the other pathetic countries of the EU are Muslim, Israel will be a refuge for the Jews in Europe. It will gain in power and prestige and continue to thrive using intellect to further its position and gain might.

Israel’s leaders are trying to get along and play nice with the world. Make no mistake when the time comes, Israel will not go gently again.

The Arabs know this well and although they rage, rant and beat their chests like monkeys at the Bronx Zoo, they don’t doubt for a minute Israel will destroy them if pushed too hard.

Wake up and smell the hummus guys. Those Ugly Americans aren’t going anywhere. Just look toward Detroit and an airplane sitting on a tarmac and that is all the proof you need that Americans got game.

In the series “Postcards from Israel,” Ari Bussel and Norma Zager invite readers throughout the world to join them as they present reports from Israel as seen by two sets of eyes: Bussel’s on the ground, Zager’s counter-point from home. Israel and the United States are inter-related - the two countries we hold dearest to our hearts - and so is this “point - counter-point” presentation that has, since 2008, become a part of our lives. Feel free to share with others.

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