Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hezbollah Knows Its Limits

1,000 Americans and 500 other Europeans on a cruise ship, slowly chugging out of Lebanon. A tempting target for Islamofascists, no?

But Hezbollah let the Orient Queen sail with nary a projectile hurled in its direction, evidence that even in the hateful extremist minds of warring Islamists, there is a recognition of limits. Or was it a direction from their handlers in Damascus or Tehran? Or a direction from Beijing or Moscow, passed through Damascus or Tehran to the front lines of the War for Civilization?

Meanwhile, the U.S. was busy evacuating at least one ingrateful little twit:
"I can't believe the Americans," said Danni Atiyeh, a civil engineer from Kansas City, Mo., waiting earlier Wednesday with his pregnant wife and sons, ages 6 and 10, for a bus to take them to the cruise ship. "Everybody else has gone home ... We're still here." (source)
"The Americans?" If you are indeed an American, Danni, you don't call the personnel in your embassy "the Americans." They are we, us. And, in fact, "the Americans" are doing pretty well -- not just arranging your transportation for you, but making sure it's got military cover to protect your ingrateful neck.

And Danni, let's see how well your frustrations play with the Australians, Belgians, Britains, Canadians, Germans and Indians who are still be in the process of being evacuated.

While we're on the subject, couldn't AP have found one grateful, complimentary American to quote?

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