Nuclear Iran: Don’t Trust The Europeans To Get It Right

This is an incredibly powerful video of the brilliant and erudite British Conservative Douglas Murray speaking at Cambridge about a nuclear Iran.  It’s eleven minutes long and builds to an incredible pitch of logic and emotion. Stay with it.

Allow me to underline several of Murray’s most important points:

1. Murray expresses gratitude that this debate is purely theoretical because England is a third rate power who could not stop Iran even if she wanted to—which she doesn’t because England and Europe cannot be trusted to get it right.

2. Murray quotes a Holocaust survivor whose life lesson is something Seraphic Secret has repeated over the years: “When someone says they are going to kill you, believe them.”

3. Israel knows not to trust the Europeans who care more about their Arab oil than Jewish blood. Murray doesn’t come out and say it, but the implication is clear: Europe is a boiling cauldron of Jew-hatred.

H/T Elder of Ziyon via Tundra Tabloids

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  1. CJReott
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this video.  I plan on sending it to all on my mailing list.  Claudia

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  2. Abigail
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you Mr. Avrech for posting this video. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wish you and your family a shabbat shalom.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted February 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink


      You’re very welcome. Shabbat Shalom to you and yours.

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  3. kishke
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I love the way he accused the Europeans of sacrificing lives for oil. This is something the Eurolefties always accuse us of. The point surely set off a storm of cognitive dissonance in the tiny brains gathered there.

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  4. Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The speech is superb, but there’s one error right at the end, when he says, “you’ve made the same mistake before”.  It’s not a mistake.

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  5. Johnny
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    If only a Republican candidate could ever present an argument for stopping Iran as Murray does here.  It would be great if they could present an argument for any conservative position Republicans are supposed to believe in.
    Of course Europeans won’t stop Iran.  If anything France and Germany want to sell them as many parts as possible with the other European countries trying to get the business for themselves.  Iraq was a great customer of France and Germany technology and there is no reason to believe they look at Iran as any worse than Iraq.  After all, the diplomat, like those in the Obama administration, believe there is no evidence Iran wants a bomb.  They remind me of George Clooney when John Goodman smack Delmar in the head with a tree branch.  It’s not until he gets hit with the branch that he figures there’s a problem. The apologists in D.C. and Europe are the clueless Clooney.
    In high school when we talked about the UN and nuclear proliferation, I asked what the UN would do if a country ignores the treaty the way France and England ignored Germany violating the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and the answer was nothing.  France and England didn’t want to expend the energy to enforce treaty violations and  now we don’t want to fight Iran over treaty violations. Treaties are like gun laws.  People that would use a gun in a crime don’t care there is a law against it and Iran (and N. Korea) don’t care what ant treaty says. they know the worse that would happen is Jimmy Carter would visit them and offer them some goodies.

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  6. kishke
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    What a brilliant and honest speech. Wow.

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    • Johnny
      Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

      It reminded me of how Tony Blair would always present a better defense of the Iraq war than Bush or anyone in his administration could.  The Brits know how to debate while we get stuck with the televised “debates” of presidential campaigns that are more a press conference than an actual debate.

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      • Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

        That’s because we have the parliamentary system whilst your politicians are trained to give big long speeches while everyone has to sit and listen out of “politeness” no matter how dull or stupid it gets.  The filibuster isn’t possible in the UK because it’d be met with a chorus of people shouting “Shut up!”
        That being said, fat lot of good it did Blair being able to present the case so clearly.  The problem isn’t that people don’t understand the issues.  The problem is that they do understand and they’re on the wrong side.

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      • Posted January 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

        On the other hand, Johnny, I have to take issue with your claim that Bush never did a good job of justifying the Iraq War.  Bush said this:
        We must shake off decades of failed policy in the Middle East. Your nation and mine, in the past, have been willing to make a bargain, to tolerate oppression for the sake of stability. Longstanding ties often led us to overlook the faults of local elites. Yet this bargain did not bring stability or make us safe. It merely bought time, while problems festered and ideologies of violence took hold.

        As recent history has shown, we cannot turn a blind eye to oppression just because the oppression is not in our own backyard. No longer should we think tyranny is benign because it is temporarily convenient. Tyranny is never benign to its victims, and our great democracies should oppose tyranny wherever it is found.
        That’s better and more succinct than any case Blair ever made.  Blair always appealed to the perceived moral authority of the UN.  Bush appealed to the morality of his listeners.

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