Diplomatic relations were severed.

This reminds me of the London bombings, and the subsequent murder by police of pedestrian Jean Charles de Menezes. Perfect example of the terrorists accomplishing their goals.

Thousands of them felt sostrongly that they enlisted in Allied armies and ambulance services.

The useful idiots are still at it, though since the 60's many of them, as anti-anti-Communists, have been all but indistinguishable from their Communist friends in Vietnam, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

As US flagged vessels were sunk, emotions heightened.

By 1915, Allied contracts for weapons and food triggered a boomin the United States.

Berlin affirms that belief in the unity of truth and the good has been part of the common intellectual, political, and religious heritage of European civilization -- as indeed it would be of any other on Earth.

Perhaps she had picked that up without realizing it was from Kant [].

In what way have you refuted my points, other than asserting a prospective movie plot threat as the reason for despotism, without bothering to explain HOW it can come about.

Walker translation, Penguin Books, p.

On a more serious notice: I think that the USA will lose the war on terror for economic reasons. Guerillias live cheaply, US soldiers are expensive. The Iraqi occupation is a drain on the US economy and there are no signs that a victory is near. (On the contrary, the insurgents seem to gain terrain.)
I live in a country where pirates (sorry "privateers") like Piet Hein and Witte de With are revered freedom fighters for disrupting the money flow to our opponent. It took money to wage a war in the 16th century and it still takes money nowadays. If your opponent has more sustainable funding, he'll win in the end.

the John Galt of ) display superhuman intellectual and moral powers.

'Islam is a religion of hate which propagates a doctrine of hating and destroying non-Muslims. It has made war on non-Muslims most of its history until it was too feeble to do so in the 1600s. It's will to make war in service of religious imperialism has been revived by petrodollars, courtesy of the very infidels it hates and seeks to enslave or destroy.'

However, he was no disciple of Machiavelli just .

Seems like only another government can do that. Can you name me a terrorist organization with the power to tax and inflate in order to pay for such fanciful weaponry? No, they have to get *most* of their money through trade.

I'd like everyone to take a deep breath and listen for a minute.

Well, ok, if I must explain. Theo Van Gogh was a Dutch filmaker. He routinely insulted Christians, Muslims, and Jews, among other. However, only the Islamicists found this to be grounds for multiple gunshot wounds, a slit throat, and bodily mutilation. He was Dutch. He was not an American. Do. You. Understand. Now. ?