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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Worse than North Korea?

According to a recent survey of Europeans, Israel is. [See Worse than North Korea?(registratiopn required).]

Never mind the facts, as detailed in the above editorial:

Over the past decade, the North Korean "people's" regime of Kim Jong-Il has starved an estimated three million of its citizens. A roughly equal number work in slave labor camps that dwarf Auschwitz in size and nearly in cruelty.

The regime has developed nuclear weapons, in violation of several agreements, and intends to sell those weapons to the highest bidder. It has lobbed ballistic missiles over Japan. It threatens a war of annihilation against its southern neighbor. It supports itself by dealing drugs and counterfeit currency. But at least it's not as bad as Israel.

The list of top "countries that threaten world pecae" are Israel, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United States.

A full 59 percent of those polled in 15 European nations ranked Israel as the top threat.

The editorial goes on to bemoan the "nihilism" and "profound intellectual and ideological malaise" that currently grips Europe.