This past Thursday, I retweeted the following tweet from Melanie Phillips…
A must-see video: Douglas Murray’s Cambridge Union masterclass in how to deal with appeasers of genocide. melaniephillips.com/test
— Melanie Phillips (@MelanieLatest) February 2, 2012
…though I didn’t get the chance to see it until just now.
That’s right, I said it. I retweeted it sight unseen. I’m that big a fan of Melanie’s work (for example, the Israel-related parts of her talk, “The World Turned Upside Down”, are spectacular) that when I see a tweet with an Israel-related link, I am confident enough to retweet it now and check out the link later. And no surprise, my faith was rewarded this time as well. Preach on, Douglas!
Here is what Melanie wrote about the video on her post, “How to deal with the appeasers of genocide”:
This YouTube video of the British writer Douglas Murray at the Cambridge Union last March has suddenly gone viral. It’s not surprising. It is a magnificent put-down of all those who dismiss the mortal threat posed by Iran’s nuclear programme. Given the lethal and amoral idiocy of those who are currently indifferent to the genocidal threat posed by Iran to the State of Israel in particular, this is a must-see.
Anytime an analyst/politician/journalist tries to apply MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction – the Cold War-era doctrine that assumes rational actors on both sides of a nuclear/WMD conflict) to this irrational, terror-supporting Iranian regime, that sound you hear is their credibility and/or objectivity circling the bowl.
UPDATE: For those of you who’d rather take your videos embedded than have to click through a link (right there with you), here is “The World Turned Upside Down”, the Melanie Phillips talk I mentioned above:
FYI, as a one-issue shark, I am only referring to the Israel-related portion of this video. My other views are my own.