The internet is once again abuzz over the latest atrocities committed against US citizens and diplomats by thugs intoxicated on a belly full of the religious hate being force-fed to them. Over in the West the debate, at least the intramural one in the Western world, seems to be centered around what is the proper burden level of blame the country responsible for this video should bear in all this. Being the country responsible equals being the eminent domain owner of the dirt upon which this video was filmed. The varsity debate in the West assumes that the Muslim world is quickly becoming a Category 5 shiticane of hate and violence over this video and, at the end of the day, it is all our fault and we are getting what we deserve for being such asses anyway.
There is one country in that part of the world whose portfolio of Initial Responses to Cartoons and Such does not include "Option A - go out and start raping and killing all the "non-us" with a righteous anger, yea even to the yonder lands".
That country would be Israel.
Israel and its supporters, like all other civilized countries, understand that having the "Kill! Kill! Kill!" sorts of responses in the Initial Responses to Cartoons and Such portfolio disqualifies one from possessing nuclear weapons.
Nuclear weapons would make ANY current Option-A portfolio obsolete. Any sane person should realize that and react with the appropriate horror at that sort of willingness to destroy on such a mass scale over having one's religious sensibilities brusied.
Israel is insulted hundreds of times in Arab press each week. You don't see Israelis strapping on bombs and blowing up buses in Muslim villages or anything of that sort. There are constant speeches all over the region exhorting "all the faithful" to push Israel into the sea. From Israelis and Jews in general: bupkis. The very values of tolerance in the face of far more insulting and sometimes violent insults are exhibited on a daily basis in the nightlife of Tel Aviv just like the Village in New York City or any other city in the civilized world. See how far that same assumption of tolerance gets you in any other major city outside of Israel in the surrounding region. Israel, dirty laundry and all, has pitched its tent firmly in the land of the civilized and recent events underscore the importance of standing should to shoulder with them. We have as much to lose as they do should we lose this battle against the uncivilized.
These recent extremist attacks are against our civilized society which the "true" Muslim hates. The "true believers" have effectively stultified the Arab world in the past and want to do the same to Western civilization today. We don't want to give them the precise tools they need to accomplish their goal neither now nor in the future.