You either are too young to remember, or did not follow closely Haider's rise, and the way the EEC created difficulties for Austria and for Haider, as did Italy, where his model tended to be imitated by elements of Umberto Bossi's separatist northern league. The point of my comparisons was that made by Levi. Political entities like the EEC can and do impose heavy sanctions on countries that preach violence and xenophobia, where those countries fail in their legal obligations. Making a politician Persona Non Grata in Europe is extremely effective - most recently against the thug in Byelorussia. Lieberman hasn't a criminal past, but he hints at proposals for a criminal future. You are both playing with fire. Olmert was not Sharon, Lieberman will not be Begin redivivus. Jonathan, a suggestion. Reread Kraus's articles on Journaille. Things haven't changed much, indeed have worsened, but we have no Karl Kraus.
from the article: Lieberman to power