Assault Therapy: Terror, Clinton And ‘Facts, Shmacts’
September 27, 2006
No more nice talk. Time for a reality smackdown. Think of it as ‘assault therapy,’ where you get reality beaten into you.
The war in Iraq is not the source of new terrorists. Most Iraqis are sick and tired of the ongoing carnage in their country, perpetrated by terrorists coming from other countries that have never had great love for the US and democracy.
In fact, these groups and organizations have been engaging in terror and mayhem long before 9/11 or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The terror threat has been escalating for years.
These newly minted dysfunctional terror misfits are encouraged to go into Iraq by equally dysfunctional educational and religious authorities that have portrayed the murder of Kafirs as a religious obligation for decades. When these homicidal lunatics make their way into Iraq (usually via Syria, another monument to dysfunctional regimes), they end up mostly killing fellow Muslims, even as they claim to be fighting the hated kafirs.
Let’s be clear- the terror and hate has been escalating for years before 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Saudi textbooks were even more vicious and ugly than they now. Arab newspapers were replete with lurid stories of Jews using the blood of Christians to bake Passover food and Purim cakes. Throughout much of the Islamic world, Jews and Christians have referred to as sons of ‘monkeys and pigs,’ with escalating regularity prior 9/11.
Prior to 2001, as it is today, anti Jewish sentiment was as pronounced as ever, with even more explicit calls to ‘Slaughter the Jews!’ broadcast on PA media and from many religious pulpits. The same anti Jewish sentiment and conspiracy theories found in Pakistan today (a country with no Jews) is not different than it was before 9/11.
The war in Iraq had nothing to do with escalating levels of terror and the increasing number of terrorists. The only difference the war on terror and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have made is to expose the escalating rot and dysfunction that was already there.
What the media won’t discuss is that most Iraqis, like most civilized people, want nothing more than to live in peace in freedom. The media has experience avoiding that kind of reality. They made Che Guevara, the butcher of tens of thousands, a ‘People’s Leader,’ too, a political figure.
If Hillary Clinton is right, and Bill really didn’t know Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden was a real threat to the America homeland and Americans, then he, his administration and the entire Democrat Party owe Oliver North a huge apology. During Ronald Reagan’s tenure in office, North testified under oath that he believed Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda were direct threats to the Americans and the Homeland (CORRECTION: Oliver North actually named Abu Nidal and not Osama bin Laden in his Senate testimony. If anything, the Democrats had even more warning that terror was coming to our shores- and not just from OBL- ed). North even predicted a terror attack. He was excoriated and dismissed, ridiculed by the Democrats and later by the Clinton Administration. If he weren’t, his warnings that terror was someday going to come to our shores would have been taken seriously.
So much for earnest finger pointing changing reality.
No wonder so many leftists are attracted to a more simple, back to an ‘off the grid’ lifestyle. That would eliminated TV and videotape records. Reality would be whatever Mother Earth and crystals told them in a dream just prior to the Vernal and Autumnal Equinox celebrations. The messages they receive from the ‘spirits’ of the ancestors, as they dance nude around a huge bonfire, are very different from believing in God that has a message for us, yes indeed (mostly because that message is one of responsibility and accountability-ugh!).
The Anchoress has a signature expression she uses, when she exposes the hypocrisy of the media and the left, even as they refuse to acknowledge reality. She likes to say, ‘Facts, Shmacts….’ She last uses that phrase in a blistering reality assault in her post, Clinton Versus Condi… The post is a keeper:
Clinton is not the right president to prove a “liar.” The press wants desperately to bring down a president, but Clinton is not the one. And so, facts-schmacts, the only facts that matter are the ones the master can pull out of thin air.
We linked to her post before, but we do so again because we share similar blogger DNA- The Anchoress can slap them silly with the best of them (that means SC&A).
Lastly, a story in Time Magazine about Israel and the Palestinians drew our ire because of the author’s assertions and falsehoods. As the Anchoress says, ‘facts, shmacts, who needs facts?’
The article states that the west should recognize the Hamas government (openly committed to Israel’s destruction and the elimination of Jews) because it was democratically elected. As we have said many times, Adolph Hitler, too, was elected by a democratic election process.
Simply being voted into office does not confer moral standing to any government. Had the west rebuffed and then confronted Hitler when he was elected, 50 million lives would have been saved.
The only thing the election of Hamas proved was that the proud racist, genocidal and hateful agenda of Hamas, was warmly embraced and received by the Palestinians. LIke the German volk, before them, they have made their choice. In the end, it will be they who will pay the price as they follow Hamas in lockstep into an evil war they will not win.
The article also speaks of Palestinian rejectionism:
…a widely held belief among Palestinians that “Yasser Arafat and the PLO recognized the State of Israel in the Oslo agreement and what did they gain from that? Only suffering and misfortune”….the settler population in the West Bank actually doubled during the Oslo years.
Further, UN Resolution 242 does not require Israel to pull back to pre 1967 borders. The Resolution calls for the establishment of ‘secure and recognized borders.’
In an article in the Beirut Daily Star on June 12, 1974, Lord Caradon and one of the original drafters of 242, said that,
“It would have been wrong to demand Israel return to its positions of 4 June 1967 because those positions were undesirable and artificial. After all, they were just the places the soldiers of each side happened to be the day the fighting stopped in 1948. They were just armistice lines. That’s why we didn’t demand the Israelis return to them and I think we were right not to.”
Ah, pesky reality.
Lastly, the author cites Sandy Tolan as a voice of reason and authority.
We have had our say on Sandy Tolan, one of the great UC-Berkely frauds and hypocrites.