Monday, November 9, 2009

Denial ain’t just a birth certificate

This morning, in an article by Lt. Colonel Allen B. West (US Army, ret.) about the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, a phrase arrested my attention: "The Saudis are not our friends and any American political figure who believes such is delusional." It took my mind back to the days when I was hosting a commentary show on MSNBC. I remember on several occasions presenting thoughts based on the theme, 'the Saudis are not our friends.' (Not long after came the events that led to the demise of the show.) And that was before the current corrupt Party system produced an election outcome allowing someone to occupy the Oval Office who could not suppress the urge to do public obeisance to the Saudi Monarch.

In his comments Lt. Col. West accurately assesses the Saudi role in developing the cadre of Islamic fundamentalists from whose ranks Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups recruit their dedicated assassins. "Saudi Arabia is sponsoring radical Imams who enter into our prisons and convert young men into a virulent Wahabbist ideology…They are sponsoring textbooks which present Islamic centric revisionist history in our schools."

Now it appears that the preparation and recruitment of Islamic jihad kamikazes has been successfully extended into the ranks of our military, endangering the lives of our personnel on and off the battlefield (as well as the lives of their dependents.) As an "Army brat" I spent the bulk of my early years living on one Army base or another. Though it was part of my father's profession to risk his life for the country, as a dependent I don't recall feeling that my life was at risk on base for even one moment the whole time I was growing up. Can the children of our troops today say the same?

Though not on the scale of the events of 9/11, the attack at Ft. Hood sharply conveys the same message those attacks were meant to convey- the terrorists can get past all our defenses to take people out in the very circumstances where life ought to be most secure. Indeed, the message of Ft. Hood is intended to go further, casting doubt on the reliability of all the instruments we use to defend the nation's security.

It is (tragically?) ironic that as we consider that message, the man who claims to be Commander-in-Chief seems more concerned with protecting the assailant from the bad opinion of the nation he assaulted than with protecting the nation and its warriors from future such attacks. I'm sure Obama thinks we shouldn't make too much of the fact that Major Nidal Malik Hasan attended a mosque

"controlled by the radical Muslim Brotherhood, a Saudi-funded worldwide jihadist movement which controls many of the mosques in America….Before attending Muslim Community Center, Hasan worshiped with his mother at the ultra-radical Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic center in Falls Church, Va. While there he worshiped alongside some of the hijackers who attacked the Pentagon on 9/11. He reportedly came under the spell of the mosque's imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who ministered privately to the hijackers."

After all, why assume that attending a hate-filled mosque had a bad influence on Hasan when attending Jeremiah Wright's hate-filled church left Obama filled with love and hope, all primed for the Nobel Peace prize? Why assume that imbibing the teachings of a radical imam affected Hasan's actions when we are supposed to go along with the notion that, despite his many years of admiring and studying radical socialists and communists only fringe loonies would suggest Obama is one of them?

Does the sacrifice of truth involved in treating Obama as though he were just another true blue American politico mean that we must close our eyes to facts on which the physical security, indeed the very survival of our country may depend? Will the political cowardice that refuses to see and answer the many questions about his background also refuse to seek answers about the questionable backgrounds of others who, like him, are in a position to do our nation grievous harm?


paavonurmi2024 said...

The creep of fearing racial profiling.

I recall your answer to that topic in the 2000 debate with Bush and Mccain like it was yesterday.

I hope you run in 2012.

God Bless.

Ted said...

Orly made her move and you can read it at:

Anonymous said...

We need to remember that the vast majority of the world's Muslims aren't killers, they are just ordinary people, much like people everywhere, who just want a chance to live and raise their children in peace.

Indeed, even most suicide bombers aren't driven by any exotic desire for the sensual delights of paradise, they do it more because they know that their families will be well-fed and protected despite living in some place where either is a rarity. Sometimes the threat of violence against their families is imminent and fairly explicit..."do your duty to Allah or else."

But of course, this cannot possibly describe all Muslims. Somebody has to make and carry out the threats of violence which subject the majority to a life dependent on their fidelity to Islam. Nidal Malik Hasan's family had nothing to gain from his actions. They were already relatively safe from the oppressive Islamist government of Palestine. He had no children or wife to be taken hostage.

Indeed, as he testified extensively before carrying out his attack, he was motivated by the teachings of the Koran and Hadiths. He was one of the small minority of Muslims who believe in Muhammed's teachings enough to kill and die over them.

Islam means 'submission'. Until the peoples of the West wake up to all that implies about Islam, they are not going to make a lot of progress. It isn't exactly hard. But it does require knowing what you value more than your own lives.

Which is the same as pointing out that Islam is only capable of being a threat to Western civilization because Western civilization has lost the will to continue to exist.

Dawg_em said...

Muslims who view their religion as a religion of peace are not orthodox. Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation. If there wasn't a tacit approval of the madrassas and leadership in vast areas of the Islamic world we would be witnessing a great civil war within their ranks.

When a group of people refer to other groups as pigs and monkeys, the dehumanization sounds eerily familiar. Unless we begin to see marches in the streets demanding an end to indiscriminate killings the few protestations amount to no more than a hill of beans.

And certainly there must be some rejoicing and celebrating going on. But our Mainstream Lapdogs are busy hiding the truth, as always.

Since Americans (generally speaking) lack the "courage of our convictions" we will continue to experience slaughter associated with members of the religion of peace.

Anonymous said...

That is the real issue, after all. It is not just most Muslims who willingly do whatever those willing to kill demand.

Ted said...

Of course, the $64,000 question remains — maybe never known unless and until a retired Judge Carter elects to publish his memoirs: Was his Order, replete with errors and gratuitous faults (even his hiring the Obama-law firm connected clerk) actually intentional, to enable Orly to get some case, any case, to discovery and merits without being held up in appeal — or was it merely a horribly bad and ignorant decision?

Perhaps Judge Carter’s fellow marines may want to reserve judgment on him to a later date.

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helping any enemy
of the United States
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dismissing Alan Keyes case
(along with other plaintiffs)
because Judge Carter allegedly wrote,
"the writ of quo warranto
must be brought within
the District of Columbia
because President Obama
holds office
within that district."

Isn't that statement FRAUD OR ERROR?

Doesn't every political candidate obviously see that that statement is fraud or error?

If you run for a local office, you file papers with the elections division of the Secretary of State that you are running for a county office,
and if you are running for statewide office you file papers with the elections division of the Sec. of State stating that you are running for a "statewide" office,
and if you are running for
President of the United States
you file papers with the Federal Elections Commission stating that you are running for office IN THE DISTRICT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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kingtekno said...

He will of course convince the American people that political correctness is the new form of religion, next he will order temples to be built honoring it, and that's all that will be left of America. A small nation of fools and immigrants whose soul purpose is to make it some part of their own country until it disappears off the map as a sovereign entity.

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