Archive for 10, September 2009

Fitting the Narrative

Posted in politcs, rankers, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 10, September 2009 by chockblock

Well, the Human Right Watch employs a “military expert”. That expert wastes no time in condemning Israel for Operation Cast Lead. However, he is also a collector of Nazi memorabilia:

So we get to Marc Garlasco, HRW’s “senior military analyst” and a frequent critic of Israel. Garlasco, as disclosed by Omri at Mere Rhetoric, has an interesting avocation: he writes about and collects Nazi paraphernalia. He has contributed almost 8,000 posts to a Nazi web forum called Wehrmacht Awards under the handle “Flak88,” with his collection of swastikas and Nazi medals all lovingly photographed and posted online. Garlasco’s Nazi hobby is actually quite ambitious: he wrote a 400-page book on Nazi military awards, and his car’s license plate is personalized—it reads “Flak88.”

The 88 could be a reference to: the 88mm guns of the WWII German Army or Heil Hitler. I believe it’s the later. But as long as he was badmouthing Israel, he was cool with HRC. Never mind that the operation was controversial in Israel itself. Or that the awards Garlasco collects include those given to the SS and Nazi units responsible for real war crimes.

At the New York times, reporter Tom Friedman gets all starry-eyed at China’s one party rule:

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

Our one-party democracy is worse.

Yea, we have freedom of speech (despite what the smelly hippies say). Freedom of the press, reproductive freedom. Prisoners organs are not sold on to rich people (despite what Ron Paul and Art Bell say). But China is much better an autocratic state determined to crush all opposition, the police are just a branch of the military (with all the very bad stuff that implies) and rules ” enlightened group of people” who point 1,000 missiles at their smaller neighbor. If you like China, move there. I’ll stay in the free west thank you.

It has come to light that fired “czar” Van Jones believes that the U.S. deserved 9/11, the media swept that under the rug in hopes of messing with the republicans, a professor sees no distinction between American soldiers and suicide bombers, and the New York times (again, natch) covers up the capture and rescue of one of their reporters while publishing the photo of a dying marine.

It’s an anti-west, anti-American meme. A narrative where American is the big bad. But like a bad soap opera, the story falls apart when you question the logic. America has gone to war in support of Muslim countries and is the largest supplier of direct aid to the third world. The 9/11 hijackers came from rich Saudi and Egyptain families (and a few other rich countries too). Radical Islam and ennui motivated them, they were never poor. Saying that 9/11 was an inside job or that we deserved it is a symptom of radical Marxist thinking, and a sick desire for the blood of innocent people. But coming from the mouth of a “green jobs” hustler, it’s okay. In the left it’s okay to hold wacky theories.

U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines train to guard innocent civilians, not kill them. We as a society (including those of us in uniform) agonize over collateral damage. The terrorists and homicide bombers do not. The middle east is full of stories of massacres and war crimes. They despise Israel when they are not bombing each other. Pizza parlors? Schools? Children? Targets. The Pentagon was attacked yes, but the civilians on board the plane that was crashed into it were not valid military targets. Yet the left stretches the truth or comes up with bizarre theories to explain away why innocent people were killed by bloody thirsty radicals. Or they excuse the attack because of some imagined beef with the Pentagon. By dragging down American to their level, the left says it’s okay to do nothing or worse appease murderers.

Now dead Americans are good in the left’s eyes. A dead marine sells the message that (American’s) war is bad. But the “forth estate” must be protected at all costs. Never mind that the press has passed propaganda to the American people, distorted facts and fanned the flames of the nuts on the left. Eastman Jordan had the gall to accuse American troops of killing reporters, only to have that blow up in his face.

The Nazi working for a “human rights group” and a reporter in love with thugs only show the mask slipping. It’s not about the common people, the truth etc. It’s a desire for control, for the people to bow down before the left. To reshape America into a third-world shit hole. Once in power, the enlightened minds will put their boot on your face.

By the way, in Brittan, the elderly with terminal illnesses are dying faster due to the drive to cut costs.

Along with her sister Jocelyn Troake, 60, who lived in Bermuda until recently moving to Frimley, Surrey, to care full time for her father and her mother Edna, 93, they are convinced their father is a victim of the system.

Last week The Daily Telegraph reported a warning from experts that some patients with terminal illnesses were being wrongly put on the NHS scheme and allowed to die prematurely if they ticked “the right boxes”.

That’s repression. Something the left is very good at.

Still trust them with health care?

(h/t: Neptuneus Lex, Newsbusters, Jawa report,Doubleplus Undead,Gateway Pundit.)