Friday, September 14, 2012

Arab spring goes colder than winter.............


It seems like only yesterday. The media and politicians from both sides of the aisle were fawning over the freedom fighters and discontented youth in Eqypt and Lybia. They were fighting the good fight. They weren't riotous anti American Islamist extremists. Surely the 200 or 300 scumbags who savagely raped and assaulted reporter Lara Logan were thugs from  the Egyptian regime and not the peaceful protestors...Never that. Ms. Logan said later  “What really struck me was how merciless they were. They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence.” When reports started to trickle in that Lara was just one of many women raped by mobs in Egypt it hardly made the news. The constant thread running through the media and Washington regarding the Arab spring has been one of valiant youth vs. tyrannic dictators. It was all about democracy. The good fight. When video surfaced of Gaddafi being sodomized with a knife right before being mysteriously shot in the head, ooops, you didn't hear much about the brutality or mindset of the rebels. When U S servicemen foolishly recorded themselves pissing on dead bodies of men who wanted them dead, there was no lack of outrage, no shortage of coverage.

We never really vetted the rebels, the protestors, the brains behind the mobs. The Muslim  Brotherhood runs the show in Egypt and have called for more  peaceful  protests. We lost 4 Americans on 9/11 in Lybia and our allies in Egypt are calling for more protests against us, for a film that has not been seen by the majority of the people who are so enraged and offended over it. The response from our Secretary of State Clinton? Disbelief  that someone we helped liberate would seek us out and murder us. We have apologized profusely, over and over, to Muslims across the globe. Meanwhile at the recent DNC the killing of Bin Laden was touted 20 plus times. We have been taking out radical Islamists with drone attacks on unprecedented levels. Don't get me twisted, I'm okay with that. They need killing. That said, you can't kill these pricks and expect no retaliation.

I was listening to NPR yesterday. They had one of their experts on discussing the recent attacks on our embassies. She went on and on to assure us that this was the work of extremists that hijacked the peaceful protest. So we are to believe that there is a difference between the vast majority of the protestors and the few bad apples scattered amongst them. We deal with them and applaud them as if they were San Fran Liberals protesting for the right to breast feed in public or picketing a chicken joint. We go out of our way to disavow any connection between the mobs at our embassy gates and the animals who seek to harm us during these peaceful protests.  They  are one and the same. They always have been and always will be.

"We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two."
Osama bin Laden


There is a parable most of you have probably heard in one variation or another.  A Scorpion asks a frog to give him a ride across a lake.  The frog says no way, you'll sting me if i let you on my back. The' scorpion promises he wont harm the frog, he just needs a lift across the water because he can't swim. So the frog agrees. Halfway across the lake, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog can't believe it. Just before they both drown the frog asks why the scorpion would seal both of their deaths by that sting. The scorpion replies, it's just my nature. 

8 comments:

  1. Orphan of the RoadFriday, September 14, 2012

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/13/161111082/was-the-american-consulate-attack-in-benghazi-planned

    There is now a report there was no protest, only a planned attack. Details developing.

    We seem unable to grasp the idea those in the third-world who live under totalitarian governments can not believe any media published is done so without the explicit permission of the state.

    Our history of propping up despots and tyrants, only to topple them for the next tyrant, for the sole benefit of American businesses is well documented.

    Gen. Smedley Butler wrote a book called War is a Racket. He also exposed a plot to overthrow the US government by business leaders in the 30s.

    Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
    Ambrose Bierce

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  2. There were many people (including me) who saw through the Arab spring hype, but most people here are programmed to support anyone who mentions democracy. Maybe they will learn something this time. Probably not.

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  3. We, the US, have not "apologized profusely, over and over, to Muslims across the globe."

    Nonsense.

    Not once.

    There is no source. There is no quote.

    You make good, fair points, sure and we're naive as a nation but a) there's cetainly no way to vet "the rebels, the protestors, the brains behind the mobs." I assume you're just being sarcastic there.

    The fact is, the US, thinking that replacing despots and dictators in the Middle East will go easily or well and that they won't be possibly or likely replaced with Islamist radical fundamentalists is extremely naive to the point of stupid. Iraq was the worst. We go into Iraq, take out a despot and then think there won't be some sort of power vacuum? Crazy. Stupid.

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  4. for what it's worth, what I think the world needs to do regarding radical Muslims and Islamists:

    http://moravings.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-world-needs-to-declare-worldwide.html

    I only post it to show I'm not, by any means, on their side, at all.

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  5. Maniak ProductionsTuesday, September 18, 2012

    We need to leave that God-forsaken part of the world with our middle finger sticking straight up, and never look back.

    No more support, no more aid, no more $$$. Fuck'em.


    Thing is, as long as our vulture capitalists can sell that O-I-L to china, we will be there.

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  6. I Travel for JOOLSThursday, October 04, 2012

    Checking in - you've posted ! And a good one at that. Now it's reported that Ambassador Stephens was raped too. I haven't seen that confirmed...probably put under lids like everything else about this tragedy.

    I don't know what the answer is. What I'm really afraid of though is that I don't think any of our leaders do either.

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