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
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.