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Jewish World Review
January 6, 2010/ 20 Teves 5770
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"We know that he (wannabe terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies" President Barack Obama
Sometimes I wonder if the Obama administration, left-wing Democrats, and see-no-evil liberals have any idea how close they are to political destruction. Self-inflicted, and oh-so well-deserved destruction. Here's a clue, lefties:
One more domestic terror attack, and you're all political toast.
So far, the best defense the American left has come up with for the series of inexcusable breakdowns that gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his best shot at 72 virgins, is bashing former vice president Dick Cheney for stating the obvious, and the Republican party for "politically exploiting" the near-tragedy.
Do you feel safer now, my fellow Americans?
The above statement by Barack Obama contains perhaps the most annoying component of leftist fantasy with respect to terrorists. Let me spell it out for the hand-wringers: "crushing poverty" is notrepeat not the primary impetus of terrorism. Far too many of these bloodthirsty thugs have never even sniffed poverty, and only the adherents of a bankrupt political ideology, steeped in mind-numbing political correctness, continue to insist otherwise.
Make no mistake: if innocent Americans die due to such ideologically-inspired stupidity, there will be hell to pay for one stupefying simple reason: fool us once on 9/11, shame on them. Fool us twiceshame on us. And "us" means every PC-addled lefty in politics, the media, academia and Hollywood along with some squishy "Islam is a religion of peace," don't-rock-the-boat conservatives, who continue to cultivate their status quo of spineless acquiescence, lest they be charged with bigotry or Islamo-phobia.
You're playing with real peoples' lives, you mutts.
In a better world, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be on his way to Guantanamo Bay, where he would be given two choices: start talking, or start swallowing water. Instead, he's our newest "terrorist citizen," with Constitutional rights and a future date on some court docket where he'll be able to tell the world what a rotten country America is, which will comfort all of his terrorist buddiesand more than a few self-hating Americans.
Why are liberals and their enablers willing to countenance such insanity? Because they think such behavior constitutes moral superiority. Because their arrogance makes them incapable of seeing there are people in this world who are truly immune to clever talk and unilateral ass-kissing. To parody an Oscar-winning Sally Field, "they really do hate us!"
Unfortunately, they'll be given an unprecedented opportunity to "express themselves" when KSM and company end up in a New York City courtroom, instead in front of a firing squad. It doesn't take much of imagination to envision a truck bomb or two exploding in precise synchronization with a well-rehearsed courtroom diatribe delivered by the architect of 9/11. It takes even less imagination to envision the subsequent hand-wringing of those who'll never understand that appeasing monsters is utterly reprehensible and deadly.
There is no doubt the downfall of liberalism resulting from a successful domestic terror attack would be considered a blessing by many Americans, this writer included. But no one in his right mind wishes for such a trade-off. That liberals themselves are willing to put their entire worldview so close to the ash heap of history is frightening. Ironically, the only group of people with an equal amount of dogmatic rigidity are the Islamic terrorists. Too bad we can't set aside some parcel of land where both groups could go and "work out their differences." Pie-in-the-sky versus "death to all infidels" would be the ultimate TV reality show.
Sadly, we're all part of a reality show hosted by people whose "9/10 mentality," despite all of their protests to the contrary, is Constitutionally derelict. Providing for the "common defence (sic)" refers to defending Americans, not stateless non-uniformed mass-murdering savages. Americans uninfected by the cancer of PC know a war when they see it, and they can easily identify an enemy combatant when he tries to blow up a planeload of innocent people.
Imagine selling "overseas contingency operation" or "man-caused disaster" to a country in national mourning over another successful domestic atrocity. Imagine trying international terrorists in a civil courtroom after another attack. It's not too late to come to your senses, my fellow liberals. In fact, some of your lives could literally depend on it. Terrorism is an equal-opportunity scourge, and in a city like New York, it's highly likely that the majority of people whose lives were snuffed out on 9/11 were of the liberal persuasion.
Every American owes those killed a debt for which the terms of repayment are simple: to the best of our abilities, we must never allow such an atrocity to ever happen again.
Nothing less is remotely acceptable.
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