Wednesday, September 09, 2009

And some...consider the Institute for Policy Studies

to be the President's "idea bank."
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John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the radical, pro-Marxist Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies gives us an "I'm okay, you're okay" look at suicide bombers.

Feffer's 3,375 word apologia is summed up in this passage

We have our suicide bombers—we call them heroes. We have our culture of indoctrination—we call it basic training. We kill civilians—we call it collateral damage.
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But wait! Feffer has a military example from US history. Two hundred and five years ago a US Navy ship deliberately blew itself and its volunteer crew up trying to inflict damage on enemy vessels in Tripoli. Feffer describes the war against the Barbary Pirates as "America's first war against Islam." Forget the piracy, murders, hostage-taking, and demands for tribute.

And that's all it takes for Feffer to "justify" the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists hit the Pentagon, thus, 9/11 was a military strike, no different from American strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What unmitigated BS!
I'm just as gald that he lives "there" & I live "here".

Otherwise I'd be spending a whole lot of time in jail.

B Woodman
III-per

Patrick said...

Is it me or was every example of American "martyrdom" including the Will Smith example a moment of "I'd rather do something dying than die for nothing"

None of his examples involved becoming a martyr to make a point. Will Smith's character was going to die and he wanted to take as many with him as he could. The ship at Tripoli as I understand it was going to be captured and the crew probably killed. They decided to die on their terms, not another's. Suicide bombers are cowards who take out innocents instead of working to change the policies they do not like.