Quick read...but the axiom know yourself and know the enemy...in this case it's get someone truly fluent and knows the region to have an effect.
Hard to influence a nation and people when you are not native in language, colloquialisms, and understanding of past and present in the area of interest.
In this case, Israel got it right in support of its cognitive operations. See what future MOEs look like for this social media interaction.
Follow-up to yesterday's discussion on Israel owning the message using Arab accounts and channels to push information.
Prince Salman is looking at Israel as a tech and economic hub Saudi could possibly link into for the region. This puts the region on a divided line, especially when it comes to hardline Islam.
The article points out, which we all understand, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Both have no joy for Iran, so why not come to a mutual support agreement.
Additionally, it might temper, or ease, the points of how to deescalate the Israel and Palesine issues and get Iran out of this picture which would stabilize the region.
The Holy Land of Islam recognizing the Jewish state would put a huge dent in the religious tensions and wars in the area. Wait and see....
Think about this...or should I say, how is this for a jump point to who knows what and with what influence on a global scale.
In a realm of anonymity online, unless identified, this leads into the world of gray and black messaging and attribution. Granted, this discussion is already taking place in multiple realms against other nation states, but when looking at warfare, in its true asymmetric way, this is another avenue of approach in operational preparation of the environment.
Get ahead of the message and own the message...
Government officials in Afghanistan are reporting that more than 40 people were killed after Taliban terrorists assaulted the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, Saturday. This leads to a question: How are they able to do this?
The United States and an international coalition have been battling the Taliban and its affiliated forces since just after the 9/11 attacks. In the years before Barack Obama assumed the presidency, the Taliban had its back against the wall; existing far more decimated than when battling the Russians in the 1980s and 1990s.
Today, the Taliban can strike at the heart of the capitol city in Afghanistan and do so targeting a location that is allegedly heavily guarded to protect foreign diplomats and business people.
Two points come to mind at this reality. First, the Afghan military/Security Forces and intelligence mechanisms are infiltrated with Taliban sympathizers who afford critical security information to that terrorist group. And second, we have declared a modicum of success prematurely.
If this reality is not dealt with more effectively; if the Taliban is allowed to strengthen again to the levels pre-9/11, the next strike on our soil - or in the free world - will make 9/11 look like a traffic accident!
The citizens of Hawaii started their day Saturday with a message that a ballistic missile attack on their islands was imminent. Thankfully, it was a test message gone horribly wrong. It really should stop and make us think.
My sister lives in Hawaii. Immediately after the false alarm was issued my immediate family's text messaging lit up. We here on the mainland were confused. My sister was terrified at the thought of having to say goodbye to her family in short order. The thought is chilling.
Hawaiian officials have since apologized for the error and put in place redundancy systems for verification for both tests and actual alerts. Politicians will, no doubt, bleed this issue to justify investigations so they can say they did something in the aftermath.
This event brings to the forefront the reality of how Israelis live every single day. They live in proximity to countries and populations who pledge to them a fiery death, if not daily, every Friday at massive rallies, mostly sponsored by their governments. And some of those countries are now nuclear capable.
One has to wonder. If Americans had to live each day under the threat that Hawaiians felt on Saturday, would we tolerate it for very long? Or would we insist that our leaders eliminate that threat so we might live in peace?
Think about that the next time you hear some jackass politician claiming that Israelis should just suck it up and tolerate their aggressive neighbors. They live with the fear the Hawaiians felt Saturday for 45 minutes every day, all day and night.
SOURCE: FOX NEWS
President Trump did the right thing. The duly-elected Israeli government recognizes Jerusalem as the capitol of their nation. But for years, especially during the Obama Administration, the United State refused to acknowledge the city as Israel's capitol. That ended today.
President Trump, much to his credit, has acquiesced to the fact that Israel is a sovereign nation; a nation whose government can declare its own capitol. That the rest of the world, and the pathetically anti-Israel United Nations, should have any say at all over where Israel decides to establish its capitol is insane.
The fact of the matter is this. The root of the word Palestine is "philistine"; a people, not a land. In fact, it is the scriptures of the Jews that even afford the Philistines with an area, mostly accepted to be fluid and without fixed borders. That modern-day Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capitol is antagonistic.
In the end, and for today's argument, the world must recognize Israeli sovereignty and their claim to Jerusalem as their capitol. If to the victors go the spoils, then the Israelis have a right to land they have already ceded back to their aggressor enemies. They could have kept it all after the many wars they have suffered at the hands of neighboring lands. It is time aggressors toward Israel in that region -- and around the world -- recognize Israeli sovereignty and end the Palestinians' false claim to Israeli land.
The American people -- and the people of the free world -- dodged a bullet in the last General Election when Hillary Clinton lost. Would she have won it's clear we would be looking at an explosion of nuclear weapons capability across the Middle East.
Clinton, in only the way an American-hating globalist can, has somehow twisted the negation of the hideously inequitable Iran nuclear deal made under the Obama administration with United States credibility around the world.
"That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America's word is not good," said Clinton. "This particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States' position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain."
So, the Obama-Clinton team negotiates a deal that literally facilitates Iran's continued development of nuclear weapons and that somehow validates our nation's "credibility" on the world stage. But the negation of that piss-poor agreement -- a negation that very much makes the world a safer place -- damages our national credibility? Seriously?
It is abundantly clear that the Progressive-Left, anchored by Alinsky-ites like Obama and Clinton, not only came very close to permanently destroying the ability of the United States to be a major player in defending freedom, but that they are -- regardless of being out of power to a certain extent -- willing to defend the endangerment of the world at their hand.
Why Hillary Clinton is still relevant is a quandary. She has proven herself to be a horrible leader, a self-serving politician, a corrupt individual, and pathetically sore loser. She is everything that is wrong with the modern "Selfish Age," and for the good of the country we need to put that age out to pasture.
Have you heard the name Linda Sarsour? If you have a grimace probably just came over your face. Sarsour is one of the most disingenuous political parasites of modern times. Now, this opportunistic fraud is diverting funds from the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sarsour was one of the minor players in organizing the vagina-hat march against Donald Trump in the early days of his presidency. This was the march with Madonna saying she often thinks about blowing up the White House (interesting since the eight years before Trump saw the White House occupied by Barack Obama) and Ashley Judd spewing rhetoric that should have mandated her a trip to a psychiatrist. Sarsour glommed on to the event as is she had given birth to it. She did not.
Sarsour is vehemently anti-Israel and foaming-at-the-mouth pro-Palestinian. She is a proponent of advancing Sharia Law into the West. She injected Muslim activism into the Ferguson issue and rebuked then-President Obama who reluctantly called on the Muslim community to denounce those who executed the attacks in San Bernardino, California; attacks perpetrated by Islamofascists. She has, since her showboating at the vagina-hat march, attached her self, opportunistically, to the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigration issue, the Confederate statue issue, you name it, if it's a Progressive anti-American cause, this charlatan is there.
Now, Legal Insurrection reports that in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, this fraud is misdirecting people on social media who want to help the flood victims. In a tweet, Sansour directs potential donors to political action groups (PACs) with which she is affiliated. These are community organizing PACs dedicated to Progressive social justice initiatives. They have absolutely nothing to do with providing much needed financial aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey; people who need - in the immediate - food, clothing, water, emergency shelter, etc.
This is why the overwhelming majority of thinking Americans despise the Progressive-Left. They are an ideological gaggle of deceivers who prey on people's emotions even as they defraud those they have manipulated, both intellectually and monetarily.
Sarsour, a typical Progressive-Left activist, is beneath contempt for her dishonesty. Even in Allah's afterlife, this woman is going to burn.
It seems that the smiling tyrant of the Iranian revolution, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is going to face some of his own style of punishment. It appears the leisure suit wearing Islamofascist is starring at sentences on seven convictions of misusing billions of dollars in government funds while in office.
While the penalties for these convictions are not immediately known, we are talking about the justice of the Iranian mullahs. That said, the punishment could be anything from a lengthy (maybe life) prison sentence in a location such as the notorious Evin prison, where political prisoners are many times literally tortured to death, or, more mercifully, death.
Interesting is how the Iranian darlings of the moment are so easily brought to corruption and then delivered to the status of criminal pariah. Once one of the most powerful despots in the world, now relegated to chains, incarceration and possibly death.
Thus is the Islamofascist culture. Do you still believe that culture is equal in stature with the West?
Remember that $11.9 billion that the Obama Administration paid to the Iranian mullahs via that oh-so-spectacular Iranian nuke deal? You remember, the deal that John Kerry and all the other globalist Progressive toadies defended ad nauseum? Do you know what Iran is doing with that money? They are sending it to Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists.
Israeli Defense Forces Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Hertzi Halevi said Wednesday that Iran is funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, while paying $50 million towards Hamas’s budget, and approximately $70 million to Islamic Jihad.
At that rate, the Obama Administration - through its payment to the mullahs - will be sustaining these contributions to these terrorist organizations for over fifty years!
These facts, as presented, pose a very serious question. How can anyone from the Obama Administration claim they were engaged in the war against Islamofascist aggression when they have literally funded three of the most potent Islamist terror groups on the planet?
Additionally, why are news organizations -- including FOX News -- employing people from the Obama Administration to provide any kind of argument regarding the issues of the Middle East when everyone signed on to this abhorrent move to fund terrorist organizations? They simply must be seen as plants for the advancement of Islamofascism at this point.
It's time we got away from the constant drone of argumentative journalism anyway. No one learns anything from the fake "debate" set-ups that is currently the formula of every cable news channel. It is time to get back to informative, functionally educational, and investigative journalism that uses established facts as a base.
That said, an expose into the Obama Administration and how their policies benefited the Islamofascist movement would be a grand idea. Don't hold your breath for MSNBC or CNN to move on this idea...
We like to say that we are in the information age. We point to the Internet and claim that anyone with even cursory technical skills can find anything on the Internet. But when it comes down to critical issues like the attack in Manchester by Islamofascist barbarians this claim doesn't hold water.
Michelle Malkin writes a particularly poignant piece about having a truthful, fact-based video short on her YouTube channel banned by the Progressive moderators at YouTube. She contrasts that with YouTube allowing for grotesque hate being spewed forth by Islamofascists like Ahmad Musa Jibril, "whose bloodthirsty rants." Malkin writes, "against non-Muslims reportedly inspired the London Bridge ringleader."
My original publication, The New Media Journal, suffered a similar fate via a banning from Google News and, eventually, the whole of the Google search platform. Our crime: explaining what "jihad" meant and giving examples. They called it "hate speech."
Yet, ISIS abuses the Internet through both platforms and barbarians like Jibril have a hateful presence on YouTube...countered by banned videos.
The First Amendment was meant to keep the government from infringing on the citizenry's right to free speech; our right to redress government. Since the Framer's days the "free speech" right has expanded. But in recent times, Progressives have concocted "hate speech" and created laws to censor speech.
Behemoths like Google, and through their ownership YouTube, have taken to censoring speech on their platforms based on their political ideology. They get to do this because they are not mandated by the First Amendment to grant the public free speech rights.
Something has to change. The information highway is patrolled by the censorship police. The Nazis were as bad.
A British CNN analyst - and we have to use that term in the loosest of terms - covering the recent Islamic State attack on innocents in Manchester, made sure to inject the Progressive required moral relativism into his take by saying the attack could have been a "false-flag plot" executed by "right-wing extremists."
Even the remotely intellectual have come to understand that right-wing extremists do not operate in the way Islamofascist terrorists do. The idea that right-wing radicals would seek to target children at a concert is completely outside of their traditional modus operandi. But Progressives have to float that "possibility" in order to marginalize the evil of Islamofascists.
Until there is loud and constant outrage about statements like this that only end with the termination of such imbeciles and activists, we will continue to hear apology after apology from the talking elitists in the media about Islamofascist violence.
We will continue to hear from these intellectually challenged mental troglodytes that Islam is a "religion of peace" when, in fact, Islam is a "religion of pieces."
Europe, including the UK and Russia, have witnessed instances of terror plots and/or attacks every nine days on average in 2017. This represents an enormous spike in violent jihadist activity on the Continent.
Attacks and thwarted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany. Further, 14 Islamofascist terror attacks have occurred in Turkey, a NATO member country currently vying for European Union membership.
Only the truly ignorant can blindly ignore that Islamofascists have declared war on the West, and are waging that war on the European Continent. Further, only those crippled by the lunacy of political correctness can ignore that Islamofascists have used the refugee crisis to literally infiltrate the lands and cultures they intend to conquer.
Truth is often a reality best served raw and cold. Islam has a gigantic problem and that problem is the demographic who follows its barbaric tenets to the letter. Islam is in desperate need of religious reformation and the only people who can affect that reformation are Muslims themselves.
This task is difficult when the controlling Imams insist that the Quran is the literal word of God because that means anyone seeking to reform the dogma would necessarily be deemed an apostate, punishable by death in the Quran.
So, it comes down to how courageous the peace-loving Muslim community is...and right now there is no courage to be seen.
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is now the nation with the highest recruitment rates for Islamic State fighters in the Western Hemisphere. This illustrates the continued drip, drip, drip advancement of Islamofascism into the West.
The efforts is led by an Islamic militant Islamist by the name of Yasin Abu Bakr (who leads the group Jamaat al Muslimeen), who in 1990 attempted an armed coup of the government in that nation. Today he is simply a recruitment tool for the most bloodthirsty and totalitarian Islamofascist group on the face of the planet: the Islamic State.
The usual reasons are given for the potency of this power-hungry assh*le's message - including poverty, crime, etc., but there is enough blame to go around. There is no good reason for poverty levels in Trinidad and Tobago to be so high as it is a prime travel destination, and the birth place of calypso music with one of the best Carnival celebrations on the planet. Like many of the nations in the Caribbean, government corruption and graft is a factor in the division of the classes.
The larger point here is that - like a cancer taking advantage of a weakened immune system, douchebags like Abu Bakr are facilitating the advancement of Islamofascism and death into a Caribbean paradise.
Maybe if the privileged understood that they would be the first ones executed would the Islamofascists win, they might be more cautious on how they bleed their systems for wealth and profit.
A lawsuit has been filed in a federal court in California charging Google, Facebook and Twitter for "helping to cause" the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead.
The suit was filed on behalf of the families of three of those killed in the San Bernardino attack, which mirrors similar suits filed by the same law firm in cases involving terror attacks in Dallas, TX, and Orlando, FL. The argument is that plaintiffs say the social media giants failed to adequately scrub Islamic State propaganda messages that inspired the terror attacks.
These lawsuits - which, on th surface, present as nuisance lawsuits meant to glean easy money from the social media sphere - have everything to do with the First Amendment to the US Constitution and the Progressive notion of "hate speech."
While inciting violence is against the law - and instructing others how to commit acts of terrorism is inciting violence in the extreme, these lawsuits would have to prove beyond any doubt that the terrorists in each instance acted solely on the content found on the social media websites. There is so much Islamofascist propaganda call-to-arms floating on the Internet that this would be almost impossible to do.
And while Islamofascist propaganda certainly qualifies as "hate speech," the whole of society would have to acknowledge that this same "propaganda" is readily available at your local neighborhood mosque. This acknowledgment would necessarily mandate Quranic teaching as hate speech and the Islamist culture as a culture of hate, exploding the Progressive meme that Islam is a religion of peace.
These lawsuits are either frivolous, a a stroke of genius...
Two Muslim physicians and the wife of one of those physicians have been arrested for conspiring to perform Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) on minor girls in Michigan. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, and DR. Jumama Nagarwala, were arrested by authorities. Their victims ranged in ages from 6 to 8 years of age.
FGM is a ritual prevalent in some predominantly Islamic countries. It involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, most often performed without anesthesia. The reason for this barbarity: to ensure females remain virgins until marriage.
This is yet another piece of evidence that proves all cultures are not equal. While the West celebrates feminism and the equality of the sexes in every walk of life, the Islamic culture not only sees females as subservient to the male (a woman is worth half that of a man according to the Quran and the Haddith), many young girls are forever mutilated because of a cultural edict.
This is just one reason apologists for the Islamic culture are intellectually stunted. There is no equality between the cultures and there can be no moral relativism employed to justify the inferior nature of the throwback Islamic culture.
While the religion itself is nowhere near a "religion of peace," the Islamic culture itself is a thing of the male-dominated Stone Age, just a hair away from a time when women were clubbed over the head and dragged off.
Read more about women in the Islamic culture here.
Police said Kori Ali Muhammad, the man who killed three people on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday while shouting "Allahu Akbar", wanted to kill as many white people as possible and that the crime was not terrorism related.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, Muhammad shouted "Allahu Akbar," but that the shootings had "nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made...This is solely based on race."
This is shear and wanton denial of evidence presented directly in front of Dyer's face. As they say, facts are stubborn things and you can't change the facts, no matter how badly you want to see them through your own ideological lenses.
Was the shooting a racist act? Yes, Muhammad;s targeting of White people only bears that out with stark clarity. But his declaration of triumph in shouting "Allahu Akbar" makes his crimes acts that engage in and support the global Islamofascism jihad against the West; against the free world. Muhammad;s acts were both racist and Islamofascist.
The madness of Progressive political correctness is leading some to making the most contrived of statements about a "religion" that has yet to go through a reformation to expel violence from its tenets. Every other Great Religion has done so. Islam has not. Until such time Islam is not a Great Religion, but a creed that used to advance global domination.
The longer we deny the truth as mandated by facts, the longer we remain susceptible to murderous Islamofascists like Muhammad.
Leading Democrats are castigating one of their rising stars, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), for appearing to defend Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad against allegations his regime dumped chemical weapons on a rebel-held area. Gabbard's perceived crime: Being skeptical that Syrian strong man Bashar al-Assad was the mastermind behind the recent chemical weapons attack in that country.
Knee-Jerk political hack and rally screamer Howard Dean tweeted: “This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress.” Truly, the man is a dolt. But his statement personifies the Democrat leadership's ardent desire for a lemming-like devotion by its elected rank-and-file.
What we do know about the Syrian crime against humanity is that prohibited WMD was used on innocents. And while we know that the chemical weapons were deployed by Syria air force aircraft, it would be highly unlikely that Assad would have authorized the use of WMD without at least the tacit approval of Moscow and/or Tehran. To believe that he would go it solo on the use of WMD - and act that everyone knew would bring down the wrath of the world community - and risk rebuke by his allies is unreasonable to suppose.
So, it is reasonable for Gabbard to have voiced her skepticism when the fingers of probability point to more than just Assad.
To wit, instead of Dem/Progressive leadership calling for Gabbard's resignation, perhaps the Dem rank-and-file should be calling for a culling of the dysfunctional old guard that has lead the party into the minority on every level of government.
Chechnya has opened the first concentration camps for homosexuals since Hitler, where gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. This after 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week. Authorities have set up several camps where homosexuals are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic.
An elementary understanding of history affords us the horrific truth of Adolf Hitler having done the same thing. Of course, Hitler's genocide was equal opportunity, encompassing Jews, Christians, Gypsies, the infirm and anyone the Fuhrer deemed unworthy of life.
While there are some who are devout in their faith, mandated to outwardly oppose the same sex relationship (this is their right and I do not pass judgment - that's necessary in a free society), as long as others don't force their views on me I choose to live and let live. Evidently the Islamofascists of Chechnya don't feel the same.
This is just one aspect of Islamofascism that is antithetical to the Progressive "tolerance and diversity" mindset. This leads to the question: Why do Progressives always side with Islamists.
43 people were killed and more than 100 injured in two separate Palm Sunday attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, each carried out by the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
For the umpteenth time this serves as proof positive that the violence committed at the hands of Islamofascists is not caused by Western presence in the Levant. That false-narrative is an excuse used by the jihadists to justify their violence against the innocent, attributing it to a political rather than a religious cause.
The fact of the matter is this: The violence that stems from Islam and the Islamofascist jihadis is based in the dogma's religious mandate.
If the Western world hadn't spent two generations telling their children that they were wonderful and smart; always winners and never losers; correct in their thoughts because they "feel" they are correct, then perhaps we all would have taken the time to actually read the Islamic texts so as to understand that the dogma is a mandate for violence, subjugation and dominance over the whole of the world. That - by the letter of their religious texts - is their mandate.
And far from what the Progressives and their snowflake sycophants would have everyone believe, the Islamic texts do sanction violence to spread their ideological control. Unlike the other truly Great Religions, Islam has not experienced a reformation to expunge violence from their creed. Until that happens the slaughter will continue.
RIP to all though peace loving, church-going Christians who perished at the hands of these cowardly barbarians.
Speaking during a Security Council emergency meeting convened in the wake of a WMD poison gas attack in northern Syria which killed at least 72 people, US UN Amb. Nikki Haley said evidence indicates the agent is more lethal than Bashar Assad has used before, and offered up pictures of victims.
The Trump administration has pointed its finger at Assad, but Russia has claimed that the chemicals were released when Syrian aircraft bombed a rebel-held factory making chemical weapons.
What we do know for certain is that Assad has used chemical weapons against his enemies in Syria in the past, and that the Islamic State (IS) has used make-shift and captured chemical weapons against Assad and Assad allied forces as well. Both sides in this elongated civil war are guilty of violating international treaties against the use of chemical and biological weapons.
We, in the West (because, evidently, the totalitarian nations of the Middle East and Asia don't have a conscience about it), must make a decision about whether we are willing to allow the use of WMD without a definitive response. Barack Obama's limp-wristed "red line" in Syria only served to embolden both the Russians and the Syrians. Now the Iranians are involved as well.
Pres. Trump's response must be perfect. He needs to speak for a coalition of world leaders who are willing to risk it all to push back against tyrants who would use these weapons of abomination. And the American people - who have because weak-willed where doing the right ting is concerned - must be prepared for the worst case scenario...and we haven't seen anything like this in almost two generations.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, turned heads on Tuesday when she arrived in Saudi Arabia without wearing a headscarf – reportedly bucking the advice of her own government. The photos showed May's ankles and wrists were covered, however.
Although there is no law in Saudi Arabia that mandates foreign females wear a head covering, genuflecting apologists for the Islamofascist regime - like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton - have in the recent past donned the headscarf. Whether they did this for ideological reasons or simply because they thought it was the "cool thing to do" is up for debate.
No world leader should bow - or wear a head covering - to any other world leader or sovereign, regardless of the venue or location. The acts indicate a subservience and, as the lead world power, the United States isn't subservient to any nation.
The subservient practices of the Obama Administration - the bowing to multiple world leaders by the president and the wearing of head coverings by the "hip" Progressive women - added to the acquiescence of the United States to mediocrity on the world stage. That should never - ever - be the case.
With each passing day there is another article about one Muslim group or another (usually backed by their local chapter of CAIR) "demanding" that Muslim prayer rooms be set-up at schools. Examples of this come from Frisco, TX, at Liberty High School, and Columbia University in New York.
But Liberals and Progressives have been - and still are - very vocal about the "separation of church and state," something that comes up every Christmas and anywhere a monument to the 10 Commandments is displayed on public grounds. So, why are they supportive of Muslim prayer rooms in public schools and schools that receive public funding?
Going a step further, we have seen the same people who would suspend educators - or lobby to get them fired - for facilitating even a private moment of prayer, telling us that we are intolerant bigots if we don't provide special accommodations to Muslims in our schools and public institution buildings.
Giving special privilege is something that the caustic Left screeches about, especially when it comes to race (let's recall "white privilege") and religion (let's recall every Christmas when Liberals are willing to take the Federal holiday but refuse the "reason for the season"). Yet, here they are willing to transgress their own protestations for a dogma that literally preaches intolerance and totalitarianism.
We really have to start questioning the intelligence level of these people...
If you listened or watched coverage of the terror attack in London yesterday, you couldn't help but hear the usual suspect talking heads bending over backwards to omit the thought that was on everyone's minds: Was it another attack by an Islamifascist? As it turns out, the attacker, Khalid Masood, has been claimed as a soldier of the Islamic State. Imagine that.
Through it all I couldn't help but wonder something. What do you think the odds were in Las Vegas, before the attacker was identified, that he was an Islamist? Where the mainstream media wasn't brave enough to suppose the question, Vegas odds makers are not, how shall we say, politically correct; they adhere to the laws of probability.
What do you think those odds were? Common sense mandates that the odds were pretty good that the attacker - a man who used the exact modus operandi as prescribed by the Islamic State to wage murderous terror attacks against innocents - was an Islamofascist waging jihad in the name of Allah to conquer the world so that Islam could reign supreme.
But the laws of probability don't affect political correctness or the morally relative, multicultural Progressives who insist that ideological extremes - blind to reality - trump said laws. In this singular instance we witness enough proof that Progressives are both delusional and detached from reality.
And those types of people should never be allowed to ascend to seats of power.
The Dept. of Homeland Security has issued a ban on electronics larger than a smart phone on flights from eight countries predominantly Muslim countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. DHS cites intelligence about terrorism risks as the reason for the move.
But, of course, the usual suspects are shrieking that this ban is an affront to religious liberties and the First Amendment because it discriminates against Muslims.
This is a perfect example of how the blindly ideological dismiss the realities of the world. Even Progressive-Leftist Rep. Adam Schiff (P-CA), was quick to acquiesce to the directive after being briefed by DHS officials on the catalyst for the move.
But that won't stop those who fail to consume necessary information to accurately base a judgment; form an opinion from declaring that they know all there is to know in their condemnation of the move.
Incidentally, other nations around the world are implementing this ban because of the intelligence acquired. Further, and this is the more important point, the ban does not discriminate against anyone based on their country of origin or their religious beliefs. It affects everyone - regardless of nationality or religion - who travels through those countries and on certain airlines dominant in those locales.
Of course, this defiance for ideology's sake is madness; it is illogical and emotionally knee-jerk. It is exactly what our nation's people need to not do if we are to become a nation that employs common sense in all things once again. We need to come back from the ledge of defiance for political and ideological purposes...