bq. Even ABCNews’ anchorman Peter Jennings was philosophical about the animalistic act. “Simple depravity is inexcusable under any context,” he said. “This outrage certainly puts the Iraqi prisoner abuse story in context. ABCNews will henceforth better endeavor to keep a sense of proportion when reporting certain stories, even when reporting those stories we believe can be used politically against the American military or to Republican administrations.”
I want to make mention of the fact that Nick Berg was a Jew
, just like Danny Pearl was a Jew
. Which leads me to make the assumption that Berg was handpicked to be slaughtered, just like Danny Pearl. Which means that his beheading -as we all know anyhow - has nothing to do with Abu Ghraib.
By the way, have you seen any news outlets give room to the story that Palestinian thugs opened fire at the funeral of Meirav Hatuel and her four small children - you know, the ones that were shot at point blank range by Palestinian terrorists? No, didn't think so. I only saw it at the Jersualem Post
, thanks to Meryl
Interesting note here
, too. MSNBC moved the Nick Berg story to third most important, giving the private viewing of abuse photos and a story about Afghanistan prisons top billing over the brutal murder of an American by Islamofacists cretins. Yea, WaPo
moved it down also, under a bunch of headlines about Abu Ghraib. Reuters
gives it top billing, but only a story that plays on the blame of the U.S. in Berg's killing. ABC news
has Berg as the top story, but uses it to explore Berg's own blame in his death. CBS
- same thing, and same with the Guardian
. The LA Times
sinks it even further - their lead story has to do with the wife of the Madrid bomb suspect from Oregon. USA Today
gives it room below a story about heart disease.
What am I getting at? Read Cox & Forkum today
to figure it out, if you haven't already.
In my eyes, Nick Berg is not just one person, but 3,000 people. His murder is another 9/11, on a lesser scale, but not on a less important scale. He was murdered because he was an American. Just like the two towers and the Pentagon represented America to those bastards who flew the planes that day, and to those that planned the attacks, and to their followers, Nick Berg represented America.
Why is this being downplayed by the media? Why, once again, are people seeking blame everywhere but where to find it? Blame the people who drew the knife. Blame the people in the video. Blame their followers, blame those who bastardized the religion they follow, blame the hatred that spewed from the mouth of bin Laden, Saddam, al Sadr, Arafat and his thugs and all those who wish harm on this country.
How hard is it to understand that the terrorists are to blame for their actions? Why are people always looking past the details right in front of their faces?
We did not turn these people into terrorists. They have been terrorists for ages upon ages. They kill Jews. They kill Americans. They kill with glee and with righteousness and they shout their chants of god is great as they slice heads and put bullet holes in little children.
Their god is not great because their only god is themselves.
I am wandering very close to a dangerous ground here, where visions of nukes dance in my head.
bq. The West doesn’t have the power to change Islam
; it only has the power to destroy it. We have a lot of nukes. We could kill everyone. We could just take out a few troublesome nations, kill millions, and irradiate Mecca so that the Fifth Pillar is invalidated. The hajj would be impossible. Every pilgrim a martyr. I don’t think we’ll do either; God help us if we do, but inasmuch as we have the capability, it’s an option. But it would be a crime greater than the crime that provoked such an act, and in the end that would stay our hand. They know we won’t do it.
So we are pretty much stuck where we are. We can't kill them all; that's a profoundly horrible option. We can't change them. And if anyone suggests that we change ourselves, then I will suggest that the person who says that is an apologist in a place where apologies are not necessary. Don't forget, the apologists will die just as quickly at the hands of the so-called martyrs as do those of us who think we have every right to be proud of our freedoms and everything that comes with those freedoms. As of yet, the terrorists have not come up with their own version of a smart bomb, which will kill only the filthy American pig-dog capitalists and Jews and leave the sympathizers standing. In fact, their bombs consist of flesh and blood; every time they take out 3,000 of us, they take out at least one of their own. Personally, I don't think it's a good trade off. Then again, the less of them the better.
Maybe their well will dry up some day. Maybe there will be less and less followers of Islam who view their religion as an excuse to murder and more of the kind who want peace and prosperity. Maybe they will kill themselves off in all their attempts to kill us. Maybe moderate Muslims will stand up and be heard and drive the terrorists out of their holes and into a hail of machine gun fire. Would I care about their deaths? Nope. Not at all. They aren't human. They are monsters. Die, monsters, die, as my son used to say in his sleep.
So my son, an eleven year old who already knows too much about the world, happened to see part of the video yesterday as he watched the news. He was devastated and horrified. He took Nick Berg's death very personally. We discussed the matter, discussed about terrorists, about good v. evil.
He asked can't we just drop a bomb and kill them all?
And I realized, as I explained to him the best I could why we cannot do such a thing, that what he said is absolutely an eleven year old way of dealing with things. We are not eleven. We are adults.
Ok, then how come I keep whispering die, monsters, die
in my dreams?
is a live discussion between several people in the form of a blog. They are discussing this very topic today.
Update 2: Dave says:
bq. The world has to wake up and realize that attempting to understand these people with our Western, Judeo-Christian mindset, is an exercise in futility. These people belong to a totally different culture.
A culture that values death more than life.
A culture that sees compromise as weakness, and force as strength.
A culture that sees the desire to live as weakness, and the desire to die as strength.
A culture that sees itself as the only valid way of life, to the exclusion of all others.
A culture that justifies all kinds of atrocities in the name of Allah.
A culture that is holding the world ransom.
How should the world respond to these people?
The answer is NOT to try and understand the "root causes" of their actions.
The answer is NOT to constantly attack the one country in the world that has been dealing with this phenomenom since its inception.
The answer is NOT to attack the men and women who are putting their lives on the line to ensure that these people do not get their way.
Read the rest.