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Saturday, January 10. 2015
The MSM are in a twit about 16 Frenchmen. Well and good, but thanks to The List of Islamic Terror Attacks from 2014 you can see that, in 2014, they killed 32,004 people, or 88 a day. I copied it to a spreadsheet and there are 3,000 incidents.
Remember how we ignored the Cambodian holocaust? Brown vs. brown. I thought when Jews spoke of their Holocaust and said "never again" that they meant no more holocausts. Nope - the media in NYC were silent about killing 3,000,000 Cambodians; I guess "never again" meant no more killing Jews. Good idea for certain, but a far smaller scope.
Now THAT is racism!!
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No, "never again," by Jews and Europeans turned out to mean "never again will we elect someone who we call right-wing."
A fair number of American liberals join them in this. It's visceral, not rational, but it has been quite persistent. That fascism might be as fairly regarded a product of the left as of the right is not thinkable to them. They just shudder and think their opponents evil.
The reality of Islamist extremism is that the overwhelming majority of its victims are - Muslims.
It has to do with network ratings.
What plays best and longest is brought into your neighborhood in hopes you'll be entertained, in particular not tune away.
The networks are one side of a business arrangement with terrorists and Democrat politicians and sometimes both at once, as in Iraq under Bush.
One side supplies narratives that can run as soap opera, the other side airs it.
Remember how we ignored the Cambodian holocaust? Brown vs. brown.
Speak for yourself. I was 1-O [Conscientious Objector] during the Vietnam War. The holocaust in Cambodia convinced me that pacifism was not a viable alternative to war. As long as thugs roam the earth, none of us have clean hands, I decided. I gave peace a change, and it didn't work. Cambodia turned me from a Peace Democrat into a Jacksonian.
That being said, you made a good point about the plethora of Islamist killings in the world- a lot more than a dozen or so in Paris this week.
Since you have an interest in Muslim atrocities (which go back 1400 years), you might like:
This is a compilation of the atrociities. I'm not sure if it is being updated, but at least it's good for history.
Here's a companion site with day-to-day killings:
Come on folks. They're just following the deeds and dictates of he whom they consider to be the "perfect man" - moohaamud, and the self proclaimed "greatest of decievers" - allaah. Where is your collective appreciation for multiculturalism?
Years ago, while volunteering in a middle-school library, I was assisting the librarian in setting up a "holocaust" area in their library that contained books/material about "the holocaust". I asked this highly-degreed librarian which holocausts they would be highlighting. She looked blankly at me and said THE holocaust. I informed her that holocausts have occurred throughout the world, cultures and times and that to be truly informed/educated, it was important for the students to be made aware of this fact. They would thus be aware/looking for any further occurrences and, possibly, be prepared to take action against future holocausts. Fell on deaf ears.
Not on the same scale, but lest we forget, the Provisional IRA took the development of terrorist tactics against civilians to the next level and had the franchise for disseminating this knowledge to other terrorist organizations: Shining Path, Hamas….. They improved and exploited car bombings, suit case bombs, IEDs and taught the technology to other terrorists around the world, in exchange for money and/or weapons. They are believed to have been engaged in the drug trade, organized crime, and weapons trading and did business with Moammar Gadhafi. The IRA fired a Surface-to-air missile at a RAF Wessex helicopter at Kinawley in County Fermanagh. It is their activities that initially drove the anti-terrorism counter measures and security cameras of London.
They stand accused of Sectarian violence and ethnic cleansing operations. Certainly they had depraved indifference to civilians and deliberately targeted them on the street, at stations, gas depots, hotels, shops and department stores, in addition to Whitehall and the London Stock Exchange, though sometimes they issued warnings. They even carried on attacks, against British interests, on the Continent. A German civilian woman, 26-year-old Heidi Hazell, was shot dead in West Germany, in a case of mistaken identity. She was shot 14 times for sitting in a car near a British army barracks. Also, an IRA member opened fire on the car driven by an RAF corporal in West Germany, killing him and his six-month-old daughter.[ Two Australian tourists, Nick Spanos and Stephen Melrose, were shot dead in the Netherlands, having been mistaken for off-duty British soldiers from a base across the German border
Muslim on Muslim is like black on black: it's "all in the family" and "none of our business". Same for Cambodians.
200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped and are still missing. if they were American or Swedish it would be front page news until they were found. All of Europe and North America would spare no cost and would send all the forces required to find them. The Jewish holocaust resulted in Jews being added to the group of humans that counted. More groups of people need to be added to that group. The good news is that we are slowly getting there and I look forward to the day when all humans are considered valuable.
We did not ignore “the Cambodian holocaust,” it’s that nobody could do anything to stop the Khmer Rouge, short of inserting 100,000 or so uniformed Americans, and the U.S. government had surrendered that idea after 58,000-plus of us died propping up inept governments in Vietnam. As for your “’never again’ meant no more killing Jews,” well that sort of assumes the MSM is under sway of a Zionist (can’t say anti-Semite because the liberals get bent out of shape) cabal, and, it seems quite a few Jews have been killed since “never again.”
Sgtbob, may i suggest you take a look at Bruce Herschensohn's "AN AMERICAN AMNESIA: How the U.S. Congress Forced the Surrenders of South Vietnam & Cambodia" - you'll find your initial remark flawed.
- There was never any question of sending in American troops into Southeast Asia... nor was there a need for this, since after the 73 peace accords, the ARVN had proven they could stand up for themselves against northern and communist aggression. But only if they had the weapons and materiel, which we had promised them we would do. The democrat majority, post Watergate Congress refused to honor that committment.
As for stopping the bloodshed in Cambodia, I like to think that a South Vietnam capable of defending itself and in the Pro-US camp would have been a strong deterrent to the khmer rouge. Certainly would have given the Cambodians a better chance than they had historically. We'll never know...
But this canard that floats around, that nobody or nothing could have stopped them and using the still-visceral imagery of 58,000 dead GIs to support that premise?
Saying and repeating such a falsity is fundamentally no different from Hollywood rolling out movies about war, and the Vietnam war in particular - which they nearly always use to diminish America, the Right, or excuse the left. No different in general, for example, from the power of imagery used in the ubiquitous scene showing the American helo evacuating personnel from the Saigon embassy rooftop. A powerful and moving visual that one; which again reinforces the defeatist and unspoken meme -- that our military was defeated in SVN; ie... that America "lost" the Vietnam War.
This is a Lie. It is a false meme, which must be confronted with the truth.
Look at the record, SgtBob: the following from [url]http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/speeches/750179.asp [/url]
"A vast human tragedy has befallen our friends in Vietnam and Cambodia. Tonight I shall not talk only of obligations arising from legal documents. Who can forget the enormous sacrifices of blood, dedication, and treasure that we made in Vietnam?
Under five Presidents and 12 Congresses, the United States was engaged in Indochina. Millions of Americans served, thousands died, and many more were wounded, imprisoned, or lost. Over $150 billion have been appropriated for that war by the Congress of the United States. And after years of effort, we negotiated, under the most difficult circumstances, a settlement which made it possible for us to remove our military forces and bring home with pride our American prisoners. This settlement, if its terms had been adhered to, would have permitted our South Vietnamese ally, with our material and moral support, to maintain its security and rebuild after two decades of war.
The chances for an enduring peace after the last American fighting man left Vietnam in 1973 rested on two publicly stated premises: first, that if necessary, the United States would help sustain the terms of the Paris accords it signed 2 years ago, and second, that the United States would provide adequate economic and military assistance to South Vietnam.
Let us refresh our memories for just a moment. The universal consensus in the United States at that time, late 1972, was that if we could end our own involvement and obtain the release of our prisoners, we would provide adequate material support to South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese, from the moment they signed the Paris accords, systematically violated the cease-fire and other provisions of that agreement. Flagrantly disregarding the ban on the infiltration of troops, the North Vietnamese illegally introduced over 350,000 men into the South. In direct violation of the agreement, they sent in the most modern equipment in massive amounts. Meanwhile, they continued to receive large quantities of supplies and arms from their friends.
In the face of this situation, the United States-torn as it was by the emotions of a decade of war-was unable to respond. We deprived ourselves by law of the ability to enforce the agreement, thus giving North Vietnam assurance. that it could violate that agreement with impunity. Next, we reduced our economic and arms aid to South Vietnam. Finally, we signaled our increasing reluctance to give any support to that nation struggling for its survival."
It was the democrat controlled Congress, sgtBob, that heaped this betrayal upon our ally... and there was nothing said or requested about sending in more American troops.
All our government needed to do was...