Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Al Jazeera was interesting, though. I don't know if you've ever watched it. Al Gore help Qatar set up the network. It's a flat out propaganda tool for tearing down the United States. If you ever wondered just what a polished propaganda machine does, and how it warps the truth, then watch Al Jazeera. They're really a hoot. They have a few token Caucasians, all British as far as I can tell. But primarily it's staffed by "people of color" as you'd expect from an Arabic network. Unfortunately, they seem to have based their staffing on skin color rather than experience and ability. More, much of their programming is not quite up to speed. They like to run stories about the dominance of the white race in America, and how downtrodden the poor minorities are. It's really pretty laughable stuff, until you realize that a lot of not very well educated or intelligent people will believe it. Then it's not so funny.
You do learn things that our news doesn't cover though. American MSM is well heeled and keeps things that might embarrass the regime off the air. Not Al Jazerra. Tonight they were sarcastically denigrating the Americans because we have only given Hamas one hundred forty one million dollars in "aid" since the latest round of fighting in the Middle East. I hadn't heard anything about that. Did I just miss it? Why is Barack Hussein giving tax payer money to people who hate our collective guts while they are attacking our only ally in the Middle East. Maybe his name has something to do with it. Or, maybe he's stupid enough to think that will make the Palestinians like us better. If so, both his common sense and his knowledge of history are at fault.
There are a lot of Europeans who have been very courageous about resisting the increasing Islamization of that continent. The French and Germans have been taking steps to preserve their own culture, in particular. But it may be too late. The demographics there in terms of "guest workers" and domestic converts are not very encouraging.
If you look at the internet news, especially from overseas, it's pretty clear that most of the media are accepting the terrorist version of what's going on over there now. Particularly, for reasons I have never understood, in Scandinavia. You would expect a lot of very crude anti American and anti-Israeli invective from leftists, but can there be so many leftists in places like Sweden and Norway?
I think if people could see how Islamic terrorists outfits like Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda, and the like really work there wouldn't be much sympathy for them.
When the Marines were in Lebanon in 1982 through 1983, we were in the same position as Israel is now. All the pressure to "spare innocents" wound up with the Marines being subjected to increasing levels of small arms fire, artillery fire, and rockets as the different Moslem factions figured out we wouldn't retaliate. They fired mortors, we fired flares back. After enough Marines had been killed, we got limited permission from the Pentagon to fire back. But that was over shrill screams from the State Department and various politicians back home fearful that some "innocent" would be hurt. Everybody knows how that eventually worked out. I really feel for the Israelis when I see how hard they try to keep down collateral damage, and how the dimwits in the world still demonize them for defending themselves from outright terrorists who use their own people as shields. This isn't a rant. I'm too tired for a good rant. This is just a straightforward observation of how things are. I know with all the problems we have here, there's a tendency to just turn a blind eye to things in the Middle East. The Southern border is closer and we have more imminent problems there with hordes of the illegal aliens swarming across the border in waves. But we can't ignore Islam, because they certainly aren't going to ignore us.