Saturday, July 29, 2006


Roger Simon commenting on the shootings yesterday at the Jewish Federation in Seattle:
I have to admit I am beginning to view the whole world as a battlefield, a far cry from my outlook during my more traditionally liberal "give peace a chance" days. So I wince when I see various rightthinking folk putting the squeeze on Israel for a cease fire, because I have no reason to believe that spells anything but disaster. Hezbollah, a collection of vastly better armed and better trained religious psychopaths with the exact same values and attitudes as the Seattle Pakistani, will simply take the opportunity to resupply and attack again. Why wouldn't they? It's what they are sworn to do and what they believe. God told them it's so.

And yet Israel is expected to stand down. After all, they are the superior "developed" nation. The grown-ups. Actually the whole thing is inherently racist on two levels at once. Jews are treated anti-Semitically (differently from other nations) and the Arabs are treated as irresponsible "Wogs", children essentially. These two are incapable of solving their own problems. Only a multi-national force will save the day.

Oh, really?

Andy McCarthy notes:
The Muslim man has obviously not only carefully chosen the target but cased the place. There's a security system, so he waits until someone attached to the Federation enters using her access code, then he pounces, forcing his way through the open door. He brandishes a large caliber, semi-automatic handgun. He announces that he's a Muslim angry at Israel. Then he randomly, wantonly opens fire — shooting six women, one of whom is pregnant, one of whom is killed.

So what happens? The police don't even want to admit that he's Muslim ("You could infer that," the police chief tells the reporters who press this patently relevant question). And the FBI insists it's not terrorism.

Now, it could not conceivably be more clear that it is terrorism.

Jihad Watch has more on the shootings and discusses the spin that is being brought to bear:
So that is what the focus will be upon: mental illness and lewd conduct. And once again the media will ignore the question of why a man who describes himself as a Muslim American angry at Israel would think that murder of innocents was an appropriate outlet for his anger. No one will ever consider whether such behavior is encouraged by the texts and atmospherics of Islam, and if so, what can be done about it.

I think of it this way. Septicemia is a very serious illness caused by the spread of bacteria and their toxins in the bloodstream. It is also sometimes called "blood poisoning". Usually the infection starts in one place and becomes deeply entrenched there. Soon it reaches local blood vessels and the bacteria and toxins of the infection leak into the blood, spreading the infection throughout the entire body. Without potent antibiotics, administered intravenously, the patient will soon be overwhelmed by the infection as it takes over organ after organ.

Just the seeding of one bacteria in an organ far from the main infection is terribly dangerous.

The Middle East is the source of the world's virulent infection, and it is sometimes referred to as "Islam". The islamic bacteria has mutated and is no longer able to be contained by the usual medical-political treatments. The infection entered the bloodstream some time ago, where it has been taken to all parts of the world. The patient is now septic.

Even as that single virulent bacterium of that infection is taken out in Seattle, there is no telling how many others are around, waiting to release their toxins. If not recognized as a symptom of the larger, more pathological infection, then, even if taken out locally (i.e., with topical Bacitracin for example; or the local police) the seeds of the infection continue to spread everywhere, bringing the poison to all parts of the world and threatening the life of the patient.

It is not enough to eliminate a single bacterium of this spreading illness; or to pretend that it is only present in one small site in the body. If you ignore the main infection, there will be other seeds disseminated to your locale, until eventually, every cell in the body is at risk.

The cure must be a potent antibiotic that wipes out the main infection even as it kills all the lesser bacteria spreading the illness in the bloodstream.

This is not a disease to mess around with. It kills.

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