You can’t make this stuff up.
A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison — arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.
It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.
Ah, vetting. Completely unencumbered by political correctness.
Maybe Barry Soetoro and the Missus can invite him to the White House.
Gunmen entered the hotel, which is popular with expat workers, shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic.
A Malian army commander told the AP news agency that about 20 hostages had been freed.
Hostages able to recite verses of the Koran were being released, a security source has told Reuters news agency.
BBC has the story.
Very likely Boko Haram, or affiliated Islamist terrorists, are holding hostages in the US-owned Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako. 170 of them, at last count. No word on the fate of those who could not cite verses of the Koran. But if the pattern of past attacks by Islamist terrorists is followed, that fate will be violent death.
President Obama will continue to assiduously avoid using the term “Islamic”, as if the hostage takers are from the local Knights of Columbus. (If they were, of course, Obama would be screaming loudly about Catholic terrorism.)
Since there is no feminism component, I doubt we will see any of those inanely trite Michelle hashtags about bringing back “our” anybody. Even though there are likely Americans among the hostages.
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Good boy! Good boy!!
Well, maybe, after the Baltics.
This is simply how it’s done. Soviet… err, Russian agents infiltrate a community, and agitate that they are being oppressed by the host country. That leads to Putin raising the issue in various international forums, supposedly lending legitimacy to the claims. Eventually, it becomes an excuse for “peacekeepers” and “monitors” to occupy a region.
Russian peacekeepers, of course. Permanently. Then hold “free and fair” elections to secede and join Russia.
At a minimum, Russia can use this to sow instability in the region, something that works for Russia, and against Poland and her allies.
The folks at Ushanka tell us the sometimes-tragic consequences of the blindly foolish liberal mindset towards the two subjects.
Kevin Sutherland on gun control:
Since I am in politics, there is one phrase coined by our Founding Fathers that really strikes me. When they founded this nation, they set out to create a “more perfect Union.” The important distinction in this phrase is that our Union is not perfect. More than 225 years later, despite so much change, this is still true. It is likely that we will never achieve absolute perfection, but I believe that the heart of American exceptionalism is that we never stop trying. If history is any guide, the forces for progress always succeed eventually, no matter how formidable their opposition is. Our fight is not merely for new gun control measures or even new mental health programs. It is for the creation of an even more perfect Union.
That is why I am a liberal. . .
Kevin Sutherland on race relations and the SC church shooting:
In my opinion there are few things that are more offensive to the victims of this crime than refusing to address the racism, much of which is institutionalized, glorified and celebrated in the South (including with the help of symbols like the Confederate flat), that cultivated this incident.
Kevin (right), a Democrat Party operative, was stabbed (40x) to death on a DC Metro train on July 4th by Jasper Spires (left).
I am posting FYI only. I have no comment.
Nor have I. Except to remark that Liberals will hate us even more because we refuse to be Kevin.
H/T to JPP
Somewhat belatedly. Born Eric Arthur Blair, in India, on June 25th, 1903.
It is hardly the man’s fault that his seminal work, written as a chilling dystopian warning regarding the destruction of liberty, has become an instruction manual for the far-Left “Liberal” Secular-Progressive Statists who now hold the levers of power in our once-great Republic.
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”
“They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.”
If you refuse to agree that 2 + 2 = 5, you are racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, Islamophobic, anti-child, and probably watch Fox News.
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… as a Democrat, CNN reports:
Sanders caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate but is an unlikely candidate for the Democratic nomination, primarily because he has never been a registered member of the party and calls himself a “democratic socialist.”
It remains to be seen whether the Democratic Party would be willing to move that far to the right.