Carol Platt Liebau: Still Unconvinced?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Still Unconvinced?

Al Qaeda's second in command restates his goal of seeing the terrorist brand of Islamofascism established everywhere from "Spain to Iraq."

Anyone -- even the cut-and-runners -- still doubting that we're fighting the forces of Islamofascist terrorism in Iraq? Please accord these people the minimal respect of accepting the fact that they're saying what they mean.


Blogger JillMartin said...

It seems Prime Minister al-Maliki of Iraq and Al Qaeda agree on the Israel problem.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

But that really doesn't concern you. What does is anything that can be used against Bush. You ain't fooling anyone with your false concerns about Iraq or the Mid East.

12:36 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

We need constant reminding about who the enemy is, and it's too bad most Americans either don't care, or they are too busy with their own important lives to see. (Or they are lefty moonbats who think the oppressed terrorists are just acting out in the only way they can).

Ann Coulter reprints the list in this week's column:

— November 1979: Muslim extremists (Iranian variety) seized the U.S. embassy in Iran and held 52 American hostages for 444 days, following Democrat Jimmy Carter's masterful foreign policy granting Islamic fanaticism its first real foothold in the Middle East.

— 1982: Muslim extremists (mostly Hezbollah) began a nearly decade-long habit of taking Americans and Europeans hostage in Lebanon, killing William Buckley and holding Terry Anderson for 6 1/2 years.

— April 1983: Muslim extremists (Islamic Jihad or possibly Hezbollah) bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 16 Americans.

— October 1983: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) blew up the U.S. Marine barracks at the Beirut airport, killing 241 Marines.

— December 1983: Muslim extremists (al-Dawa) blew up the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing five and injuring 80.

— September 1984: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) exploded a truck bomb at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people, including two U.S. servicemen.

— December 1984: Muslim extremists (probably Hezbollah) hijacked a Kuwait Airways airplane, landed in Iran and demanded the release of the 17 members of al-Dawa who had been arrested for the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, killing two Americans before the siege was over.

— June 14, 1985: Muslim extremists (Hezbollah) hijacked TWA Flight 847 out of Athens, diverting it to Beirut, taking the passengers hostage in return for the release of the Kuwait 17 as well as another 700 prisoners held by Israel. When their demands were not met, the Muslims shot U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem and dumped his body on the tarmac.

— October 1985: Muslim extremists (Palestine Liberation Front backed by Libya) seized an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, killing 69-year-old American Leon Klinghoffer by shooting him and then tossing his body overboard.

— December 1985: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed airports in Rome and Vienna, killing 20 people, including five Americans.

— April 1986: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed a discotheque frequented by U.S. servicemen in West Berlin, injuring hundreds and killing two, including a U.S. soldier.

— December 1988: Muslim extremists (backed by Libya) bombed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

(Then came an amazing, historic pause in Muslim extremists' relentless war on America after Ronald Reagan won the Cold War by doing the opposite of everything recommended by Democrats, depriving Islamic terrorists of their Soviet sponsors. This confuses liberals because they don't understand the concept of terror sponsors, whether it's the Soviet Union or Iraq.)

— February 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, possibly with involvement of friendly rival al-Qaida) set off a bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding more than 1,000.

— Spring 1993: Muslim extremists (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Sudanese Islamic Front and at least one member of Hamas) plot to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the U.N. complex, and the FBI's lower Manhattan headquarters.

— November 1995: Muslim extremists (possibly Iranian "Party of God") explode a car bomb at U.S. military headquarters in Saudi Arabia, killing five U.S. military servicemen.

— June 1996: Muslim extremists (13 Saudis and a Lebanese member of Hezbollah, probably with involvement of al-Qaida) explode a truck bomb outside the Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds.

— August 1998: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) explode truck bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 and injuring thousands.

— October 2000: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) blow up the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 U.S. sailors.

— Sept. 11, 2001: Muslim extremists (al-Qaida) hijack commercial aircraft and fly planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

America's war with Islamic fanaticism didn't start on 9/11, but it's going to end with 9/11 — as long as Americans aren't foolish enough ever to put a Democrat in the White House.

12:37 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

I don't know, it just seems kinda funny for the enemy to get up and say "We've decided to fight you in such and such a place", and then for Carol to say "I believe them!!!"

I mean, what would you think this second in command guy could say as an alternative? "We've decided that Iraq is not the best place to attack America."

To those of us who are intelligent, Carol's base kowtowing of terrorist pronouncements justifies gross incompetence and the placing of political priorities before national security.

If Carol were a teenager, she'd be saying the following:

"OMG! That Terrorist guy just said he will attack Americans in Iraq! I believe him! I really, really do!"

And, copioneer, I wouldn't quote anything from Ann Coulter these days. Unless, of course, you ARE Ann Coulter trying to forge a second career as a blog commenter since her current one will crash and burn within 12 months.

3:12 PM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

Those facts might have been cited by Coulter, but they'd still be true no matter who cited them. And they are bent on doing us in, OMG or no OMG.

As for al-Maliki, recall that even Saddam Hussein himself was not above holding his words to the mercy of what the people wanted to hear. I recall vividly press conferences during Desert Storm: "We have destroyed their weapons with our operations centers." Or something like that.

The Iraqi factions are evidently ferocious. They were evidently ferocious then, and are now, with Hussein or this al-Maliki. It appears the best thing to do is watch actions, not words. (Regarding Dean, watch actions and words for entertainment.)

3:23 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

The Democrats have gone out of their way to humiliate Iraq's Prime Minister.

The fellow is facing his own Iran-funded Shiite insurgency, for G-d's sake. The man went as far as he could by condemning terrorism and stating that terrorists acted contrary to true Islam. Do we really expect him to cut his own throat by condemning Hezbollah by name and adding fuel to the fire in his own house?

What were the Democrats hoping to gain? To embarrass the White House at the expense of worsening the violence that kills and maims our own soldiers in Iraq? To re-secure the US Jewish base that sees unprecedented Republican support for Israel, while several Democratic leaders voted against a resolution supporting Israel and the Democrat Party boots out Joe Lieberman?

You don't have to love (or even like) Bush to find the Democrats' behavior in this case reprehensible.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Ayatollah said...

When Winston Churchill came over in 1940 to seek support from congress, if today's Democrats were in office (Dean, Turbin, Kennedy, Pelosi, Kerry, Clinton), they would insult him, too.

Remember, the great Nazi sympathizer then was Joe Kennedy, Teddy's father. Seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

5:01 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Spain, eh? But they left Iraq. You don't suppose al-Qaeda is going to attack them some more anyway, do you?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think Al Qaeda is having a classic Clintonesque "I'm still relevent" moment.

I think the terrorists leaders are getting desperate. They're still extremely dangerous, for sure. But things haven't been going their way the past 5 years or so.

For the first time in memory, the United States has a leader who actually thinks defeating them is a good idea!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

So much for Bush saying you're either with us or against us. And any state that supports terrorism is a terrorist state.

Just the other day everyone was saying, regime change in Syria and Iran for suspicion of supporting Hezbollah.

Now when you find out our troops are providing security and we're handing money over to Iraq government. who support Hezbollah, you get all generous, kind and trusting.

One Shitte high ranking member of Parliment, that also is a leader of a miltia, said he's sending 1,500 troops to Hezbollah.

When I see this nonsense and with civil war, it sure seems Murtha was right about pulling out to Kuwait. Make them stand up for themselves. If they have to fight it out, then so be it.

Some of our troops are driving around getting blown up for monitoring sewage, water and electric. With 60% unemployment, some Iraqi should be able to handle this.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Poison Pero said...

Religion of Pieces.

9:08 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Islamofascisism declares that one a land has been un der Muslim rule, it is Muslim forever. Spain was under Muslim rule - or Moorish rule as they call it until They were beaten by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.

This is the source of their claim on Spain.

If anyone thinks that Hezbolah, Hamas, Al Queda etc. do not have a common goal they are foolish. Iran and the Baathist state of Syria are supporting them.

And once again, the Jewsish people are being used as the pawns in the game.

To quote Rabbi Meir Kahane


7:58 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

wow dhead, that's some real compassionate human rights you are spewing today. Not.

The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criticisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior. -- Thomas Sowell

8:58 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

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10:01 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...


If the poster children of your human rights campaign is Afghanistan and Iraq, no one is falling for the snake oil.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

ditto's MTV mentality apparently expects overnight success. I wish I had his weed.

10:27 PM  

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