Monday, January 21, 2013

When Twitter Met Meatspace

From the Shadow Secretary of State, Michael Scheuer via Lew Rockwell. I'm trying to cut down on re-re-blogging, but this is important,

  • The leaders of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt were secular dictators. One thing each of these secular leaders did was suppress Islam and persecute, imprison, or kill Muslims who held too closely to their faith, spoke too publicly and vociferously in its support, or opposed by word or deed the un-Islamic actions of their government. It is worth mentioning that each of these leaders was paid handsomely by U.S. and Western governments for the persecution of Islam. Needless to say, when the tyrants departed, the people of each country became much freer to profess, live, and apply their faith. Islam, at last, had become the way.
  • The leaders of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt were master jailers. Their prisons were full of convicts. There were many common felons and crooks, but there was just as many – if not more – mujahedin fighters, theorists, logisticians, clerics, etc. When the Islamist Spring took down the master jailers, the prisons were opened and the freed Islamist fighters and their supporters returned to local militant groups and traveled far and wide to join al-Qaeda and other such organizations. These men had maintained and probably strengthened their faith while jailed, and they likewise burned to avenge the treatment they had received while incarcerated. Not surprisingly, this result of the Islamist Spring brought mujahedin groups around the world large numbers of experienced, skilled, and angry reinforcements.
  • The leaders of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt were experts at keeping almost all weaponry under their governments’ control, just as President Obama seeks to do in the United States. At the time of the Islamist Spring, the militaries of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt were exceptionally well-armed with up-to-date weaponry, and their many arsenals – like those of Sadam Hussein in 2003 – were stuffed to overflowing with reserve weapons and ammunition. When the tyrants fell, each country’s internal-security apparatus naturally disintegrated and the arsenals were thoroughly looted by Islamists who ferried away massive amounts of modern arms and munitions for safe keeping in rural areas or in remote regions of nearby countries. Thus the Islamist Spring yielded an international mujahedin force better armed than at anytime since its inception in the 1980s.

and delicious for the end-zone antics:

"I draw attention to myself on this occasion because I know that I am far from the brightest bulb in the shed. In their periodic efforts to get me fired from Georgetown University, in fact, my detractors among pro-Israel U.S. citizens tell the Georgetown deans that not only am I an anti-Semite but the school where I earned my Ph. D. – the University of Manitoba in Canada – is a "diploma mill" and that I am therefore unqualified to teach at the graduate level. Though, of course, I disagree with this conclusion and their slander of fine university, let us suppose that they are correct and that I am a bear of little or even almost no brain. How then could I have been so right about the Islamist Spring and the disasters it would cause, while Mrs. Clinton (Yale); Senator McCain (U.S. Naval Academy); Prime Minister Cameron (Oxford); Susan Rice (Stanford, Oxford), and President Obama (Harvard and Columbia) could be so nearly 100-percent wrong?"

 I took one undergraduate course in International Law and almost failed that, and yet I share Michael's overwhelming record of accurate predictions compared to our "exquisitely educated betters and their media acolytes". It is of only minor psychological interest whether they believe their own lies. For the most part, they know exactly what they are doing and the results are fully foreseeable and intended. It is Arson on a tremendous scale, and not a backfire to burn itself out, but meant to spread to Africa and beyond, with the end to eliminate any "inconvenient" (not suitable for tax-farming) populations. It seems impossible to stop without Divine interference, and it's my understanding He tried a couple of times already without much immediate result. All we can do is hope we're out of the tent when the clowns burn the whole circus down.

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