Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Angel Heart, Jul 11, 2007.
There is a bizarre kind of psychology at work in the media that blames the victims for the terror. If only America did not support Israel, did not have troops in Saudi Arabia, etc., then there would never have been a 911. I have seen people on the Left of this board express such ideas.
We are losing in Iraq because the MSM has declared it so. We are losing because we did not have the will to fight in the WW2 style necessary to win. Eventually we will lose in Afghanistan for the same reason. How many times, over and over, do you read about NATO forces killing "civilians" in Afghanistan? Compare that with how many times you have read about NATO success. The radical Islamic enemy has far more patience than the American people. We have been brought low by our own media, whose hatred for Bush overwhelmed any objective reporting of the war in the Middle East. Ninety percent of what we heard about from the MSM were bombing and suicide attacks. We should not have been surprised by that. The media also contributed very significantly to the defeat in Viet Nam. Bad media is not why we have until now lost the war against the radical Islamic enemy. But it is clear that the MSM is only too happy to report the setbacks and declare defeat. Witness the media frenzy on TV now about declaring defeat and fleeing Iraq because they say our heavily armed troops cannot control the situation. Feed us one more poll energized by the continuous TV declarations of defeat. Of all the Western democracies involved in the fight against radical Islam, only Israel has shown the will to fight with the intensity necessary to win.
Scary but you hit it right on the nose.
There's the key to this diatribe. She should move to Israel and do something about protecting Israel's interests. Living in Britain she must be peeved by the fact that the Brits don't really care much about Israel and the attendant politics, the Jewish lobby in Britain isn't very strong in political circles. She's just another ex-Leftie gone Rabid Rightie.
As for the "liberal media" - Phillips writes for the Daily Mail, a right wing rag, in Britain. There are plenty of right wing papers in the UK, her attack on the BBC is from her extreme right position at the Daily Mail.
Afghanistan will be lost because of Iraq. It was a tactical blunder to be in Afghanistan looking for AQ and then to go into Iraq. It has nothing to do wih the Left, the Dems, the media or all the other whipping boys created by the Right. It is a result of the stunning incompetence of the Bush Administration.
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