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Even the Tsarnaev Brothers Can’t Awaken MSM from Its Slumber

I bet they're asleep at Salon. I bet they're asleep all over "Progressive" America.

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Jack Dunphy

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May 1, 2013 - 12:08 am
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One hears so much about “wake-up calls” in regard to terrorism.  The attacks of 9/11 were a wake-up call of course, as were the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, the Fort Hood shooting, the plot against Fort Dix, and any number of other attempted or completed terrorism incidents you could name.  And now we have the Boston Marathon bombings being described as, yes, another wake-up call.

What with all these wake-up calls coming hard and fast, we should expect everyone to be well caffeinated and alert to the danger by now, shouldn’t we?  And yet many of us persist in a kind of blissful torpor, unable or unwilling to recognize the threat in our midst even as our fellow citizens are being incinerated, shot, or blown to bits.

Naïveté and innocence are welcome attributes in a small child, not so in an adult.  But even as the number of casualties in Boston were still being tabulated, even as the smoke was clearing on Boylston Street and the city’s emergency rooms were filling to capacity and beyond, even as the police and FBI were sifting through the evidence left behind on the bloodstained sidewalks, naïveté and innocence were on grand display in the media.  Among the pap churned out in the immediate aftermath of the bombings was the article that famously and laughably typified the head-in-the-sand attitude so prevalent among our sophisticated betters in the press: David Sirota’s piece at Salon.com, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.”

Indeed, it seemed as though no one in the mainstream media dared even suggest the possibility that the bombings had been the work of Muslim jihadists, this despite the near-universal suspicion outside their little bubble that they were.  Well, we were told, it was tax day, and it was mid-April, and it was almost Hitler’s birthday, and on and on and on with the scarcely concealed wishes that the atrocity would turn out to be something other than what it was: the latest on a long list of Islamic terror attacks on American soil.  (And note that the list includes only those incidents in which at least one person was killed; a list of foiled and abortive plots can be found here.)

And if it wasn’t bad enough that the media tried to ignore the most likely explanation for the bombings, even when the suspected perpetrators were in fact identified as Muslims, we were told this was merely a coincidence, that their crimes weren’t necessarily motivated by their religion.  The headline over an article at The Atlantic website neatly distilled this point of view: “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim: So?

Oddly, it is our success in the struggle against terrorism that gave us the false sense of security we enjoyed before April 15 — and which apparently is still enjoyed at Salon  and The Atlantic.  On that list of foiled or abortive terror attacks are 31 attempts at large-scale murder, any of which, had it succeeded, would have shocked us into vigilance the way the Boston bombings now have.  The Times Square bomber was big news for a few days, but the bomb fizzled and so did our interest in the story.  Same for the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber and all the rest.  But along come the brothers Tsarnaev to remind us of what we are up against.

How comforting it must be, in places like Salon and The Atlantic, to be so insulated from the perils of the real world that one can sit at a computer and produce articles in which the reader is asked to join the writer in the delusion that those perils do not exist.  The rest of us are not so blessed, so it behooves us to know our enemy and consider how we might protect ourselves the next time he strikes.

As the Boston bombings demonstrated, the authorities charged with rooting out terrorist plots have to get it right every time; the terrorists have to get it right only once.  Those 31 times we were good (or lucky) may seem an impressive total — and indeed it is — except to those so unfortunate as to be on Boylston Street on April 15.  The ease with which the Tsarnaev brothers carried out their crime proves that we can rely on the national security apparatus only up to a point.  The elder Tsarnaev was on a federal watchlist after being identified by Russian authorities as a follower of radical Islam, but his inclusion on the list resulted in no action.

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The state media takes its cues from the White House which it, correctly, sees as a future employment possibility when the Democrats are in power. Holder the other day emphasized once again that the greatest danger, one that he and Obama will fight against with all the power they can command, is "a backlash" against the Muslims. Islam zealots can shoot and bomb at will but let the tea party raise its head again -- which it will in the next congressional elections -- and Napolitano and the rest of that crowd will warn of the danger they represent, along with the veterans, of course.
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And, Jack...don't be fooled.

The Agenda Media isn't sleeping. They are hard at work destroying this land of ours. There is no wake up call for the cult of leftism. They can't hear it.

Like Pavlov's drooling dogs, they respond only to their master's rings. The difference between ignorance and the current ignominy of our information stream...lies in the danger to us for allowing it to get to this stage.
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What is a "knock-off" jihadi? The inference makes no sense, which should be expected from a knock-off VP.

If the Muslim terrorists were trained by muslim jihadists and performed according to that training, there is no "knock-off" element to the deed.

The despicable and pernicious leftist's attempts to water down the obvious implications of radical Islam trying to harm us and...well, everyone who isn't them...is more than mere typical hissing of their forked tongues.

They first clicked their ruby heels and wished and wished for it to be a Tea Party White Man. When that Toto didn't bark, they then turned to wishing away the Muslim-ity of the perps. And the jihad motive. And the complete and utter lack of "root causes".

Not content to merely whitewash the story these days, they have "white man" the story. Inventing out of whole cloth inane and disturbing mechanizations designed to excuse, alibi and blameshift back onto US...the "real reason" why these two perps blew off the legs of women and children.

Look, the left is a disgusting band of treasonous slimebags. There is no need to mince words any longer. They are not countrymen in any real sense. They openly root for the enemy and against us. It is time to confront the enemies face on. Both foreign...AND domestic.
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It's time that our government admit there are problems in admitting so many of the Islamic faith to our country. That "religion" through the Koran requires its followers to become messengers of hate and to act accordingly.

Regardless of ethnicity, members of that faith are usually behind acts of terror consisting of murders, bombing, and slaughters of innocents. In general, they violently oppose those of other religions. Too many of them exist within their society to take the risk of allowing any of them into ours.

These people have not learned to exist in civil societies. Their society mirrors that which existed hundreds of years ago.
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Before World war II, people with the same progressive mentality were saying the facist and Nazi movements were admirable. These are the sentiments we hear from the administration about Islam.

We americans do bring terrorist death and destruction down upon ourselves because our leaders admonish the public to not place blame blame where it clearly belongs.

The killers in Boston were completely in line with the teachings of "the religion of peace".
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---- Even the Tsarnaev Brothers Can’t Awaken MSM from Its Slumber

Indeed, yes. But thank God, President Obama WILL NOT REST until they do -- or until we do -- or until anybody but his own administration does. And we can all take comfort in that.
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"None of these cues, or even all of them taken together, would have justified a warrantless search of the brothers’ backpacks"

Any LEO worth his salt should be able to move that along to a Terry Stop in short order.
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I am an American living in Canada (for a couple more months) and last week the RCMP busted two "Not Canadians" (as they obsessively repeated again and again and again, though the two men were Permanent Residents who had been here 15 or more years) who were planning to blow up the Amtrak train I regularly take to visit my Mom, as it crossed the Niagara Gorge just below the falls. If you google Niagara Gorge Railroad Trestle you'll see this w ould have been A Bridge On The River Kwai Moment for the rest of you...One man is a Palestinian Refugee who should have been deported in 2004, but is still here, and the other is defending himself and said baldly that Canadian Law does not apply to im, as he recognizes only Sharia. Canada of course is Bowing Down. They always do. Terrorism doesn't happen here -- because this is where the Terrorists live...
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They're not sleeping, it just that their sympathy with the terrorists gets in the way. Really, after 12 years there ought not to be any doubt. The Left and the islamists share one thing in common, they both hate America.
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Muslims appear to be divided into two groups: active Jihadists murderers and passive Jihadists who by their silence and actions support Jihadi terror. Why are any Muslims permitted in the United States? How many Jihadi acts will the regime permit before we act to expel them from our society? They constitute a subversive element intended to undermine our society and our Constitution.
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So out of touch with reality this lot is. All I can figure is indulgence allows for the miind to atrophy. They honestly will not recognize danger until the boot is on the neck.
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almost as most media coverage for bombers and the truth as for Dr. Gosnell and the murders at his abortion/murder mill
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The MSM has been asleep and at the wheel for years..
When news reporting became tainted with personal opinion, the whole world of journalism went down the tubes'
It was all about the ratings and sensationalism, and one up man ship, The truth has taken a back seat to opinion.
It's time for The MSM to go the way of the buggy whip.
Time for them to get out of the way, let the independent truth seekers and tellers be heard by the masses !
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