Accuracy in Media
An estimated 100,000 people showed up at a memorial event last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee to honor and remember the four Marines and one Navy Sailor who were assassinated at the hands of a Muslim jihadist in July. The national news media chose to ignore this massive outpouring of gratitude and remembrance for these fallen American heroes. However, while the local media provided ample coverage, they took exception to remarks by Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (ret), who was invited to be one of the principal speakers.
So what were Admiral Lyons’ offensive words that so upset the local officials who organized the event, and the local media who reported on it? Specifically, Admiral Lyons laid the blame for the assassination on the “evil of radical Islam.”
Among other things, he said, “This tragedy never had to happen. They weren’t cut down on a battlefield. This was not workplace violence,” a clear reference to the Obama administration’s characterization of the attack by Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 and wounded 32 at Ft. Hood in Texas back in 2009.
Lyons stated “Make no mistake, it is clear our Constitution and way of life are under attack.” He also argued that it was President Obama’s policies that have contributed to the social unrest and the atmosphere of hate.
The FBI has a double standard when it targets people suspected as threats to our national security. How could they have questioned the now deceased Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, placed him on a terrorist watch list, and entered him into a database for suspected international terrorists, but let him roam free until he blew somebody up?
How could the FBI have allowed Major Nidal Hasan, who ended up murdering 13 people in Ft. Hood, Texas, to keep his rank and continue to teach even when they had evidence that he was in contact with a known terrorist? And how could they have cuffed and thrown into jail with lightning speed a patriot like ex-Marine Brandon Raub of Chesterfield, Virginia, whose only apparent violation was political incorrectness through his right to free speech?
Why does America’s justice system treat alleged radical criminals with kid gloves while patriots are guilty until proven innocent?
How absurd is it? So absurd even über-RINO Susan Collins is slamming the Obama admin for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
(Fox News) — Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009. Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.
A shocking decision made by the secretary of the Army last month — in the case of an U.S. Army soldier with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell who refused to deploy to Afghanistan claiming that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims — vindicates Fort Hood killer Major Nidal Hasan. He made identical claims and threatened that “adverse events” would occur if military officials didn’t accede to shariah principles.
There is no gray area. Either members of Congress are liars or they are too stupid to serve in government.
Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) says:
President Obama has missed the opportunity to stop the fraudulent attack against conservatives and talk radio by the media and Democrats. Now, our President gives us the big, written out and ‘late’ speech that talks about the victims and ‘healing for the nation.’ ‘Honor the Dead and the families.’ No mention about the obscene distortion, libel and lies hurled at conservatives who speak their mind on radio and TV.
Shame on Barack Obama! He is the President of all US citizens and he has fraudulently and stupidly missed the opportunity to promote the truth, represent us all and stop the libel. The teleprompter speech now is as usual, 2 days late. You see, it would not serve Obama and the progressive left’s purposes to stop the blame and lies. Saul Alynsky and Rules for Radicals tells them what to do and this is a crises not to waste.