Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The man wearing black is looking at you

The cultural Marxist "narrative," like James Foley, is dead. The Islamic State doesn't consist of "extremists," "insurgents," or "militants." It's a regional Murder Inc.

The Islamic State has made its intentions plain as can be. The Daily Mail reports:
Foley's beheading comes just one day after ISIS militants threatened to attack U.S. targets 'in any place' in a chilling YouTube video showing a blood-spattered American flag and the message in English: 'We will drown all of you in blood'.
In another video it showed -- graphically, we are told -- Mr. Foley's beheading.

The Obama mob and its running dogs in the mainstream media have to be reeling at this development. All the tired old formulas have suddenly become irrelevant. There is no way for two sides to "work out their differences." If any country or group of countries were to react "proportionally," they would have to be as barbaric as the I.S.

Obama can send John Kerry on the next plane to advocate a cease fire and peace process. I'd be afraid to be in the same room with the I.S. if I were him. In any case there can be no peace process with those for whom the words carry only the meaning, "worldwide caliphate."

On Fox TV news, the Reverend Franklin Graham said, "ISIS jihadists are crucifying and beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria --'people are dying for their faith'--and added that he has heard of 'incidences where entire families have been buried alive because they refused to convert to Islam.'"

Naturally, in a typical reflex, all the King's horses and all the King's women controllers tried to put the narrative together again. From the Washington Times:
Interrupting his two-week vacation at Martha’s Vineyard yet again to address the growing threat posed by the “nihilistic” and morally “bankrupt” Islamic State terrorist group — formerly known as ISIL or ISIS — the president said the organization’s hateful ideology must be rejected. He also vowed justice in response for the brutal killing, shown to the world via a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday.
Brought to justice. Put on trial in New York. Yeah, right. 
“The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see justice is done,” Mr. Obama said. “From governments and peoples across the Middle East, there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of these kinds of nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.”
Unfortunately, he is mistaken. Groups like I.S. are very much of the 21st century, enabled by Western countries with no strategy and reactions to events made up minute-by-minute. I.S. aren't villains, just a disease that can strike if you don't eat enough fruits and vegetables. We can operate on it, as long as governments and people across the Middle East make a common effort.

While Foley's relatives deserve our sympathy and whatever comfort we can provide in this awful time for them, I'm afraid I can't offer his mother much respect as she sings the give-peace-a-chance aria.
"We have never been prouder of our son Jim," writes Foley, noting, "he gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley calls for the Islamic State terrorists to show mercy upon those abducted that may yet still be alive, particularly the American captives who, she notes, have no control over U.S. foreign policy.
He gave his life? No, his life was taken from him by a band of evil fanatics. And now she's asking these same savages to "show mercy" on other captives? As if they had thought James Foley was in charge of foreign policy?

When will a parent whose son or daughter has been killed by these ideological hoodlums stand up and say, "God damn them, they took a member of my family from me and from decent society and I want them cut into little pieces"?


Old attitudes die hard. But those we've been operating by lately no longer make any sense, if they ever did, and the game has changed in one important way if we want it to. In our 13 years of life coaching inhabitants of the Middle East, we've always been leery of defeating the enemy because we couldn't define who the enemy was. We were at war with extremists, not a nation. 

Well, State is the official term for country in United Nations-speak. We now have an attacker, the Islamic State, who qualifies under old-fashioned diplomatic rules. We also have an old tradition of dealing with enemies: destroy them.


YIH said...

When I first heard of this it was ''Ok, I saw the Daniel Pearl video and I'd just as soon not see it again, thank you very much''.
But now apparently it seems it's fake.
First, (unlike Daniel Pearl) the actual decapitation is not shown! It 'cuts away' right after knife hits neck.
Second, look at the knife, it's rather small for such a task, it appears to be about an 8 inch long dagger. Not the right tool for the job.
Third, [caution: graphic] in the final shot post-cutaway it's a very clean sever, like the French used to do routinely.
Fourth, it's too well-produced; multi-camera, HD video, properly miked, and edited post-production. Not exactly ''islam's stupidest home videos'', more like a student holding up a skull and saying ''Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well'' ;)

Rick Darby said...


I have avoided looking at the video of the execution -- even imagining it is too much for me. So I have no opinion as to whether it is authentic or staged.

But let's suppose it is a theatrical production designed to spread fear (and, presumably, the poor sod was killed privately). What kind of debased people would simulate such a thing and broadcast it on the Internet?

Maybe it's less surprising that death by beheading would occur in the Middle East than in "civilized" countries such as Germany and France. But at least in France and even Nazi Germany (as with Sophie Scholl and The White Rose), there was the formality of a trial, a bow to the rule of law.