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Slight of mind

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Submitted by Rjhyland (United States), Nov 22, 2002 at 15:59

When Abi Nadir suggests empowering the Iraqi community, he relies on our assumption that they share our values and are, overall, supportive of our security goals. This is by no means a given, and, in fact, if it were, we wouldn't have to monitor them at all. The fact is that there is not only no a priori reason to trust them, but their seemingly instinctive evasiveness and lack of candor argues most convincingly against their protests of innocence.

The more I listen to Moslem Arab speakers, the more obvious it becomes that they are masters of manipulation and disinformation. Just look at what they've done with Israel. They have most of the world, including many Jews in and out of Israel, believing that "the Palestinians" are a real people. Arabs have no "P" in their alphabet. These "Balestinians" can't even pronounce their own supposed nationality. Come on! [as heard on Arutz Sheva - Shai ben Tecoah]

On "The Abrams Report" I heard James Zogby arguing that fingerprinting Arabs as they arrive here was not useful because we have no database. Excuse me, but as any statistician knows, collecting data is how one builds a database. Yet, here he is telling us that we shouldn't do what we need to do because we haven't done it yet. And he days it so nicely, and with such conviction, and is so long winded as to give no one a chance to rebut him, that many will believe it.

They aren't fools. They know what they are doing. Now that I know, I realize they can't be trusted. The apologists may not themselves be violent, but the violent ones find it all too easy to be sheltered among them, and that is entirely unacceptable.
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