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West Being Played

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Submitted by Lee D. Cary (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 11:08

Is it coincidence? Six months old Mohammad cartoons (published with no malice), supplemented by fabricated cartoons, spread by international-traveling Imams, are the alleged motive for "spontaneous" riots that divert media attention away from the investigation into Syria's involvement in the murder of the former PM of Lebanon?

Are the host governments just letting some steam blow off to pacify the "Arab Street" we hear so much about?

Is it coincidental that Muslim outrage fills our TV news just when Europe is finding the residue of a backbone (on the sixth month anniversary of the murder of Dutchman van Gogh) and, just maybe, queuing up to think about confronting Iran? Is it purely accidential that the public debate has shifted from Iran-&-Nukes to whether freedom of the Western press extends to satire, or even criticism, reference Islam?

Or, is this all a grant and calculated misdirection that aims to position militant Islam--as championed by Iran--as the wounded party, defending its honor against the West, and builting its case for the right to defend itself with Nukes? The Islamofacists are playing to our weaknesses. Our mainstream newspapers, eager to find fault with every supposed aggression on the part of the US, fail to stand in solidarily with their free press colleagues in Europe. Why? Cause they have bad case of suicidal PC, and they know it not.

We in the West, particularly the smug, egocentric old media, are being played, just as Adolf tried to play the Western democracies with his fabricated pretense for invading Poland. De novo.
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