Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Suicide (Bombing) Is Painless

John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the radical, pro-Marxist Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies gives us an "I'm okay, you're okay" look at suicide bombers.

Feffer's 3,375 word apologia is summed up in this passage
We have our suicide bombers—we call them heroes. We have our culture of indoctrination—we call it basic training. We kill civilians—we call it collateral damage.
Who are these holy martyrs to the cause of Western civilization? Well, Will Smith in the movie, I Am Legend. Sure, obviously a movie character blowing himself up to destroy a pack of zombie vampires is the exact equivalent of a devout Muslim youth walking onto an Israeli schoolbus wearing a suicide vest. Feffer also cites WWII-vintage American propaganda flicks (because Hollywood only makes propaganda for our enemies now).

But wait! Feffer has a military example from US history. Two hundred and five years ago a US Navy ship deliberately blew itself and its volunteer crew up trying to inflict damage on enemy vessels in Tripoli. Feffer describes the war against the Barbary Pirates as "America's first war against Islam." Forget the piracy, murders, hostage-taking, and demands for tribute.

And that's all it takes for Feffer to "justify" the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists hit the Pentagon, thus, 9/11 was a military strike, no different from American strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Feffer's twisted weasel mind Chechnyan Muslim terrorists murdering hundreds of schoolchildren are exactly the same as Predator-launched Hellfire missiles targeting al Qaeda terrorist leaders.

And some, including one of the bloggers who exposed Van Jones, consider the Institute for Policy Studies to be the President's "idea bank."