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1/7/2009

A Terrorist Speaks — in the L.A. Times

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Terrorism — Patterico @ 7:12 am

Want the terrorist perspective? The L.A. Times is happy to provide it, with an op-ed by a Hamas terrorist.

Israel, you see, is supposed to sit still after 300,000 of its residents have spent 8 years being subjected to this:

22 Comments

  1. Was that “Our” Eric Blair that posted a comment on the Terrorist Spin Propaganda in the LASlimes?

    Comment by PCD (7fe637) — 1/7/2009 @ 7:37 am

  2. All I know is that they have yet to approve my comment from yesterday…

    Comment by Scott Jacobs (a1c284) — 1/7/2009 @ 7:40 am

  3. If Israel were wiped off the face of the Earth, there would be no more violence till the end of times, right?

    Right?

    Comment by John Hitchcock (fb941d) — 1/7/2009 @ 7:46 am

  4. We can expect little from the Obama administration in their approach to terrorism. Note this comment by a new appointee, Dawn Johnson.

    Dawn Johnsen, by contrast, is problematic. Johnsen, now a law professor at Indiana University, has been a particularly shrill critic of the Justice Department’s positions on legal issues pertaining to the war on terror. Last year, for example, she testified before Congress that the administration’s legal interpretations were “tainted by the administration’s desired policy ends and overriding objective of expanding presidential power.”

    She has her priorities right, though.

    Johnsen may still be uncomfortable about such action, having complained (according to the Washington Post) that the Bush administration’s “counter-terrorism actions. . .threaten. . .even the physical safety of those targeted.”

    Comment by Mike K (2cf494) — 1/7/2009 @ 8:00 am

  5. Was that “Our” Eric Blair that posted a comment on the Terrorist Spin Propaganda in the LASlimes?

    Wow, I hope not. I noticed that too. Perhaps it is one of “our” trolls who appropriated Eric’s name in order to make the comment.

    Comment by JVW (bff0a4) — 1/7/2009 @ 8:33 am

  6. Nope, folks. I haven’t posted a comment to the Times, ever, since I don’t like in California. I haven’t seen the comment, but I think I have made my feelings about terrorist coddling clear enough.

    But I had go better look at the comment.

    Sheesh.

    Comment by "Your" Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:18 am

  7. EB, You will obviously not like what you read “you” wrote.

    Comment by John Hitchcock (fb941d) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:24 am

  8. Double sheesh. I just read the first “Eric Blair” comment and was underwhelmed. I haven’t looked further.

    Of course that isn’t me. I would like to believe it is another person using George Orwell’s birth name, rather than some kind of irritating troll activity (ITA).

    George Orwell is often claimed by the Left as well as the Right, which would have amused him no end.

    By the way…interesting to see that a Hamas spokesman gets to write a column for the Times. What is their position on opinion pieces by Ann Coulter?

    Comment by The More Rational Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:24 am

  9. Heh, EB, I didn’t use a ‘nym but upon googling my name, I found I died in the 18th century. It made me sad to know I missed my funeral by a couple hundred years. ;)

    Comment by John Hitchcock (fb941d) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:28 am

  10. Well, John, that is the way to do it. I hope you continue to miss your own funeral for a couple more centuries.

    Comment by The More Rational Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:41 am

  11. Mt Hitchcock: In that case, perhaps you should use the name Huckleberry Finn.

    Oh, wait, that’s racist, isn’t it? I hereby denounce myself.

    Comment by The thoroughly ashamed Dana (3e4784) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:50 am

  12. No, Dana. That’s literature!

    Comment by Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 9:52 am

  13. By the way…interesting to see that a Hamas spokesman gets to write a column for the Times. What is their position on opinion pieces by Ann Coulter?

    Well, I know it is the Los Angeles Times to which you are referring, but I think that a general answer from the media left with regards to conservative columns was given by the New York Times’ Andrew Rosenthal.

    Comment by JVW (bff0a4) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:09 pm

  14. JVW, that’s a hilarious link!!

    We don’t want conservatives because they might lie. We prefer liberals because they will lie.

    Comment by John Hitchcock (fb941d) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:15 pm

  15. This is a little bit off topic, but not really. Juan Cole is being bizarre. Michael Totten replies.

    http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/01/stop-juan-cole.php

    He needs your vote. I can promise you that Juan Cole does not. Particularly if it is true, as it appears, that he is lying about Atta.

    Totten’s post is worth a read. I cannot believe our culture.

    Comment by Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:37 pm

  16. Juan Cole is being bizarre.

    In related news, the sun rose in the east today.

    Comment by JVW (bff0a4) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:38 pm

  17. I know, JVW. But claiming that Israel is responsible for Atta’s “terrorist will”—essentially claiming that it assisted the 9-11 attacks—is barking at the moon insane.

    And you watch: he’ll win that dumb poll.

    Comment by Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:42 pm

  18. He will, largely because all the sensible people will split their votes between Totten and Isreallycool.com, and the moonbats will flock to Cole. They should run as blocks or tickets, with Cole, DU, Kos, et al. in one group and Totten, Israellycool, and any other sensible blog in the other.

    Comment by JVW (bff0a4) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:46 pm

  19. The good news is that Cole would…um…not do well under the regimes he so reflexively supports.

    Comment by Eric Blair (3e2520) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:47 pm

  20. Whatever happened to that blathering idiot who swore he’d give up US citizenship and leave the country if Bush won in ’04? Is he still enjoying American freedom and real estate? Or did he fulfill his oath?

    Comment by John Hitchcock (fb941d) — 1/7/2009 @ 1:53 pm

  21. Is he still enjoying American freedom and real estate? Or did he fulfill his oath?

    This is Cole you are referring to, John Hitchcock? [Whoops, we've hijacked the discussion.] What to say about someone whose views are so stupid and extreme that he can’t even get an appointment to an Ivy League Faculty? Being too extreme for the Ivy League is like being too tall for basketball.

    Comment by JVW (bff0a4) — 1/7/2009 @ 2:01 pm

  22. [...] The paper is always happy to give op-ed space to a Hamas terrorist. [...]

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