Patterico's Pontifications

8/10/2015

Because Nothing Says ‘Protecting Her Honor’ Like A Father Letting His Own Daughter Drown

Filed under: General — Dana @ 11:22 pm

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A despicable bastard fought to let his daughter drown rather than have strange men make physical contact with her to save her life:

Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took place at a beach in Dubai.

“This is one of the incidents which I cannot forget.

“It shocked me and many others who were involved in the case.

“The *Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun.

“The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help.

“Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.

“However, there was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl and helping her.

“This obstacle was the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her. It cost him the life of his daughter.”

Lt. Col. Burqibah added that the father of the girl did not want the rescue men to touch his daughter as they were strange men.

“The father was a tall and strong man. He started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”

He pointed out that this delay and fight with the girl’s father cost the girl her life. She drowned.

“She died unfortunately, at a time when she had a chance to live, especially that the rescue men were so close to her to pull her out of the water.”

So horrible, and so pointless. A young woman, struggling to remain afloat and stay alive, sees her strong and fit father condemn her to certain death as he prevents her would-be rescuers from reaching her. In the name of honor. In the name of madness.

If that wasn’t enough, he made sure she knew, in her last moments of life, just how irrelevant she was as he remained safely on shore without any surging power of parental love compelling him to risk his own life in an effort to save hers. The man she knew as father did not crash through the surf and push with all his might against the waves in a Herculean effort to reach her in time. She was alone.

If this madness is what protecting the honor of one’s own flesh and blood supposedly looks like, what a ghastly lie with which to deceive oneself. And what an ever more ghastly thing with which to condemn others. It is not born of love, but rather it comes from the vilest roots of a deadened heart. There is no mercy, no compassion, no kindness, just darkness. And in its hold is not even the most basic response of human nature, wherein a man is compelled to at least try and rescue those in danger, because in that very moment he recognizes that life itself demands it.

[link added –Ed.]

–Dana

Romanticizing The Heinous

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:53 am

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Susan Robinson was sitting on the patio of her Central Coast home, above golden hills and oak trees shimmering in the summer heat. She sipped homemade hibiscus tea as she patted the head of her mischievous border collie, Radar, and told me about the pride she takes in her work.

Thus Robin Abcarian pays homage to Dr. Susan Robinson and her “work” as one of the few third-trimester abortionists in the nation. The grandmotherly looking woman at the link appears to be a kind, happy soul who would welcome anyone with open arms. But if you are a baby in the womb and near full-term, she will welcome you with anything but. However, don’t be distracted by that ugly truth because she is doing a noble thing:

She is in the business of ending pregnancies, yes, but more important, she is in the business of helping women assert control over their own lives.

Abcarian’s manipulative presentation of Robinson willfully ignores, from beginning to end, the brass tacks of what it is that Robinson actually does. Tellingly, Robinson does not justify these third-trimester abortions as necessary to save the the life of a mother. There is no mention that the third-trimester baby being killed has had a 90% chance of survival outside of the mother’s body. Nor is it mentioned that in the third trimester abortion, the baby will feel pain as their fetal cranium is pierced with sharp scissors and their brain vacuum suctioned out. All of this, including the very humanity of the baby, is studiously avoided. Abcarian also neglects to ask the obvious of Robinson: Why not let these babies be born, given that they are nearly full-term? (How about, why not give them the same opportunity to live as Abcarian and Robinson had?)

Robinson is the do-gooder romanticizing the barbaric butchery that she takes pride in:

“There is no other field in medicine where people come to you so desperate,” she said, “and you can really help pretty much everyone who walks through the door.”

Of course, one must die a brutal death for another to be “helped.”

And Abcarian is all too willing to be a shill for this deception. It’s to be expected, given that she shares the same extremist views:

It is long past time to reclaim abortion as a social good, long past time pretending that it is a horrible tragedy for everyone who has one. One in three American women will have had an induced abortion in her lifetime. Women experience many emotions around the decision, but for most, it is a relief.

Robinson previously worked with George Tiller, the infamous third-trimester abortion doctor who was murdered in 2009:

“His murder changed things,” Robinson said. Tiller rarely gave interviews, insisting on keeping the focus on patients, and he instilled in Robinson the same ethic. But after he died, she decided to speak out.

“If you are secretive, you are sort of colluding in the stigma of abortion,” Robinson said. “Now when people ask what I do, I say, ‘My specialty is abortion care, and I love my job!’ “

“Abortion care.” Robinson is yet one more in a long line of butchers throughout history who also “loved” their “work.”

Abcarian defends Planned Parenthood and their extremist positions with the usual claptrap about reproductive rights, as well as defending the callousness of the industry. As it goes, it is necessary for Abcarian and Robinson to cling to the specific terminology which denies humanity and renders the possibility of such, null and void:

The most recent surreptitious video in the slow-drip campaign against Planned Parenthood shows a clinic technician identifying parts of an aborted fetus in a glass dish to anti-abortion activists posing as procurement agents for researchers.

Contrary to the orchestrated outrage, this was not a display of callousness. It was a straightforward clinical approach. How could a lab technician identify fetal tissue for medical research without examining it?

Such exams take place after every abortion, when what the medical profession calls the “products of conception” are examined to make sure the procedure was complete.

Moreover, Abcarian falsely asserts the political righteousness of the abortionists Tiller and Robinson:

As she did frequently during our conversation, Robinson recalled one of Tiller’s many mantras: “Women are spiritually, emotionally and intellectually capable of struggling with complex ethical issues and arriving at the correct decision for themselves and their families.”

Is there a single Republican running for president who could say that and mean it?

At the end of the tribute to third-trimester butchery, Robinson reads from a journal where patients have thanked her and offered encouragement to other women.

Abcarian tells readers that Robinson’s eyes filled with tears when she read the moving statements from patients whose babies were killed by her hand. No doubt the grandmotherly looking woman with the wide open smile and extremist views, killed with heartfelt hands of kindness.

–Dana

Carly Fiorina: The Federal Government Is In Shambles

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:45 am

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Carly Fiorina was interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday. She discussed Trump’s inappropriate comment made about Megyn Kelly, her Hewlitt Packard years, Obamacare and pre-existing conditions and the state of the federal government.

A few of her observations from the brief interview:

I don’t think it’s the role of government to dictate to the private sector how to manage their businesses.

and

The federal government is in shambles. It is inept.

Watch the whole thing. I am looking forward to hearing more from her.

–Dana

John Kerry And President Obama: What They Really Think

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:31 am

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Two shameful comments from President Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry. I know, what’s new, right?

In the first, the president doubles down on equating Republicans (and Chuck Schumer) with *Iranian hardliners for not supporting the nuclear deal:

“What I said is absolutely true, factually,” Obama told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview that will air in full Sunday.

“The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds Force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community,” Obama said.

But Obama said the Republicans’ unwillingness to consider any deal put them in league with Iranian factions opposed to the deal.

“The reason that Mitch McConnell and the rest of the folks in his caucus who opposed this jumped out and opposed this before they even read it, before it was even posted, is reflective of a ideological commitment not to get a deal done,” Obama said. “In that sense they do have much more in common with the hardliners who are much more satisfied with the status quo.”

During an interview, Sec. of State John Kerry revealed his top priority:

“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—“will be the ultimate screwing.” He went on to argue that “the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith. It didn’t negotiate in good faith now, would be his point.”

Now, some clarification:

In Iran, what Obama referred to as “hardliners” chanting “Death to America” are the regime. First and foremost among them is “supreme leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Obama’s claim that Iranian “hardliners” really oppose the deal – which which of course implies that he is only dealing with regime “moderates” (what else?) with whom we can safely play ball, is a fairy tale. To be sure, Obama’s media friends are helping him broadcast this fairy tale; that, no doubt, is why the president is able to run to the nearest college campus and get applause for his kooky claims. But the reality is that Khamenei – the guy Obama implored to cooperate with him – is the chief hardliner. The Iran deal could not have happened unless Khamenei supported it; he supports it precisely because it is breathtakingly good for Iran.

The supreme leader is chief of the “Death to America” cheering squad. Not only did Khamenei actively join regime subordinates in chanting “Death to America” while the negotiations with Obama and Kerry were ongoing.

Even four days after the deal was announced, knowing that Congress was still to review it, Khamenei could not help himself but praise Iranians for chanting “Death to Israel, Death to the U.S.” during the negotiations.

So the fact of the matter is that the people on Capitol Hill who oppose the deal are the people on the side of authentic Iranian moderates. It is Obama who is lending aid and comfort to America’s avowed, unapologetic enemies – enemies who could not be more brazen in trumpeting their hostility, and who steer a regime that has killed thousands of Americans.

Now we all know where we stand.

–Dana


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