An Unsustainable Narrative


I wonder how much longer the media will attempt to spin the Fort Hood massacre as  “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. ABC News reports today:

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

So, Chris Wallace, do you now have any thoughts as to whether religion played a role in Hasan’s attacks at Fort Hood? 

And Time Magazine: still think it was “secondary trauma” that caused him to shout, “Allahu Akbar”?

How about you, Cape Cod Times? Still mystified as to Hasan’s motives?

Closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge does not mean that the situation does not exist. It is the somewhat more dignified version of sticking your fingers in your ears and singing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!”

Retired Army lieutenant colonel Allan West doesn’t have his fingers in his ears, and his eyes are wide open. Via Stacy McCain, here’s West’s take on the situation:

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable…

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack…

As Stacy says, read the whole thing.

If we continue to allow ourselves to be lulled back into a 9/10 mentality, we are doomed to see a repeat of 9/11, and on a larger, more horrific scale.

In the meantime, how much longer will the media persist in their narrative? These aren’t the jihadis you’re looking for. You can go about your business. Move along. Move along.

UPDATE:  Sissy Willis says “The media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.” And they do.

Stoutcat

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6 Responses to An Unsustainable Narrative

  1. Doug says:

    strongly disagree with one of your assertions. It is much more dignified to stick your fingers in your ears and go “LA LA LA”. Much more honest and it’s safer for society because your’e not trying to mislead your fellow Americans or provide aid and comfort to our enemies by blaming their bad acts on American Foreign Policy.

  2. Absolutely right. Thanks for posting this.

    I’m an ex-pat working in china and the first thing my liberal mom told me was that “he wasn’t muslim, despite his name”. Yeah sure. We have a problem on our hands here folks. Lets be adults about it.

    • Stoutcat says:

      The sad thing is, when it first began and news started coming out of Fort Hood, my first reaction was, “Oh please don’t let this person, whoever it is, have an obviously Muslim or Arabic name.” I hate to admit it but it’s true. I was hoping for a plain old suicide by soldier/cop massacre.

  3. sisu says:

    “The media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting”…

    As temperatures hovered in the low thirties early morning, Tiny kept warm atop the kitchen counter register while Cat Whisperer Tuck murmured sweet nothings. “Twitter makes it almost impossible to surprise people with breaking news because they all al…

  4. Sissy Willis says:

    We’re in business, trackbacks all around. Great rant! In fact, it’s grand. Super important issue.

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