Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

Glenn Beck on Wednesday offered to fly Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly to his Dallas studios first class if she will read the review she wrote of “Lone Survivor” in the presence of former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, on whom the film is based.

In her article, Nicholson describes “Lone Survivor” as an embellished “jingoistic snuff film” with an attitude of “brown people bad, American people good.” She also claims the SEALs only faced around 10 enemy Taliban fighters, and seems to belittle the fact that Patrick Robinson helped write the book on which the film is based, because Luttrell was serving another tour of duty.

In addition to calling her a “vile, repugnant, and ignorant liar,” Beck took issue with the film critic’s “sanctimonious” attitude that somehow writing a book is more important than actually “living the story.”

“I mean this sincerely – I will fly you first class,” Beck said. “I will put you up at the Four Seasons … You will dine on the finest possible food, and you will come in here and you will sit down and speak these words to Marcus Luttrell. If you have the balls to say what you just said to Marcus Luttrell and back it up, go for it.”

But the multimedia personality predicted that the “coward” of an author will “hide” behind her cherished word processor while “people like Marcus Luttrell are out doing real things.”

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President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opposed the surge in Iraq chiefly for “political” reasons, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates alleges in a new memoir.

“Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. . . . The president conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political,” Gates writes, noting he found it “remarkable,” according to the Washington Post.

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Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, told TheBlaze on Friday that she believes President Barack Obama has “shown in his heart that he doesn’t care” about her husband’s continued detainment in Iran — and that, to date, no high-ranking U.S. officials have contacted her to speak about Saeed’s plight.

Abedini specifically expressed disappointment over Obama’s silence on her husband’s detention and his failure to use the opportunity to defend religious freedom more broadly.

“I’ve recently heard him make great speeches on Nelson Mandela and people who have been in prison, because of what they believe in and the change they brought to this world … and here’s an American citizen standing up for his faith and rotting in an Iranian prison and yet there’s silence,” she said. “And silence, for me, speaks volumes.”

By not speaking out about her husband’s ongoing captivity, Abedini said that Obama is sending “a very powerful message” regarding where he stands.

“You say you honor those who stand up for human rights issue … and yet here’s your chance to show that you honor that … but yet you’ve kept silent — you haven’t been vocal about it,” Abedini added. “For me, words don’t mean much.

Directly appealing to the president, she said that she hopes Obama will stand up and advocate for Saeed.

“For me thus far he’s shown in his heart that he doesn’t care, but I hope in my heart he shows me and the American people he believes otherwise,” Abedini added.

While she said there have been “some efforts” to seek Saeed’s release, Abedini believes securing his freedom isn’t a priority for U.S. officials.

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Today, Barack Obama compared Mandela to Gandhi, King and Lincoln.
Mandela was a committed communist and leader of the terrorist wing of the ANC who refused to renounce violence.

The Christian Post reported:

Mandela was the head of the military wing of the African National Committee (ANC), which Hammond also referred to as ‘the abortion, necklacing and corruption party.’ He said that 1,000 Africans were killed by necklacing in the country through the ANC, an act where terrorists would ‘put an automobile tire over someone, pour petrol over them [and] set them alight.’…

…Mandela was imprisoned for involvement in these terrorist attacks. The guerrilla force, uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK, or ‘Spear of the Nation’), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party, was founded in 1961 by him and his advisor, the Lithuanian-born communist Joe Slovo, who was secretary general of the South African Communist Party in 1986.

Slovo planned many of the ANC terrorist attacks. In 1962, Mandela was arrested along with 19 others, many of whom were communists, in a police raid on ANC headquarters at a farm in Rivonia, a Johannesburg suburb. In the Rivonia Trial of 1963-1964 the defendants were ‘tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to overthrow the government and conspiring to aid foreign military units’…

…“In his book Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANC’s executive committee, he had ‘personally signed off’ in approving these acts of terrorism. This is the horror which Mandela had ‘signed off’ for while he was in prison – convicted for other acts of terrorism after the Rivonia trial. The late SA president PW Botha told Mandela in 1985 that he could be a free man as long as he did just one thing: ‘publicly renounce violence’. Mandela refused.”