The spin from the military and from the Obama government regarding Army Major Nidal Hasan’s bloody Allahu Akbarization of Fort Hood said he was a troubled man, influenced only by himself.
The story from Scotland when they let Abdel Basset al-Boom-Boom al-Megrahi free was that the poor man’s manhood had shriveled beyond toleration, and that he killed because he was a troubled man, influenced only by himself.
The reason the Obama administration has canceled the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the man who Allahu Akbared 17 sailors on the USS Cole in October of 2000, was because they were concerned that this troubled man, who was influenced only by himself, would not receive a fair trial from a military tribunal.
From these instances, and others similar to them, we can guess that Mr Obama, a man who never troubled to learn the pronunciation of corpsman, will say that the Kosovoan who Allahu Akbared our airmen in Germany yesterday did so because he was troubled, that he was influenced only by himself.
On no account are we to be influenced by the vast accumulation of evidence and draw the troublesome conclusion that radical Islamists have it in for the USA and her citizens. That would be—dare we say it?—a racist conclusion.
I surmise that our benevolent government fears that radical Islamists would take exception to be characterized as radical Islamists, since that is a racist accusation, and to the members of our culture nothing in this world is more vile than a racist, not even a mass murderer. Of course, radical Islamists don’t give a damn about racism and (rightly) think that those who are obsessed by it are out of their minds.
But our boys in charge must believe that Islamists hate racism as much as they do and that, when confronted by it, the radical Islamists will prance about like outraged macaques while adding recruits to the cause. But if the radical Islamists can be convinced we love them and don’t hold the occasional massacre against them, they will leave us alone and be satisfied in…whatever it is that they want. What do they want?
This is appeasement, admittedly on a small scale, but appeasement all the same, a strategy that has never worked. It is therefore rational to suppose that it never will. But, as the cliché has it, hope springs eternal. Peace—for us, not them—will be given another chance.
Thus, we can look forward to more reports like those coming out of Germany.
Please also read “Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who lost son to war, says U.S. largely unaware of sacrifice” from the Washington Post.
I’m in the air today and will answer comments and emails on Friday.