My Frustration With Todays Media
I am writing this blog out of frustration. I understand that this war is un-like any war our country has ever fought, I truly understand this. I still have frustration with the media, frustration with our government leaders, and frustration with many, not all, but many of my fellow Americans. I was at the YMCA the other day, the television was on and I heard a news reporter say "Congress votes today to end the war with Iraq"€¦ War with Iraq! We are not at war with Iraq!! It's a little play with words like this that misleads the general public. Government officials are so afraid of being politically correct that they are afraid to tell it how it is. So many people take the nightly news, an article in the local newspaper, or a cover story of a magazine as fact.
Once again, we are not at war WITH Iraq! We are at war in Iraq with insurgents who are Islamic fascists. What are insurgents? An insurgent is somebody who rebels against authority, non-military combatants, they don't wear a uniform, they don't have an organized chain of command, and they are rebels, bottom line. Why is this concept so difficult for people to accept?
I have a friend who has served 2 tours in Iraq he was actually in Ramadi, Iraq for both tours, if you are familiar at all with this war you know that Ramadi is one, if not the most dangerous locations in Iraq, he said that the majority of insurgents are not Iraqi. This is how he put it€¦ "If you have 10 insurgents 2 of them are from Iraq, 2 are from Iran, 2 are from Palestine, 1 is from Syria, 1 is from Pakistan, 1 is from Saudi Arabia, and 1 is from Indonesia. Only 2 out of 10 insurgents are Iraqi." I was amazed that this wasn't being reported. I decided to do my own research and I contacted the New York Times and well I was told that they did report this last year on page 26, in a 1 paragraph long article , and buried in the paper but it was printed. Did you hear about it?
Our government officials are fighting a polite war, they are so afraid of criticism, from our media. Those who do speak out only get media attention if what they are saying fits into the media's agenda. Why else would Cindy Sheehan get more media attention than Mark Crowley? They both lost a child in this war. Cindy Sheehan is willing to critcize the war efforts and Mr. Crowley supports the war against Islamic fascists. However Cindy's name is the only name that you recognize. That is just one example of the mainstream media's political agenda.
I want my fellow Americans to do their own research; don't take the news at face value. Realize that there is a real threat out there against our way of life. Do you realize that there are Muslims extremists out there€¦ NOT ALL Muslims€¦ but Muslim extremists that want to kill all infidels. In the Quran (the Muslim bible) it clearly states that a non-believer of Islam is an Infidel and all infidels should and must be killed. That's me and most of you. According to the Quran, killing an Infidel is the only guaranteed way to assure ones place in heaven. (So much for a religion of love.) We have Muslim extremists here in our wonderful country, we have cells of terrorist organizations and they must be identified!
I hear celebrities defending Iran and terrorists everyday€¦ celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell who constantly put our government down and put Islamic fascists on pedestals, doesn't she realize that being a gay woman she would be one of the first "Infidels" that would be killed because of her sexual orientation. I don't understand the ignorance and irresponsibility that our celebrities are showing.
I understand that this sounds extreme, I myself didn't believe that our way of life was under attack, but the more I research the more I realize how truly blessed we are to live in this great country, but far too many of us take our freedom, our safety, and our way of life for granted. I am not easily hood-winked I question everything, I always have and I was scared to death for a long time, I am still frightened but speaking out and causing awareness and researching is the way that I deal with it, along with lots of prayer, because I can.
Please do your own research, realize that we as westerners are under attack and we must stand up and fight for our freedom. We can not leave Iraq; we must save this country from its neighbors. Our livelihood depends on it .I know how easy it is to get caught up in daily life but Jahadists will succeed if democracy doesn't.
Believe what you will, I am just pleading with you just do a little research on your own, don't be a kool-aid-drinker and don't believe that everything that the mainstream media says is fact; because it's not. A great man once said "with freedom comes responsibility." We have the responsibility as Americans to seek out the truth. Peace, love and above all God bless!