[SEE FEB. 12 UPDATE AT END, RE ELIE WEISEL]
There's an old saying: "Show me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are."
As has been documented on JQWorld repeatedly, the unspoken underbelly of the American left is their deep, visceral hatred of America, their constant bashing of Israel and Jews, and their endless coddling of our current, historic and aspiring enemies.
HuffPost: Electronic Flypaper For Jew-haters, Jihadist-Sympathizers And Anti-American
Rabid Jew-Hatred on Huffington Post, Part II
Rabid Jew-Hatred on Huffington Post, Part III
Rabid Jew-Hatred on Huffington Post, Part IV
Huffington Post Insanity, Part 724
Huffington Post Bloggers’ Hate Posts Re Kidnapped Fox Reporters
Whereas they will afford any villain, murderous dictator or collectivist tyranny every conceivable (and inconceivable) benefit of the doubt, the America-bashing left will give no benefit-of-the-doubt to their own nation or its ideals, and will go to endless lengths to deny, distort or evade its legacy of promoting and defending freedom, human life, and life-enhancing values.
So, when one hears the spoutings in the last few days of former KGB-man Vladmir Putin --- who sits atop one of the world's largest nuclear arsenals, and who has been arming Islamists to the teeth during his tenure --- claiming that America is "spurring a new arms race," and "is seeking to dominate the world," one might think that the American left would point these things out, defend their nation, or at least acknowledge the systemic repression that Putin is instituting in his own nation.
(Steve Martin voice): But NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo...
The American left's venom --- as expressed at one of their more leftarded gathering spots, The Huffington Post --- is directed almost exclusively at America, while at the same time agreeing with Putin's assessment.
Here's the excerpts of Putin's comments that were posted at the main page of the HuffPost thread, "PUTIN: US PROVOKES ARMS RACE" that started this thread:
"'Primarily the United States has overstepped its national borders, and in every area,' said Mr. Putin, who increasingly has tried to re-establish Russia's once broad Soviet-era influence, using Russia's natural resources as leverage and defending nations at odds with the United States, including Iran.Gee. Given that our soldiers are being shot at largely with Russian-made weapons, and our helicopters are being shot down with Russian-made missiles, and Russia has been selling practically everything in its military arsenal to the world's chief sponsor of Islamist terror --- Iran --- these comments are quite outrageous.
"American military actions, which he termed 'unilateral' and 'illegitimate,' also 'have not been able to resolve any matters at all,' and have created only more instability and danger. 'They bring us to the abyss of one conflict after another,' he said. 'Political solutions are becoming impossible'."
But leave it to the mentally-deranged leftists that flock to The Huffington Post to legitimize Putin's rants, and decry their own nation (while of course throwing in the obligatory anti-Israel, Jew-bashing addendums whenever they feel the urge):
It sure gets scary when a two-bit dictator like Putin can lecture what used to be the greatest country on earth. Does it mean he is now of higher standing or just that we have sunk as low as him? Sad commentary on our country.
By: DefendOurConstitution on February 10, 2007 at 09:19am
I just heard an interview about this at the BBC. Bush$Co has even convinced the world that it is a rogue government acting outside the laws of the world... IMPEACHMENT NOW!
By: LibertyWatch on February 10, 2007 at 10:16am
I want stability in the region as well, but consider Iran's position. Their neighbor, Israel, has a nuclear arsenal. You have been described by the most powerful military leader in the history of the planet as being a part of the "Axis of Evil." This nation has pre-emptively attacked two of your neighbors. If you were the leader of Iran, what would you do ?... It is a sad day when a former head of the KGB must assume the mantle of moral authority in the world because our President has become a threat to the planet. As an American, I am ashamed...
By: Lescoeurs on February 10, 2007 at 10:26am
Whatever you may think of Putin, he's correct about this. The Bush Administration is intent on achieving US global domination through military terror. It must be stopped.
By: LanceBoyle on February 10, 2007 at 10:30am
More of this "greatest country on earth" crap. Most of you don't even have a passport and have therefore never even seen another country to be able to actually make the comparison that qualifies you to make the statement, but you still regurgitate the same nationalistic piffle over and over again. When exactly did that perception find traction? "The greatest country on earth"? When you waltzed into WW2 fresh as a daisy after the rest of the world was bloodied and beaten from years of slugging it out? Would that be about right? For that you crowned yourselves the champions. And to cap it all off, you wiped out two Japanese cities in the most horrific manner ever in history, just to show that you "had arrived."
Since then you've been fumbling and blundering and generally losing from one incompetent foreign misadventure to the next...
Time for a reality check, America. Humble pie would go a long way to regaining some of the respect your president has pissed up against the wall these past few years. Doing something about him and his cronies in no uncertain terms would seal it. This is what Putin's talking about. The two-bit dictator is the shithead sitting in the oval office. Putin's a smarter cookie than the dumbfuck you elected to run the show, twice. A sad commentary indeed.
By: skeek on February 10, 2007 at 10:40am
Doncha just love the irony of the situation...Thirty years ago the Russian Bear was the world's symbol of unrestratined power, feared round the world. Now that the American eagle has turned into the American Vulture, we have become the most hated and despised nation in the world.What a sad, sad turn of events.
By: wagonjak on February 10, 2007 at 10:47am
Putin kills individuals on a retail level, Bush kills people and nations on a wholesale level.
By: olephart on February 10, 2007 at 11:21am
Another fraud is in the making. This time it is Iran. Equipment and American forces are being positioned in Bulgaria and Poland on a "temporary" basis, all in preparation for an attack on Iran. The Bush-Cheney propaganda machine is in full gear, making up and spreading lies about Iran supporting killing of our soldiers in Iraq. All lies. The only ones respon-sible for death and injury of our soldiers are Bush and Cheney, for the benefit of US corporations...
By: HumeSkeptic on February 10, 2007 at 11:29am
Of course, if you read the posts here you will realize that many Ameri-cans think its their divine right to kill, rape and abuse people in other countries. Just like Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan found out. They will REAP what they SOW!!
By: JuicyLucy on February 10, 2007 at 11:41am
Thank the good lord that someone is starting to tell Americans the truth. God knows our own journalists have failed miserably. I hope some Western leaders start to speak the truth about what we have done. WE are going to be the cause of a global war. Millions will die. Bravo, America.----
By: HugoChavezJr on February 10, 2007 at 12:37pm
Putin ... unfortunately ... has it right too. He didn't quite say it this way but the dummies & stooges in this administration are very dangerous and putting the entire planet at risk. Scary stuff, indeed. And, other nations may just decide to put an end to the misdeeds perpetrated by our vultures.
By: NASCARLiberal on February 10, 2007 at 12:43pm
And while Bush is not Hitler, Stalin or even Putin, he is the closest America has come to those tyrants in over two hundred years. And that's too close.Bush is a danger not just to this country, but to the world at large.
By: shb on February 10, 2007 at 01:33pm
Bush and Cheney are murdering cowards. Yes, they are MURDERERS so more or less than Hitler, Stalin or Putin. And true justice would be to see them murdered. Actually all their god damn evil supporters also.
By: PissedOffVietVet on February 10, 2007 at 02:07pm
I'm deeply grieved that the USA-Israel appears prepared to commit saturation bombing against innocent Iranian civilians, destroy their infrastructure and contaminate their country with depleted uranium, if not radioactive fallout.All who say they support US troops in Iraq should be adamantly opposed to attacking Iran because such a crime would also endanger the troops they claim to care about. Putin said what is on the minds of many. I hope the statements of the Iranian representative, Ali Larijani, are given just as much media attention when he speaks tomorrow.
By: conscientiousobjector on February 10, 2007 at 02:11pm
Sadly, I agree with you Mr. Putin. The Bush regime is the most dangerous in our history, possibly the most dangerous in all of recorded history because of their propensity to threaten the use of nuclear weapons. This is all so sad, so tragic for America and the world. I only hope we survive the rest of Bush's term without a nuclear war. God help us and the world.
By: cultkicker on February 10, 2007 at 02:57pm
WORLD! IT'S NOT US; IT'S IT. HE STOLE OUR COUNTRY, USING FEAR AND BULL; PLEASE KNOW, IT IS NOT THE "REAL" US! AFTER 9/11 WE FOOLISHLY REACHED OUT TO ANY STRAW OF SECURITY OUT OF OUR OWN INATE FEARS AND THE BEAST FED!!
By: newsweek1945 on February 10, 2007 at 04:03pm
BUSH IS WAY WORSE THAN PUTIN
Number of people killed
By: TimtheDemocrat on February 10, 2007 at 04:56pm
This may sound extreme, but unless US citizens figure out a way to take power away from the current political and corporate leadership in your country, the only way we humans will survive much longer on this planet is if there is a major cull of US citizens. I'd say somewhere between 50% and 75% of you have to be sacrificed. Nuclear bombs would be the most effective way, as long as a nuclear winter can be avoided.We can't afford you anymore. You are too greedy, too stupid and too arrogant. Off with your heads - for the good of humanity!
By: canuknotusa on February 10, 2007 at 07:17pm
Do you really believe the israel lobby beholden democrats are gonna stand against any of this? They won't even utilize their power of the purse, much less impeach. Now, we're headed for a constitutional crisis of epic proportions... The nazi bullies will go all the way, they don't care the damage to that "goddamn piece of paper". If the democrats blink at all, even in the slightest, regardless of the excuse or talking point rationale, they will lose, we will lose, and we will die; the so called democrats will then deserve the rope as much as the nazis. The democratic party will, in effect, cease to exist. So beware those whose allegiance might be more to israel than America, i.e. emmanuel, lieberman, hilary, etc... There is no compromise possible whatsoever, our lives are on the line! But, to be true, I'm not holding my breath.(BTW... Do you really believe that the democrats won anything or could it be that those who rig elections need to have the democrats supposedly in charge when the shit hits the fan and bush rides roughshod over them?)
By: PaulRevere11 on February 10, 2007 at 07:57pm
Russia will rise as the former United States of America falls. Iraq is to the former USA what Afganistan was to the USSR.
By: Rasputin on February 10, 2007 at 09:42pm
Remember how easily both parties in Congress rushed to endorse Israel's cruel bombardment? The Israel lobby has no reason to expect anything but a repeat of this shameless complicity. You'll also recall that the "antiwar" liberals of the Huffington Post crowd had practically zero to say about the deaths of thousands of Lebanese, and the rape of a nation. After all, their favorite Democrats in congress voted to endorse the merciless Israeli attack. Hillary Clinton hailed the bombardment of Beirut airport as a valiant act of "self-defense" on Israel's part. Nancy Pelosi, one of AIPAC's best friends in Congress, followed suit. In short, American political support for another go at Lebanon is virtually assured: aside from a few on the left, and the right, who are beginning to challenge the Lobby's hegemony over U.S. foreign policy, there will be very few voices raised against renewed Israeli aggression. Our supine Congress - which Pat Buchanan trenchantly called "Israeli-occupied territory" - will shout hosannas as U.S.-made -and-paid-for jets drop cluster bombs on schools, hospitals, factories, and other nests of "terrorism." Arianna Huffington will ignore it for weeks, and then rationalize it: the Bush administration will rush more military aid and subsidies to the Israeli war machine, and both wings of the War Party - the Democrats, no less than the Republicans - will cheerlead the action. Israel's probing the Lebanese frontier is a deliberate provocation, one that will end, if all goes according to plan, in U.S. military action against Iran. Opposing the war in Iraq, now that it's clearly a disaster, is - oddly enough - beside the point. The present danger is the regionalization of the war, which is the real objective of the "surge" - and the clock is ticking... "http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10495...
By: azure on February 10, 2007 at 10:12pm
It's tough to acknowledge that a man who goes around using former KGB tricks to kill his opponents is actually right about this.
By: rikyrah on February 11, 2007 at 02:08am
Let me be clear: There is principled dissent, which is patriotic. Then, there is treasonous subversion.
The reader can decide which category the Huffington Post bloggers cited above fall into.
Late Addition: Also check out this thread splashed at another prominent leftist gathering spot, The Daily Kos: "Why I Hate America." (h/t HotAir)
(I also eagerly await the obligatory, supplemental canard, "But these leftist nutjobs are only a small part of the leftist blogosphere..." Check out threads on the HuffPost, DailyKos, and other popular leftist blogsites on a regular basis --- then, bring it on.)
FEB. 12 UPDATE: ELIE WIESEL ON THE SAN FRANCISCO ATTACK (Fox News, here)
"Until today they used words; now they have switched to violence," Wiesel told Milan-based daily Corriere della Sera. "Their numbers are growing by the day."
The 78-year-old Holocaust survivor said the incident shook him and that, for the first time since World War II, he felt he was being personally targeted.
"I feared for my life in a way that hadn't happened to me since 1945, before the end of the war," he told Corriere.
"My incident shows a global trend; if society doesn't act immediately against these individuals it will end up encouraging others to do the same," he said. "Every time I make a speech somewhere in the world there is a group of deniers in that place waiting for me."
Gee. I wonder if the leftarded blogosphere and the Jew-hating, America-bashing, Israel-decrying flocks that gather there --- and which has been documented repeatedly here and elsewhere --- might have anything to do with fomenting attacks such as this one, on Elie Wiesel?
Naw, couldn't be.
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