Here We Go, Then

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Time to gird up the loins. I never planned on getting caught up in the War of the Danish Cartoons, but here we are. Graphic courtesy of The Dissident Frogman

4 comments:

terrye said...

chuck:

Could it be that the symbol on the flag stands for more than just Denmark?

Well if they want to go down that road I guess they can. But I don't think the jihadis will like the way it ends.

gumshoe1 said...

who's gonna call the
Islamic media on it Marky?

the tranzi-MSM???
Eason Jordan??
you?

all that holdin' your breath
is killing your brane cells.

PS - the bit about W and
bomb-dropping makes it clear
it's just more of your sarcasm and non-solutions.

Knucklehead said...

The flags of Scandinavia are ideal for the jihadis to burn. It is a twofer deal - burn both national and christian symols with the same match.

There are several things at work here and I none of them have anything to do with the cartoons other than the convenient excuse.

Depsite blathering to the contrary the US has become a hard target for the jihadis. They must attack and if they can't get at the US they will attack softer targets. The softest of all targets are those right in among their strongholds; western embassies.

Another thing that is at work is the attempt to ressurect the power of the Angry Arab Street. That myth has taken a bit of a beating lately. It failed to rise up to meet the challenge of defeats in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Lebanon. The Iranians will not go down quietly without trying to resurrect and play this card.

It has a long track record of keeping the Euros in line and sending extortion payments. Perhaps the Iranians and Syrians are overplaying this hand. Perhaps not. Only the Euros can decide whether to continue paying the protection money or not.

gumshoe1 said...

markg8 said...

Who's gonna call the Islamic media on it Marky?

"How about you gumshoe?"
8:33 AM, February 06, 2006

_____________________

how about
"not worth the time or effort".

all news has editors,
therefore all news is biased.
many times hopelessly so.


if you consider alJazerra or the State run media in Arab countries
even remotely "objective" or inclined to be,in the former tradition of western
journalists striving for objectivity, i wish you well in your news gathering endeavors.
they won't amount to much.

start with taqqiya and kitman,
and work from there.

MEMRI does a fine job of calling the Arab media on it's fabrications
and BS.

you seem to have plenty of time on your hands,mark,but none for actual problem-solving.

if you were paying attention in class,you might have noticed YARGB and several other blogs you frequent ,but vehemently disagree with,
call the Islamic media on their BS on a regular basis.

i doubt the official news organs
are going to change their tune
in response,but the Net is broad and penetrates lots of places.

young Iranians can read YARGB too.