Sunday, September 23, 2012

Speaking of things

You will not see or hear about on FoxNews because it conflicts with their narrative:
As fires blazed and protesters danced in the ruined compound of a vanquished jihadist militia, I watched as the citizens of the Libyan city of Benghazi staged a dramatic display of raw people power.Numbed by the murder of an American ambassador in their city, furious with jihadist militias lording it over them and frustrated by a government too chaotic and intimidated to react, ordinary Benghazians took matters into their own hands.

Elsewhere in the world jihadists staged fiery attacks on foreign targets. In Libya they were sent running by people power. A rally called to Rescue Benghazi on Friday night became the launch pad for a spontaneous retaking of the streets, and more – a retaking of the soul that saw this city become the cradle of last year's Arab spring revolution.

Ansar al-Sharia militia, blamed by many for the killing of ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his diplomats had last week deployed anti-aircraft guns around their Benghazi compound, fearing attack from drones and US warships. But the attack, when it came, was from a very different direction. Civilian. Unarmed. And with nothing more than the desperation of a population staring anarchy in the face.
Good for them, ordinary people and Muslims.

This will not be spoken of in American media again.


Yastreblyansky said...

Thanks for posting it. But the Chicago Tribune picked up the story (Reuters). Also Haaretz which is as usual better than American media and actually edited the story instead of just printing it. And the Gray Lady has its own story, with Arabic names in the byine. So you never know.

Yastreblyansky said...

I mean byline, God damn it.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Too late.

Yesterday morning I got this Reich-wing hate-email:

" you will not see in the Obama media. Our US Ambassador to Libya being dragged through the streets before being murdered. Here is our American Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, diplomat, father, husband, and American Citizen, being dragged through the streets of Benghazi, and your President does NOTHING! . . . except go to Las Vegas for a fund raiser..."

And then it got ugly.

A simple search would have show the Libyans in the photo were trying to save the Ambassador's life. But we can't have that.

We can all thank Jim Hoft, Pam Geller, and Hindlicker for this kerosene on the fire.

Anonymous said...

can't have the faux gnews facing up to what real, raw courage is, especially if it's in a muslim nation and arabic people who are the hero's here.

might hurt their (fox) pointy little hate filled heads.