One famous quote from Ronald Reagan explains the difference between a Communist and an anti-Communist. “A Communist reads Karl Marx. An anti-Communist understands Karl Marx.” I always applied this quote to Leftists/Liberals in general, since those two things are merely different shades of Communists — and without Republicans around, they always morph into Communists.
I recently had my own experience with Leftists not understanding what they read. You see, for a little while I was blogging my Kosovo stuff at Huffington Post. My ticket in was that the loons there saw the topic’s Bush-bashing potential, so I exploited that to get the news out about Kosovo to as wide an audience as possible.
My most circulated post there was one exposing the slapstick-quality quote by Tom Lantos (echoed by Robert Wexler (D, FL), Eliot Engel and Undersecretary of State Nick Burns) at a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing in April:
Just a reminder to the predominantly Muslim-led government[s] in this world that here is yet another example that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue…the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe.
The way I got the precise quote was that after I submitted a paraphrased version of the meeting to Huffington Post (based on notes from sources who attended), an editor there got me the exact transcript from the subscription-only Federal News Service, Inc. Together, then, Huffington Post and I helped Lantos make a fool of himself.
Still, considering that there is a virtual blackout in the press on the subject of the Balkans when done from a non anti-Serb perspective, I was shocked every time Huff Post printed one of my posts on the subject. I wondered when the axe would come down.
In May it finally did, when I got the following email from “managing editor” at the famous blog, Colin Sterling:
I’m sorry for the slow response but after digesting the posts I really don’t think this issue is the right fit for the Huffington Post.
But last week Huffington Post printed a blog post by a Richard Shepard, which included the following statement:
…With anti-American sentiment dangerously up, we are in dire need of some good will, based on action rather then [sic] words…America should lead the capture of the man responsible for the murder of more Muslims than anyone in modern history — the most wanted war criminal in the world, Radovan Karadzic.
Imagine if America captured the man whose evil deeds against Bosnian Muslims the term “ethnic cleansing” was coined for. The radicals, jihadists and even moderates who are leaning towards hate would have to take pause.
Did Huff Post not understand what they and I were laughing at when they helped me nail Lantos? Do they not understand that this guy is saying the same thing as Lantos? That aside, what part of the word “jihad” do Huff Post and Lantos not understand?
Meanwhile, Richard Shepard’s bio reads as follows:
Richard Shepard recently received an Emmy nomination and won the Director’s Guild Award for the TV pilot of Ugly Betty. His newest film, The Hunting Party, starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, tells the true story about the hunt for war criminals in Bosnia. It opens September 7th.
Ah, so this is the director of the film whose working title was “Spring Break in Bosnia,” which I’d written about for FrontPageMag.com earlier this year. The one about the hunt for exclusively Serbian war criminals in Bosnia. Not a hunt for Bosnian Muslim war criminals such as Naser Oric, who shows guests videos of his “greatest hits” against Serb civilians. And not a hunt for the Croatian war criminals who raped and burned alive Serbian teenagers in the Battle of the Medak Pocket. No, just the Serbian war criminals who were reacting to the slaughter of more than 3,000 Serb villagers by the Muslim residents of Srebrenica.
If Hollywood filmmakers had any originality, instead of making another propaganda film, they’d make a movie exposing the hoax of Srebrenica — or even one showing how Srebrenica’s Muslims were ambushing Serb villages and slaughtering Serbs, young and old, along with any and all animals there for years before their “safe haven” was finally overtaken. That’d be totally cinematic, no? It would have been perfect for Halloween season, competing with Rob Zombie’s release this week of the remake of the famous “Halloween” series.
So September 7th is the date that the next round of recycled anti-Serb mythology starts up in our tireless efforts to make love to jihadists at the renewed expense of the always expendable Serbs.
At least the title of Shepard’s movie is apt: “The Hunting Party”. After all, it’s been hunting season on Serbs for decades.
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