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Obama can't say who we're at war with
Orange County Register ^ | 8 January 2010 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 01/08/2010 11:07:45 PM PST by JLS

Not long after the Ayatollah Khomeini announced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the British novelist suddenly turned up on a Muslim radio station in West London late one night and told his interviewer he'd converted to Islam. Marvelous religion, couldn't be happier, Allahu Akbar and all that.

And the Ayatollah said hey, that's terrific news, glad to hear it. But we're still gonna kill you.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; marksteyn; nationalsecurityfail; nuclear; obama; revolutionaryguard; rop; salmanrushdie; waronterrorism; worldwar3
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Steyn discusses Obama and running the war.
1 posted on 01/08/2010 11:07:45 PM PST by JLS
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To: knews_hound

Here is another Steyn ping opportunity.


2 posted on 01/08/2010 11:08:24 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: JLS

BTTT


3 posted on 01/08/2010 11:08:41 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: JLS

Please put me on the Steyn ping list.


4 posted on 01/08/2010 11:15:48 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: JLS

Here’s a tiny tidbit from YouTube
http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMR-yPA4lsY&feature=rec-fresh+div-f-2-HM


5 posted on 01/08/2010 11:18:10 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: lmr; knews_hound

lmr wants on the Steyn list. [knews_hound keeps the list not me.]


6 posted on 01/08/2010 11:18:16 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: JLS

Here’s a tiny tidbit from YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMR-yPA4lsY&feature=rec-fresh+div-f-2-HM


7 posted on 01/08/2010 11:18:48 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: JLS
*Steyn-O-Bump*

Granted the general overcredentialization of American life, the notion that it doesn't count as terrorism unless you're a member of Local 437 of the Amalgamated Union of Isolated Extremists seems perverse and reductive.

8 posted on 01/08/2010 11:24:49 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Thanks, that is a funny bit. Alas the real church has faded in the UK and Islam is moving in.


9 posted on 01/08/2010 11:27:45 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

bad link but good one follows

please put me on Steyn Ping List


10 posted on 01/08/2010 11:38:01 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: JLS
Not long after the Ayatollah Khomeini announced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the British novelist suddenly turned up on a Muslim radio station in West London late one night and told his interviewer he'd converted to Islam.

Good article, but I'm pretty sure Rushdie was born a Muslim.
11 posted on 01/08/2010 11:53:39 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: JLS

Ok, sorry about that. Thanks!


12 posted on 01/09/2010 12:02:38 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: JLS
Obama can't say who we're at war with

I know damned well whom we are at war with.
And who is at war with us.

Fortunately for me, I don't rely on Obama in any shape or form for my view of reality.
My favorite recent quote... Ex-mayor Ed Koch of New York, on Hannity Thursday, Jan 7, 2010. A sober and candid view of who the enemy is.
I'll find and post the transcript later.

13 posted on 01/09/2010 12:30:41 AM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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“Obama can’t say who we’re at war with”

No, but he knows who the Generals are: Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 01/09/2010 4:39:39 AM PST by RoadTest (Karl Marx renamed Free Enterprise (the source of a nation's wealth) "Capitalism".)
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To: RoadTest

This comment assumes that Barack is at war with the American people.


15 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:10 AM PST by RoadTest (Karl Marx renamed Free Enterprise (the source of a nation's wealth) "Capitalism".)
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To: RoadTest

Anybody with half a wit and one eye that half works could see that before November, 2008.


16 posted on 01/09/2010 4:57:11 AM PST by RoadTest (Karl Marx renamed Free Enterprise (the source of a nation's wealth) "Capitalism".)
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To: JLS; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; JohnHuang2; ...
Pinging the Mark Steyn Ping List.

Welcome to the newest members of this ever expanding  list and thanks for the Ping JLS.

I am jetting away to  Las Vegas in a few hours to celebreate my sons 21st birthday !

Happy Birthday Jon !




On or off, please FReepmail me.

Cheers,

knewshound

knewshounds blog

17 posted on 01/09/2010 6:23:48 AM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: JLS

On the other hand, if we are now at war, as Obama belatedly concedes, against whom are we warring? “We are at war against al-Qaida,” says the president.

Really? But what does that mean? Was the previous month’s “isolated extremist,” the Fort Hood killer, part of al-Qaida? When it came to spiritual advice, he turned to the same Yemeni-based American-born imam as the Pantybomber, but he didn’t have a fully paid-up membership card.

Nor did young Umar Farouk, come to that. Granted the general overcredentialization of American life, the notion that it doesn’t count as terrorism unless you’re a member of Local 437 of the Amalgamated Union of Isolated Extremists seems perverse and reductive.

What did the Pantybomber have a membership card in? Well, he was president of the Islamic Society of University College, London. Kafeel Ahmed, who died after driving a burning jeep into the concourse of Glasgow Airport, had been president of the Islamic Society of Queen’s University, Belfast. Yassin Nassari, serving three years in jail for terrorism, was president of the Islamic Society of the University of Westminster. Waheed Arafat Khan, arrested in the 2006 Heathrow terror plots that led to Americans having to put their liquids and gels in those little plastic bags, was president of the Islamic Society of London Metropolitan University.

Doesn’t this sound like a bigger problem than “al-Qaida,” whatever that is? The president has now put citizens of Nigeria on the secondary-screening list. Which is tough on Nigerian Christians, who have no desire to blow up your flight to Detroit.


18 posted on 01/09/2010 6:35:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Obama’s own words, “”I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds change in an ugly direction”.

And indeed, he has.


19 posted on 01/09/2010 6:39:08 AM PST by sunny48
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To: knews_hound

Tell your son Happy Birthday and that he’ll remember this one for the rest of his life, so make it a good one.


20 posted on 01/09/2010 6:42:39 AM PST by McGavin999
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