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Lara Logan: “Our Way of Life is Under Attack” (VIDEO)
Front Page Magazine ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/13/2012 12:43:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The quotes and excerpts of Lara Logan’s speech don’t really properly capture it the way that watching the video does. This is an emotional speech and it’s unusual because it’s been a while since we’ve heard anyone talk like this. It’s a speech that takes us back ten years to the early days of the War on Terror. And those ideas are apparently a core part of what she believes.

Lara Logan’s theme is that abandoning Afghanistan will turn it back over into a base for Islamic terrorists. And in between advocating serious engagement with Afghanistan and blasting the refusal to talk about Pakistan’s role in Al Qaeda, she slips in the occasional dangerous unexplored idea about the nature of the enemy.

Here’s the full video along with some important excerpts. [mid-page]

“It’s amazing to me that we are still comparing Afghanistan to Vietnam.

“The Viet Cong didn’t care what you did when you went back to America. The Viet Cong didn’t fight for an Islamic caliphate. The Viet Cong didn’t fight a global struggle. It’s amazing to me that we constantly ignore … what all these groups tell us every day in their own in their own statements.”

“They share something. They share an idea. Al Qaeda is not an organization. You don’t have to have a membership card or badge… this is terrorism, it is a completely and utterly different fight from anything we have faced in our history.”

“Our way of life is under attack and if you think that’s government propaganda, if you think that’s nonsense, if you think that’s warmongering, you’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight.”

“In your arrogance, you think you write the script, but you don’t. There’s two sides and we don’t dictate the terms. In fact after eleven years of war in Afghanistan, we’re rushing for the exits as fast as we can, not only do we not dictate the terms, but we have less power to dictate anything on the world stage.”

“Ambassador Ryan Crocker said, ‘We’ve killed all the slow and stupid ones. The ones that are left are more committed and they didn’t become any kinder or gentler in the last eleven years.’

“‘Another thing he said. We think we’ve won the campaign and they haven’t even begun to fight.’”

“If you fail to identify the ideological component to this fight, if you fail to identify what your enemy is really fighting for, if you lie about who they really are, I don’t see how you can possibly have the right strategy.”

“There’s a narrative coming out of Washington, much of it driven by Pakistani lobbying money and by Taliban apologists. One of my favorite things to read about is how the Taliban today is so unlike the Taliban of 2001, they’re a more moderate, gentler kinder Taliban who just can’t wait to see women in the workplace occupying an equal role in society and great economic prosperity for all of Afghanistan and they don’t really want to take us back 3,000 years into that terrible place I witnessed.”

“And when I look at what’s happening in Libya, this big song and dance, whether this was a terrorist attack or a protest, and you just want to scream for god’s sake, are you kidding me, the last time we were attacked like this was the USS Cole which was a prelude to the 1998 embassy bombings which was a prelude to 9/11. And you’re sending FBI to investigate. I hope you’re sending in your best clandestine warriors who will go in to exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil, that its ambassadors will not be murdered and that the United States will not do nothing about it.”


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: islamicterrorism; middleeast; nationalsecurity; terrorism

1 posted on 10/13/2012 12:43:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Does anyone know if this woman was an Obama supporter and cheerleader before she was attacked?
2 posted on 10/13/2012 12:50:34 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As I recall the USS Cole was October, 2000 - not a prelude except to 9/11


3 posted on 10/13/2012 1:02:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: funfan
Lara Logan
4 posted on 10/13/2012 1:08:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: F15Eagle
They're inverted.

1998 United States embassy bombings

2000 USS Cole bombing

5 posted on 10/13/2012 1:13:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This woman should be moderating the debates.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 1:13:29 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: Jumpmaster

Point well made.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 1:18:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think being attacked in Egypt by Muslim savages was an epiphany for Logan. She saw fist hand the utter hatred these people have for all things Western and her eyes were opened to the fact that radical Islam has as its goal the end of our very civilization and to drag the world into a global Islamic caliphate. Her views are so politically incorrect I expect her to soon “retire”from being a MSM journalist.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 4:12:41 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am liking what I hear from Lara Logan - she just needs a fact-checker to help her with these easy-to-spot mistakes.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 4:13:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>>“If you fail to identify the ideological component to this fight, if you fail to identify what your enemy is really fighting for, if you lie about who they really are, I don’t see how you can possibly have the right strategy.”

On that one, we very much got off on the wrong foot in 2001 with “it’s a religion of peace”. That one mantra set us back at least 25 years in properly dealing with the problem we face.

Beyond that, see tagline.

Regarding the specifics of Afghanistan, we should have left in 2003 or so. No meals on wheels, no nation building, lots of pain if you host more jihadis. You do that, we come drop bombs on you again.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 4:25:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Although its good to see Ms Logan realize that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are bad....but it seems she is still missing a main point:

There is no such thing as “Radical Islam”, “Moderate Islam”, “Peaceful Islam”. This myth is perpetuated in not only the Liberal Media, but also the GOP-E Media

Islam is the core problem....it is beyond Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Saudi Royal family, Iran, etc.... they all share one common denominator: Islam


11 posted on 10/13/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

You get it ! Islam & the West should never mix. There is no co-existence between the two. There should be NO immigration to the West from Islam....period !


12 posted on 10/13/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump, because more people should see this video.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Bump!


14 posted on 10/14/2012 12:03:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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